The Value of Networking

Do you participate in networking with other writers or freelancers in other areas of specialization? In my experience, networking has made significant differences in my productivity, my time management, and my overall sense of “community” with like-minded people. Let’s face it, everyone needs encouragement from time to time. Accountability partners provide a valuable service, as … Read more

National Clean Off Your Desk Day – aka DeClutter!

Really, there seems to be a day for everything – and according to the Ultimate Blog Challenge suggestion for today, it is National Clean Off Your Desk Day!!  Ironically enough, this topic was the focus for at least a couple different writing groups, as well.   It makes sense. Even when you try your best … Read more

National Hobby AND Hot Tea Month – How Convenient!

Happy National Hobby Month – oh, and Happy Hot Tea Month! How convenient that they both occur in the same month! While I occasionally partake certain other beverages, hot tea is definitely my drink of choice, especially during cold New England winters. I frequently sip tea while planning my next project, or refill my tea … Read more

Check Out Etsy for Quality Handmade Items

I’m participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge again, since it helped me get started on blogging regularly LAST year and I needed the motivation to get going with it again THIS year. I was happy to use today’s suggestion to talk about online retailing sites such as Etsy. I admit to being rather biased, since … Read more

What Are You Doing for YOU This Year?

That may sound like a selfish title or idea – but it really isn’t. Think about it – if you do all you can to take care of yourself, it means you will be a better person for all those people in your life who care about you. Pay attention to your health. Work on … Read more