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July 15th, 2019

Return to Editorially Yours

Ah, my dear PeKu. I haven’t written here in almost two and a half years. During that time I put PeKu on the back burner while I focused more on my role as Program Director at Wasabi Ventures Academy. During these past 30 months I even took a little time off from Think Tasty. That lasted only six months before I was craving time cooking in the kitchen and writing about it. 

So, here I am writing for the corporate base of my publishing company again. Why?

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July 8th, 2019

Happy Birthday, PeKu!

It's my first Editorially Yours post in two and a half years. (I'll write about why that is next week.) I need to start with more exciting things, such as a birthday celebration.

In early July 2008, PeKu Publications was officially launched. Having spent a year creating and writing at Think Tasty, I had begun to build other topic-specific blogs. In June 2008, I left my career as an elementary teacher and began to work full-time on my own blogging network.

It's crazy

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February 9th, 2017

What’s in a Title?

Over the past twelve months I have made many career changes, while at the same time retaining other roles. Thus, when I have introduced myself, I usually described myself as the CEO of an online publishing company. Then, a couple weeks ago, I met a new neighbor and used that description. As I walked away, I had one of those lightbulb moments: should I really describe myself as that now?

The easy answer may be yes. I am writing the Editorially Yours column for the aforementioned online publishing company to share this quandry. However, I know that PeKu is
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January 24th, 2017

Thinking About Food

The decision to reduce PeKu to only one active publication was made purely due to business sense. Implementing that decision was difficult. I had to let go of team members who'd been with me for years, minimize my startup that felt like a child of mine, and recognize that PeKu was no longer the sizable publishing company that it used to be.

With only Think Tasty left, I began focusing my energies on making it the best food blog I could. In that process, I have been surprised as to how much I enjoy this new role. It's not
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January 10th, 2017

Hello, 2017!

Like I have done for the past few years, I arrange my work schedule so that the week between Christmas and New Year has minimal work projects. As the only writer, I assigned no articles that week. I edited ahead of schedule so that I would be free of that duty also. In addition, I turned off my professional social media channels and skipped my weekly review of stats.

Of course, as a one-woman business, I can't turn everything off, so I checked emails and other items crucial to the running of PeKu. Just having fewer items on my
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December 20th, 2016

Glimmers of Christmas Brightness

Two weeks ago I wrote about how I have been struggling to find the joy I usually feel during the holiday season. Thankfully through the anticipation of events, planned activities, and patience, I have found my heart and mind embracing more of my typical holiday spirit.

We moved into our new home in early December. Although this was a bright spot, it is also where the need for patience came into play. It was wonderful to have a place that was our own, but moving into a home and unpacking it are two very different things. My irrational self
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