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adventures in blogging

Welcoming another Blogger convert to WordPress! Hope you enjoy your new blog home Regina! ūüėÄ



 Today I had the lovely pleasure

of sipping some coffee and discussing the how-to’s

of blogging with a few friends

at this rockin coffee shop,

Weatherstone, Old Soul.

I am here to announce that I am abandoning

my Blogspot blog and am now

moving my sweet little blog to WordPress!

The adventure continues!

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Hurray for the Sac Girls’ Blogging Club!

Today was the inaugural meeting of the Sac Girls’ Blogging Club. ¬†My apologies to any other club with the same name, we did not steal it from you and chances are we’d love to join forces with you if you really exist.

When people in my real life discovered that I had a blog, I started to get a lot of questions about how things work. ¬†I also discovered the blogs of some other pretty cool people that I already knew beyond the computer screen. ¬†Brainstorming with a friend about blogs, the idea dawned on us– we need to start a nerdy girls’ blogging club!

So, today, three of us met at Old Soul in Sac and talked WordPress vs. Blogger, WordPress navigation, site monetization, and guest blogging. ¬†One of us is now even a WordPress convert, but we’ll wait until her style changes are ready to unveil her new WordPress home. ¬†We also chatted about teaching, reading, summer plans, exactly the social vision that I imagined for such a club.

Now, we have the goal to make our little club a weekly occurrence. ¬†Even if it only ends up happening a couple times a month, I’m excited. ¬†It’s nice to connect in real life with the faces behind the stories we read online. ¬†If you’re a chick in the Sacramento area and feel like joining us, let us know! ¬†Sorry men, it’s not that we don’t like you, it’s just that we feel safer connecting with women in person, (and, besides, you’re probably not interested in all of our chatter anyway!).

Happy blogging!

Girl Bloggers Unite! ūüėÄ

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Coffee Shop Writing: Distraction Collection

“Hey babe, hand me the phone and get to work.”

My husband had a point. ¬†Instead of writing, I spent at least a half hour amusing myself with Instragram, (which I just read should not be used for blog photos, but whatever, amateur blogging in action I guess…). ¬†It seems like wherever I go, home or out, I spend necessary time distracting myself before I hunker down and get to work. ¬†I maintain that this is part of my creative process.

Distractions help me get focused, if that makes any sense.

So after I played with Instagram, eavesdropped on a conversation between dad and teenaged kids about a solo backpacking trip, and ate my chocolate chip banana bread, I got to work on revisions. ¬†I also realized that Old Soul at Weatherstone is my current favorite coffee shop in Sacramento. ¬†Between the shady brick patio, the beer on tap, and the artsy Portland-esque decor, I can’t get enough, (see, I’m totally a wannabe hipster).

I’m making it a semi-daily goal this summer to spend a couple of hours working in a coffee shop in addition to the time spent at home. ¬†I love listening, observing, and being outside, while also creating, (increased distractions or not!). ¬†Best of all, my husband’s job allows him to join me some days, (speaking of which, if you’re looking to buy or sell a house in Sac, I know the man for the job…).

Any other favorite Sacramento coffee shops I should know about?

Here is today’s distraction collection, (the first of many, I’m sure):

Old Soul at Weatherstone


Favorite Outdoor Coffee Seating in Sacramento


Think it’s time to clean my computer screen…


MacBook ad? More distractions from revisions…


Our feet wishing they were in Roma, or Tokyo, or Paris… Wow, I’m a dork.


Found this in my wallet from when I quit my cube job, made me smile.

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