My First Advice Column is Here

It’s here you guys! Today is the launch of my new advice column— HerTake: Practical Tips for Modern Connections. It is a monthly column in which readers can ask me questions they have about navigating friendships in general, but especially in an era of social media, blogging, and online connections. The topic for September is “relationships in crisis or transition.”

I’ve answered two readers’ questions this month, and I’d love to hear your thoughts and any other advice you might add in the comments! I purposely left the comments open there so that the brave souls who brought their issues to me can get the benefit of YOUR TAKE, too.

Come see what they asked and what I suggested! 

HerTake with Nina Badzin


ALSO, this week I had an interview with Beyond Your Blog with lots of advice about submitting work to other sites and on thinking BEYOND Huffington Post! 

Getting Work Beyond Your Blog


Do you guys know about the site Beyond Your Blog? If you’re a blogger or a writer who wants to see her (or his) work out in the world, then you need to be checking out this site. Writer Susan Maccarelli graciously spends time compiling submission opportunities and offering tips to get your work accepted….

Leaving and Losing Friends

My Other Ex

  There’s a book coming out next week that made me want to cry with relief. (I was lucky to read an advanced copy.) My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends is a collection of essays by women who analyze the end of a particular friendship in their lives. The reason I…

Friday Find: Essay Writing Bootcamp

Herstories project essay class

Have you heard of The HerStories Project? Editors Jessica Smock and Stephanie Sprenger started with a shared site to talk about women’s friendships, which turned into an anthology about friendships, which turned into another anthology on friendship breakups. (I’m reviewing the breakup book next week and giving away a copy.) Wait– there’s more. Jessica and…

3 Ideas For a Meaningful Holiday

a meaningful high holiday

Don’t think I’m crazy, but I have some ideas to change my approach (and your approach) to the High Holiday season. Honestly, even if you’re not Jewish, these are methods that could make a difference for other holidays, too. Do you trust me? If we want this year’s holidays to feel different, then we have to try…

Announcing My Newest Project

HerTake with Nina Badzin

I’m so excited to announce my newest project! The best part of being a non-niche writer is that I’m always open to new writing and blogging opportunities no matter the subject. I’ve written a parenting column, a Twitter tips column, a Jewish-themed column (still doing that for several sites), book reviews (still doing that, too),…

Words By Friends

chasing the sun by natalia sylvester

With almost four years in the online writing world, I have found myself with talented writer friends who have books sitting on my nightstand. I want to read them all RIGHT NOW, but the summer flew by, and I haven’t read them all yet. Still, I don’t want too much time to go by before I have…