Sometimes you read a blog post and you think Yeah! Really Yeah! And then you bookmark it and walk away, never to look at it again. I’m changing that about me today. Once a month I curate my five favorite blog posts here. I summarize them, tell you why I loved them and how they helped me. It’s all you from there. Happy blog reading! Send me a link to your favorite blog post in the comments, or your own blog if you like. Thanks for stopping by. There is no particular order.
On With The Show
(Article by A M Carley, posted on JaneFriedman.com) Carley offers some great thoughts on how much to share and how to decide. We live in an increasingly public world where many personal details that might have once been considered too personal to share are subject to data leaks and tell-all-expos. We need to decide what we want to share about ourselves and then work to protect ourselves. Carley suggests figuring out our target audience and crafting ourselves as a character that they can connect with. She offers this advice not to hide secrets from our readers but instead to encourage us to “go public by design.”
(by Seth Godin) I love Seth Godin. His blogs are pithy and amusing and quick to read. I use Feedly to follow him as I do all the blogs I read regularly. Yes I know there is a better app to use. No I can’t remember the name of it nor have I spent time learning it. Read Seth. He’ll make you think. He’ll make you smile. He’s worth the 2 minutes. I promise.
(Article by Becca Puglisi, posted on Writers helping Writers) This is one of my favorite blogs that I follow, well one of about 30 favorites. Seriously, they offer great content. In fact I had to replace one of my curated articles because I didn’t want to offer 2 posts from the same blog, even if they were different authors. Check out my Pinterest board, great blogs I’ve read for more. Becca takes the mystery out of residency programs and I’m so excited to do this! I can’t, not until my daughter drives because I’m currently her only way to get to work, but once she’s driving you can bet I’ll be looking deeper into these. I’ll blog about it too.
(Article by Lucy V Hay, posted on bang2write) My first thought when I read this was “only 5?” Then I saw TOP 5 and it made so much more sense. It doesn’t matter where you are in your writing career, or any career in fact, fear is real. We all worry that we aren’t adding up, holding up our end of the bargain, or fulfilling our roles sufficiently. Except for maybe Loki, IronMan, and Jason Bourne. I’m pretty sure they don’t have any fears. Check out these top five and rest easy that you are not alone.
(by Jami Gold) I love Jami. I love her blog. She’s in my top favorite blogs also, all 1000 of them. Not only is she honest and real, she’s helpful too. I learned some of my best writing lessons on her blog. In this post she offers some great, and real, thoughts on how chronic issues can affect your writing career and lead to burnout. And she offers some great thoughts and strategies for working through them. The best part? She doesn’t tell you to do as she does. She openly admits that some of the strategies she lists don’t work for her. She just offers them to you, and she asks you to offer yours to her.
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