Manifestation: Developing a Blogging Practice Makes Perfect

Julie Weckerlein will be speaking on The Write Brain: Essential Blog Content Development Workshop panel at BlogHer's 2011 conference on August 5, 2011. It's an extended session running through two afternoon time slots, from 1:15 to 4pm; Julie's "Manifestation" portion of the workshop starts at 3:15pm.  On a late summer evening in 2001, I was seated in a dark corner of my then-fiancé's living room in Erlangen, Germany, silhouetted by the blue glare of his family's ancient HP monitor.I hit "publish" on my first introductory entry, and thus officially began a personal, and ultimately professional, blogging career that's spanned a whole decade and an entire globe.It's pretty safe to say I've blogged about all sort of topics in just about every environment possible.In 2003, I typed out pregnancy updates from the cluttered office of my Italian townhouse, my first home as a married woman. Busted! Micro-blogging from DisneyWorld, Summer 2009. ...more

Amazing post! My problems start when I think of who would be interested in what I'm writing. I ...more

What inspires you to blog in the first place?

I can't remember a time when I wasn't documenting.There was a journal in elementary school. Scrapbooks in high school.Even when I went through basic military training for the Air Force, I carried with me a tiny reporter's notebook and a ballpoint pen in one of my cargo pockets, scribbling down the things our training instructors yelled at us and my fitness scores....more

Julie!!!! I created an account just to say I'm really excited to read your advice. I'm different ...more