Add All of Your Blog Posts to November's Open Thread

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! In fact, we're going to be culling out some great posts from the list below and paying you to feature them ...more

Sign Up for November's NaBloPoMo

If you're posting for NaBloPoMo every day in November, add your name to our 2014 blogroll to share your work and enter to win prizes! Just fill out the NaBloPoMo Blogroll Form. Make sure you've selected NOVEMBER, and only submit your blog once, ...more

Join the Big Online Blogging Celebration That is November's NaBloPoMo

Join NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) on this November, and commit to post every single day this month! Every November, thousands of bloggers commit to posting daily. But it's about much more than getting that post up—it's ...more

Add Your Posts to the October Open Thread

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more

Sign Up for October's NaBloPoMo

The theme for October is CRUNCH. ...more

How NaBloPoMo Feels... in 16 Pictures

This month is the largest National Blog Posting Month. If you are wondering what it is like to do NaBloPoMo, here's an explanation in 16 pictures. ...more
That's awesome. And so true. I'm just learning gifs, and I think the hardest part is finding ...more

Writers Need Feedback: The Difference Between Blog Posts and Books

I once had lunch with a writer, someone I knew well from high school, who had brought her play for me to read while I was sitting in front of her. The play was cleverly written; it was a roman à clef – or, perhaps more properly, une pièce de theatre à clef. It was about office politics that she had experienced, and there was a vampire replete with cape and the other accoutrements of vampiredom. ...more
I agree with you about the need for feedback and I hear what others are saying about the pros ...more

How to Find Your Authentic Voice

When I was in elementary school, I declared that I'd be a writer. By high school, though, I was sure I'd go to law school. That too, changed over the years. In college, I had a professor ask me to consider switching my major to English because she enjoyed my writing so much; it would be a "waste of time" to pursue anything else. I wondered if she was high. (To be clear, I hadn't yet declared a major, so, perhaps I was high. No, really. Maybe I was. It was the late '90s and I don't need your judgment. Great, now I'm off track.) ...more
Love your post! I can so relate. Thank you for sharing. I couldn't agree more. Especially, the ...more

A bird in the hand - a parable for our times

I heard a story at a school assembly many years ago.A sly young man approached an elder and said, "I know you have wisdom and know all things. I hold in my hands, behind my back, a small bird. Tell me, wise one, is the bird alive or dead?"The wise master knew that he was being set up and so he thought very deeply for some time.He knew if he said dead, the young man would bring his cupped hands forward and release the bird alive....more

Erin's Nest

 On Last week’s Bubble Hour podcast the topic was “people pleasing and surviving the holidays”. Despite some wonky screw ups at the opening of the show (gotta love live-to-air recordings!), the episode was full of great insights from our guests. If you are dreading the holidays ahead, it is worth a listen (or two)....more


This is a blog I wrote back in July before I moved to Tampa. I guess I liked the city enough to move here: ...more


Today it is very dark and raining. Having SAD makes days like this challenging. I have been sticking to my 6,000 I.U. of Vitamin D, light therapy, combined with group therapy, and psychiatry.I want to share what I wrote yesterday in my personal notebook. ...more

Taking A Short Day for Mockingjay: The Hunger Games Trilogy

November 20, 2014 Busy day today! I’m trying to zip through as many tasks as I can this morning, because I’m taking the rest of the afternoon off! Why am I being so decadent on a Thursday, you ask? Cause I’m going to see The Hunger Games Trilogy in the theatres! ...more

What About 2015? Planning ahead. Part 2

Hello!Today I will share with you the second part of this short Marketing Plan tutorial. Yesterday we obtained a pretty accurate view of our industry, its path, its pace, and its trends. And we have compared that with our 2014 performance, so it is very likely we already know which direction we have to focus in order to grow our business.Step #3: Set up your own general goals. These can be easily set answering to the following questions:...more

The Story of My Life (Not the One Direction song)

If your life were a movie, what would its soundtrack be like? What songs, instrumental pieces, and other sound effects would be featured on the official soundtrack album?...more

8 Great Geek Gifts

As my girls grow up, I plan on telling them that they need to pay more attention to the smart boys than the jocks. They need to go for the geeks. Maybe I feel that way because I was secretly a geek growing up, trying to hide it and fit in. Or, perhaps it is because I married a science nerd. He was the shy, quiet geek in school that the girls ignored. Now, Chris is a smart, amazing man and incredible husband and father. Who can beat that?...more

Thanksgiving disasters

Today I was prompted to write about the one appliance I couldn't live without. Snooze fest.My radio show was chatting about worst Thanksgiving stories. And lo and behold. I have a few....more

Beauty Science Exotic Beauty Beads

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