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
Hahaha! Love it. *rushes off to investigate Microblog Mondays and tiny posts*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

"We Were Strangers Once, Too." The President, Immigration, and Me

Last night, I turned on the television to prepare for Scandal and saw the President (Obama, not Fitz) talking about immigration. Did you watch it, too? If you didn’t catch it, here is the whole thing from C-Span (it was just 15 minutes).There were a few things that he said which reminded me of my own family and how we got here. It reminded me why my parents immigrated and why so many others immigrated here to the United States....more

Nov 21 - NO TOUCHY

das coffee potOr I will breaky das fingers!Zu recht?  Zu recht!DankeAuf Wiedersehen*Inspired by today's NaBloPoMo Prompt: What is the one appliance you can't live without?...more

5 Things We Learned from Solange's Wedding

This past weekend, Solange Knowles (now Ferguson) taught all of us a thing or two about wedding planning and how to shine on your special day. I have been a fan of hers for years because she has always exuded an eclectic spirit and seemed very happy with herself. Her wedding day was no exception.   ...more

My morning routine

It’s so funny, after having nothing to post about yesterday, I found myself interested in a post my friend Phyllis of Napkin Hoarder wrote about her morning routine. She noted a recent article published by Forbes magazine on The Morning Routine of 12 Women Leaders.  I loved Phyllis’s point of view from an “average women’s morning”....more

Why I'm afraid of Ebola

 Photo by Ryan McGuire of Gratisography. Used with permission.On an airplane, I’m that person. The one who immediately upon boarding pulls out a Wet Wipe (or two) and disinfects all the hard surfaces I might touch during the flight....more

My Five Truths and One Lie

I’m participating in NaBloPoMo, a writing exercise that involves writing a blog every day for the month of November. Yesterday a sassy group of midlife women bloggers wrote five facts and one lie about their lives and we had to guess which comment was the lie.Here are my comments and the revealed lie:...more

A Productive Day!

There are some days when you wish to give yourself a pat on the back. Today was one such day for me. I accomplished a lot of work  and the best part is that that I'm still feeling fresh and energetic at the end of the day, and peacefully writing my daily blog especially for Nablopomo.Touchwood!! ( I'm not really superstitious -just a wee bit!). What all did I accomplish? Here it goes--...more

Mango's Reflections

I was eating a mango that I hadn't tasted since many years. The last time I did, I was on top of a mango tree and caught it myself. Many sweet and adventurous memories crossed my mind of days spent with friends, and some of them are still part of my life.These memories made me think of a special word best suited to describe what I felt. A word most people asked me to explain....more

Is the Creation All An Illusion?

I have a very dear friend who is a self-described Buddhist leaf-on-the-wind. He is one of the kindest people I know and he earnestly strives to love and give without attachment or selfishness. I love him and admire him, I honor his sincerity on his spiritual path, but he does have one habit that kind of bugs me....more

I’m In Love With My Flat Iron

It’s true. For a girl who had a Roseanne Roseannadanna perm in her 20s, it’s hard to believe my favorite appliance is, in fact, my flat iron. She even has her own travel case....more