What’s in a Blog? No Really - What Is in a Blog???

Now that I’m a blogger... I mean I have a blog, so by definition that makes me a blogger right? Or am I technically a blog owner?  Maybe I should clarify that.    According to Merriam-Webster, a blogger is:  “a person who writes for and maintains a blog.”   Well there you have it folks; I’m officially a blogger!   Now I suppose I should define what I’m maintaining -  see what I’m actually getting myself into.   The same resource states that a blog is:  “a website that contains online personal reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks, videos, and photographs provided by the writer.”   Okay,  I can manage the reflections and comments -  no problem -  I’m a blabbermouth by nature.   Now on to the more complicated stuff! I may be slightly technically-challenged,  but I’m not a completely lost cause.   I’m giving the links the old college try.   Videos will be more of a task for me, but I’ll do my best!   And I’m pretty sure I can mange to insert a few photos here and there.   I’m bound

How to Be a Writer In a Thousand Easy Steps...or Maybe Just One

I'm a writer. I’ve always been a writer. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been putting words on paper in some sort of creative fashion. Let me clarify, though.   Writing is my jam, but it’s definitely not my bread and butter!   I’ve earned a living in a lot of different ways. I’ve babysat, worked in a donut shop, and cleaned cabins at a summer resort.   I’ve been a college English tutor, a high school math tutor, a preschool teacher, and a perpetual student.   I’ve been a food server, a cocktail waitress, and a candy counter girl in a department store.   I’ve been a realtor, a respiratory therapist, and I’m currently an RN.   In my youth, I imagined being a fashion designer, a model, a television reporter, and/or a lottery winner (not necessarily in that order).   It’s safe to say those dreams went largely unfulfilled!   I also aspired to be a wife, a mother, and a grandmother - jobs I think I’ve finally figured out and can truly say have brought me the most joy!   All o