Posts Tagged ‘blogging’

Freedom in Iran

Iran: Letter from Karaj Prison.

Out of support for a fellow blogger and believer in freedom of speech, I’m reposting this powerful letter featured on the Gatestone Institute’s site. There are Americans imprisoned in Iran under similar conditions.  (more…)

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So what’s stopping you?

No, really?

Lately I’ve had several conversations with women who want to start writing but seem overwhelmed with reasons that they shouldn’t. My best advice: just start writing and don’t worry about what other people think. (more…)

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In a previous post I discussed the questionable “awards” that bloggers sometimes give each other… https://wildninja.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/the-blog-awards/.

Karen over at small house/BIG GARDEN, http://smallhousebiggarden.wordpress.com/, had a flash of brilliance. She suggested that there be a “no blog awards blog” graphic that we can post on our blogs in lieu of the hinky merit badge-type patches floating around. So here it is! (more…)

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“Hmm,” I said as I read a fellow blogger’s humble gratitude for an “award” they had just received. Accepting this “award” meant that they had to answer questions about themselves and post them for the whole world to see. It also required them to nominate a certain number of other bloggers for the “award” and post the “award’s” logo on their page.

“What is this award?” I said. The recipient is a brave and compassionate person who deserves recognition for their crusade against injustice. I admire their passion for helping others. But this isn’t about them. I was highly suspicious that an “award” with these requirements was legitimate. (more…)

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I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has helped get this blog off the ground. I have some great allies out there in the blogosphere whose links to my site have played a major role in its success.

I also thank the RSS feed subscribers, some of whom have been with me since the very beginning.

Additionally, I’m grateful for those who have my back, from catching typos to keeping me up to date on issues I write about. They include the public servants who stand by me personally and professionally. (more…)

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After a major life change earlier this year, I had to adjust my schedule and priorities. It was not fair and it involved a traumatic loss, but I trust that God allowed it to happen for a reason. I know He is working right now even though I don’t know what He’s doing yet.

As someone who works and goes to grad school, my schedule is packed. But last year someone suggested that I start a blog. I thought, “whoa, when do I have time?” Between work, school, my people, and life, that didn’t sound possible.

But I come from a family that thinks, reads, and writes about 10 miles an hour faster than average. While that does not make us better or smarter than other people, I found that when I finally started writing, the words flowed like rain, thanks, in part, to what seems like a genetic extra gear. (more…)

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