Category: Being a Writer

Why I LOVE My Haters

Why I LOVE My Haters

This funny thing happens to bloggers when we write. It happens the second we hit publish. It’s the movement of people who hate you and are emboldened by the anonymity of the internet that protects them. It won’t happen on every post, or even all that frequently necessarily… Unless you are me. True, since the…

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How Working Days Killed My Writing

How Working Nights Killed My Writing

I miss working nights. I have always been a night owl. From the time I was young, I have defaulted to staying awake late and sleeping late into the morning. In fact, after having officially converted to a day schedule about 8 months ago, I still sleep until much later in the morning than one…

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Blogging Authentically

Blogging Authentically

I read a great blog post about being authentic. It wasn’t from a blogger I follow, and have no idea where it was from, which sucks because I’d love to link to it so EVERYONE can read it. One of the most challenging things as a blogger is that we are usually sharing our lives…

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How I Lost My Identity as a Blogger

  • How I Lost My Identity as a Blogger

  I have been a blogger for so long at this point that it almost makes me a hipster. I’ve been blogging that long. Seriously. But the reality is that in all of those years of blogging, I belonged to a single niche. It was the niche I unwittingly entered when I launched my first…

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My Secrets I Share with the World

My Secrets I Share with the World

I’m often asked if i use voice dictation software as a writer. After having carpal tunnel surgery, and now elbow surgery for Cubital Syndrome, you’d think i would. And i did for a short time post-op after surgery number one. But the truth is that writing is personal for me. These are not things i…

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What’s the Point in Being a Writer?

What's the Point in Being a Writer

A little bit ago I wrote a post intended to be tongue and cheek. It was about how blogging networks hate me and never accept me. And while it is true, it was also my means of coping with the fact that I’m rejected by every single one of them. What happened when I posted…

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Inside a Bloggers Brain

A Look Inside a Bloggers Brain

I don’t do a ton of editing of my posts. In general, I believe that the word vomit I produce when writing is genuine and thus should be published as is. I have my editor check my posts for terrible grammar and my painful inability to spell that my Mac computer has taught itself and…

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Why Do You Blog?

Why Do You Blog?

Someone once asked my why I write.  Why do I blog?  Why do I submit things to websites that aren’t going to pay me?  Why do I follow along this tortuous path that is the ecstasy and misery of being a writer?  A writer for no money, no less? I write because I don’t know…

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