Happy new year! I hope you have had an enjoyable New Year so far! I have been enjoying a break to reflect and determine how to best move forward. As I was reading other bloggers goals for 2021, it made me wonder what are your blog goals for this year? What are the things you…… Continue reading What are Your Blog Goals?
Blogging is time consuming. Even a hobby blog takes time and research to run smoothly and consistently. Fortunately, there are some ways to maximize your time.
Finding your own unique voice. I wanted to write for many years. However, life as wife and mother took priority. Then, one year in my 40’s, two significant unexpected writing events occurred. A vehicle maintenance shop advertised a writing competition. The prize was to be $200 worth of car accessories. They wanted a 500…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 5
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
Like an unsharpened pencil. I still did not find my own voice. I thought working on a newspaper would lead me to fulfill my writing dreams. I loved newspaper life. I loved the pace and the ever changing of news day by day. I loved working with journalists. I worked for a season as a…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 3
I am an English teacher who is driven by the need, the passion to do my best to reach every single one of my students. If one isn’t doing well, I take it personally. It’s my fault. I didn’t do my job. I failed. I should have tried harder. I should have done more. I…… Continue reading Forgiving Myself
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
At times I repress from writing, I find it sorrowful since I’ve yet found a happy story to write about; yes I am alive, still breathing, healthy, I have a job, clothes on my back, food on my plate and a roof above my head. No matter how difficult these things are to retain, I…… Continue reading On Tripping Mode…
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
English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton wrote this in 1839. He came to understand that the written word had the power to destroy, to influence in both destructive or positively life-enhancing ways the society around him. This gives ordinary folk like you and me a great life-time challenge. How do we find our own unique writing…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 1
Happy Thursday! Do you prefer to read ebooks or paper books? Submit your vote and write your reason in the comments!
You’re ready to become the ultimate writer. You have so many crazy ideas, and inspirations drawn from many of your favorite authors, novels, movies, and whatnots. You sit down, and try to pen down the first word that comes to your mind, and that’s when you come to face the ultimate question that would decide…… Continue reading How To Find A Plot Line For Your Story?
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
Welcome fellow creators! Do you dream of taking your passion and creating a new future, but something holds you back? You’re not alone. And yes, it is possible… Read on to be inspired, and hopefully, by the end of the post you’ll have the motivation to finally get started.
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!
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
I took a brief time away from blogging to come back to a new WordPress. It seems that there are new ways to write, edit and add features to your work. How does everyone like it?