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7 Reasons to Change a Blog Post

A published post never comes back. It’ll linger on the internet until the Sun turns into a red giant (it cannot go supernova–it’s true, look it up.) You can never have it back or truly delete it, because search engines will cache it, bloggers will reblog it, and people will remember it...

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The Value of Things Earned

My family was lower middle class. I went to good private schools, but that was it. We could buy food, lived in a good apartment, and had health insurance. Everything was all right. Vacations were extremely rare, but it didn’t bother me: we lived on a coastal city, and I...

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Hard Rock, Fast Cars

Every time I go for a long car ride, I select one of my Hard Rock playlists. Road trips and rock’n'roll music are perfect for each other. Any stretch of asphalt gets even better when “Highway Star”, “She Sells Sanctuary”, “Highway To Hell”, “Heading Out To The Highway” and, of course, ”Born...

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The Graveyard of Blog Posts

Some blog posts are alive and well. They live in the sunny internet, being read and commented on, and sometimes even admired. However, some of their brethren are marginalized, hidden, and, sometimes (gasp!), even deleted. Not all blog posts see the light of the day. After a thoroughly unscientific...

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ROW80 Goals + Achievement Unlocked

ROW80, or A Round of Words in 80 Days, is “the writing challenge that knows you have a life.” It allows you to set specific, measurable, and adaptable goals for yourself. What it’s not mentioned enough: you meet amazing people who share your interests, you cheer them on, and...

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The “Lucky” 7 Meme And Me

Most writers agree that sharing our precious pages is worrisome. What if I made a mistake? Will readers “get” my writing? And, worst of all, what if they don’t like it? Putting yourself out there is always a source of great trepidation for us introverts. It keeps us awake...

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ROW80 Round 1 Final Update Extravaganza

Time for the last ROW80 Round 1 update! You can find my set of goals here. Round 1 of 2012 ROW80 ends today, March 22nd. And the second round begins on April 2nd.  * * * First, the results. Writing goals: Write 2,500 words/week. I ended up with 24,914 WIP words, a 1,430-word short story,...

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ROW80 Update 11 + What’s Cooking

Time for a ROW80 update! You can find my new set of goals here. I like the new post format since the reboot: updates only on Sundays and always with a little something else. Round 1 of 2012 ROW80 ends on March 22nd. This is the second to last update.  *...

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The Evil Twin Returns

Finally I have been able to hack this blog! Hello, I’m Fabius Fabioric. My twin brother, Fabio, doesn’t talk much about me, I know. Sometimes I think he’s ashamed of my repeated attempts to take over the world, or of my genetic experiments, or something. Maybe he knows I’m...

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ROW80 Update 10 + Other Updates

Time for a ROW80 update! You can find my new set of goals here. I like the new post format since the reboot: updates only on Sundays and always with a little something else. I missed last week’s update due to a short trip. This post is an update of the...

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Back to High School

No, this post is not an 80’s movie. As I mentioned in my previous post, last year my former classmates and I had our first high school reunion. And I must confess that I was as nervous as Romy and Michelle before theirs. I almost didn’t go. We hadn’t...

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The Repentant Bully

Thanks to Facebook, last year I got in touch with my high school friends. We created a group, shared some pictures, and even had our first high-school reunion! The Facebook group is not very active, but a post last month caught everyone’s attention. One of us, let’s call him...

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