Tag: blogging

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…

Will Write for Gum

Publishing on other sites is great especially on curated sites where there is a chance that a piece could become an editor’s pick and get featured to a wider audience than would ordinarily frequent an individual’s blog. By publishing on other sites, I don’t…

About Generosity in Blogging

I’m working on being a more generous blogger. This means reading, liking and promoting the work of other writers. Why is this so hard for me? My first answer is that I’m a competitive person. That’s an easy answer. It’s like answering “I work…

Where Do You Draw Your Blogging Line?

Who reads what you write and does it matter? Yesterday, my cousin, a brilliant guy, several years older than me, who travels the country attending conferences and making speeches because, he claims, he can’t sell his business and retire, although I’m pretty sure he…

Meet Mr. Jones

Blogging involves a fair amount of risk-taking. So it’s tempting to hedge one’s bets. Taking a risk in one venue but not in another. Encouraging some people to read and follow and hoping others don’t. But the great writers of the world don’t write…

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