Category Archives: Buy Local – Fort Collins

The dilemma of blogs and advertising

As I’ve begun to receive more and more requests for advertisements on my Midlife Crisis Queen blog, I have had to come to terms with how I feel about advertising in general. There is a part of me who hates … Continue reading

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Amazon versus the big traditional publishers

If you enjoy keeping up on what’s happening in the publishing industry, don’t miss this new article in Bloomberg Businessweek on Amazon’s supposed takeover. What I don’t understand is why anyone would publish with Amazon when they could acquire their … Continue reading

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When does a blog become a business?

Don’t miss my new guest post over at BOOMBOX NETWORK. BOOMBOX NETWORK is a business which connects national brands with social media “Influencers” like me.  The time has come for bloggers, who provide high quality, relevant content to stop writing … Continue reading

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The enterprise of becoming a writer

“Why do writers write?  Because it isn’t there.”  – Thomas Berger Every one of us has a gift, the unique reason why we are here.  Will you find your gift and then find a way to share it with the … Continue reading

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Thinking through my fingers…

“Writing for me, is simply thinking through my fingers.”   – Isaac Asimov It took me almost forever to figure this out.   It’s one thing to think about something.  We do this almost every moment of every day.  But the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on traditonal versus self-publishing

A librarian friend of mine suggested I check out Blue Ink Review.  She said the problem for librarians with self-published books, is finding some great book reviews to help them decide whether to buy the book for their library.  Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Six ways to improve your health and happiness this year!

Attitude does count, so how can you improve your attitude this year? From this long AARP article, please enjoy these six ways to improve your attitude and your life this year: Get a pet. Pets provide unconditional love, wonderful companionship, … Continue reading

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