30 days, 30 posts. I did it!

I have to be completely honest, I didn’t think I would. When I first had the idea to do this 30-day blogging challenge, my head-wrecking self-doubting inner voice scoffed at me: “You won’t stick to this. You’ll be lucky to get half way.” IN YOUR FACE INNER VOICE! For the past 30 days I have posted a blog every single day. And as the wise Kelly Exeter predicted, it has been good for … [Read more...]

Help me name a character

Right. So, this post makes me feel a little awkward. Oh, gawd, I can feel the blush coming on now. *deep breath* So, um…you see. I’m kind of writing a…*cough* Well, I’m trying to write a…*squirm* I mean, one day I hope to write a… *cringe* (I feel like such a wanker.) Try again. Hello everyone. My name is Lisa and I am writing a novel. Well, words that I dream will one day … [Read more...]

Don’t hold back

Yesterday’s post lacked punch. It was far too polite. Re-reading it now, it really was half-arsed. There was so much more I wanted to write about how Australia Day really makes me feel, but I held back. I should have seen the writing on the wall about this post when it took me longer to pen than the others during this 30-day challenge. I agonised too much about upsetting people with my views, or … [Read more...]

The recap post

It is 10 days into my 30-day blogging challenge: my way of loosening up the fingers and just bashing out some words without over-thinking them. I know – me an over-thinker…who’d thought? *cough*So, here’s what I’ve learnt so far:Finding the time to write hasn’t been as hard as I thought it would be, but I probably have the cricket to thank for that.I’m writing most of my posts during the evening, … [Read more...]

The blushing blogger

My friend leaned over the table towards me.“Why do you blog?” she whispered, head low like she was asking me for my favourite sexual position.I blushed. I don’t know why I blushed. But I did. “I dunno. I just like to,” I said uncomfortably.We stared at each other for a few seconds before letting off a burst of diversionary inane chatter about the weather…if we should order the chicken or the … [Read more...]

30-day blogging challenge

Post 1/30Last year my blogging was a tad on the slow side.I could blame the two hefty communications contracts that kept me very ‘busy and important’. Then there was the new house. The move. The kid’s school activities. The kid’s after school activities. The school lunches. The washing. The cleaning. Feeding the dog. Walking the dog. Getting that stain out of the carpet in the corner of the living … [Read more...]

#Myfirst…obsession

Last week, feeling uninspired in front of the television while the kids slept, my mind wondered to a little metal box hidden out of view on top of my cupboard. I can’t remember the last time I opened this box. It has moved around with me for years. House to house. Country to country. The contents untouched for what now must be decades. Busy-And-Important-Husband was on yet another … [Read more...]

Exclusive feminism

Last week I wrote this piece on The Hoopla about the lack of male feminist voices in everyday life.Since then my reflections on this piece, and the comments it attracted, led me to another place.A place I didn’t really want to go.A place my husband attempted to point out to me but I was reluctant to acknowledge.  But now it’s all I can think about. An exclusive place, where those who are … [Read more...]

Imperfect conditions

(Source: guvendemir via iStockphoto)  I've been writing for a while now. I started out completing a degree in journalism and since then I’ve written for magazines, for corporations and for myself. And I have loved bashing out every single word.However, in the earlier days those words didn’t always come easily. When I sat down to write, be it for work or personal reasons, I needed the perfect … [Read more...]

Frozen

It’s happening to me. I’m frozen. Rooted to the spot. I really need to write.So…what shall I write about?This? Nah – too boring. Who'd want to read this?That? Nah – too controversial. That will definitely get me in trouble.Damn it. I’m stuck. Maybe I’m just crap?Write. Just write. It doesn’t matter what anyone thinks. Write like no one is reading. Isn’t that what they say?Poppy cock. It’s quality … [Read more...]