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Lara Kulpa
Works at Ginkgo Consulting
Attended Averett University
Lived in Hagaman, NY
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So okay, none of my previous posts have really “gone” anywhere – I’ve just temporarily hidden them for right now. If you’ll permit me to do some ‘splainin, I’m about to. :) See, I’ve been blogging since before they actually had a term for it. Online…
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This kit completes the free set I gave away as a thank you for signing up to my email list during November and December 2015. Pages are editable in your PDF reader/editor, or just print out and fill in by hand (my personal preference). Pages are 8.5" x…
This kit completes the free set I gave away as a thank you for signing up to my email list during November and December 2015. Pages are editable in your PDF reader/editor, or just print out and …
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Seriously. I’ve been doing this for 20 years now. I’m telling you that if you’re an entrepreneur and doing the whole self-employment thing, and you haven’t yet thought that sometimes it sucks balls? You will. Prep yourself now, m’love. Don’t get me wrong:…
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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been addicted to Craftsy as long as they’ve been around. I’ve taken dozens of classes there, and strongly suggest that if you’re the least bit interested in trying out something new, getting more knowledge about something…
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This has to be the absolute coolest thing I’ve done with Sof, and it’s SO easy! She’s constantly asking me if we can ‘paint the driveway’ again… Warning: Do not use anything but previously determined-to-be play clothes (and shoes) for this! It does…
This has to be the absolute coolest thing I've done with Sof, and it's SO easy! She's constantly asking me if we can 'paint the driveway' again... Warning: Do not use anything but previously determ...
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I’ve often spent well over an hour perusing the housewares, stationery, and party supply sections at Target and other stores, and thought, “My art is this good! Why shouldn’t I be doing this?” Which is all fine and dandy, however what I would keep telling…
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I get it. You’re sitting there all by yourself, running the show. You’ve done your own design work (or maybe even hired someone to do a little here and there for you), you’ve put your programs and packages together, and you’re selling. Maybe not as much…
I get it. You’re sitting there all by yourself, running the show. You’ve done your own design work (or maybe even hired someone to do a little here and there for you), you’ve put …
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Okay, I’m so totally wrapped up in end-of-year planning and posting and creating that I needed a break, and wanted to pull together a post for fun. Thanks to Tamara Laporte for the inspiration to create a fun post like this, I’ve decided to join the fun…
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Well, I’ve just about had it and it’s only 7 days into November. I feel like Jim Carey’s Grinch… “Do you know where all those gifts end up? They come to me… in your GARBAGE! IN… YOUR… GARBAGE!” I’m over the commercial stuff. I’d rather spend $100 at…
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Gonna go out on a limb here and assume that the majority of you who read my newsletters and blog are in some form or another, a creative type. Let’s go even further and assume that some of you may actually, deep in the center of your soul, wish you could…
Gonna go out on a limb here and assume that the majority of you who read my newsletters and blog are in some form or another, a creative type. Let's go even further and assume that some of you may ...
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One thing I notice time and time again with artists and crafters is the frustration with managing their online presence. Most creative entrepreneurs would much rather be spending their time being creative, making things, doodling… anything but getting…
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I’m dreadfully late in posting these, but if I told you that it was because I’ve been so super busy working on new art, some art and business courses, and enjoying the sunshine that’s just recently decided to join me in upstate New York, would you forgive…
Yep, I'm cleaning house. Have a little work to do around here, but I'll be back soon. Until then, check me out at these fine establishments: Etsy · Deny Designs · Zazzle. and if you're an artist or creative, learn more about how I can help you build and grow your business here!
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Work
Occupation
Girly Web Geek/Internet Consultant
Employment
  • Ginkgo Consulting
    Girly Web Geek/Internet Consultant, 2005 - present
  • BlogWorld
    Community Manager, 2011 - 2011
  • ProBlogger
    Community Manager, 2006 - 2011
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Previously
Hagaman, NY - Danville, VA - Gainesville, FL - West Palm Beach, FL
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Community manager, online strategy coach, jewelry maker, artist, animal lover & crazy coffee drinker.
Introduction
G+ said I'm supposed to write something here to let you know that you've found the right Lara. Considering I know there's no other Lara Kulpa on the planet, unless you did what many do and misspelled my name (as "Laura"), you pretty much got the right girl. :)

Alright fine, here it goes:

I'm a community manager, social media junkie, and web consultant. This is the stuff that consumes most of my day, and what I love doing for a living. I truly enjoy helping people find their footing online, plant roots, grow and connect. It's awesome.

I'm also one of those artsy-craftsy people. I paint, draw, sculpt, and make jewelry. I sell almost all my stuff (with the exception of pieces I truly can't part with because I love them so). You can learn more about my artsy side at Art By Lara for now, until I get my other sites and shops set up. (I'm coming to the realization that I truly can't do it all, but it's painful for me to accept that, dammit. Be patient with me!)

Some other things I love: Retired racing greyhounds (and working with rescue groups), photography, chocolate, coffee, avocados, sugar snap peas, sushi and Riesling.

I love lots of things, so I could make that list a mile long, but you'd wind up bored and then I'd cry. So I'll stop there.

I currently live in Upstate NY with my boyfriend, his two cats (my greyhounds stayed with my dad), and in the house that my grandmother raised my dad in, where we're now raising our daughter!

So I've got this open-door policy. Email me, tweet me, facebook me, G+ me, any time. I love meeting new people and helping out any way I can!
Bragging rights
Finally becoming a mommy at 35!
Education
  • Averett University
    Biology/Zoology, 1996 - 1999
  • Santa Fe Community College
    Zoo Animal Technology, 1999 - 2001
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Gender
Female
Relationship
In a relationship
Other names
People often spell my name as "Laura" - There's no U in ME.
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