The Power of Finding a Writing Community

I love taking online courses, and I've recently discovered how much fun it can be to teach online courses, as well. Over at The HerStorires Project, we just wrapped up our second online writing course—Write Your Way to a Better Blog—and we learned so much while teaching it....more

How to Self-Publish Your Book: The Musical

The world of self-publishing has opened a lot of doors to bloggers. It's by no means easy, but it is attainable if you have the right tools.  I learned a lot about self-publishing at the BlogHer '13 conference this year; in fact, it was the first time I ever seriously considered self-publishing. And just five months later, I have an actual book -- a book! -- to hold in my hands. ...more
Thank you Stephanie, for the outstanding advice. My best friend and I have just self-published a ...more

My Husband Hates My Blog

I know a lot of bloggers who describe their husbands as their "biggest fans." I have always been so jealous of these women. My husband was a fantastic cheerleader when my blog began humbly nearly 14 months ago. And then it began to evolve, taking on a life of its own that I could have never predicted.  My blog slowly became the "other man" in my life, and my husband did not appreciate it. ...more
Husbands nowadays are jealous. they want Full Attention and your right prioritize your family firstmore

The Awkward Blogger

I began blogging in June 2012. As I started my blog, Mommy, For Real, I simultaneously read several books and numerous articles about blogging, particularly those featuring “mommy bloggers.” Over and over it was made clear that the way to have a successful readership was by putting yourself out there and interacting with other bloggers. Taking a deep breath, I began to do just that. ...more
I used to blog when MSN had their Spaces accounts, and I had a whole little world of "friends" ...more