blogging

Am I Too Old to Blog?

Am I too old to blog?

In exactly 7 months I will be 40 years old, but this is a question I first asked myself when I was 36.

I didn’t start to wonder if I were too old to blog because I was closer to 40 than 30. I started to ask myself this question because I came across a blogging contest that I thought I would be perfect for only to realize that it was only open to women under 35.

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15 Confessions: Blogging Edition

I can’t keep my own secrets. Perhaps this is an occupational hazard of being a writer. And perhaps this is why 15 Confessions is one of my favorite features of my blog.

In May, I shared a 15 Confessions post about cancer on WriteousBabe.com. It was quite the hit. I’m not sure I’ll ever top that one, honestly. But I’m pulling back the curtain once again, nonetheless.

Today I’m sharing 15 blogging confessions.

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Blog Like Everybody’s Reading

Last year I saw an Instagram post from Launch Pad Publishing that has stuck with me ever since. The graphic read, “Write like everybody’s reading.” And in the caption, Launch Pad Publishing stated, “Enough of the ‘dance like nobody’s watching’ business… Write like EVERYBODY’S reading and maybe they will.”

Yes! This!

I couldn’t wait to share this with the See Jane Write community, especially those working on books.

But, in a way, I believe this mindset applies even more to blogging. We bloggers need to blog like everybody’s reading.

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My Theme for the Month and Why You Should Have One, Too

July is here which means we’re halfway through this dumpster fire of a year. Like the rest of the world, I’m dealing with the emotional stress of living in a society plagued by two pandemics – COVID-19 and racism. And on top of that, I’m battling breast cancer.

As much as I want to cancel 2020, I can’t. So, I must find a way to survive it and perhaps even thrive in it instead.

So, my theme for the month is RESET.

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Are you a writer or a blogger?

Are you a writer or just a blogger?

I Googled this question the other day after watching an old YouTube video by Ianthia Smith on this topic.

Ianthia is a news reporter turned lifestyle blogger and in the video, she interviewed her former boss who has followed a similar path.

She shared that when she quit her reporting job to blog many of her peers looked down on her for that decision. Why would leave her journalism to be “just a blogger,” they wondered.

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