My 3 Month Growth Spurt – It’s Happening Again!

My 3 Month Growth Spurt – It’s Happening Again!

We all have growth spurts – even as adults. Those epic little moments (that can last for much longer than…) wherein you know something good will eventually come from it but while you are going through it, all sorts of crazy things are going on. Yah. My 3 month growth spurt here on the blog? It’s happening again. And I didn’t even do the math until last night. This here was supposed to be a post about nails. But once I realized what was going on and why … Read more…


Five + Five to Write Right

Five + Five to Write Right

Any writer will tell you, no matter what his or her writing passion may be, we all just want to be…read. Knowing how to write right will help considerably toward that end. Below you will find five tips for how I write right + five more quick tips on how to write right. Let’s just see how they may help you write right, too! Five Tips to Write Right #1 Organize an Outline – whether you are writing a 500 word article or working on your first, third, … Read more…


8 Days Left – A Positive Update

8 Days Left – A Positive Update

Toward the end of last week, I spent some time taking care of some negativity that had been happening throughout this September Month of Giving and it did not do my heart good to have to do so. I vowed with the very last post to go forward with the remainder of the month, more positively and here we are: 8 days left – a positive update. YAY! I did share some good (and some bad) news on the homepage last Friday; if you missed it, you may … Read more…


True Review: Persona Paper

True Review Persona Paper

****referral link alert – read more here**** Over the course of the last four weeks, we’ve gotten to know a bit about a place called Persona Paper by way of a curvy road, perhaps – getting to know some of the writers who contribute there. Want more? Find out why you should choose these eight Persona Paper Peeps… Last week I mentioned that I wouldn’t be showcasing any writers today and this is for several reasons, not the least of which, I don’t want either of us (you, … Read more…


Rediscovering Informed Sharing on Blogger

Rediscovering Informed Sharing on Blogger

When I learned about a possible Google AdSense alternative – a viable, REAL, honest to goodness – alternative, the next step was going over to Blogger to see about my old blog, Informed Sharing. I hadn’t touched that old thing in nearly three years. Read more: Is Qadabra Right for You? But I was excited about to see it because I was in a nostalgic mood, having learned recently about Y!CN closing and realizing once again that I was at a crossroads with my writing (at least with … Read more…


These Latest 8 You Must Contemplate!

These Latest 8 You Must Contemplate!

Contemplate literally means to look at thoughtfully and/or attentively and that’s what I hope you’ll do when considering these fine Persona Paper folks in week four’s showcase here at Informed Sharing. Want MORE? Check out Week 3: These PP Peeps Have Grown on Me! I cannot express how amazing it’s been to travel around Persona Paper, discovering the  writing talent within our community, and then to share them with you weekly. A true labor of love. As I get to know each and every one of these PPers … Read more…


You Want to Blog – Now What?

You Want to Blog – Now What?

Do you find yourself with an incessant need to write write write? Do people keep telling you to stop talking and start writing “these things down”? Do you often wake up in the middle of the night with ideas for (insert crazy brilliant – whatever – plan here)? If you’ve answered yes to any of the above questions then you just may be a blogger in the making. You Want to Blog – Now what? There are many solutions to your quandary and one only has to take … Read more…


The Next 8 – Just as Great at Persona Paper

The Next 8 – Just as Great at Persona Paper

I’m so thrilled about the next 8 – just as great – Persona Paper Peeps to be featured here at Informed Sharing. Last week was such a wonderful inauguration (thank you for that word Ali-bat-cat-Canary) with the first showcase and I cannot wait to do it again. Want more? Discover why choosing 8 Persona Paper peeps is fun and fabulous… For this week, must tell you that there is only one person on this list that I knew very well before joining a writing community right before (writing … Read more…


Choosing 8 Persona Paper Peeps is…

Choosing 8 Persona Paper Peeps is…

When I decided to have a “Top 8” page at Informed Sharing, I knew I wanted it to be fun and informative. I called it San’s Top 8, originally. But that was too personal. I knew I wanted to showcase people from Persona Paper so that was always the plan. But then I decided to open it up and make it more involved all the way around. I noodled it for awhile. And then some more. And then a tiny bit more. Until “Your Top 8” was born. … Read more…


You Are a Writer. Period.

You Are a Writer. Period.

The subject of “what you are” comes up more times than makes me comfortable – I’ll admit. I work from home* and when those who aren’t familiar with my day to day or even with my current situation on the whole, ask the question (what do you do or what are you…) I often squirm a bit. I am a writer. Period. Yesterday, while driving to meet the (former) in-laws and grab Mags from her visit with them, G and I were having a conversation that led me … Read more…