Wow! YOU’RE JUST A DUMBASS awarded Top 100 Sex, Lust, & Love Blogs by

Woo hoo! My blog, YOU’RE JUST A DUMBASS, was awarded Top 100 Sex, Love, and Lust Blogs by!!!, the leader in online STD testing, searched over 1200 sites for the best blogs and websites in the sex, dating, love, and relationship categories.

42. Clarissa Silva is not your average single chick with a blog. While she does write about her experiences (which she often describes as “suboptimal,” betraying her background as a scientist and researcher), she does so for the benefit of the reader. After spending time developing techniques for her clients to use to “create relationship wellness,” she decided to share her perspective and wisdom. Her blog is a unique blend of stories about douchebags she met through online dating sites and suggestions for how to date by creating a “happiness hypothesis” and testing it out. Silva’s blend of logic, science, and humor make You’re Just A Dumbass a humorous and educational read.

Thanks for the award and all the work that you do in helping people maintain healthy sexual relationships! It is a true honor to be among these amazing bloggers! In addition to the tremendous honor of the ranking, we also get $500 in gift cards that I’ll be donating to a HIV/AIDS charity!

Wow! I’ve Been Nominated For 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards


Silva, Clarissa Nominated For 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards

Cleveland, OH, August 29, 2014 – Silva, Clarissa has been nominated for the 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards in the category of Experts.

Nominated-SBIThe Small Business Influencer Awards honor those who are influential to small businesses in North America, through the products, services, knowledge, information or support they provide to the small business market.

The Awards are designed to recognize the unsung heroes of small businesses – those who support and encourage entrepreneurs and small business owners, and help them achieve success and stay successful.

Says Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends and one of the co-founders of the Awards along with Ramon Ray of, “Influencers are those who play crucial roles in the small business ecosystem, but who often are in the background. Many of the nominees are themselves small business owners, entrepreneurs or small businesses. The impact of the Awards goes well beyond nominees, however – the awards also encourage and excite the nominees’ employees. The Awards are intended to provide that added little boost in motivation and morale that can make a big difference in results. Being nominated also distinguishes the nominee from competitors, and in that sense can lead to competitive advantage.”

About the Small Business Influencer Awards

The Small Business Influencer Awards, now in their third year, enable the small business community to nominate and show their support for those that influence and support them. The Awards have an open nomination period, with community voting, and then a judging period by a group of industry-knowledgeable judges.

The Small Business Influencer Awards initiative is produced by Small Business Trends, an award-winning online publication, serving over 6,000,000 small business owners, stakeholders and entrepreneurs annually, and, a media company that produces online content and live events educating small and mid-sized companies on how to strategically use technology as a tool to grow their businesses. The Awards can be found on the Web at:

Vote for Clarissa Silva on her main page:


Anita Campbell, Co-Founder

Small Business Influencer Awards

Twitter hashtag: #SMBInfluencer



#ConnectChat: How to Keep Your Blog Readers Engaged

I am deeply honored to be featured on PR Newswire’s Beyond Bylines! If you you are interested in learning how to get more engagement on your blog from a behavioral scientist’s perspective, read these strategies I developed!

So excited for my 1t twitter chat! Join if you want to learn strategies for your blog!

Many of you have asked me to provide tips on how to get started with your blog, engage your audience and build blog/brand awareness. I am honored to be able to share tips with you on an upcoming Twitter chat with PR Newswire’s ProfNet hashtag #connectchat.

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To participate in the chat, join us on Twitter on Tuesday,  March 4, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. EST and follow the #ConnectChat hashtag to  follow the conversation between @urjustadumbass@ProfNet and the rest of the chat participants.

A huge thank you to PR Newswire’s ProfNet and Polina Opelbaum for the honor of featuring me as a guest!