2020 was supposed to be my year. It meant celebrating my life’s milestones with new adventures- pre-planned and pre-paid. New job, new trips, new adventures. Photo by Valeria Ushakova on Pexels.com Until this dear virus cancelled every single plan. I was devastated. I did everything right, yet, I’m losing out on everything I worked so…… Continue reading Why This has Been a Year of Growth
Finding my voice. Once I discovered that writing for me was a gift I needed to nurture, I stopped thinking perhaps it was to be my source of income. I stopped imagining writing a ‘best seller’ or changing the world. I stopped thinking, in fact, writing was to BE my life. This is one vital…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 4
Congratulations! You have created your first blog. You have probably already chosen your theme and maybe have already written your first post. You may be wondering, what next? There are a few beneficial elements to incorporate into your blog that will help you be successful with whatever blogging goals you may have. This is not one…… Continue reading Five Things to Include on Your WordPress Blog
Happy Feature Friday! This week, in light of recent events, I want to share only one post written by our very own Jane Elizabeth from Crazy Sunshine Jane. Delight in the Little Things by Jane Elizabeth I’m not a Pollyanna, but wouldn’t it be lovely to dance and twirl on a mountain top without a…… Continue reading Feature Friday: Delight in the Little Things
Thank you so much for being a part of our community! My hope is to build a community that is both enlightening and engaging. As such, it is incredibly important to hear from you, our reader, so that we can continue to produce content that you want to see. Please help us with this by…… Continue reading Your Feedback is Welcome!
As someone who has been blogging on and off for seven years, I am well aware of the issues of lack of time and motivation that we all develop on our blogging journey. When it comes to blogging, there are times when I’m feeling super creative and motivated and can spend hours crafting posts. While…… Continue reading How to be More Consistent With Your Blog
With each passing day, I take in a deep breath…inhale, exhale. Deep, lost in my thoughts I find myself, pondering about the irony of my current reality. Watching you grow accomplishing every milestone is still a wonder to me; I’m amazed of how far we’ve come. Milestones in which I rejoice and find sadness all…… Continue reading I Never Thought
Happy Feature Friday! This week, I am appreciating the chance to see these beauties. This week’s features have been all about shining a light on the different aspects of mental health. There is also a short story in there, as well. I hope you enjoy these articles as much as I did! How do…… Continue reading Feature Friday: Mental Health and Short Stories
I always wanted to be a Journalist. A Reporter, as they were called when I was young, carried a certain quality of excitement and adventure. Superman always rescued Lois Lane, who with cub reporter Jimmy Olson, worked on the Daily Mail. The life of newspaper people inspired me, particularly because I loved to write, and…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 2
Happy Feature Friday! This week, I have been enjoying the simple things in life. Like finding a candle that matches my decor and smells fantastic. Or like seeing my cactus grow from a flower. Both things have been an oddly fulfilling thing to watch. On to some of my favorite posts this week! …… Continue reading Feature Friday: The Simple Things
Happy Feature Friday! This week has brought plenty of socially distant adventures! Recently, we visited one of my favorite places located in Illinois. Josephine’s is classified as a Tea House but is known for their delicious homemade meals, beautiful scenery and shops. If you are ever near Illinois, you should check them out! On…… Continue reading Feature Friday: Tips to Make You a Better Writer
As a bloggers, we understand the importance of using quality pictures on our blog posts. Here is a list of free photo resources that you can easily use on your blog Pixabay Pixabay: This is my favorite so far! Pixabay has a vast amount of pictures for you to search and use. The quality is…… Continue reading Where to Get Quality Photos for Your Blog FREE!
Settling can be an involuntary state of mind. We get so used to what is in front of us that we forget to work towards our goals. One thing I know is that life is ever changing whether we are conscious of it or not. Let’s focus on making meaningful progress- day by day,…… Continue reading Motivation Monday: How to Make Progress in Life
Some of you may know that I have been blogging on various blogs for several years. I am coming out of a hiatus and am now on a kick for finding, following, and reading other blogs. It seems that a lot of the bloggers I knew before, have stopped blogging so I am (almost) back…… Continue reading What I Learned From Following WordPress Bloggers
He toyed with me. Right from the start it was a game for him. He was the predator and I was the prey in a game that included emotional, psychological, and financial abuse. I found him on a dating site. Oddly, his profile picture was of his back. As it turns out that is his…… Continue reading Mental Health Tuesday: Cat and Mouse
You’ve had a bad day. Okay, maybe you’ve had many bad days and you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired. So, here is how I wake up excited to an otherwise boring day. Are you ready for the big secret? What I do to get motivated for the day at hand is…… Continue reading Monday Motivation: How to Wake up Excited for an Otherwise Boring Day
TMU is coming back in September and I hope you have enjoyed our “blast to the past” these past few months. Now, we will be adding new posts to the mix. I am excited to give you a taste of what TMU will be like! Keep in mind, we are still accepting writers. Here is…… Continue reading It’s Almost Here!
Happy Feature Friday! Feature Friday is a day in which I give a shout out to posts, ideas, and aspects of life that I have found interesting. I am excited to bring this back! This weeks seemed to have quickly dragged on and I am happy to have finally reached the end of the week.…… Continue reading Feature Friday: On Life, Mental Health, and Improving Your Blog
Question of the day- How has the tone or message of your writing voice changed? Going through old posts and trying to salvage old ideas has made me realize how drastically my writing voice has evolved. I can clearly see the times I was experimenting with the different tones, hues, and styles of my personal…… Continue reading Writer Wednesday: How has Your Writing Voice Changed
A Thought to Ponder: Every new week is like an open window into new possibilities. Open the window wide and with a smile venture forth. Enjoy the little things. One day you may look back and realize…..they were the big things. Thoughts?