There Is Never Enough Time, But There Is Now
Lisa Sadikman on raising her daughter: “This is when I feel myself expand, just a little, into the space she’s left behind. There are hours now when I am finally able to twirl in a circle of my own without scraping motherhood’s walls.”
Who Are You Online? (My Travel Writing Reality)
“I sometimes feel like we collect different versions of ourselves — and in an effort to fit amongst a particular crowd we pull one of those selves from the pack, like a magician mid-card trick.” Flora at Flora the Explorer contemplates her blogging and social media presence.
The Space That Blogging Provides: Readers Respond
Readers tell us why they blog.
“I Want to Read about People”: On Why We Follow Blogs
Jeff Cann reflects on what “following” means to him.
“I want to read about goals, dreams, fears, foibles and achievements. I want to read about you. I want to read about real people blossoming and withering. Growing and shriveling. Experiencing life . . . and death.”
Susan Briscoe on the gift she received the day of her diagnosis: “I have reclaimed that gift of acceptance. Living in a way that is true to me means accepting and fully embracing this experience so that I can do my best to transform it into something positive.”
Writer’s Block, Rainy Days, and 1,000 Followers
Blogger Sherina on finding what to say to her (growing) audience: “Something is better than nothing; as many writers have noted, you can’t edit a blank page.”
Andi Diehn on Her Blog: “My Brain Works Better When I Write Here”
For Andi Diehn, her blog provides a much-needed space for reflection.
“Because when the going gets tough, the tough go traveling.” #CancerRoadTrip is Pat Wetzel’s mission for health and healing.
I Am The Tree
Wisdom from Colleen at The Chatter Blog:
“I was the seed. Planted by purpose or design or reason.
Once planted it took some time to burst out of the shell.”
A Rainbow for Moonbeam
“I got to thinking:
Say something that will let her close that door and move on.
I got to thinking:
Say something that will let you close that door and move on.”
Musings from Terah van Dusen on her mother.
Write Along with Me
In preparation for a writing conference, writer and ex-nurse Lois Roelofs reads and shares what she’s learned from Phillip Lopate’s Writing Personal Essays: On the Necessity of Turning Oneself into a Character.
David Deitrick remembers being care-free: “No sputtering four-stroke internal combustion engines — just the thrum of the kite string and slow dance that comes from manipulating the string to gain altitude or change direction.”
(Not) Talking About Our Big Goals: Readers Respond
Readers share their thoughts on talking — or not talking — about big goals.
Who Are You Writing For? Blogger Val Boyko Looks Beyond the “Like” Button
A long-time blogger offers advice to more recent arrivals on the scene.
Personal Musings Filter