Can Blogging Help You Reinvent Your Career?

It took nearly 18 years before I realized that science just wasn't my passion. I was good at it, I had a bright future in front of me, but every time I took a coveted day off, I found myself wanting more. In fact, what I found myself wanting was to write. So I turned what I wanted to do into a career. ...more
@cookingwithkary Kary, good luck on your new journey. Change can be scary, but exciting too, ... more

The 500 Blog Posts That Changed My Career

Sometime in June 2010, I pushed the "Publish" button on the 500th post on my blog. Those 500 blog posts changed my life – by helping me reinvent my career. In two and a half years, I went from stay at home mom to full-time journalist and blogger making a lot more than I ever did as a staff writer at a major daily newspaper. And it all happened because I blogged. ...more
@Sandwiched Love, love, love your transformation story - thanks for sharing. And you bring up a ... more

The 500 Blog Posts That Changed My Career

Sometime in June 2010, I pushed the "Publish" button on the 500th post on my blog. Those 500 blog posts changed my life – by helping me reinvent my career. In two and a half years, I went from stay at home mom to full-time journalist and blogger making a lot more than I ever did as a staff writer at a major daily newspaper. And it all happened because I blogged. ...more
@MauiShopGirl Talk about a right brain/left brain person, you're it! I've done a fair amount of ... more

The 500 Blog Posts That Changed My Career

Sometime in June 2010, I pushed the "Publish" button on the 500th post on my blog. Those 500 blog posts changed my life – by helping me reinvent my career. In two and a half years, I went from stay at home mom to full-time journalist and blogger making a lot more than I ever did as a staff writer at a major daily newspaper. And it all happened because I blogged. ...more
@mamawolfe Congratulations on the grant, that's fantastic! Thanks for sharing your story. ... more

The 500 Blog Posts That Changed My Career

Sometime in June 2010, I pushed the "Publish" button on the 500th post on my blog. Those 500 blog posts changed my life – by helping me reinvent my career. In two and a half years, I went from stay at home mom to full-time journalist and blogger making a lot more than I ever did as a staff writer at a major daily newspaper. And it all happened because I blogged. ...more
@fmaggi Great story, thanks for sharing. more

The 500 Blog Posts That Changed My Career

Sometime in June 2010, I pushed the "Publish" button on the 500th post on my blog. Those 500 blog posts changed my life – by helping me reinvent my career. In two and a half years, I went from stay at home mom to full-time journalist and blogger making a lot more than I ever did as a staff writer at a major daily newspaper. And it all happened because I blogged. ...more
@susanslade BlogHer also supports NaBloPoMo - which is happening now - as another way to hone ... more

The 500 Blog Posts That Changed My Career

Sometime in June 2010, I pushed the "Publish" button on the 500th post on my blog. Those 500 blog posts changed my life – by helping me reinvent my career. In two and a half years, I went from stay at home mom to full-time journalist and blogger making a lot more than I ever did as a staff writer at a major daily newspaper. And it all happened because I blogged. ...more
@Dana Damico Welcome to the club! Check out the Freelance section on the Greatest Hits page on ... more

The 500 Blog Posts That Changed My Career

Sometime in June 2010, I pushed the "Publish" button on the 500th post on my blog. Those 500 blog posts changed my life – by helping me reinvent my career. In two and a half years, I went from stay at home mom to full-time journalist and blogger making a lot more than I ever did as a staff writer at a major daily newspaper. And it all happened because I blogged. ...more
@susanslade Definitely stick with it - and consider joining the blogathon, which happens in May ... more

The World Ends in 2012 -- When I Lose My Dream Job of Mom

In 1980, I became a Mom. What I didn't know then is that 2012, according to Mayan calendar, is the year of "the end of the world." December 21st, to be exact. Despite theories to the contrary, I know they got the year right. they were just off by about 6 months. You see, no matter what the scientists, the alarmists, the globalists, the economists or theologists say about probabilities and likelihoods of cosmic mass destruction, I know that the world, as I know it, will end in June. My baby girl graduates from high school on June 4th, 2012....more
Right there with you - I've been Mom for 23 years and have seven more to go before the youngest ... more

In Recareering, What You Learn Today, You Earn Tomorrow

This Week in Kaplan University's Visionary Voices video series: To stay competitive in the workforce, you have to continually invest in your education -– especially if you're making a career change. Or as former U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman likes to say, "What you learn today is what you earn tomorrow." Watch the video now!...more
@Seanna Denee' Thank you so much for sharing this. If someone's trying to switch from one ... more