Shelby Says… Lyrical musings

Like many people, I have been spending the last week listening to the new Taylor Swift album. Now, let me say, I’ve never been a hard-core fan of Taylor Swift. I’m a huge fan of words (surprising absolutely no one), music and art. But being that I was 11 when her first album came out, […]

Shelby Says: Self-publishing 101: an adventure in writing

This week I had the opportunity to speak to local aspiring authors about self-publishing. A few months ago, fellow self-published author Jordan Schwarz approached me about combining our efforts for a self-publishing 101 workshop at the Brandon Township Public Library, and I thought it was a great idea. I write for a living, I love […]

Building Brands: Keep your brand top-of-mind

One of the best parts of my job is getting to interview people who have landed a new job in a leadership role. There is something so invigorating about talking to a person who refers to their new position as a “dream job.” Their energy and enthusiasm are contagious and their ideas inspiring. I had […]

Michigan remains cloudy during Sunshine Week

By John Elchert MPA President, Publisher Leelanau Enterprise Editor’s note: Sunshine Week is a nonpartisan collaboration among groups in the journalism, civic, education, government and private sectors that shines a light on the importance of public records and open government. Sunshine Week occurs each year in mid-March, coinciding with James Madison’s birthday, March 16 (1751). […]

Shelby Says: ‘Me time’ and the inevitable bookish adventure

I’m a huge supporter of what I like to call ‘me time.’ That means something different for every person. I know a lot of people whose ‘me time’ consists of reading or watching their favorite television show or cooking uninterrupted. Sometimes they peacefully engage in a hobby, or take a bubble bath. My ‘me time’ […]

Building Brands: Share your Progress and build your brand

Progress season has officially arrived at View Newspaper Group! For those unfamiliar, Progress is a special edition of The County Press, Oxford Leader, Lake Orion Review, Clarkston News and The Citizen published in late March in which our clients are able to share their story with our readers, along with a traditional marketing message. The […]

Shelby Says: Interlocking hearts

Valentine’s day has always been one of my favorite holidays. I love any excuse to spend time with my husband Kyle. We usually go out to dinner and get each other cards. It never has to be anything fancy, we just enjoy spending time together, and I love greeting cards. We’ve been married for three […]

Shelby Says: ‘Boring’ doesn’t have to be boring

A friend told me recently that she felt like she wasn’t ready to settle down and be ‘boring’ yet. Which, on one hand, I understand. On the other hand, I love being boring. I’m an introvert, and a homebody. I love being home. And it’s not that being at home is always boring, but some […]

Shelby Says: Accuracy versus entertainment

Recently, my husband decided I had to watch the television show Parks and Recreation. This isn’t unusual, we’ve both made each other sit through shows one of us enjoys. I’ve made him watch the entirety of Full House (and Fuller House), Friends and the Golden Girls, so he deserves to have me watch a show […]

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