Today, I am 30 days into my “100 Days of Creative Self-Care!
You may remember that part of my plan for this project was to write and submit my writing fearlessly. I’m happy to say that within this first trimester, I am already reaping the rewards. In addition to writing something every day (whether I publish it or not), I have been consistently writing on Medium and mustered up the courage to submit a few stories to popular publications. I am now a “Top Writer” on Medium in the “This Happened to Me” category. Continue reading “I’m a Little Bit of a Big Deal on Medium”
I am beyond THRILLED to announce that I will be speaking at this years, BlogHer “Experts Among Us” Conference in Los Angeles!
To return to the conference that launched the BlogRollers and, by extension, my entire career as a blogger is so surreal. To return as a speaker is… well… unreal! I’m no stranger to speaking at blogger/social media conferences, but BlogHer has always been “the BIGGIE” for me. Frankly, I never thought I’d ever speak there. And definitely not now after such a long time “out of the game.”
Most of you may remember, I took some time off between 2012 and 2015 to assess what I really wanted (and needed) in this digital space. What I discovered was that “writing” is why I started blogging in the first place… and it’s what I wanted (and needed) to get back to. Who knew that the folks at BlogHer would find this to be a suitable (and timely) Open Lab topic for their attendees.
BlogHer’s Open Labs are designed to give the attendees hands-on access to experts who’ll answer questions and help sharpen skills. It’s different than a typical conference session. No podium. No panel. No formal presentation. No lecture. It’s more like a collaborative “workshop” with a discussion and an exchange of ideas. Completely right up my alley!
I’m excited to lead my Open Lab “You’ve been blogging so long, you’ve forgotten how to write” at this conference! I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences as a writer and a blogger and managing the space between the two. If you are attending the conference, I hope to see you there!
I open my inbox to find that one of my MODE stories has been featured…
My story headline was the email newsletter subject!!
28,500 views… and counting…
Self-doubt and external naysayers… y’all can go have a seat in the corner!
My MODE Stories
To destroy in order to create. Clearing land of trees. Demolishing a structure to build a new one… a better one.
It’s what starting over is all about. You can’t have a fresh start when there is dirt still swept under the rug. The slate isn’t clean until it has been erased.
This action cannot be undone.
I’ve been pressing “cancel” for too long. Pressing cancel means not moving forward… not embracing the need for change. Continue reading “Life After Delete”
It’s interesting that I drug myself kicking and screaming to digital journalling… ended up falling in love with it… only to be reunited again with pen and paper. While on my digital sabbatical (i.e. going “off the grid” for an extended period of time), I wrote by hand the whole time. When I came back, I was completely torn between digital and “analog” writing. Continue reading “Hold My Handwriting”