Does staying informed tune you into the zeitgeist or plummet you into paralysis? Are you able to stop the 24-hour news monster from gobbling up all your writing time? Do you secretly fear that if you unplug, your art […]
A Friend Indeed: The Importance of Being Valued
There are some people for whom the term friend means pretty much what it does on Facebook: someone with whom they have interacted in some (presumably) pleasant way. I am not one […]
On Signs, and Politics, and Gardening
My husband and I live in Tennessee, on the edge of Memphis. One of our friends had a sign up in his yard, one of those that says, We believe: science is […]
How Can We Use Social Media Better?
During the Black Lives Matter protests immediately after the killing of George Floyd, I was posting much, much less on social media than I’m used to. Normally, I post at least once […]
Social Media, I Have to Quit You–10 Reasons Why
I’ve spent almost a decade of my life on Facebook. Now, I think, it’s time to change my online presence.
Allies, Calling Out Your Own Straightness During #Pride Isn’t Helping
Don’t say “I’m not queer, but I’m an ally.” One of the best things about June is how social media becomes a rainbow-covered confection for #Pride. Queer folk and allies alike celebrate […]
Finding the Productive Planning System that Works for You
Last we we talked about how to become a productive planner. This week we’ll chat about some of the planner systems available to help you sort through the clutter and make your […]
Why I Don’t Post On Social Media About Being a Millennial Mom–Even Though I Thought I Would
I want to be like Suzannah, who writes so honestly and openly about her parenting. I want to be brave–after all, I’m a Siren. It’s my job to sing. As a Millenial […]
Please shut up: Why self-promotion as an author doesn’t work.
by Delilah S. Dawson Let’s talk about marketing, shall we? It’s 2012. I’m sitting at a table in the front of the room, a microphone poised to capture my every word. At […]