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Hi! I'm Rachel, the Left Brain of Drio.

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Hi Reader, Have you ever tried stuffing a pillow into a box? It will fit and it’s still technically a pillow. But there’s no room for air. That’s how I was feeling just before Rachel and I left for WordCamp in Italy last month. The lead-up to the trip was particularly busy as we prepared to be out of the office for two weeks, closed out tasks, and made sure the team was set. When we landed in Italy, I felt a rush of air. It was like taking the pillow out of a box—I unraveled and resettled...

Hi Reader, I’ve got to tell you about this coffee shop in Baltimore called Artifact. The food and drinks are great, but do you know what really keeps me and Rachel coming back (and telling all our friends about)? The Larry Factor. You feel it as soon as you walk in. Every time we see Larry behind the counter, he makes a point to brighten our day, make us laugh, and treat us like we’re his only customers (which we’re definitely not). He serves the most delightful experience, not just a nice...

Hi Reader, April has been a month filled with exciting developments and projects here at Drio. We’re thrilled to share some highlights with you. We're going to Wordcamp Italy! We’re over the moon to announce that we’ll be attending WordCamp in Italy! It’s a fantastic opportunity for us, and we can’t wait to immerse ourselves in the vibrant WordPress community. If you’ll be there too, let’s connect and make the most of this experience together! Introducing Drio’s Website Refresh Package Is...

Hi Reader, I cleaned out my pantry for the first time in 14 years. (Pause for applause.) 👏 Maybe the chirping birds and sprouting buds put me in spring-cleaning mode. But I just hit a wall and couldn’t deal with the lack of organization any longer. Years of old cans and bags of snacks had piled up, and it was practically impossible to tell what was on each shelf. That meant we often restocked food items that were already in the pantry—which is the worst. So I decided it was high time for a...

Hi Reader, Everyone bought a ticket that was supposed to include a meal. It was prime dinner time. Stomachs were starting to rumble. And then… we found out that the food wasn’t coming. 🤦♀️ That’s what happened just before our International Women’s Day Soirée started. In the eleventh hour, we discovered there was a date mix-up with catering. Our own stomachs dropped—and then we kicked into high gear. Rachel and I scrambled to assemble refreshments. With some help from our board members, we...

Hi Reader, As we bid farewell to March, we reflect on a month filled with significant milestones and memorable experiences. Without a doubt, the highlight of the month was our celebration of the 2024 International Women's Day which was put on by us through our organization Monument Women's Creative Alliance. This event brought together our community in a powerful display of unity, empowerment, and advocacy for gender equality. From thought-provoking panel discussions to engaging activities at...

Hi Reader, Nothing makes me want to run off my frustrations more than feeling like I fell short. The other week, Hazel and I were talking about a project that had hit some unexpected bumps in the road. It was a tricky chat because I couldn’t stop wondering if I’d done something wrong. Had my Left-Brain, perfectionist ways failed me? There was this pit in my stomach that made it hard to think clearly about next steps. Hazel told me to sleep on it (she’s a wise one). And then I got the Dove...

Hi Reader, We just hosted our second annual International Women’s Day Soirée, and let me tell ya, it was a good one. But let’s talk about the lightbulb moment I had when I looked through all the registrations. Practically every person who registered had championed me, worked with me, or attended one of our other events—or vice versa. In some way, shape, or form, we go back. This is a common theme with Drio’s clients too. We can trace nearly every lead back to someone who referred us because...

Hi Reader, As a busy business owner, it can be tough to juggle everything on your plate. That's where we come in - we're here to support you and your business in any way we can. Join me Wednesday, February 28th from 2-3pm EST for a casual chat about anything related to your business. Don't miss this opportunity to get feedback, tackle challenges, or simply brainstorm new ideas. No need to schedule anything or reserve a spot - just click the button below to add the event to your calendar and...

Hi Reader, If you’re a minority-owned business, have you ever wondered: “How should I showcase my diversity in our marketing?” I believe you should always put a little “you” into your business’s online presence. Not only do you owe it to yourself—but doing so can help support visibility for those who share your identity. 🌟 Of course, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. Maybe your diversity naturally shows up in your marketing, and you rally around causes that support your community, but...