Who Created Your Mess?

                      My daughter, nearly two, does a thing. There are many things she does, naturally, but there is this one that I want to talk about today. It relates to her genetics, of course, and her personality, and the fuel (read: lily-white pasta) that she […]

When Banning Busy Isn’t Relevant

I’ve had a super busy two weeks in Europe and the Middle East. The kind of busy that takes my breath away and certainly not the type of busy I regularly live out in my daily life. Interestingly, though, this busy hasn’t left me limp on the floor gasping for some calming essential oils. Instead, […]

Day 7: Money, Money, Money, Money!

{Have you checked out the free 7-day Start Your Blog Challenge? Sign up here.  More than a decade ago, people starting earning full-time livings blogging. Alas, that has not stopped the world from asking every blogger who has ever admitted to blogging if you can actually earn a living with a such a “job”. Job […]

How to Have a Hard Conversation

This month I had a couple hard conversations. They were not fun, and not something I looked forward to with great joy. Instead, as the hours ticked down to their kick-off time I was mostly shaking in my flip-flops and desperately trying to distract myself with any and all online nonsense to stop thinking about […]

Day 1: Why You Want to Blog

Today we’re going to talk about WHY you want to blog, and why your WHY matters anyway. But first, let’s get introductions out of the way. I’m Claire Diaz-Ortiz. (AKA @Claire on the twitters.) I’ve been blogging for 11 years. 11 long-short, fast-slow crazy years of change and growth. Let me tell you about that […]