Category: Unapologetically Amanda

My word for 2017: upcycle

Posted January 1, 2017 by Amanda Shofner in Unapologetically Amanda
My word for 2017: upcycle

I hadn’t intended to choose a word for 2017… and then I made breakfast. It started with Tater tots, as most good things do. I put my last food of 2016 (loaded Tater tots) into a frying pan, added a couple eggs, and made myself a breakfast burrito. It was delicious, and the perfect start […]

This is a safe place

Posted November 11, 2016 by Amanda Shofner in Unapologetically Amanda
This is a safe place

If you need someone to talk to, I’m here. I am listening and I care. I chose not to speak up during this presidential election because I have always wanted to avoid politicizing my online space. But I’ve learned that this is white privilege talking. Here’s an ugly truth: The American culture is designed for […]

I Work for a “Self-Publishing Company”

Posted October 8, 2015 by Amanda Shofner in Unapologetically Amanda
I Work for a “Self-Publishing Company”

And those are words I never thought I’d say. I’m a DIY author. So working for a company that helps authors self-publish their books seemed like an odd choice, especially in light of companies like Author Solutions and its subsidiaries. (*coughs* They’re scammy. *coughs*) But when I saw the listing for content manager at Hillcrest […]

2013 Made Me an Expert Quitter

Posted December 19, 2013 by Amanda Shofner in Unapologetically Amanda
2013 Made Me an Expert Quitter

And despite the phrase “Quitters never win,” here’s what I quit… and why it only benefited me. 1. I quit Language Management, LLC Best. Decision. Ever. Nothing about that name worked. And by dropping Language Management, LLC and rebranding to The Path of Least Revision, I tapped into my personality to make my business (and […]