Tag: blogging

The Gift of Writing Everyday

Yesterday at lunch I was trying to explain to a friend of mine how writing every day changes one’s day. “Because you’re always looking at things as potential blog posts?” she said. No, that’s not it. I tried to explain how writing every day,…

2,000 Rocks

For a person who can’t seem to water plants regularly, I’ve kept this blog going an amazingly long time. This right here is my 2,000th post. In 10 years. Yes, some of them were repeats – why not re-air a good piece that no…

Rinse and Repeat

I like being around people talking about writing but when I am I feel like a freak. Everyone is writing a book. The book is making them crazy. They’ve been trying to finish the book for ten years but this year they’re getting back…

Advent 2: Self Improvement Plan

I don’t really have one. In the morning I think I’m a dysfunctional wreck. By noon, I’m slaying dragons. Or the other way around. I don’t have a consistent view of myself, my purpose, my utility, or my place in the world. I read…

9 Things I Know After 9 Years of Blogging

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June will mark nine years since I started Red’s Wrap. But because someone asked me yesterday how long I had been blogging and I said “nine years,” it occurred to me that now would be a good time to blog about blogging. Even if…

My Writing Armistice

I’ve come to this conclusion: if the wars in your head ever stop, you’re done for. There have been a couple of wars going on in my head lately. One of them is about this blog. Do I write every day and suffer the…

Wrestling with the Concept of Brand

“What is your brand?” “You need to define your brand.” When I first heard about the pressing need to define one’s brand two years ago at the Type-A Parent conference in Atlanta, I pushed the concept aside. I wasn’t interested in monetizing my blog,…

Note to New Bloggers: What to Write About

Comparison is both the fuel and the death of creativity. Knowing that, I read just a few other blogs. Not all of them are terrific but they all have something unique. Artwork, humor, insight, style. Comparing my blog to theirs and to others highlighted…

The Coward’s Guide to Starting a Blog

  You’re not really a coward if you want to start a blog but are afraid to do it. I just said that to get your attention. I started my blog, Red’s Wrap, because I wanted to write about adoption, specifically from the perspective…

August Saturday Night

The thing about blogging is when you start doing stuff so you can blog about it, you’ve pretty much won the Disingenuous Derby and ought to go sit down. I’m not there yet but it hits me at various times of the day that…

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