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Blog Critique By Laura Barnes

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Blog in need of improvement? Check.

Today, Laura Barnes from Laura B. Writer is critiquing my blog. She's generously offering me advice on how to write and present a more effective blog, which should help the site gain a larger readership.

Enthusiasm? Check.

I'm excited and a bit nervous about the whole process. The only critiques I participate in are with my Bucks County Writers Group with a total of 3 members. Receiving feedback will never get easy, but I'm always grateful for every piece of advice. It helps me be a better writer and communicator. When I start to panic, I just keep reminding myself no one can reach greatness hiding under the bed.

Suit of armor? Check

So, head on over to Laura B. Writer and see what blogging wisdom Laura has given me. If you see something you like or think could use some tweaking on my blog, leave a message on her post. Every little bit helps.

Thank you Laura and bloggers for all your help and support!

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A New Milestone On My Journey

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After months riding in the backseat, I’ve finally let my blog sit in the front again.
Back in November, a copywriting job fell into my lap, turning my world upside down. I was immediately busy with training and sharing the holidays with my family.
Although I missed the online writing community, the distance really gave me the time to balance my life and writing. Things in the blogsphere are picking up for me, again. Tomorrow, Ali Cross is putting me in the Narly Ninja Spotlight over on her blog.  And next week, Laura Barnes will be critiquing my blog to see what I can do to improve and increase my readership.
So, now, I’m officially a professional writer. The weight and stress of agonizing over when I would see my goals become reality are now alleviated. I’m still adjusting to the demands of the production environment and the 3:45pm-12:15am schedule of the new job, but getting paid to write everyday rocks. 
I admit there were times during my year and a half on unemployment that really s…