Back in the spring, I did some work that led me to really think hard about where I am going in my professional life. Not that things are bad where I am; quite the contrary! Things are good enough that I can think about how to make them even better. While doing that thinking, I… Continue reading I hit a milestone!
I haven't been writing here much. (You probably hadn't noticed.) I got bogged down trying to tell investing stories and it has taken me all this time to figure out why: I never really learned how to invest. (You'd think that would have been obvious. I'm kinda slow.) Writing about investing is hard. My brain… Continue reading What I Did To… Get Back to Writing
Have you been to the Internet lately? The gig economy means that absolutely everyone has something to sell. I realize that this has always been true in some way — we’ve always exchanged our labor for snacks in some way. Still. Now I can buy workout programs, nutrition programs, apps, songs, art, mathematics, writing, editing,… Continue reading Thoughts on the Marketplace
So here's a thing I just learned about blogging, and it's something that I have known about writing for a long time. Some things are much harder writing than other things. As an example, for the last four years, one of my jobs has been to send out the "it's going to snow, take your… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2)… Make a Blog — Recovering After a Long Series
Today I got a notification from WordPress saying, in effect, "Hey! You have a spike in activity! Someone must really like you!" So I went and looked at my stats for the first time in a couple of weeks. Now. Let's be clear. This is a tiny blog. I think Sheryl, Penny, and my mom… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2)…. Make a Blog — Stats
So my long June-July vacation is over. I thought I had written enough to be really nicely ahead, but no. Here we are in the latter part of July and I. Am. Out. Of. Posts. Sigh. Writing, even when I'm retelling the story of my own life, is a good bit of work. I've been… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2)… Make a Blog — Here Are All the Hard Things
So! People (three or so) are reading my blog! That's totally awesome. And one person has even written an occasional comment. (Thanks, Sheryl!) In the course of those comments, I realized that someone might take my blog as if I'm an actual professional expert in anything that I write about. Which would be a terrible… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2)… Make a Blog (Disclaimer)