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.


Making Friends As an Adult is Hard — Unless You’re a Blogger

Have you ever thought about how hard it is to make new friends as an adult? When we were kids we could just walk up to another kid on the playground and ask her if she wanted to join us on the monkey bars or the swings and a friendship was forged. Later you’d invite her over for a sleepover and you’d eat junk food, share secrets, or try to figure out how to put on makeup.

But once I traded pigtails for pencil skirts making new friends got tough — that is until I started blogging.


Is 2020 Too Late to Start a Blog?

As the holiday season approaches, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’ve accomplished this year. And I’ve realized that all of these things have happened because years ago I decided to start a blog.


How Your Blog Can Make You a Badass Babe

This week I got to write a story for one of my favorite local magazines. I was interviewed for a podcast. I got to meet with tourism bureaus who want to pay for me to travel to their cities. I got paid to help women write and see their writing in print. I got paid to blog for a woman-owned business that I love. And I had meetings for two potential partnerships that could allow me to have more impact and make more income in 2020.

I’m not going to lie — this week made me feel like a badass babe. But here’s the thing: I didn’t do anything this week that you can’t do, too.