Take Your Writing to the Next Level with Shebooks & Good Housekeeping Contest

Have NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo got you thinking about trying your hand at longer pieces? Are you looking to break out of the online echo chamber of readers who already know you? Have you dreamed of being in an anthology or having your own ebook? Maybe it's time to try your hand at e-singles. ...more
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Take Your Writing to the Next Level with Shebooks & Good Housekeeping Contest

Have NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo got you thinking about trying your hand at longer pieces? Are you looking to break out of the online echo chamber of readers who already know you? Have you dreamed of being in an anthology or having your own ebook? Maybe it's time to try your hand at e-singles. ...more
Can someone send me the link to publishing with SheWrites. I like the option to publish smaller ... more

Did You Know You Need to Earn Money to Be Feminist?

Writer Elizabeth Wurtzel dropped a bomb on SAHMs this week with her Atlantic piece, "1% Wives Are Helping Kill Feminism and Make the War on Women Possible." The tagline? "Being a mother isn't a real job -- and the men who run the world know it." Despite The Atlantic being one of my favorite magazines and consistently putting out stellar editorial, my first reaction was, "What a load of crap!"...more
I think feminism is about embracing the reality of your situation and feeling empowered by your ... more

Walmart and Target Bloggers: The Worth of Your Blog

I am going to attempt to write a Swistle-like post, and it will likely not go that well, but I must try, because there is something that has been weighing on me about blogging, and some emails I get from some of you, which surprise me because my blog is little and tiny, but alas. Here is my message: the quality of your blog is not measured by the number of comments or followers or pageviews you get. ...more
 @thepsychobabble I wanted to be a Sam's Club blog! :)  I am happy now being a one of a ... more

Walmart and Target Bloggers: The Worth of Your Blog

I am going to attempt to write a Swistle-like post, and it will likely not go that well, but I must try, because there is something that has been weighing on me about blogging, and some emails I get from some of you, which surprise me because my blog is little and tiny, but alas. Here is my message: the quality of your blog is not measured by the number of comments or followers or pageviews you get. ...more
 @TruthsfromtheChaos This was a great comment.  I posted it to a twitter group I am involved ... more

Walmart and Target Bloggers: The Worth of Your Blog

I am going to attempt to write a Swistle-like post, and it will likely not go that well, but I must try, because there is something that has been weighing on me about blogging, and some emails I get from some of you, which surprise me because my blog is little and tiny, but alas. Here is my message: the quality of your blog is not measured by the number of comments or followers or pageviews you get. ...more
 @sharongreenthal Word! But isn't it nice thinking someone would pay us to write.  But I think ... more

Walmart and Target Bloggers: The Worth of Your Blog

I am going to attempt to write a Swistle-like post, and it will likely not go that well, but I must try, because there is something that has been weighing on me about blogging, and some emails I get from some of you, which surprise me because my blog is little and tiny, but alas. Here is my message: the quality of your blog is not measured by the number of comments or followers or pageviews you get. ...more
 @lowdawgs Yeah!  hunt and peck away!  those keys are so small. I actually don't text anymore ... more

Walmart and Target Bloggers: The Worth of Your Blog

I am going to attempt to write a Swistle-like post, and it will likely not go that well, but I must try, because there is something that has been weighing on me about blogging, and some emails I get from some of you, which surprise me because my blog is little and tiny, but alas. Here is my message: the quality of your blog is not measured by the number of comments or followers or pageviews you get. ...more
I loved this post.  I actually put the link into another blog post that Blog Her posted today in ... more

Online Piracy: Trusting the Good of the Community

What were my drawings are now out in the world. I can never predict which illustrated stories are going to hit a nerve, trigger a response. I hear from strangers, and see different sides of friends I already know. I have drawings in my notebook that no one’s ever seen. And without an audience, without community, they too are like friends I know in a very specific context. Who knows what new angles I'd see in them if they entered the online world? ...more
I am glad I found this article.  It both tempers my frustration and fuels it.  I have had a lot ... more

Trying to Be Optimistic About My Son's Brain Tumor

There are few scarier things than having sick children. Alison at An Ordinary Mom is trying to remain calm and optimistic in light of her son's recent diagnosis of a brain tumor. If you have time, go give this mom -- and son -- some love. ...more