Ink’s greatest hits

It’s been a little bit more than a year since this blog first launched, and while the vibe of the blog has changed over time as new projects took over and I experimented with different formats, the community surrounding it has continued to grow. While the current layout focuses most prominently on the things thatContinue reading “Ink’s greatest hits”

One year of blogging!!!

I almost can’t believe it’s been a year already since I launched Ink, now katelaack.com! Thank you so much to those of you who found me, continue to follow my content, send messages, make comments, and share posts with friends and family. Thank you to those of you who took up the Ginkgo Project andContinue reading “One year of blogging!!!”

inky.blog is now katelaack.com!

Spring cleaning isn’t just about your closets and junk drawers. It’s about getting into all the nooks and crannies of your life that have been collecting a little clutter and dust and figuring out how to breathe a little fresh air into the places that have gone dull and grey through the long winter. IContinue reading “inky.blog is now katelaack.com!”

Netflix and Write: the movie binge that will make you want to start a blog

The first time I started a blog, I didn’t think too much about it. I routinely heard from friends and family that I should “write a book” when recounting ridiculous stories from work and personal experience, and as it seemed unlikely the memoir of an unknown midwestern millennial was destined to be a New York TimesContinue reading “Netflix and Write: the movie binge that will make you want to start a blog”

Youtube playlists from people who are on top of their music game, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Happy Thanksgiving weekend, and Happy Black Friday! Here at ink. there’s always a monthly playlist helping to set the scene for quiet evenings at home, busy lunch breaks, and all the other little moments I find to steal a few minutes writing. These playlists get shared, and I get the stats back to tell meContinue reading “Youtube playlists from people who are on top of their music game, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

Four things for the start of November

We’re down to the final two months, months packed with holidays, shopping, food, decorations, and lots and lots of holiday themed movies, most of which will include a sappy love story for good measure. Though many of the local department stores began displaying their Christmas decor weeks ago, I like to subscribe to the generalContinue reading “Four things for the start of November”

If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything on social media!

Once upon a time, when the idea for this blog first crept up, I dreamed of having a guest video segment with my friend Kim. We were going to call in “Unpopular Opinions with Kim,” and it was essentially going to be a three-minute rant/conversation about something that Kim didn’t like, understand, or see theContinue reading “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything on social media!”

New navigation, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

It’s hard to believe that ink. is already closing in on it’s four month anniversary! Each month I’ve learned a little more about what works, what doesn’t, and what people are looking for when they land on ink. Thus far ink. has had over 1000 unique visitors, almost 3000 page views, and over 200 likesContinue reading “New navigation, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

I should have given this toast at my thirtieth birthday party

Saturday is my birthday. I’ll be 31 years old. Somewhere around the age of 25 my birthday started to feel less like a momentous occasion to celebrate, and more like one more day in the inevitable march towards old age. Of all my birthdays, I took 25 the hardest. I saw myself as halfway toContinue reading “I should have given this toast at my thirtieth birthday party”

Six things for the start of September

This month ink. is kicking off a new recurring post in which we kick off the month with a collection of stories, reflections, blogs, thoughts, etc. to get you thinking, make you smarter, and give those of you, like me, who hate trying to make small talk something to bring to the conversation should youContinue reading “Six things for the start of September”