“How do you work from home?” It’s one of the questions that I see pop up in my inbox or Instagram direct messages the most frequently. It came again yesterday, from one of my old friends (who doesn’t own a business, but still works at home) and had a big computer project coming up. The […]

 I am in denial that summer is on its curve out! I love everything about it, and am more doubtful in my love for the colder months of the year (especially living in Idaho). I don’t want it to go, but I’m also determined to enjoy it while it’s here! So in that spirit, here […]

It’s a normal Friday afternoon, as I’m typing this. If you’re reading this, it means that STUDIO TELL IS ALIVE IN THE WORLD. I can’t believe it. What started the transition? If you read my announcement newsletter, you know a bit of this—but because of some circumstances outside of my control, the brand Abigail Emma […]

We got home last Tuesday night around ten o’clock at night, Mountain Standard Time. Also known as around five o’ clock in the morning in London, where we were arriving from; also known as seven o’clock in the morning in Greece, where we had been a few days before. Do you know what I noticed […]

A few weeks ago, I received a direct message on Instagram after I had posted a poll asking about what to post next: “this or this?” One of my friends replied and said “I’d like to hear your thoughts for people who love to write but are afraid there are already too many voices out […]

Suddenly it is the tenth day of March and the field that surrounds our house is sprouting green. I am SO ready for spring—more ready than I could possibly tell you! The beginning of spring means the end of winter, which means remembering what was good about this winter. Here is (part of) my list. […]

Looking for Joy

Feb 23, 2022

Last Sunday, I chatted with a friend briefly about digging for joy: how it keeps us going, keeps us believing in good things even when it’s hard. The conversation reminded me of something I wrote last winter: “I don’t know when light will break through for us. We’re praying for spring to come…for our house […]

Do you enjoy click-bait? You know—those tantalizing headlines that use lots of emotional, sensational words that really make you curious but also turn you off? The art of marketing is often taught as that thing itself, aka click-bait—if those words get clicked, it’s a win for the business. If the sale gets made, the story […]

Today is one of those days that I feel uninspired and unmotivated. I mostly want to curl up in my cozy bed and sleep for the afternoon, or else snuggle with my husband on the couch and read a favorite, familiar book—the kind that makes you get lost to the world and come back with […]

One of the things I learned the fastest when I started my own business doing copywriting? That I needed to write a lot of words about copywriting in addition to the actual words for websites and captions and ads that I routinely write for my clients. If you’re a service-based business owner, you get this […]