Some of the stuff I’ve been writing about on my blog has felt a little bit heavy recently, so I thought I’d just take a moment and share something I’ve been meaning to for a while: When I first started blogging back in 2012, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, or if anyone … More A way of giving back (free photos!)
“I have been away. I have often thought of how to begin this blog again after a long hiatus and then more time would pass and there it stood waiting for me to speak, write, and reach out. The reason for my silence is the same reason for beginning this blog. Living with chronic illness … More A Returning
It occurred to me recently that I really haven’t talked much about my progress towards becoming a physical therapist on this blog. So, if you’re curious, here’s my deal: I have a Bachelor’s degree in the humanities. My concentration was social theory, with an emphasis on gender studies. My goals, when I was in college, were focused … More The road to physical therapy school
And one foot pointing toward my dreams… I haven’t been able to write as much as I’d like recently, because I’ve been busy focusing on my real-world exploits: specifically, earning money for grad school. It’s hard to find the right balance. Follow your dreams and the money will come, they say. But when your dreams … More One foot in the real world…
This is the question that has consumed me recently: how do people take their most precious and guarded memories, and spin them into stories, unfurling them to the world? It seems so easy when other people do it– when you read a famous, heart-wrenching novel for class, and analyze its themes. “I could do that,” … More Reading List: Vulnerability
I’ve noticed something about myself, since I started this blog. I love, love, love sharing my writing with others, and forming connections. Every time I have a meaningful moment on here– let’s say I publish a particularly personal post, and people really respond to it– I’m exhilarated. I get totally fired up. I start planning … More Fear of authenticity
I have recently discovered the most amazing blog: “para las fridas,” by C. Luepkes, and I really think you all should check it out. The following quote is from C.’s post “A Returning,” in which she describes her decision to return to her blog again following an absence. I identify with every word, and of … More A blog you have to check out: Para Las Fridas
So, you may have noticed that I haven’t written very much recently. Since I started my blog, my policy was generally only to write if things were going well– or at least, to only highlight the positive. The Internet is tricky. We’re all still figuring out– and as we figure it out, it’s constantly changing. … More To Be Professional, or Authentic?
When I first started blogging, I had no idea if anyone would actually read what I had written. I tried out all different types of posts, including more journal-like entries, pictures, and recipes, as I tried to figure out what type of blog mine would be. Hitting “Publish” on each one of those early posts … More Favorite Posts from My First Year of Blogging: Part One
Kristen Lamb: Entropy is Real Some great advice for bloggers on how to build a “brand.” “The world does not reward perfection, it REWARDS FINISHERS. It rewards DOERS. What are we doing?”
You know those people who come along and “like” something on your blog, but when you go to check out their blog you don’t find a blog, but a website trying to sell you up for some kind of marketing scheme? I’ve come to think of this as “like-spamming”– the people who seem to go … More Another blogging public service announcement: “Like-spamming”
Hi everyone… you might have noticed that I’ve been changing the theme/layout of my blog a lot recently. I mostly liked the way it looked with the Twenty-Ten theme, except I thought the black bar at the top where all the page titles were listed was extremely ugly. So I finally purchased the Custom Upgrade … More Seeking your opinion on my blog layout
When I first started this blog, I promised myself I wouldn’t get into any political issues on it. I actually love discussing politics and current events, but in this space, I want to help people regardless of their political views. However, this blog means a lot to me personally, and I have poured a lot … More My thoughts on the Boston Marathon Bombings
When I was younger, I did a lot of memoir-type creative writing. It helped me process a lot of the things I went through as a teen, and at first I thought maybe it could help others to read it. As time went on and I got older, I started to feel like maybe no … More Inspiration: Marina and the Diamonds
Today I learned that there are malevolent sites out there that will show up in your “Referrers” section. Their owners are hoping you will click on the link to their site… and then they will hit you with malicious code. If you see a site with a weird name among your Referrers (for me it … More Blog Owners– Beware of Malevolent Referring Sites!