Tag: Blogging: Behind the Scenes

The Hiatus Bug

The Hiatus Bug

I am the queen of hiatuses.  I eat hiatuses for breakfast.  I invented the hiatus.  All bow before me! (Don’t worry, I’m not taking one.  This is just a post about taking hiatuses.) I have taken so many hiatuses that this blog actually has posts dating back to 2009, if you’re diligent enough to go digging.  There’s a reason why I’m The Literary Phoenix.  This blog has been reborn again, and again, and again. Fun fact – 2018 was the first year I didn’t take a hiatus.  Not a proper one, anyway.  I don’t think vacations really count, do you?  Vacation is vacation.  Hiatus […]

Posted February 15, 2019 in Memes // 0 Comments //
2019 Blogging Goals

2019 Blogging Goals

Every year around this time, I like to think about my previous year on the blog and what I’d like to do in the future.  2019 is going to be another year of change and busyness for me – we’re moving again so a good deal of the spring is going to be tied up in packing boxes and unpacking boxes.  Add to that certain career expectations I have been expertly avoiding, and there’s a few different aspects of my life that I just don’t know right now.  And that is TERRIFYING for me.  I’m the type of person who likes to […]

Posted January 3, 2019 in Blogging // 8 Comments //
What is Your “Blogging Zone”?

What is Your “Blogging Zone”?

As a blogger, I think it’s very important to find yourself in the right atmosphere.  I mean, sure.  We can jump right in and write words anywhere, but realistically?  It’s a lot easy to snap into that familiar flow if you’re in your working zone.  As someone who works from home once a week, I’ve read a few different articles about the necessity of maintaining a workspace separate from your living space, and I think that’s vital when you blog as well.  There’s certain sights, smells, and sounds that we associate with certain activities, and as such it’s important to […]

Posted December 14, 2018 in Memes // 2 Comments //
10 Book Bloggerish Things I am Grateful for this Year

10 Book Bloggerish Things I am Grateful for this Year

Bonjour, mes chers. American Thanksgiving is this Thursday and while it had some grisly, mortifying beginnings, it has become a day for family and gratitude and reflection.  And, frankly, for food.  Big focus on food.  But it’s still a good time to look back and reflect on the previous year and find things that have brought us joy and to be grateful for them. I didn’t do one of these last year, so I really wanted to remedy that this year. I a grateful for… a consistent readership base. We bloggers but a lot of work into our content for […]

Posted November 20, 2018 in Memes // 12 Comments //
How I Blog, What I Blog, and When I Blog

How I Blog, What I Blog, and When I Blog

Blogging is a lot of responsibility, and in order to keep up with scheduling posts and be consistent, bloggers need a method.  I don’t know many who just pop on and say “I feel like writing a post today!”.  There’s a plan – from how often we post to what we post and the very structure of our posts. I’ve been teasing that I would do a post like this for an eternity.  I love reading about the different ways bloggers organize themselves, just in case I can make an improvement to my system.  There’s a few different aspect organizing my […]

Posted September 21, 2018 in Blogging // 5 Comments //
June Wrap Up

June Wrap Up

June is already gone, and what an unexpected month it has been.  For me, June has been a month that has required patience – at work and at home, and with my reading.  As I write this, though, my house is peacefully quiet and it smells like barbecue pulled pork, so it important to find all the little things are cling to them lovingly. All in all, June has been a good month.  It went by so fast, but doesn’t it seem like they all do, by the time we hit the wrap up?   Y’all know how I keep […]

Posted June 25, 2018 in Checking In // 15 Comments //