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Decluttering the blog ….

Over the last few weeks I’ve been spending time thinking about what’s important, not only in life, but also on this blog. To be honest it had become unwieldy to say the least and I was never quite happy with how it sat or how it was organised. It was time for a serious declutter.

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Social media for business summary … “Facebook is social media equivalent of the jolly put on for corporate clients; Twitter is definitely more the fast paced networking event; LinkedIn is a one to one business follow-up meeting from the (Twitter) networking event whilst Pinterest is your trade show stand and Google+, well that’s the presentation or seminar …” LPH

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” Madeleine L’Engle

Updating, debating and deciding what to keep and what to leave behind


Me with my head down working …!

Today is the day … I’ve been putting it off for several weeks now, but it’s finally come around and I can no longer ignore the work I have to do. It’s not that I mind doing it, in fact if anything, I’ll look forward to it. And I know that I’ll feel so much better once I’ve done it. It’s a bit like washing your hair when you feel ill, you instantly feel better about yourself and the world looks a little brighter.

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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou

On being interviewed …. the boot is on the other foot for a change!

My last Thursday Throng Interview with the inestimable Rich Voza, elicited an unusual comment from Bittercharm who suggested that it might be nice, for a change, to interview me instead. Cue, one embarrassed Linda. Although you will often see me out and about on the web, and you may often spot my observations and opinions taking over, I’m really quite private and try not to put too much out about myself directly. So it is with much trepidation that I accepted the challenge. I warn you to proceed with caution.

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Do You Believe in Yourself Enough to Claim the Right to Write?

A fellow blogger, and regular commenter on this site, left a couple of comments recently that got me thinking about how we, as authors and writers, claim the Right to Write. What they shared was that they felt daunted by the thought of being worthy enough for payment; my interpretation of this is they believe they aren’t good enough.

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