Tag Archives: Blogging

On writing.

February 10, 2016

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Do you hear voices when you write? Maybe not actual voices, but echos of people who have influenced how you write? I hear the TA in English 5 announcing he’ll take off 5 points for every inessential form of “to be.” I think of my English teacher who told me “that” was a four-letter word […]

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The Writing Process

January 27, 2016

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“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” Jack Kerouac Words come and go. Fits and starts they flow. That won’t work. I don’t do rhyming. Thoughts feel real only when they are In the air, on the page, A R T I C U L A T E D. […]

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Do you make daily commitments?

December 22, 2014

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If you’ve followed me for very long, you know that I blog daily. As in, every SINGLE day. This is nuts. I have a job. Sometimes I get paid. But blogging isn’t a part of the employment equation. If you subscribe to my email list, I’m likely an annoyance to your “zero in-box” goal. My […]

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Celebtrating the 1,000 milestone!!!!

September 29, 2014

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“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao Tzu Welcome to my 1,000th blog post. I’ve hit “Publish” a thousand times in this space. One. Thousand. Times. Think about the things you’ve done a thousand or more times: brushed your teeth, folded laundry, filled the car with gas, charged your phone, […]

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What happens when you don’t dream?

September 2, 2014

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“Nothing happens unless first a dream.” Carl Sandberg I’m not a big dreamer; never have been. I don’t lie in hammocks and think about potential. I don’t gaze on the horizon and think about what “could be.” And I certainly don’t zone out when I drive and mentally solve the problems of the world. Nope.  […]

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Writing: A Peek Behind The Curtain

July 17, 2014

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I made a new friend recently who is thinking about starting a blog.  She has a clear topic and a clear vision for her blog and has been mulling over the idea for a few months. I nearly jumped up and down with excitement for her. “Oh you should!! You DEFINITELY need to start writing!!”  […]

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25 Things You’re Missing By Not Being on Twitter

April 25, 2014

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In the world of social media, people understand Facebook. Instagram is also a favorite since it’s basically the best of Facebook (the pictures) and doesn’t have any political rants or annoying invitations to games. However, Twitter is a different story. I have PLENTY of friends who either (a) claim to be on twitter but “don’t […]

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Three Things Blogging Teaches

March 13, 2014

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“E.L. Doctorow said once said that, ‘Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.’ You don’t have to see where you’re going, you don’t have to see your destination or everything you will pass along […]

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Loving Words Over Punctuation

February 18, 2014

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Pedant: a person who is excessively concerned with minor details and rules or with displaying academic learning. I make lots of mistakes. I don’t mean math errors, bad turns, or speaking when I should be silent (though I make plenty of those too). No.  Perhaps my most common shortfall is with the English language. I […]

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Two Years & Counting

October 29, 2013

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Two years ago today I launched this blog. Seth Godin and Tom Peters told me it would change my life.  They were right. Cathy Fogler encouraged me to buy a domain name during dinner one night, so I consider Denver the birth spot of this venture. Billy believed in me. Without hesitation or question. He […]

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