Kim Bongiorno, blogger, author, and speaker talks to us about writing personal stories and non-fiction, getting published, what it takes to be a successful blogger, and why children should refer to their parents’ friends as Mr. and Mrs.

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I crossed over 100k Twitter followers today. Yes, it’s a not-so-subtle brag. But, screw it.  I’m taking a victory lap. The victory lap equates to a night of eating pizza until passout. Before the carbs and fat sink my consciousness I’m going to attempt to eek out this post. I’m not proud here, but I’m […]

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A Dangerous Tweet

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I’ve been playing guitar for over twenty-five years and have never written a complete song. Not for lack of trying. I bet I’ve put more than a thousand hours into jamming with myself with the sole intention of writing an actual piece of music with a beginning, middle, and end. It just hasn’t happened. I […]

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