A Paragraph About Me

Over the years I have done many things to try and think of story ideas, how to decide if my writing should be fiction or non-fiction, how to chose an audience to write to, how to make the ideas relevant to my audience, whether to entertain with my writing or inform, whether to write my stories or speak them as a story-teller.

The reason I am creating this site is to ask you to journey with me as I try to make sense of my life experiences in light of all the information about writing, becoming a writer and what to write about that you and I have at our fingertips on the internet.

I am hoping that you and I together can shape this blog into being some of the highest quality information that anyone can find on the internet.

So what qualifies me…

I received a Bachelor’s Degree from Dominican University in Sociology and Psychology. I’ve taken Continuing Education classes my entire life in subjects like chemistry, physics, economics, psychology, religion, education, history, story telling, singing and more. I have been taking classes and setting up and blogging for over a year. It has been a commercial site. I’ll get more into that later.  But for now, my focus is more on developing my passion for writing.

I know what it is to research. I’ve done it all my life and frankly, I enjoy it very much. I like seeing if what I believe about something I have experienced or thought about in real life or through books coincides with what the well-educated experts think, feel and believe about it.

I have raised a beautiful daughter alone while working in a family business bookkeeping, interviewing, hiring and dispatching, childcare and nursing personnel to homes, hospitals and hotels in my local metropolitan area.

I am now retired, and realize that I have shelves filled with those black and white college journal notebooks and binders that themselves are filled with stories, ideas, how-tos, advice, and reflections that I have written over the years and realize ‘ wow! I haven’t finished any of those beginnings.’  Over the years, I would tip-toe past them when getting something from a shelf nearby afraid I might awaken a sleeping babe who would demand all of my time and attention at a time in my life when I couldn’t give it. I’m thinking that it is about time to get to the middles and ends of all those beginnings, to wake up the baby and start playing with it.

So, now that I have the time and with the internet, the resources to pursue my lifelong love-hate relationship with writing, I say hate because I believe sometimes that my avoidance of finishing those stories and other writings wasn’t just a time and schedule problem, but an emotional or psychological avoidance problem as well, I ask you to journey with me and be my greatest fans when appropriate and my greatest critics when needed.

What I want the most honest and truthful critique about is how much and in what ways I am helping you to achieve your goals. If I’m not helping you with your goals then I am not achieving mine. And I’m too old and my granddaughter is growing too fast for me to keep tip-toeing past those shelves any longer.

I am hoping to find my writing passion and share with you and my granddaughter the tremendous knowledge I am gaining about the world of the internet, how it works, how to navigate the many obstacles, etc., that we are all a part of and that she will be an intimate part of someday. Actually, she is already answering her mom’s smartphone now when I call and she is only 3 years old.  I am hoping to be able to hold up my end of the conversations we will someday have about what I do all day. And I want it to be something that she will have had some experience with and most probably will be very interested in.

And for you my blogging friends, I am hoping to show everyone who may be the least bit timid about earning money on-line just how doable it can be for those of us who have little or no knowledge of how to work with the Internet and Google and Marketing but have lots of motivation to gain that knowledge. I’m not going to say that it is easy. Though some more seasoned may feel that it is. But I do admit that it has been a worthwhile challenge for me. A lot of hard, work, patience mostly, but a challenge that has helped me grow in my personality, spirit and attitude toward getting me results that attract people to the value that I am offering.

I journal and intend to post the lessons I’ve learned about every pitfall I encounter. You too should, at least, journal about every technical difficulty, every psychological block, every emotional struggle you encounter as you try setting up your blog or start writing your first piece to be published. Don’t even worry that you aren’t writing more about your own passion for writing, or whatever you are passionate about. Just write and note what holds you up. This is valuable stuff. If you want to leave me a comment and share some of your struggles that aren’t too personal and can be shared, feel free to do so. Otherwise, keep them in a safe and honored place until you can get back to them.

I hope to provide you with assignments on every page that you can do that will hopefully give you some of the experience and knowledge you will need to take off on your own writing career.

PAGE ASSIGNMENT – Start making lists of those things that hold you up, get in your way, stop you from starting, continuing, or finishing any piece of writing that you begin.

Hopefully, as you can follow along with me, do the assignments that I recommend to help you produce better quality writing that you can use on a blog site to help you help others with your insights, you will see that good writing is never done in a vacuum, it takes a village.

I am hoping that you and I together can shape this blog into being some of the highest quality information that anyone can find on the internet.


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