Confessions of a burned out blogger

I haven’t been blogging for a while, except for occasional Share Your World posts.  Oh, I’ve wanted to.  I’ve missed you.  I know I still have old friends to play with and new friends to meet.  But the truth is that I burned myself out and needed a break. Some of you have commented that…

Holding back the waves

For me, the hardest part about blogging is picking one idea and sticking to it.  Once I start typing the words, ideas start hitting me like waves.  I love sitting on the beach, watching the waves rolling in… rolling in…. rolling in…  It’s mesmerizing.  They never stop.  Wonderful for meditation, horrible idea for blogging.  Once…

Blogging is expensive!

Once you figure out what you’re doing, blogging can be great fun… meeting new people, exploring new worlds, improving your content and watching your numbers climb.  What isn’t there to love about it?  The problem is that blogging is also addictive, and therein lies the rub.  It can get expensive! Sure, you start out with…

Of the importance of personal stories

None of us want to be alone. If I could go back in my life, with all the wisdom I have now, I would unite the world through story.  Stories from people.  Stories about the times of their lives. I think that’s why genealogy has become so popular in the United States.  So many of…

The Loneliness Generation

I am becoming increasingly interested in this subject. How can we be so connected and also so alone? The restaurant scene you describe is one I often see when I’m in the city… everyone sitting together but isolated in their internet bubble. I live in the country where families still talk with each other during…

Writing Your Life – New Ideas

When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen. If I were to write a book about crafting memoir, that would be the first thing I would tell everyone.  How true, not just in the writing of your memoir, but in how you live your life. But this is part…

9 Best Reasons to Blog

If you read my blog from yesterday, you’ll know that I’m still seeking a vision for the blog.  Something to make it fun.   Don’t get me wrong, I love writing.  When I did NaNoWriMo a couple of years ago, I wrote a mystery novel in fewer than thirty days because I was enjoying the…