Below you’ll find posts that are administrative (AKA contain information relating to running this blog) in nature.

The Sugarrae / PushFire 2013 Year in Review & What’s Coming Next

New PushFire offices

2013 was a weird year for me. It was a good year overall - I'm not complaining, LOL. But a lot happened - both personally and professionally for me. If you read me straight up for the wham bam thank you ma'am info, you probably won't be interested in ...
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My Super Bowl Party Setup


Disclaimer: this post has nothing to do with business. If you know me, you know I love football. Like, I LOVE FOOTBALL. Depsite that fact that my team sucks and therefore hasn't been to the Super Bowl since 2002 (and that was our one and only ...
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My Hero – CJ Hoffman 10.02.97 to 11.29.12 – RIP

CJ Hoffman

This is unequivocally the hardest post I will ever write in my life. Some of you already know from being on my Facebook, but I felt it was time to let those not connected there to me know. Last night, my son CJ, the reason I even have my career ...
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THANK YOU: 2012 Heart and Stroke Walk Success


I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all of my friends, colleagues and readers that helped make my efforts during the 2012 Heart and Stroke Walk here in Houston an amazing success. In 2011, you rallied to show some amazing support (helping ...
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Buy a Poster, Help Save Lives

Affiliate Marketing Poster

Dramatic title? Maybe a little bit. But it IS the reality even if you won't personally be "hands on" saving a life ala Grey's Anatomy. As many of my regular readers know, I'm an avid supporter of the American Heart Association (which is also ...
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Announcing PushFire (and what it means for the Sugarrae site)


A little over a year ago I posted about how I was taking my life back - making a lot of changes and figuring out what was next. Changes sure as hell have been made. :) And now it's time to let you know about them and what they mean for me as an ...
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Announcing PushFire


This post was originally on the PushFire site, which now no longer has a blog. ;-) I'm super excited to finally be writing this blog post! Today, we publicly launch PushFire - an online marketing agency that offers SEO, PPC management, and ...
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New Advice Site for Work at Home Moms

WAHM site

This is not an SEO or affiliate marketing related post per se, but it does touch on a topic that I'm often asked about at conferences, in emails and via my contact forms. Most of you know that in addition to owning several successful companies ...
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THANK YOU: 2011 Heart and Stroke Walk Success

Stroke Walk 2011

I just wanted to take a quick moment and thank everyone who donated to support me in the 2011 Heart and Stroke Walk here in Houston. This past Saturday, my daughter and I (along with my four month old in his stroller) walked five miles to promote ...
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Help Fight Stroke AND Get 1 Year of Raven Tools!

Raven Tools Auction

It's no secret that I am an evangelist for Raven Tools. I've used them as an affiliate, as an agency and am now using them as a merchant - and I've been consistently blown away by its value to me in every single category. In addition to being ...
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