Category: Blogging

  • I don’t want to write this post

    I don’t want to write this post

    I love to write. I do it for a living, assisting users, creating and updating support documentation, and communicating with colleagues. At a distributed company such as Automattic, there are few in-person/voice conversations. The majority of interaction among colleagues and between staff and our users is through written communication. Outside of work, I write fiction for fun and […]

  • This sums up how I feel

    This sums up how I feel

    As it turns out, my brain is pretty much fried and I have zero inspiration for a blog post tonight. After I do a little NaNoWriMo work, I’m aiming to look just like Nimue in this photo. If you have any ideas for what you’d like to read about in future blog posts, let me know. […]

  • If you could only follow one blog…

    If you could only follow one blog…

    Dear followers of my blog (and all others who find your way here), I’m curious to learn what people like to read online, and what they value from a blog. Are they looking for news? Humor? Family updates? Cat photos? Recipes? Celebrity gossip? Thought-provoking fiction or in-depth analysis of issues? With that in mind, I have a […]

  • What Makes for a Successful Blog Post ?

    What Makes for a Successful Blog Post ?

    This month I’ve been participating in my colleague’s blogging challenge, and so far I’ve managed to post every day in the month of April, which means after tonight, that’s eight consecutive days of blog posts. All of the posts so far have dealt with writing, more specifically something related to Camp NaNoWriMo. What I’ve found […]

  • Confession of a Perfectionist Writer

    Confession of a Perfectionist Writer

    I have a confession. I’m a perfectionist. Isn’t that what writers aspire to become? The kind of writers who can spew perfectly-composed prose, elegant plots, and compelling characters right from their fingertips, as if every time they touch the keyboard another gem gets added to the page. I’d like to be one of those writers. Hell, […]

  • Participants In My Blogging Challenge

    Participants In My Blogging Challenge

    Here’s my colleague Justin’s list of participants in his blogging challenge… my fellow travelers this month as I try to post a blog post a day. Or in other words, this is all his fault 🙂

  • Beer and Writing

    Beer and Writing

    Founders Kentucky Bourbon Stout brewed with chocolate and coffee and aged in oak bourbon barrels. As soon as I heard about this beer, a limited seasonal beer produced by Founders Brewing in Grand Rapids, MI, I knew I wanted to try it. Doing my due diligence, I learned it was supposed to be released on April 1 […]

  • Camp report: Writing by dictation

    I got off to a great start with Camp NaNoWriMo! I started writing at midnight last night, then I wrote again at a writers meet up yesterday evening, and as a result had logged over 3000 words for the day. Then I realized I should do some more writing later, after midnight, which is my […]