writing pressure scheduling parenting poetry publishing failure
Right there, the title, isn’t it the perfect phrase for a parent and a writer? The panic of never, the panic of never finishing a project, of never starting one, of never again having time to write, or never having the time you need.
I love Rachael’s follow-up suggestions as well:
Which also includes this rad excerpt by Dean Young from “Selected Recent and New Errors”:
Do you think the dictionary ever says to itself
I’ve got these words that mean completely
different things inside myself
and it’s tearing me apart?
My errors are even bigger than that.
blogging writing censorship judgment negative comments
On writing authentically instead of pre-censoring our words.
photos photo editing software apps
Wanna write on top of photos? Annotate, edit & share screenshots & images.
facebook giveaways timeline cover photos
Rules about cover photos and giveaways as they relate to Facebook.
blogging ethics liability
What responsibility do you have toward readers as a blogger when it comes to giving advice (parenting, birth, health…)? If someone takes your advice and has a bad outcome, are you liable?
I think about this a lot since I blog about hot-button issues like homebirth and alternative healthcare and unschooling. I keep wanting people to know it’s just my opinion — but at the same time, I can’t stop myself from writing from the perspective of an advice-giver. I’ve tried, and I can’t do it! I love giving advice.
But when it comes right down to it, I’m not an expert in any of the subjects I write about (or, I don’t consider myself one). This quote kind of sums it up:
… all we bloggers really are are darn good writers (for the most part). We don’t necessarily know any more than anyone else, we’re just good at getting the information out there.