Eileen Kern

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Creating a New Site

I’m building a new website under my new(ish) name: Eileen Whitener Why? I’m pretty comfortable working in a CMS like WordPress, but I’ve been wanting to give building something (with tons of help from existing frameworks and resources) a try. I’m juggling a handful of new projects, including new teaching¬†and speaking¬†adventures, and I wanted a […]

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Three Things I Learned from NaNoWriMo 2016

NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is an annual challenge to spend the month of November writing at least 50,000 words. You don’t have to consider yourself a “writer” to participate, and there’s no penalty for missing the mark or huge reward for success, other than the knowledge that you’ve written a book-sized quantity of […]

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Goals, Metrics, and Corporate Success

For a long time I have had a complex relationship with the term “metrics.” I like having something to work toward. I love knowing what success at something looks like so I can try to replicate that success. But sometimes when terms like “metrics” and “Key Performance Indicators” come into play, I start to worry […]

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