Open Letter to the Blogosphere: Blogger “Responsibility”

Note: this post has nothing to do with my blog or you, my readers … but is rather a reaction to an observation I made in the blogosphere.

This week, one of the most well-known female bloggers, Heather Armstrong of dooce.com fame, announced she and her husband Jon were in the midst of a trial separation.

I’d heard of her, but never really read her blog — until today. Her announcement post is absolutely gut-wrenching, to say the least — especially the part where she expresses a moment that suicide crossed her mind … and though doesn’t go into any details about why the couple is splitting, it’s obvious she is pained about the decision but knows it must be done. Continue reading “Open Letter to the Blogosphere: Blogger “Responsibility””

What’s Your Sweet Spot?

“The sweet spot = when your personal and professional worlds not only intersect, but exist symbiotically.”

I came up with this quote (and shared it as my Facebook status) last week because all of a sudden I saw my professional life and personal life coming together in the most incredible of ways, inter-meshing in ways I never thought possible, until now.

I can’t say much, but I will say this: my involvement in social media is really helping me at work, and my career choice (PR) is really helping me with my blogging “moonlighting” gig.

While I wouldn’t wish my disordered eating issues on anyone, the fact that I took to blogging to get through it all has presented me a wealth of opportunities I never would have had, had I not been blogging about said issues. Continue reading “What’s Your Sweet Spot?”