5 Tips for Overcoming Blogger’s Block

5 Tips for Overcoming Blogger's Block by The Thinking Closet

Hi, friends!  This post is coming at you live from Hot-lanta, Georgia where I am attending Haven, my first ever blog conference! Wow, wow, wow.  I already have so much to tell you, and so far, we’ve only had registration, a cocktail party, and dinner…but it is truly incredible to connect with so many fantastic d.i.y. bloggers in one place.  In fact, it’s kind of surreal meeting people whose face you know so well from {read more…}

How to Revamp Your “About” Page

How to Revamp Your About Page - Practical Blogging Tips from The Thinking Closet

Fact.  My “About” page hadn’t been edited since I first started blogging in September 2012. Fact.  My “About” page was written in the third person, like an author bio on the inside back cover of a book.  All of my posts are written in the first person.  The disparity was killing me. Fact.  My “About” page said very little about me and my blog at all.  How much can be said in one paragraph of six sentences? {read more…}

Lil Journal Project – What Inspires Me

Lil Journal Project: Inspiration via The Thinking Closet

Here’s a glimpse at three of my journal entries from this week’s installment of The Lil Journal Project.  Day 29 called us to dedicate an entire page to a quote; I spilled over onto two.  Inspiration usually comes during work rather than before it. -Madeleine L’Engle I first read this quote in college while poring the book, Madeleine L’Engle Herself: Reflections on a Writing Life (a must-read for all writers and creatives out there).  L’Engle’s {read more…}

Lil Journal Project: Word Associations

Lil Journal Project: Word Associations - via The Thinking Closet

So, I know it has been a few weeks since I’ve posted on Ashley Hackshaw’s Lil Journal Project.  I admit that I fell off the wagon during week 4 (too many other fun projects calling my name).  And Ashley took off week 5 to focus on a few things she was working on. However, the word association prompts Ashley came up with for this week were too fun to pass up!  So, we’re back. I {read more…}

Lil Journal Project: Week 2

Map of my childhood neighborhood; four blocks that made up my world.

Week 2 in the Lil Journal Project was a walk down memory lane.  Here are my first three entries to share for inspiration and with my link-up friends at Lil Blue Boo. Day 6 started off with creating a map of my childhood neighborhood.  (This was the home where I grew up until age seven – – the home of the original thinking closet.)  I used my memory for the layout, googlemaps for the surrounding {read more…}