Featured on BlogHer.com. You’ve set up your blog, picked out colors, wrote the About Me section, and you have started writing your blog in hopes of taking your writing from a simple hobby to something more. But bloggers often overlook one of the most important pages you will write, your media kit. This basic page… Continue reading Why You Need a Media Kit and How to Make One
Our family used to be the typical get up at dawn, grab donuts and stand in line in front of the department store kind of gang every Black Friday. We would load up in the minivan with the kids still full from the Thanksgiving feast, bundled up against the chilly November air and set… Continue reading Being an empty-nest parent changed my Black Friday traditions
Dear Woman In The Mirror, When I saw you looking at me with tired eyes and frazzled hair the other day in the airport mirror I felt bad for you. And I am sorry for that. I looked away so I didn’t have to keep looking and judging. You see when I first saw… Continue reading Dear Woman In The Mirror,
I don’t feel like writing today. Well, not really. I am really tired. I’ve been traveling, for many it would be a nice long weekend trip, then back to work feeling relaxed. However traveling for me, and others with a chronic illness like Lyme disease, means that at some point I am going to… Continue reading Crashing and fighting back
I was sitting this morning with a few other women waiting to board my flight. I was traveling alone this weekend for some “Me” time with some friends and truly thankful for the ability to get away and relax. I sat down next to the other women who also were flying solo and we all… Continue reading Thoughts from the Window Seat: Be calm and don’t force your husband to go “Potty”
Many of us start our blogs as diaries, a place carved out on the web for our dreams, thoughts, sometimes rants, and a few crazy memes. These blogs are created by the hour, last for a while, and usually die in a year or so. However the blogs need focus, and a purpose. You won’t… Continue reading Changing focus and gaining strength as a blogger
I’ve seen dozens of doctors. Neurologist, Endocrinologists, Cardiologists, Pulmonologists, Gynecologists, and more. And it never fails to scare the hell out of me before I get in the door. When I was a kid I was terrified of doctors. I had all out screaming fits when it came time for shots. I would get so… Continue reading I don’t want to go!
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Two months ago, I finished hiking the Appalachian Trail. For almost six months, I walked, climbed, shimmied, and danced along a trail that measures 2,189.2 miles from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. I pushed my mind and my body further than I ever had…
When I started blogging a few years ago I was a wild child. I ran through the internet writing about everything and anything with reckless abandon. I wrote short stories, recipes, advice columns, trip blogs, health pieces, you name it and I tried to write it. What happened to my blog, as happens with so… Continue reading Cleaning up your Blogging Act
At first glance it could really go any direction, a NaBloPoMo just sounds dirty to me. Sometimes, it is. NaBloPoMo is a challenge I do each year through BlogHer. Each day of the month you write a new blog post. You write every day… without complaints, without reason, and sometimes without a filter, and to me… Continue reading What the hell is a NaBloPoMo?
The Raven “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door —… Continue reading The Raven – Edgar Allan Poe
There are few seasons l like more than summer, but Fall is quickly starting feel like the place where I want to be. It’s growing on me, year after year I find something else that draws me into the embrace of Fall’s enchantment. Summer was my season. I love the warm lazy days, sleeping in… Continue reading Falling for Fall
The rain isn’t new, I live in Seattle. Rain is like a sunny day for people who live in Arizona. It happens, you learn to love shiny rainboots, caramel vanilla lattes, and rain friendly haircuts. But when it’s rainy on a Monday and there is no sunshine to take the bite off the day, the… Continue reading A Case Of the Terrible Mondays
Change is never easy. I’m one of those people who both love and hate change. I love the possibilities, encourage change, and I can see that moving forward would really do amazing things for this blog’s future and my writing career. But now moving forward, it is also scary to think of having to start… Continue reading The Future of DWF
HALLOWE’EN Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite All are on their rounds to-night,- In the wan moon’s silver ray Thrives their helter-skelter play. Fond of cellar, barn,or stack, True unto the almanac, They present to credulous eyes Strange hobgoblin mysteries. Cabbage-stomps-straws wet with dew- Apple-skins, and chestnuts too, And a mirror for some lass, Show what… Continue reading HALLOWE’EN – Joel Benton