I started a blog as a release, a way to get my anxieties about motherhood out and share my story, and hopefully connect with other moms going through the same thing. I didn't start a blog to make money or make a new job for myself. To be honest, I wasn't looking for a new … Continue reading When Blogging Becomes Stressful
A good way to hold yourself accountable while trying to accomplish something is to be public about it, so I started the year by announcing I was writing a book about my IVF experience. We are six months into the year and I've actually made some progress! I finally wrote my intro and got some … Continue reading Holding Myself Accountable – Book Progress
I'm just going to come right out and say a lot of "Mom Blogs" annoy me. They are so bogged down with ads and giant photos that I can't even figure out where the article starts and ends, but I can figure out where to buy a Vitamix blender, save on auto insurance and get … Continue reading I Don’t Read Your Blog, and Here’s Why
I just saw on another blog that this weekend ends National Infertility Awareness Week. I had been planning on writing something for it, since I struggled for seven years off and on trying to conceive. Heck, I've even been planning to write a book about my experience since I blogged the entire thing in my … Continue reading From Infertility Blogger to Author, the First Step is the Hardest
It's true, I was in Playboy in college. But it wasn't from submitting pretty photos. I sent them words instead. I got my very first paid writing job my senior year, for Playboy Magazine. I was so excited that I saved my contract letter. How exactly I got this job, I can't even remember! I … Continue reading That One Time I Was in Playboy
I was reading an article called something like "8 Reasons Your Blog is Failing," not because I think my blog is failing, but because I was intrigued by what exactly they considered failing. One of the reasons mentioned was not having a focus or knowing why you blog, then they listed the possible reasons to … Continue reading Why Do You Blog?