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Optimizing Your Short-Term Rental Title/Headline

Also see my article, How to Write a Killer Short-Term Rental Listing. Along with your cover photo, the first aspect of your listing likely to catch a prospective guest’s attention is your title, also known as a headline. On Airbnb, this title is limited to 50 precious characters (and Airbnb encourages even fewer, as we’ll […]

How to Write a Killer Short-Term Rental Listing

Also see my article, Optimizing Your Short-Term Rental Title/Headline. Once a short-term rental property is physically ready to be listed on a platform such as Airbnb, VRBO, and perhaps others, the host faces two daunting tasks – getting enticing photos taken for the listing and writing a listing description that will convert views into bookings. […]

Kat’s 2022 Book List

Fiction The 10th Muse, by Catherine Chung. I’m not sure how I chose this novel, but I’m glad I did. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found the storytelling exceptional. Given my utter lack of facility in math, it’s a bit surprising that The 10th Muse was the second novel about a female mathematician I’ve read […]

Kat’s 2021 Book List

As of Dec. 27, 2021 … I did something different this year; I wrote a review of each book as I finished reading it instead of waiting till the end of the year. One result is some reviews that are longer than what I’ve written in the past. The lists (fiction and nonfiction respectively) are […]

Kat’s 2020 Book List

I started compiling this list in early November on a day when I had several projects to complete but felt the need to procrastinate with a project more fun than those looming over me. At that point, I was making excuses for the paltriness of the list, even though I nearly doubled last year’s puny […]

How to Orchestrate Excellent Short-Term Rental Reviews

Few aspects of short-term rental (STR) hosting cause more stress than the quest for great reviews. Many hosts find the review systems on platforms like Airbnb and VRBO unfair and less-than-intelligent, while others refuse to succumb to the tyranny of reviews. For those hosts who care deeply about good reviews, this article offers tips on […]

Strategies for Planning Writing Assignments

I use Grammarly’s plagiarism checker because I’m an original and expect my students to be, too. If you fear or loathe writing assignments, this post will help you by providing strategies for effectively tackling a typical college writing assignment. For many students, writing is the most difficult part of attaining academic success. Some have little difficulty […]

“All I Wanted to Do Was Teach Online:” Q&A with Leslie Bowman

In my continuing quest to establish myself as an online instructor, I’m doing as much as I can to learn about the nuances of this mode of teaching. Since January, I’ve belonged to a terrific networking group, ExclusiveEDU, based on Facebook. To further educate myself, I’m conducting occasional Q&As with members of the group, some […]

A Journey to Online Teaching

I am a nascent online educator, teaching Principles of Management through StraighterLine and awaiting a course assignment from Allied American University. While this phase of my teaching career is young, I am confident I will learn, grow, and improve. As a classroom college instructor for 6.5 years, my hallmark was continuous improvement. In fact, my […]

Nine-time Author Dr. Katharine Hansen Joins Professor Direct Program

StraighterLine announced today that Dr. Katharine Hansen has joined the growing list of proven educators who are leading online college courses at StraighterLine. StraighterLine students now have the choice of three for-credit course types: self-paced courses with or without a professor, or cohort-based courses led by a professor. Hansen’s Principles of Management course takes the […]

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