What the view from the finish line taught me I once ran a marathon. 26.2 miles and I finished in just over four hours. My pace varied throughout the course, and though I had been nursing an excruciating muscle injury from my time spent training, I never slowed to more than a jog the entire time.… Continue reading On Marathons and Words
Tiny spiders tumbled from my mouth, one by one. I woke in a cold sweat, my hands clawing at my parched lips. A dream, only a dream, I thought. I clenched the covers with trembling fingers, trying to still my nerves and catch my breath. Resigned to the fact that sleep would not return any… Continue reading Keepsakes
A great reminder from WordyNerdBird on the importance of taking a few seconds to leave comments. I would add that this goes for book reviews as well!
Something many people don’t understand is the value of leaving a comment on a blog.
It’s easy to read a post and move on, and even easier to like a blog post without reading it.
But stop and think for a moment. How much more valuable to the writer, and other readers, if you actually bothered to respond. Isn’t that what you’d hope for when writing your next blog post? Nobody wants to invest time in writing something that people are just going to skim over.
Not only that, but you will gain more from the post and from the interaction with others than you realise.
You might gain new ideas or perspectives, or you might just end up feeling a little better about life.
It doesn’t have to be a long or complicated post. Even just saying “thank you” or “I liked this!” does the trick.
However, commenting on a blog…
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Photo Credit Why Fiction Writers Shouldn’t Give Up the 9 to 5, and It’s Not the Reason You Think Anyone who’s ever heard me sing has undoubtedly uttered the phrase, “Don’t quit the day job.” Meaning, in a somewhat nicely packaged nutshell, you’re not good enough to make a living at it. Not by a… Continue reading Don’t Quit the Day Job