Tag: Writing

I’m a communications professional. Just about everything I do in my job revolves around the strategic questions of: what do we want to achieve? How do we get there? And how do we know we’ve been successful? It seems only fair that I apply a goal-setting strategy to my blog for 2012. So here goes. 1. What do I want to achieve in 2012? 1.1 Grow my readers and followers by 100% I have a few hundred readers. Some subscribe via email, some follow on WordPress. Some are attracted via Twitter, a few via Facebook. I would like a few

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This post was going to be a summary of the year on a month-by-month basis. I started writing it and thought: “Boring! No one wants to read this!”. So I rethought my approach and decided what better way to wind up 2011 than to share what I learned about blogging this year? 1. Blogs never die I hadn’t given this blog any TLC for a very long time. I threw in a few half-hearted posts over the last year or so, but never really lavished upon it the attention it so rightly deserved by blogging consistently. NaBloPoMo changed that. I

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The original title for this post was 5 Things To Do Before I Die, but I decided against it. This post is about living and embracing life after all, not dying. Well, not yet anyway. So I came up with a new title, which is much more in keeping with the spirit of my intentions. So without further ado, here are 10 things I’d like to either do or achieve in the next 10 years. From where I sit, none of these things can not not be done. All that’s needed is a little chutzpah and a bit of luck.

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It’s been a prolific month for me, writing-wise. And I have NaNoWriMo and NaNoBloPoMo to thank for it. I am glad I took part, because it made me realise how much I love – and missed – writing. Being able to write is a gift, and one I intend not to take for granted again. But I also learned a few things about me as a writer during this time. Writing for myself works for me I had the opportunity to write an article for a not-for-profit during November, and while I wrote a good article and made the deadline,

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One of the best things about NaNoWriMo and NaNoBloPoMo is that I am blogging again. I am posting something new just about every day. But blogging scares the pants off me. It’s scary to put your writing out there on such an immediate (on so many levels) and global platform. Here’s why: What if I can’t find anything to write about? I am always worried – needlessly it seems – that I’ll run out of things to say.  I have readers and subscribers who expect me to write. And I expect me to write. What if I wake up one

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I have been participating in NaNoWriMo, which, for the uninitiated, is National Novel Writing Month. Except I’m not writing a novel, I am blogging as part of NaBloPoMo, or National  Blog Post Month, an offshoot of NaNoWriMo. Apparently, I am what is known as a NaNoRebel – typical! ( I had never heard of NaNo Rebel or NaNoBloPoMo until a couple of Twitter friends [whom I also know in real life] explained the concept to me, so hat tip to @ShaiCoggins and @KamTiger. These ladies have also been my blogging cheer squad, along with @danaesinclair – thank you!). A NaNoRebel prefers to concentrate on

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I registered my domain a few weeks ago <dianelee.com.au> and I have been umming and ahhing about what to do with it in terms of carving out my very own spot on the interwebz. I have so much digital stuff scattered everywhere, and my personal brand has diminished somewhat because I’m not freelancing much anymore (pesky job), that I wanted a central location to populate my All Over The Shop digital profile. I thought about a website, but it just seemed like too much trouble. And then, I had a light bulb moment. Why not use my blog? I have

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I have been very active on Twitter of late. What am I talking about? I have been very active on Twitter full stop! I love it because of the people, the information, the fun, the frivolity and the seriousness of it all. But I have noticed that because I chat a lot there, I don’t do much writing here. So I have made a vow to try and write at least on post every week or so. Promise!

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