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The Why Will Tell the How

Posted by on Sep 25, 2020 in Blogging Along, Writing Life | 2 comments

The Why Will Tell the How

I started my blog, Shalavee.com , to have a place to hone my writing skills. I rose to the challenge to write and post regularly. For several years, I even posted every day in October just to prove it could be done. I have loyally provided regular new content to my readership three times per week. Until the pandemic threw me off. And as I began to think about what I wanted my new blog to look like (an eventuality and source of great torment), I thought that I no longer want to do what I think I should do. Instead, I want to do what makes me...

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My 9 Year Blogaversary

Posted by on Aug 5, 2020 in Blogging Along, Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh | 0 comments

My 9 Year Blogaversary

My Blog at Shalavee.com, the home for my consistent creative writing outlet, turns 9 years old this month. She was born from a need to commit to my creative writing. She was an excuse to come out of my shell and show up online. And what I found out about myself through my honest words and connections with people in the world was that I had unlimited thoughts to convey and words to express them with. I have regularly owned my words and shared them out loud on my blog. My thoughts weren’t always greeted with kindness and I was so insecure...

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A Guest Blog Post on Self-Bullying for Attract Readers.com’s International Women’s Day Roundup

Posted by on Mar 10, 2020 in Blogging Along, Community, Daily Shalagh, Writing Life | 2 comments

A Guest Blog Post on Self-Bullying for Attract Readers.com’s International Women’s Day Roundup

I have had the privilege of “meeting” and conversing with many lovely people online, two of which have a blog called Attract Readers. Jean Wolfe and Ute Wieczorek-King both have impressive backgrounds in writing, marketing, and business training/mentoring and the purpose of their blog is to simply help bloggers get read. Bloggers understand how this may be harder than it seems and we respect the efforts of each other in making our readership grow. Attract Readers, in honor of International Women’s Day, asked for people to write and...

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Mid-February Catch-Up, 2020

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020 in Blogging Along, Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Wisdom Lessons | 0 comments

Mid-February Catch-Up, 2020

During the holidays, I stepped back two steps and waited and watched my life and my choices to decide what I truly wanted to do and why. I posted less and have been skipping posts because I am still in this discerning what is important and me and what isn’t. I began talking about this several weeks ago in this post. What I doing in the meantime is working on a visually and functionally updated blog. This is a very tough process. But with the help of kind designers and my therapist, I am making progress toward an outcome that feels...

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What Do You and I Expect From Shalavee in 2020

Posted by on Jan 22, 2020 in Blogging Along, Creative Projects, Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh | 2 comments

What Do You and I Expect From Shalavee in 2020

I’ve been keeping this on the down low but there’s really no going back so I might as well share it with you. The blog is actually (for reals) getting revamped. And I can not tell you how stuck and petrified I am. See at 53, I am no longer eager and naive. I have been writing this blog for near 8 years and still have never had a new format or a bunch of readers. All I needed was just to have a place where I could practice writing and publish my thoughts several times a week. An online journal, as it were, where others could be...

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Quietly Starting off 2020

Posted by on Jan 3, 2020 in Blogging Along, Creative Projects, Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery | 0 comments

Quietly Starting off 2020

I took a lot of lovely pictures during the Holidays but wasn’t compelled to share them. There’s a calm withdrawal from much of what I automatically have done. I want to find a deeper place to draw from. I am yearning for a profounder place of purpose. Authentically sharing what I know I need to and not because I think people will like me for it. All of the changes I’ve made have come from my intuition. I watch people, I listen to what they say that makes sense to me, I incorporate the feeling and the thoughts, and I turn in...

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The Gift of Me to Me

Posted by on Dec 18, 2019 in Blogging Along, Creative Soul Living, Keeping House and Mind Aligned, Self-Discovery | 0 comments

The Gift of Me to Me

The holiday has been holding me hostage, as it does. Asking me to do be do be do be do all those Christmas chores that I find necessary. Buying presents, decorating the tree, sending cards, while all the while keeping up with the regular boring chores that I haven’t enough money to hire out. You know, life plus the Christmas special event planning. And what I realize, as I missed one day of blogging for all of this, is that I am an everyday hero. I show up to the laptop and this community with honesty, integrity, and intention to be...

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Too Many Posts Can’t Be a Bad Thing, Right?

Posted by on Oct 23, 2019 in Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Random | 0 comments

Too Many Posts Can’t Be a Bad Thing, Right?

Where once I was reactively writing these blog posts the night before they were to go up, I kicked in with some proactivity recently and am writing my posts ahead of time. And the drawback to that was that I published two posts on Monday October 21st ,2019. So enjoy You Can’t Be Your Own Accountabilibuddy and Four Self-Value Phases and I will be back on Friday with another post per usual. And If you enjoyed what you read, subscribe, via the subscription box in the sidebar, to my thrice weekly posts via your emailbox. And visit me on...

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Taking off From the Runway

Posted by on Sep 6, 2019 in Ahas, Blogging Along, Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, writing, Writing Life | 0 comments

Taking off From the Runway

Seems recently, my brain has made enough room to allow for some actions in directions that I had “always meant” to go, but hadn’t gone yet. Begin the unstuck here.  I had purchased a series of talks on fear which have wallowed in my email box until suddenly recently, I dialed it up and listened.  And then today, I was driving in the car and I remembered I had a link in my browser tabs to Elizabeth Gilbert’s Magic Lessons podcast. And I dialed that up and began to listen to the first episode of season one from 2015. The Universe...

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Every Picture Tells a Story…

Posted by on Aug 26, 2019 in Blogging Along, Creative Soul Living, Pretty Pictures | 2 comments

Every Picture Tells a Story…

And an even better one when the picture is pretty. I have always loved taking pictures. And after I birthed this blog from a need to practice my writing, I soon became aware that I needed to put my own pictures with my words. It made sense. And just as my writing benefited from perpetual practice, so did my pictures. I discovered it wasn’t in the taking of the picture necessarily, although you do need to have something captured on your camera, but in the editing of the pictures. At first, I used my picture program in my computer to pump...

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