Why You Might Choose to Start a Blog Anonymously

Why I Choose to Blog Anonymously

Starting a blog is a scary thing. You’re putting yourself out there for the whole world to see.  All eyes are on you. Will anyone read it? Will anyone take you seriously? And if they do take you seriously, will they hate everything you’ve written? There are so many great bloggers out there … how can you possibly compete with their awesome-ness? What if one of them reads your stuff and calls you a fraud — or what if NO ONE reads your stuff??? Aaaaccckkkk!!!!!! You open yourself up to such intense criticism, who knows if you will ever recover.     …

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Talk to Your Kids About Credit Cards & Debt

surveys for cash

My son went shopping yesterday for a new bathing suit. He came home with a new Speedo, and a department store credit card. First, let me clarify that the Speedo is a pair of swim trunks, and not the piece of stretchy material that is typically imagined when one thinks of a Speedo. Now that we have that particular visual addressed, I’ll get back to the issue at hand — his first credit card. My son is a recent college graduate. He’s 22 years old, so clearly an adult who can make his own choices. And yet, I feel extremely protective (and …

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7 Ways to Help Someone with Social Anxiety

So this post is going to be a little different … I don’t have much to say about making or saving money. I don’t have helpful tips on how to build your blog. I have no courses or affiliates to recommend.  This post is different, because yesterday was a really tough day for me. Yes, I said that heinous word “me” — instead of “you”. Because when you start a blog, it’s all about the audience, and I get that. You’re not supposed to talk about yourself, because strangers aren’t particularly interested in your life — They visit your blog to …

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Waxing Poetic on the Logistics of Writing

woman typing on laptop

Please excuse my ramblings…you’ve gotta start somewhere! The Background First off, I’m a writer. While it is not by profession, or by trade — it is by necessity. I need to write things down. I make lists. Prioritize.  I lay the options out on a page. Shuffle things around. Tweak. Expand. Reword. And hit the “undo” button many, many times.   The Purpose On occasion, I’ve entertained the thought of becoming a writer — of something. A book, an article, a memoir. My life’s work — or the reason I was put on this earth — to influence others? teach …

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