Getting Work Beyond Your Blog

BYB-Badge-ALL1Do 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. She does interviews with bloggers who have had success getting work “beyond their blogs,” and there is always something to learn when you click over there. I just signed up for her newsletter so I wouldn’t miss out on new places to submit.

I’m honored that Susan chose to interview me about how I got work on other sites. I couldn’t help but go on one of my anti-Huffington Post rants so you’ll have to tolerate that, too. (If you follow me on Twitter, you know how I feel.)

I give some good tips in this interview (I think!). And at the end of the day when it posted (Monday), I got an email from Mamalode that a piece of mine had been accepted. It all felt very apropos.

See you at Beyond Your Blog!


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…

Theme For Today Is The Last

what the last child gets

Today’s theme is “the last” for two reasons. #1. Let’s talk about birth order. Too often in the past few years I’ve felt guilty about what Nate, our youngest of four, misses out on by NOT being the first (or even the second or the third) in our family to reach any particular milestone. Recently, however,…