Category Archives: Blogging

How the Internet is changing WHY we write

Excellent, thought-provoking discussion on the reasons why people write, and how the Internet is changing these everyday!

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Why write a blog?

Here’s one of the best posts I’ve read in years to answer this question!  All must answer for themselves… Why are you writing anyway? “My ideal is to speak as truthfully as I can, in service to some higher value … Continue reading

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WordPress is 10 years old!

One thing is for sure!  Without the simplicity of WordPress I wouldn’t be a known writer today!  I started out with my own blog at the end of 2007, and now I sell books and e-books everyday. I found my … Continue reading

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Stepping into entrepreneurship at age 50

Want to learn more about how others have found new meaning by changing careers after age 50?  Check out my latest post over at Midlife Crisis Queen!

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Two important articles about the future of writing

The New York Times ran two important articles yesterday which ALL writers need to read: The Slow Death of the American Author by Scott Turow, and, on the future of writing for the Internet: Sponsors Now Pay for Online Articles, … Continue reading

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How to know when your blog becomes a business

After over five years as a blogger, I am finally starting to think like a business person instead of someone who enjoys writing for free.  I just noticed recently how my thinking has changed. First of all, everybody and their … Continue reading

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How bloggers can change the world!

So pleased to learn today of how the blogger Alexandria Goddard called much needed attention to a crime in Steubbenville, Ohio, making certain that proper charges were brought against the young men guilty of raping a 16 young old unconscious … Continue reading

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What’s good and bad about social media?

Have you seem this infographic yet?

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What makes us a writer?

I’ve been enjoying some lovely writing in the new book “The Paris Wife.”  As you may know, this novel is a well-researched fictionalization of the early years of Ernest Hemingway with his first wife Hadley. Reading this fine work inspired … Continue reading

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