About me

I’ve been writing for a very long time, more than 35 years. Originally as an ad agency writer and creative director, although I have also written some newspaper and magazine articles. Gave up full time for freelance in 2009. I’ve also been blogging here on WordPress for 11 years, twice weekly in Huff Post and I’m writing a book.

What this blog’s proved to me is, I am probably one of the most stubborn individuals you’re ever likely to meet. Not to mention more than a bit crazy. I think you have to be to show up every single day, for a solid year, and sit in front of your computer, ready to write another blog post. Everyday for 365 days! Which you publicly committed to do.

Ready to give it your all. Even on the days you’re not in the mood. Especially on the days you’re not in the mood. Being curious as hell is my salvation, I think. When you want to know something about everything, you never run out of things to talk about. And write about.

It worked, is all I know. I did write and publish a new blog post every day for a year. And now that year’s up. It was tons of fun and, frankly, I’m a better writer for it.

Which brings me right back to why I’m still here. To keep sharing my thoughts with you — if not daily, then regularly for sure. And hopefully you will also share yours, with me.


39 thoughts on “About me

  1. So glad I found your blog! You’ve been such a wonderful supporter of mine. Your gravatar profile doesn’t list your blog. You may want to think about adding this wonderful blog to your gravatar profile! All the best…Pat aka Bookpeeps

    • Thank you so much! I am glad that you enjoy my blog. You already know I am a huge fan of yours. And thanks for the tip about my gravatar profile. I am going to see if I can figure that out right now.

    • Thanks again for the tip. I managed to update my gravatar profile without losing my mind. See you on WordPress. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

      • Terrific and so glad you didn’t lose your mind! 🙂 So many more bloggers will now discover your wonderful blogs. Thanks always for your compliments and support! Keep writing!

      • I wish more wordpress bloggers would take the time to go look at their profile when someone clicks on their gravatar. I think that would be a good post for another one of your days! 😉
        It is so nice to click on someone after you have read a comment of theirs that interests you and be able to swing right on over to their blog without having to figure out the address! I think that would generate a lot more traffic for them too. I know that this was posted last year but was wandering through your archives and found this topic and thought it was a good one!
        Actually I think that is how I found you…
        You commented and I liked what you had to say and clicked on ya! And your address was there! So many times a lot of people will just move on if we are too hard to find.

      • I always check out the blogs of people who write comments on my blog. And when I see interesting comments left on other blogs. I’m just curious about them and what they have to say.

    • I am the one who is honoured. I have to say, I have received so much recognition recently it is overwhelming. In a good way, obviously. What thrills me the most, though, is hearing that the things I write about resonates. It’s all any writer wants. Thank you very much. Fransi

    • :). Thank you. I do have sort of a moratorium on awards. I have been blessed with sort of an embarrassment of riches here on WordPress. Wrote a post on it a while back. BUT, i love the spirit in which this one was intended, so I am happy (see I didn’t use very) to accept it. I must warn you, though, that I will be breaking some of the rules. Thanks again.

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    • Congratulations, Kate; and thank you very much for the nod. So sorry to hear about your uncle. You know, I have had a moratorium on awards, But under the circumstances I am thrilled to accept. Although I didn’t know Your Uncle Jim, I will accept in his honour as well.

  3. I don’t know what I would do if I HAD to write something every day. Pressure!
    The words in my head would probably vanish like smoke in a strong wind, and leave me wandering in mental darkness searching for one morsel of thought! 😉

    • Oh I just wanted to see if I had it in me. I like challenges and I loved it. I miss it, actually, but it is very time consuming and between the blog and client work I had no time left for my book. I will do it again, one day, though:)

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