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Balticon 48 Panelist

I’ve had a year of sabbatical on this blog. Trust me when I say that I’ve just been burned out. However, the wheel keeps on turning and as such, GetFound Consulting [my business] has been busy this year. One of my favorite events to attend is Balticon, and this year I’ll be on several panels discussing issues that I deal with all the time as a web consultant.

If you are interested, Balticon runs from 23 May through Memorial Day. Online entry is closed, but you can still pay at the door.

And, should you be ever so interested in meeting me or seeing me in person, my official Balticon 48 schedule is posted below.

  • Developing a Mobile App – Where Do I Start? (Panel) (Moderator), Fri 16:00 – 16:50, Chesapeake (Hunt Valley Inn)
  • Marketing Platforms for Writers (Panel) (Participant), Fri 20:00 – 20:50, Salon B (Hunt Valley Inn)
  • Author Branding Across Platforms and Media (Panel) (Moderator), Sat 11:00 – 11:50, Derby (Hunt Valley Inn)
  • Website Workshop for SF Professionals (Panel) (Participant), Sat 19:00 – 19:50, Chesapeake (Hunt Valley Inn)
  • Author Promotion Materials (Panel) (Participant), Sun 15:00 – 15:50, Parlor 1026 (Hunt Valley Inn)
  • Blogging for dummies (Panel) (Participant), Sun 18:00 – 18:50, Chesapeake (Hunt Valley Inn)
  • WordPress 101 (Panel) (Participant), Sun 19:00 – 19:50, Chesapeake (Hunt Valley Inn)
  • Social Media Promotion (Panel) (Participant), Sun 20:00 – 20:50, Chesapeake (Hunt Valley Inn)
  • Etiquette & Gender Changes in Fiction (Panel) (Moderator), Mon 08:00 – 08:50, Salon B (Hunt Valley Inn)
  • Branding Your Work For Success (Panel) (Participant), Mon 10:00 – 10:50, Salon B (Hunt Valley Inn)
 It is very possible that this schedule may change as no schedule at Balticon seems to stay together past the printing stage of the guides. However, they hand out updates each day, so nab one of them to stay on top of your intended panels.

New site and stuff

I’ve had some ongoing issues and this is to test the site and newsletter functionality.

Printable: How To Sort Laundry Chart

Allison GamblinEver wanted to get your family to actually use your sorting system for laundry? Tired of getting them to do their own laundry and then finding out they actually thought red ‘couldn’t possibly make whites pink’?

I’ve even found my bras in the DRYER! I just about passed out from the heart attack. Especially since I’d just paid a nice chunk [even with a deal!] for those things.

You Just Can’t Get Good Help These Days

Well after quite a talking to, it became apparent that my family needed to actually understand my type-A laundry style. So I promised to find and print a chart. Except that there don’t seem to be any that aren’t simply explaining that no, you really have to put the soap in, and yes you have to fold and put away after. Not that I do. It’s not part of my job description.

So, being me, I made a chart and now you can print it out too!


How To Sort Laundry

Ever since the dawn of time (or maybe just the dawn of ‘mooooom, I’m out of sooooocks!’), moms have been trying to convince their families that you can’t just throw everything in the washer. So here are the simple and fast rules for laundry sorting.

1. Sort your clothes by color. This means darks and whites don’t mix. Brights are divided into your blues, greens, yellows, and light oranges. Pastels go in their own pile. And reds, pinks, and purples get put in their own pile. AND NEVER machine wash anything that says ‘dry clean only’!! You can permanently damage your washer and the clothing.

2. Once you have the clothes color sorted, each color gets divided into piles based on the weight of the material. For instance, you wouldn’t want to wash a bright red set of jeans with a soft red t-shirt. It’s just a recipe for disaster.

3. If you use a soap that is homemade, you can probably just toss each pile in the washing machine with the soap and be safe. If you use a store-bought detergent, follow the instructions on your detergent for best use. Make sure you choose the machine cycle that best applies to your machine and your clothing pile.

4. And finally, once your load of laundry is done washing, transfer it to the dryer, air dry, or lay it to dry flat as the clothing directions state.

So there you have it. Download this printable and hang it somewhere in the laundry room and you’ll never be confused again!

Let me know if you use this chart or if you have one of your own when you comment!