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Stop Thinking, Start Doing: five ways to beat procrastination.

I love procrastinating. I reckon I could do it all day if I tried really hard. My favourite type of procrastination is research. If I am reading something that relates to a current writing project or something like blogging then I can kid myself that what I am doing is worthwhile. It doesn’t matter if I am reading my 100th article on how to drive traffic to your blog which says basically the same as the other 99 articles or if I’m reading my tenth article for a writing which only required two sources, if I can call it research then I can pretend it is important.

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Come and visit my new parenting blog

So, despite having plenty of paying work to keep me busy (and I am keeping my fingers crossed it stays that way), I have followed through on one of my plans and set up a new parenting blog.

I decided to blog about parenting an only child as my son is our first child and we are not planning on having any more, so it looks like he will be the only one. So many people automatically assume I will want more children and look at me a bit funny when I say no, so I decided to delve into the subject a bit more as well as blogging about some of our day-to-day life.

I hope you’ll come over and have a look. You can find the new blog here

A Change of Direction

There is a saying that life is either feast or famine, and when you are a freelancer this is very true. Often there is either too much work or not enough, rarely do you get a sustained period of time when the workload is just right.

Recently I went through a bit of a famine. There was a bit of work, and one regular client kept me going, but there certainly wasn’t an excess of offers flooding my inbox.

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Lovin Bloglovin

I don’t know about you, but I love surfing the internet. I could spend hours (and sometimes I actually do) just flicking around on websites reading the news, catching up on celebrity gossip, and learning random and often useless facts.

I also love reading blogs. As a freelance writer, I read blogs for a number of reasons. Some I read to keep up to date with latest trends or news in my chosen niches. Some I read to develop relationships with the people who write or run them, some I read just because they are great.

Whatever the reason, I read quite a lot of blogs, and the question of how to follow them and keep up with the latest posts is always an issue. There are so many ways to follow a blog it can be hard to juggle them all. Continue reading

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Blog Block

About a month ago, I set up this website with the aim of promoting my freelance writing. I spent ages playing with the different layouts before picking favorite and more hours trying to come up with a cool name. I wrote my about page, added some links and some writing samples and then I looked at the blog tab. I’ve been looking at it ever since. I thought it would be easy, I thoughts would just click on the tab and start spouting forth in a brilliant way. Instead, I had blog block.

Whenever I thought about my blog, something held me back. It was as if I was scared of writing anything because it might not be good enough. They say a blog should be personal, but when you write for a living your blog also becomes something people may judge you by. It could score you work, but equally if you put a comma in the wrong place or have an opinion on something that a potential client does not agree with it could lose you a job.

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