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
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
I'm sure it was Aristotle and not Mary Poppins who first uttered the phrase, "Well begun is half done." Regardless, with a snap of Mary's fingers, she certainly made getting there seem much easier and faster. Well begun is half done. ~ Aristotle (and Mary Poppins) Either way, I'm half done! I recently hit the… Continue reading Halfway There