Most bloggers who have been around awhile have heard of the Leibster Award. It is an honor passed from blogger to blogger, honoring the blogs you feel are up and coming, deserve some praise, and also a chance to get to know each other better. Most of the time the Leibster Award is given to… Continue reading The Liebster Award – An honored Nomination
Creativity comes in many forms, some are writers, some are artists, and some see a magical blend of life and art and bring it to others in different ways. I discovered Nicholas Andriani recently and fell in love with his blog instantly. The one passage that drew me in and made me stay was this.… Continue reading Nicholas Andriani – Author, Traveler,Artist
Today I ask you to write about a dream that really affected your life. Either write a story about that dream, write about how your life was changed because of a dream, or use dreaming as a prompt in your post. Let’s hear about your efforts! Don’t forget to post it on your blog or… Continue reading Weekly Writing Challenge
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
I had several people in my life that really took my life that was headed in the wrong direction and set it on the right path. One of them was a high school teacher, she saw that I really needed help and needed someone to tell me that it would be alright. Another is my… Continue reading Weekly Writing Challenge – Have You Changed Your Life?
Dear Wife of my Ex, I am supposed to hate you. You are my replacement. The woman he loves, the one that swept in and made him feel all better. You get to go to bed with him every night, wake up every morning with my High School “True Love” boyfriend. And I am supposed… Continue reading Dear Wife of my Ex; I Don’t Hate You
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”
“Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings” ― John Gillespie Magee Jr. Related articles The Hight Flight of John Gillespie (staypoetic.com) High Flight (seanjreeves.wordpress.com)
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?
Like almost every American woman over the age of 40, I am at that place where things that I once thought were important have slid back and moved into a different priority. Day after day we are presented with images of what makes us look “pretty” or “successful” or even better, “happy.” Most of those things… Continue reading Life Lessons after Turning 40
“Stop getting side tracked and write.” This is the thing I say to myself most often. As a blogger, I know that there are so many traps to suck up my time. But it is really hard to avoid some of those tricky situations that often sideline my writing. I work from home, not only… Continue reading 5 Essential Tips for Bloggers To Keep Focused.
There have been times that I truly wish could have lingered on a little longer. Moments when I knew this was one of the best moments of my life and I wanted to hold on to them. Sometimes in daydreams I go back in time, trying to feel that specialness again. They sit on the… Continue reading Let it Linger
I make a few dollars a month from doing ads. And the Cricut affiliate program has given me permission to send a few bloggers over to them to sign up for the Cricut affiliate program. It’s easy stuff. You just add a widget to your sidebar, then you start making money when people click through… Continue reading Make some extra cash blogging with Cricut.
When we got married, we had a lot of crazy things on our minds. For us, it was already complicated. We started things off by throwing every obstacle in the world at our marriage. We launched right into having a family, not a small one.. one cute kid and a dog, but a large one… Continue reading In sickness and in health
This week’s challenge is to tackle the power of feeling totally helpless. Write about it, feel the emotions that come with it, and let it free. Don’t forget to post it on your blog or your Facebook and post the link here in the comment section. You can also post your links on our Facebook… Continue reading Weekly Writing Challenge – Helpless