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
Ashwini Well, BlogHer actually does one every month -- November is just the "big deal" one. I ...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

Black Friday Approaches

For the second time in 2 years, we'll be in the United States for that dubious holiday: "Black Friday". Like everyone, I love a good sale, and I appreciate the heck out of a good deal. Our goals this year are simple - we're looking for a decent price on an Xbox One package for Greg, and that's about it. I've got a couple of trips coming up in the next two months and I still don't have a full-time gig, so my Christmas this year will be frugal.That said, I've always got my eyes on Black Friday Deals. Can't help it......more

I Am Waiting: The New Primetime

I believe it was late Saturday night when I came across a writer’s post about her wish for Beyoncé’s new 7/11 video to “break the Internet.” Amidst the litany of frustrations making Beyoncé’s lighthearted and seemingly unscripted offering so welcome, including her teething baby and the offense of seeing a white woman’s behind glorified on a magazine cover, was a sentence about an unarmed black...more

Were You Born With It?

 The age-old question -- Are you born with a natural ability to sell?  Or is it learned?  Even though I have been in sales as long as I can remember, I can't answer that. ...more

Create a Rockin' Thanksgiving Kid's Table

Eating is fun but waiting on the meal is hard.  Here are some fun decorations and crafts to create a kids table that is rockin’ and keeps those little ones busy while you cook, clean, and attempt adult conversation.  ...more

Liebster Award

Liebster Blog Award I received a wonderful compliment on my blog a few days ago – a nomination for the Liebster Blog Award and I am delighted to accept!Thank you to LupeyLoops for nominating me. Please go to her blog to see more of the history of this award.As an award winner you must:Acknowledge and accept the Liebster Award by leaving a comment on the blog where you were nominated....more

NaBloPoMo Day TwentyFour: Doldrums

NaBloPoMo Day TwentyFour: In a Weird Place

So today has been a little weird. I’m listless, bored, yet, full of energy it would seem, as I’ve tried to take the easy way out and ooze into bed and sleep the day away, only to have fits and get up every 10 minutes....more

Is There Such a Thing Like a Comment's Guide for Blogging?

Is there a guide to post blog comments?  During the courses Blogging 101 and 201, we wondered what'd be the blogosphere etiquette and exchanged ideas on that. We shared what we individually accepted as the right behaviors and moved on....more