Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Giving up social media is long overdue. I surprised myself when I came to the decision with a strange sense of calmness. In some ways, it might seem like a step backward after building a small following across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter over the years. But what is lacking for… Continue reading Quitting Social Media For Good
Category: On Writing
Posts on my experience and journey of writing and blogging.
Back to the Beginning: A Ministry of Hope
Do you ever cringe when you think about some of the things you used to do or say? As a writer, I look back at some of my earlier work and quietly chuckle to myself hoping no one will ever read it. I know I am my worst critic and perhaps deserve to cut myself… Continue reading Back to the Beginning: A Ministry of Hope
Writers can’t do it all. And that’s OK.
It's only been six days since I temporarily deactivated my Facebook and Instagram account. I have had social media breaks before, and I wanted to have less noise and distraction over December. Now it's nearly a week until Christmas and 2023 is looming. What to do with social media? What to do with my content?… Continue reading Writers can’t do it all. And that’s OK.
The Blog is Back
Welcome back to The Mustard Seed - the blog that I have been crafting since 2011. I had a break over the summer to think and pray about the next steps of my writing. Of course, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away during this time, so I popped back to write a reflective piece… Continue reading The Blog is Back
7 Tips For Writers Starting Out
https://anchor.fm/s/81cd0484/podcast/rss Thinking about giving writing a go? Perhaps you used to love writing, but just haven't done it for a while. Maybe you are looking for a new hobby or a side hustle to make some extra money. The reasons we write are many and varied. Here are a few tips that I have found… Continue reading 7 Tips For Writers Starting Out
Be Right Back – on a blog break
I've only just started writing again, and now I'm disappearing? Well, not quite. You see, I have very limited time to write at the moment (being at home with young children does that), so I am trying to be a bit more organised! My blog will continue and I aim to post content here regularly.… Continue reading Be Right Back – on a blog break
Waiting for words because they matter
Do you know someone who always knows the right thing to say at the right time? Maybe you know someone who always manages to say the wrong thing. Words matter. Whether we speak them out or write them down. Even when we say nothing, that speaks volumes too. Many people will use words to motivate… Continue reading Waiting for words because they matter
On Writing – a September update
There was a heatwave this time last week, but as I type, it is cooler, cloudier and greyer. September has arrived. As the academic year is about to begin, it has a similar feel to the New Year. Parents are ordering school uniforms, new stationery lines the shelves of stores and the countdown to the… Continue reading On Writing – a September update
Just a blogger?
When people ask what I do for a living, I have a bad habit of saying 'I'm just a mum'. I even try to prepare myself to answer differently, but I always seem to sneak the 'just' in there. But there really is no 'just' about it. I am a mum. And it's a very… Continue reading Just a blogger?
A Short Tribute to the Craft of Writing
Sitting here at my nice new desk at home I feel like more of a professional writer somehow. I have a desk and everything. That's pretty big stuff. However, actually getting down to writing something has become a struggle recently. I feel like there is a big chunk of nothingness in my mind and absolutely… Continue reading A Short Tribute to the Craft of Writing
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