I wanted to call this Of Blogging and Commerce, or The Commercial Side of Blogging, or to be more specific, The Commercial Side of Blogging (Or Lack Of). I could have called it Making Money By Blogging, but that would be too click-baity. And obviously, inaccurate.
May is a special month for me – both my birth anniversary and my blog anniversary are this month, though about twenty days apart. And my attitude to either couldn’t be more different. Blog anniversary is to reflect – look back, plan ahead, acknowledge that for whatever reason, I keep writing these light, frivolous things and people keep coming back to read them. Birth anniversary is to hide under a chair. Continue reading “Of A Birthday”→
It’s a strange, paradoxical concept really. All the evidence points against it. You might even call it a clever ploy to get attention, for we all know by now what constitutes as the most attractive quality in the world – vulnerability. People would be too darn obnoxious, even unloveable, if they did not hate themselves a little. Continue reading “Of Self-Hate”→
I’ve had a couple of things making me anxious this month. Not bad things, just pressing things. And now, something’s come up that’s pressing even more on one of those things. To quote Freddie Mercury, “I’m going slightly mad.” Continue reading “Of Timing”→
We’ve decided to meet for coffee. She comes in, with her hair flying all over her face, alternating between two expressions: a wide, warm grin, and a downward half-spiral of the lip apologising for the grin. She sits, brushes her hair back, grins again, and out comes an unexpectedly deep voice, Continue reading “Joke Interview: Amrita on Amrita”→
One of life’s fundamental truths states, ‘Ask and you shall receive.’ As kids we get used to asking for things, but somehow we lose this ability in adulthood. We come up with all sorts of excuses and reasons to avoid any possibility of criticism or rejection. – Jack Canfield
Today, I want to talk about the process of writing Of Opinions – the book. It was released last week, after almost five years of being in the making. It has had a long journey, so I am going to start from the start.
I like to do these updates when I hit milestones, just to look back, review and assess how things are going for my blog. Usually, it is when it hits a certain number of followers (it, the blog, not myself, for I would run very, very fast if that were the case), is a blogiversary, Continue reading “Of Blog Updates”→