Category Archives: writing

Being a ballsy blogger.

I’ve never been a risk taker. At all. But there’s one exception–blogging. I take a lot of risks when I write and often post things that are: 1. Extremely personal and potentially embarrassing 2. Controversial and potentially incendiary 3. Unpopular … Continue reading

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What to do the next time you can’t think of what to blog about.

Take a nap. It works for me about 90% of the time. Usually I wake up with at least one great idea for a blog post. When I got home from work tonight, I had no idea what to write … Continue reading

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Why I blog.

I read a very interesting article today called Pimping for Likes (thanks again to Opinionated Man, I found another great new blog to follow).  The post addresses the all too common frustrations we bloggers experience when our Likes, views or … Continue reading

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34 rules for kick-ass writing.

I didn’t make these rules; they come from this post. But they got a laugh from me and I hope you enjoy them too. 34 Rules For Kick ass Writing 1. Verbs HAS to agree with their subjects. 2. Prepositions … Continue reading

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20 ways to lose followers.

As a blogger, I admit I’m guilty of doing some of these things myself.  So I’m writing this  post as a reminder to myself to stop doing these things, and hope other bloggers can take away something from this list … Continue reading

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Stream of consciousness blogging.

  Credit: Paulinasaurus You might think you have nothing interesting to say, but that’s a big fat lie you tell yourself. Ever have those random weird thoughts that just come out of nowhere? Write about them. Even if you think … Continue reading

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Is your prose too “purple”?

One of my worst habits as a writer is a tendency to write “purple prose.” According to Wikipedia, purple prose is: […]text that is so extravagant, ornate, or flowery as to break the flow and draw excessive attention to itself. … Continue reading

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Walls of words.

Nothing will make me avoid reading a post quicker than a long wall of words, unbroken even by paragraphs. I don’t care how well written your post otherwise is, I don’t care how cutting edge or educational or interesting or … Continue reading

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The first sign of spring.

It’s just like old times! I just counted, and this weekend I made 10 new posts (11 if I count this one), most of them original content. I don’t think I’ve written that much in a few months. It seems … Continue reading

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Nano Poblano 2015: dead in the water.

I won’t be able to post a “I Survived Nano Poblano 2015” sticker in my sidebar this year because I didn’t make it through even the first week of November. Last November, I posted 85 blog posts, mostly original articles. … Continue reading

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