When I started my blog, I didn’t have a plan. I had reached a personal and professional impasse, and I needed a focus for my creative energy. My intention was to practice writing and get more comfortable sharing about myself. I was not thinking long-term or about forging a new career path. After three years of consistent blogging, I found some success submitting to other sites, but my blog never took off. I kept blogging, but I wasn’t getting the traction that I thought would naturally come if I just stuck with it. And, I was burnt out. Even if … Read More
When Kaly doesn’t have her nose in a book, she wrangles and referees two elementary age boys and blogs at KalySullivan.com about her humorous efforts to lead a mindful, connected life. She's the author of Good Move: Strategy and Advice for Your Family's Relocation a book about the craziness of moving with kids. Her writing has been featured on Mamalode, In The Powder Room, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and Scary Mommy to name a few.
When I first dipped my toe into writing, blogging, and the accompanying world of Facebook groups, posting anything anywhere would send me into a downward spiral of panic. My inner critic would go into overdrive. You don’t belong here. Who are you kidding? No one cares what you have to say. Someone’s already said that, so you better have something witty, smart, or insightful to add to the conversation. You’re not doing this right. You’re making a fool out of yourself, and everyone, everyone, is rolling their eyes in annoyance. I thought my worst nightmare was the blogosphere cringing at my presence: Oh, … Read More