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Changing Focus and Gaining Strength as a Blogger

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

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The challenges of a Creative Mind

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”             – Scott Adams I have never lacked creativity, in fact growing up my imaginary friends were the only ones I had. I tend to be a dreamer, and following the rules isn’t something I do very well. My preferred games… Continue reading The challenges of a Creative Mind

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Owning Your Title

As my writing career has begun to shift lately I’ve been amazed at how my titles have also changed. It wasn’t so long ago that my only claim to fame was once being a pre-school teacher and my fans were really just 2 year olds who loved my monster noises and snack time. I have… Continue reading Owning Your Title

The process of writing.

Being a Writer Is “Complicated”

I have always been a writer. I was the kid in school who loved to do the essays, the creative writing pieces, and always kept a diary. I loved reading and would spend my weekends curled up on the couch with a book instead of out with friends. Books became my friends during the times… Continue reading Being a Writer Is “Complicated”

Better Blogging · The process of writing.

Why You Need a Media Kit and How to Make One

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

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Cleaning up your Blogging Act

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

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Thoughts About Being Called An Expert

  I was recently requested to join a team of other writers who contribute their writing talents to a very well-known web group. When the request first came in, I initially rejected it. I am a writer, I write because that is my passion and who I am. But when I thought about it more,… Continue reading Thoughts About Being Called An Expert