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  1. Stef
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    Wow Rebecca this really hits home with me. I was thinking about skipping my (business) blog post this week. Now I may get it written yet!

    Thank you.

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      Stef,

      I’m glad this inspired you to write your post. Sometimes we all need a bit of extra inspiration!

      Thanks as always for stopping by,

      Rebecca

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  2. Amanda Dollak
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    I actually started my blogging to help my professional writing. I went through a rough year in my private life, and I had severe writer’s block. I needed a creative outlet for my writing where I didn’t feel pressured and could write on topics that were lighthearted. As such, I started a parenting blog nearly 2 weeks ago, and writing is becoming easier and easier. I am doing daily posts and having a fun time just expressing myself. I think soon I may be ready to refocus on my professional writing and start back better than ever simply because I’m writing from the heart on a daily basis.

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      Amanda,

      You’ve done a great job of expressing one of the many ways that blogging is so beneficial. We can blog for many reasons, including personal ones, that can impact our lives in many ways, including our professional lives. The great thing about a blog, even a professional one, is that if it is YOUR blog, you truly can blog about what you want, in the style you want. This is so different from doing client work that has to please someone else. Obviously, client work pays the bills, so it’s important also, but I love the freedom of having my own blog.

      May this next year be a time of healing and growth for you, in part through the benefits of blogging!

      Many thanks for stopping by, Amanda!

      Rebecca

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  3. Caroline Whatley
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    Great article Rebecca. I love your advice/steps to getting over writer’s block. I am like you and find photography as a good way to divert the mind.

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      Thanks for your kind words, Caroline. I think we all need to do some creative things at times to refresh ourselves. I’m glad that you also find photography to be a way to do that.

      I appreciate you stopping by,

      Rebecca

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  4. Shawn
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    Great write-up and a solid look at the entire process of finding the energy to write.

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      Thanks for your comment, Shawn and for stopping by. I definitely sometimes lack the energy I need to write and do other things, and when I do, it is often a result of neglecting some important aspects of self care.

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  5. Lana
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    I really need to update my blog, lol. I have it scheduled for next week.

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  6. Penny Klatell
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    I agree with everything you said in your post — and sometimes it’s still difficult. I’ve made a deal with myself post a minimum of twice a week and really try to stick to that. If I know that I have a tough week(s) coming up I try to write my blog posts ahead of time and schedule them to be posted. It relieves a whole lot of stress knowing that I don’t have the “I’ve got to write a post” thought running through my head.

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      Penny,

      Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comment. I’m trying to work my way up to posting minimum of twice a week, and I know that some weeks I won’t feel like it. I really like your idea of looking ahead and writing some blog posts ahead of time when you know you’re heading into a more trying week. I can see writing some ahead of time and do a lot to create a bit of margin in your life, particularly if you write ahead of time on a regular basis, as much as possible. I’d really like to start doing that myself. Thanks for motivating me!

      Rebecca

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  7. Theresa Leschmann
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    Your suggestion also work for reducing stress in general in your life. All of those things lead to overall wellness ( except maybe writing daily if you are not a write ;))so I am not surprised it would help with your ability to blog. Well done!

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      Theresa,

      You are so right that these suggestions work for reducing stress in life in general. And really, at least for me, when I’m whole emotionally, spiritually, and physically, I’m fit it much easier to blog or express myself in other ways. This just goes to show that we need to take care of our whole selves and not just work all the time!

      Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your comment.

      Rebecca

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  8. kay
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    THANK YOU so much for all the inspiration and wisdom you are selflessly sharing through this website. It means so much for us who are just learning how to launch our business online. You are such a blessing! More power!

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