Completing NaBloPoMo: Day 30 and the Last Week of Blogging

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My 30ieth day of blogging has come around! Ever since signing up for the NaBloPoMo challenge, I knew I just had to complete it. I’ve literally only once completed a month-long writing challenge, and that was more than a year ago and only after a second attempt.Read More »


NaBloPoMo: Writing a Blog Post Every Day of November

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November 1st has come around, which means it’s time for a change. Usually this month marks National Blogging Month. After reading Charlotte’s post on how hard it was to find the old group/ site this year, she posted something today about these two groups: BlogHer and Cheerpeppers. Both call it National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo). Read More »

On Choosing Your Battles Wisely: The Countdown to 2016 is On!

One of the featured images in my first photography book
One of the featured images in my first photography book

This year marked a great comeback to my personal blog German-American Abroad. While I had somehow neglected writing in 2014 and couldn’t find much time for it in 2013, either, this year of 2015 was different in many ways. It stands for the year of a few blogging challenges (such as writing for 30 continuous days) and other great occurrences which animated me to simply sit down and write my heart out without too many regrets.Read More »

How to Set Up an Editorial Calendar: Organizing Your Blog Content

A crucial part of the 30-Day-Blogging-Challenge is to receive e-mail prompts on every day of the challenge. Since I already completed it a month ago, I didn’t sign up for another round of e-mails. I did however weed through some of my old correspondence and stumbled across one very important note. Setting up an Editorial Calendar – it had always been on my list of things to do – but somehow the idea was lost in the hectic of past post. So this week was certainly the time to look through all the tips and links the e-mail provided. Sarah from Sarkemedia listed a guest post she had written under Read More »