My Blogging Process

We hear a lot about the writing process, how it’s different for everybody and how it is a process, rather than a magical one-off or a product.  I teach a lot of this in my English 1010 courses, and I’ve also enjoyed reading about it in essays for that course and in literature.  One of... Continue Reading →

Freshly Pressed Is the Kiss of Death

Have you ever noticed that once your favorite blog gets Freshly Pressed, the posts stop coming?  I’ve seen this happen with several blogs, particularly those that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed and loved. There was one particular blog that I found in my early days of blogging, back in the first part of 2012.  I absolutely loved... Continue Reading →

Blog Etiquette

I wrote this post a while ago, and as I reread it in anticipation of posting it, I sensed an in-your-face tone.  Sorry about that.  Maybe it was my attempt to be funny while writing this.  I’m not sure.  But I do want to share some of what I’ve learned over the last year and... Continue Reading →

A Finished Room of My Own

One year ago today, I started this blog.  I did so at the urging of Michele Kort, senior editor at Ms. Magazine.  I had the privilege of speaking with her on the phone because a family member of mine happens to be Michele’s good friend.  Michele spoke with me on two separate occasions, looked over... Continue Reading →

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