Hello, this is Barbara.
I’ve been keeping a blog of some kind since the dawn of time. I wish I still had some of those earlier blogs. They were terrible, but, man, was it exciting to be on the internet.
You could meet people who were miles and miles away without having to jack up your phone bill.
Think about how ridiculous it was to pay a 50-dollar phone bill back in the day the next time you look at your cell phone bill.
As time moved on, blogs became “niche” which is good for businesses and consumers. But, then personal blogs became personal brands.
This is great. I’m not complaining about the multiple streams of income nor the ability to share and gain knowledge. Nor am I complaining about our ability to share and manifest joy with others around the world.
What I am saying is this – a branded blog is not a personal blog. It isn’t the freedom we were promised when the internet was new. So, I am laying waste to personal branding here. I will leave the branding for business (mine and otherwise).
I will share pictures sometimes. I will most likely write about my workouts and food. I will blog about my projects and give relevant links when I think it is necessary.
I will keep the BUY NOW buttons on my business sites, in relevant blog posts, and on relevant pages. Deal? Deal.
Okay. Let’s go.
Books? Click here.
Courses? Click here.
Here is a list of all of the books, projects, hobbies, businesses, side hustles, etc. in my life. I have categorized them, added a brief description, and a link for you.
Please keep in mind that I have the following as well: A full-time job, a spouse, and a step-person. Everything I accomplish is in 10 to 30-minute intervals over stretches of time. I’m racing no one. I always aim for a minimum viable product and improve upon that as I go.
I mention this because if you have been wanting to do a ton of projects, but have been waiting for the right time or time in general, I’m here to preach the gospel of MVP! Minimum viable product. Do what you want when you can. Eventually, you’ll have a list like this:
Chills Collection Vol.1 (2020) | Short Story Collection
How to Write a Children’s Book (2020) | Non-fiction
Licorice in the Time of COVID-19 (2020) | Action Short Story
A Christmas Rideshare by Lily Dae (2019) | Lesbian Holiday Romance
An Eartha & Audi Story by Barbara Ann Burgess (2017) | Newborn to Kindergarten
An Eartha & Audi Story: Coloring Book Edition by Barbara Ann Burgess (2017) | Newborn to Kindergarten
Fernando Learns About Sharing by Barbara Ann Burgess (2018) | Newborn to Kindergarten
Fernando Learns About Helping by Barbara Ann Burgess (2017) | Newborn to Kindergarten
Fernando Learns About Asking by Barbara Ann Burgess (2017) | Newborn to Kindergarten
Fernando Learns About Asking: Coloring Book Edition by Barbara Ann Burgess (2017) | Newborn to Kindergarten
Simply Journaling | Skillshare
How to Write a Family Newsletter | Skillshare
Pilgrim Fowl Press (2019) | Small Press