What To Write About When You Don’t Know What To Write About

I have a confession to make. I don’t know what to write about today. I’ve been racking my brain trying to come up with ideas, things to tell you, insights to share, and I’ve got nothing. Nothing! It happens to the best of us. The ideas dry up and it seems the more you think […]

How To Become a Better Writer

This video by “Weird Al” Yankovic is my new favourite thing in the whole wide world: I had horrible grammar in high school, so much so that my Grade 11 English teacher told me that I’d “never be much of a writer”. As a result, I stopped writing for fun altogether, and didn’t pick it […]

4 Ways to Become a Better Writer

I almost failed Grade 11 English. Yep, me. Someone who now includes in their professional bio, on the first line, that she’s a writer. Someone who actually makes a living by writing. I was nearly a failure at the English language. It’s true – my grammar was awful, sentence structure was lost on me, and […]

How to Find Your Stories

To anyone who knows me, I’m sure I sound like a broken record by now. But social media has never, and will never, be about the tools. The tools are fleeting, they change, and yes, if you’re going to be in this space, you have to understand what it means when new tools come along […]

What Ever Happened to Writing from the Heart?

I recently did a big purge from my Google Reader. I usually do this once every few months. Not only do I remove subscriptions blogs that no longer seem to be active, I also use the purge as a chance to get rid of blogs that just aren’t producing great content anymore. There are only […]

Finding Your Voice

My Grade 12 music teacher, Mr. G., believed that everyone has the ability to sing, they just need to find their voice. And you know what? The same can be said about blogging, podcasting, tweeting, and, well, just about anything to do with communicating online. When we are first starting out around here, we feel […]

To Procrastinate or to Incubate?

Thursday Bram over at lifehack.org published an interesting post today about Fake Deadlines. It’s all about how to create deadlines for yourself where none exist (eg. a client that says “just get it done whenever!”). I’m sure we all know people who say things like that. It makes it hard to get motivated and easy […]