Let A Professional Assist Growing Your Blog Outreach

This is another post from LinkedIn.  I’d love to network with my blog readers, so if you are on LinkedIn, reach out to me!

There is something magical about having a blog.  Like the diaries and journals that many of us had in childhood, there is something intensely cathartic about the reflection involved in writing about specific situations and life in general.  Better yet, as we get older, we find that in reaching out online we connect with others.

Then, it hits you…other people (other than your Mom) are reading what you write and are Another Hatchett Job, blog key, blogging, professional blogging, writingconnecting with it.  Your blog grows slowly, but it grows!  Soon, you have people waiting to see what you will share next.

Eventually, life happens and you aren’t able to focus as completely on your blog, you want (need) to take a vacation, you face an emergency or you just get busy.  Your blog suffers and readership growth grinds to a halt.  It happens to the best of us.

Continue here….

Have you ever written guest posts for another blog?

Till next time,



10 Times You Need a Proofreader

As I am taking on new clients, I finally got some posts finished over at LinkedIn today and I wanted to share them with my blog friends as well.

Anyone can write, but not everyone can write really well.  And far fewer are the ones who book and glasses ccwrite really well and can effectively proofread their own work.  The truth is simple; it is far easier to proofread someone else’s work than to objectively work on your own.


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Life as a Writer

Another Hatchett Job, creative commons, Just Write ItThis “writing life” takes a bit of getting used to.  As a stay at home Mom to two sons (one has graduated from homeschool, the other will graduate from his college certificate program in December), I don’t really get to live by a totally set schedule.  Life gets bumpy sometimes and I am needed to perform various tasks that can change quite quickly sometimes.

Often, writing will seem to take a back seat.  Not that I am ignoring my blog or articles deliberately, as I always seem to have lots of ideas formenting around in my brain.  But, when I sit down to actually write, I often need to get several blog posts written, articles, and/or work on my new project of creating some e-books on DIY topics for Molly Green Magazine.  Some of these things have set deadlines, others are a bit more open ended, but all need to happen.

Not to mention that my oldest son is epileptic and can’t drive.  Younger son doesn’t have his drivers license yet, either, so I am a part time chauffeur.  My father also had a seizure and he is also needing rides to various places as well.  His time of needing rides from my Mother and me will end in a week or so, but we often support each other in various ways, which can be time consuming.

But, I need some creative time in my life to feel balanced.  I need to write.  I need to sew and craft.  It’s truly a NEED for me.

Now off to write….

How do you indulge your creative spirit?

Till next time,

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Another Hatchett Job, creative commons, NaBloPoMo, blog challengesOkay, I am seriously bummed that I just heard about this one today, 2 days after sign ups have stopped.  Many of you may have been aware of NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month challenge that I blogged about here.  But, apparently, I was quite unaware of another “NaMo” on the block.  NaBloPoMo is the National Blog Post Month challenge and it has been around for a few years.

Before my other blog crashed, I did a vlog challenge which required me to post a video blog post every day in March.  It took a lot of work, but I did get through it (relatively) unscathed.  I think that this challenge is what I need to get back in the swing of writing on a regular basis.  Unfortunately, I learned about it today and found that it is too late to sign on for this month.  But, it does look like they have other months that the challenge operates in, some with specific prompts and themes.  I might look into December.

If nothing else, it reminded me of those long lost videos, a few of which might be worth preserving here as a Blast From the Past post, as it were.

And it seriously brings up the fact that I have been quite remiss about posting on a regular basis.  Sorry.  I will try to do better!

Have you ever participated in a writing challenge?  Tell us in the comments below!

Till next time,

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Quick Quilt Finish

Another Hatchett Job, tied quilt, finish a quilt, charity quiltWhat do you get when you have a piece of cuddly fleece, some matching crochet thread, and a quilt top that was packed away in storage?  Hopefully, you end up with a lovely quilt gift or charity quilt for someone near and dear to your heart.

Something like this, perhaps.  This is how it all turned out.  The tutorial has been submitted to Molly Green Magazine, and I will link to it here as soon as it becomes available,Another Hatchett Job, tied quilt, charity quilt, quilt gift just in case someone would like to see it.

Have you been crafting lately?

Till next time,

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