Joanna McClanahan

Joanna McClanahan is a writer and humorist residing in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two small kids, and two dogs. Her work has been featured on Scary Mommy, Club Mid, Sammiches & Psych Meds, YourTango, and

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8 Journalism Tips That Will Make You A Better Blogger

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Sometimes I wonder if all that time and money spent toward my degree could have been better spent. After all, here I am six years later, trying to make a living as a freelance writer while raising two toddlers. Don’t get me wrong; I wouldn’t change any of it for the world. This just isn’t the career in Journalism I had envisioned. However, looking back on the first year of blogging and freelance writing, I think my background in Journalism (with a focus on online media) prepped me with many of the tools I needed to create quality work, as … Read More

7 Ways Blogging Taught Me To Be A Badass

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I have only been blogging for a year but it has made me stronger in so many ways. I’ve learned a lot about my writing, but mostly about myself. Here are just some of the ways that blogging has taught me to be a badass: 1. I’m not afraid of rejection anymore I used to be so terrified of rejection, I rarely sent out anything. If I did, I spent at least a month editing it. When I received a rejection letter (or a series of them), I couldn’t help but take it personally. I would wonder if my writing … Read More