Want To Get Published? Don't Be Afraid To Pitch

If you want to write things somewhere other than your own blog, learning to pitch your ideas effectively is key. ...more
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Sorry For Being a Crappy Blogger

I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize for being such a crappy blogger. I'm sure right now there are about four or five of you saying, "oh my God, don't say that, you are amazing and the sun doesn't shine till you wake up in the morning!" And to you four, I would like to say thank you, you're the real heroes. But yes, I have been a crappy blogger. ...more
I have also been a crappy blogger, so you're not alone. But, as soon as my daughter goes back to ...more

How Do You Know Where Your Audience is Hanging Out Online?

So, you're blogging but you don't know where your readers are coming from. Maybe you don't even know if you have more readers than your mom. (Hi, mom!) How do you reach your readers if you have no clue where they're hanging out? ...more
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Six years in the blogosphere: The Blue Muse in review

Seems like just yesterday that I typed my Maiden Voyage post, launching the Blue Muse on August 3, 2009 as a mechanism to share my split-state doctoral journey. Now 882 posts later, I'm reflecting on where I started (sweet, picture-less commentaries on life between Sacramento and Cactus Land) and where I am now (diversifying into not one, not two, but three separate blog spaces)....more

I am a Blogger and am not ashamed of it!

Just a few days back one of my friends (a school teacher) and I were discussing the serious proposition of opening a publishing house and throwing open a plethora of opportunities for young writers. In the process, we ended up discussing books, trash authors and e-books. The moment I had mentioned “e-books” to her as a possible means of establishing our brand names as future writers, she almost pounced back over the phone-- “the concepts of e-books and blogging are the least appealing to me....more

The first of many posts...

So let me get right down to it...I was a teen mom.  I had my first-born child at the age of eighteen.  I gave birth to my son four months after I graduated High School in the year 1997.  I was frightened beyond belief, overwhelmed, ashamed, and excited all at the same time.  I had the weight of the world on my shoulders and felt an immediate sense of responsibility.  The irony of the situation was that I was a child having a child. ...more

My Blogging Identity Crisis

My name is Cara, and I am the creator and author of CaraMiaWhy, a Wellness/Lifestyle  blog. I am a health research and promotion professional, completing my PhD in Health Psychology, living in the Bronx, New York with my husband and three girls.On CaraMiaWhy, I share tips and stories based on my own research and experiences on topics such as: wellness, homeopathic health/beauty, motherhood, relationships, emotional health and of course fashion and style. On first site, you may think that this blog has an identity crisis..ok, maybe a little,  but let me explain….....more

Me & Words

I like words.  I am a person who has millions of thoughts running through my head a day.  I love music, lyrics more specifically.  I've always loved writing (which is pretty ironic once you get to know my story).  I love reading.  I just love words.  They can be so powerful....more

Did You Know That Acceptance of Yourself Can Crack Your Spirit

 “Dare to be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not and to believe in your own individuality.” ~Henri-Frederic AmielDoesn’t it feel good to be accepted as ourselves?...more

Nine Reasons Why BlogHer15 was Outstanding

Just got home from Blogher15 in New York City — the biggest annual women’s blogging conference in the industry....more