Adventures in Blogging – That Time I Went Viral

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Going viral is the brass ring of blogging. For most bloggers, it's nearly impossible to go viral just from publishing on our own blogs - we need to be on a much bigger site than our little corners of the internet. For personal and parenting bloggers,there are sites like Scary Mommy, The Good Men Project, the New York Times Motherlode, and the biggest blog site of all, the … [Read more...]

Three Years of Blogging – What I’ve Learned, What I’ve Done

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Indulge me as I celebrate 3 years of Empty House Full Mind. It's been amazing! On August 16 it will be 3 years since I wrote my first blog post. Three years, approximately 200,000 words. That's as many words as two and a half novels. I've written posts about everything from bullying to Broadway, from friendship to, of course, empty nesting. This post is number 239, which means … [Read more...]

Empty Nesting for the Second Time

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Adjusting to the empty nest is difficult, there's no doubt about it. When my youngest left for college in the fall of 2010, I felt as though my life's work - being a full-time mother - was over, and I wondered - a lot - about what I was supposed to do next. I missed my kids, but almost more than them I missed my daily sense of purpose - the time-consuming and emotionally … [Read more...]

Boobs. A Conversation.

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My midlife blogger friends and I talk about a lot of things. We talk about getting older. We talk about our sex lives - good, bad or nonexistent. We talk about our kids - but not as often as mommy bloggers. We talk about writing techniques, social media, and blogging tools. We talk about books and movies. Sometimes tv. We talk about fashion - especially … [Read more...]

How to Talk to a Blogger

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Blogger (n): A new(ish) and strange breed of human being who writes things on the internet for all the world to read. Var: coupon blogger, giveaway blogger, craft blogger, recipe blogger, mommy blogger, business blogger, social media blogger, personal blogger, fitness blogger... Many people ask many questions when I tell them I'm a blogger. Some questions are … [Read more...]