Monthly Archives: May 2012

7 Things I Gained By Doing the 2012 Blogathon

You may recall in my first post for the 2012 blogathon, I said this: We’re keeping it simple, friends. That’s the rule this month. And I shared seven reasons why I was doing Michelle Rafter’s Blogathon again this year. In … Continue reading

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A Thank You to Michelle Rafter

Today my post is a thank-you note to Michelle Rafter, the mastermind behind the Blogathon. Michelle, Thank you for dreaming up this fabulous idea of a Blogathon and keeping it alive and growing for FIVE years! I appreciate the insight, … Continue reading

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Three Reasons to Love Google Calendar

Late one night during the Blogathon, my head hurt from trying to map out my writing, obligations, including 31 days of posts! (And — ahem — that was 31 more posts than I’d written in the previous 31 days…if you … Continue reading

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Blogathon Theme: Wordle

Today’s theme is to post a wordle that captures the words on your blog. Thanks to Michelle Rafter’s intro to, I was able to use a screen capture to post it here. Some of my favorite words in this … Continue reading

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Sunday Slump: Joyce Carol Oates

“The first sentence can’t be written until the final sentence is written.” —Joyce Carol Oates, April 1986 Is this true for your writing? For me, I start with the first sentence, but I have a good idea of where I’m … Continue reading

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Saturday Stand Outs

Note: There are 252 bloggers participating in this year’s Blogathon. That means there’s a lot to read. Every Saturday in May, I’m  posting links to three of the posts that really stood out from the many (fabulous) posts I read … Continue reading

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Final 20 great things about the past year

As I mentioned in this post, and this post, I am posting great things about the past year. Today the list continues with these final 20 additions (11 + 10 + 20 = 41): Watching both of our boys become … Continue reading

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