Category Archives: how blogs work

Rumors Of My Demise… (an unplanned tutorial in blogging, and explanation for my disappearance)

Ok, rumors may be a gross exaggeration. I’m not sure anyone is really reading this blog anymore; I’ve barely written anything in months. There would need to be an audience, for there to be rumors. And demise may be a … Continue reading

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While I Was Away… Writer’s Block

At the end of June this year, my blog turned 5 years old. It happened with little fan fair, and honestly, if Word Press hadn’t sent me a cheerful notification, I might have missed it all together. I didn’t write … Continue reading

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Daily Post: The ABCs of Blogging

I never know what will inspire me to write a blog post, until I’m writing it. Sometimes I plan and think and plan some more; other times something hits me and Ka-boom (see below*), I’m furiously writing! Some posts are deeply … Continue reading

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50 Happy Things: Bloggers Unite In A Flood of Gratitude

Last year, I followed in the footsteps of Jen over at Jenny’s Lark, and I wrote a list of 50 things I was grateful for in 2014. The list actually became 60 things, because I still had time and I had … Continue reading

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Much Appreciated: On Blogging, Freshly Pressed, Huffington Post, Resolutions and Digging In.

As many bloggers take a break for the holidays, I wondered about how to keep up with family and holiday happenings, and still keep up with writing. Taking a break is tempting, but then I realized that there are older posts … Continue reading

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9 Reasons Numbered Lists Bug the Sh!t Out of Me:

Unless you don’t read, don’t watch TV, or live under a rock, you’ve seen a numbered list recently. They’re everywhere! Every. Where! If you’re a blogger, as I am, or a reader of blogs and on-line “news,” current events sites, … Continue reading

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Yeah, Yeah, I’m a Bad Blog Buddy… But Hear Me Out.

If you’re not a blogger, you may find this behind-the-scenes ditty interesting. Or not. Each link in here will take you to a wonderful world of reading and/or images. Take a trip down the rabbit hole; you’ll thank me later. … Continue reading

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Blogging: You Win Some; You Lose Some, You Wait… And Sometimes You Get Flipped Off.

If you’ve followed this blog for any amount of time, you know a few things: I’m my own worst enemy; I waffle on age and parenting (but I rarely eat waffles); I’ve written a novel; I’m wait, wait, waiting to … Continue reading

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Much Appreciated: I’d Like To Thank The Academy and Tons of Other People

When it comes to blogging and writing, I’ve had both talent and luck on my side. I tend to be Teflon™ when it comes to compliments, hence my very self-deprecating sense of humor. I will acknowledge here, on this post … Continue reading

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Chasing the Dream, On Bucket List Publications

I am so excited to announced that I will be writing a weekly featured post on Bucket List Publications. Lesley Carter, the founder and Bucket List dream maker, has created a really amazing site, where others can come along on … Continue reading

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