First, in my neck of the woods
Around two years ago, my family and I sold everything and went on an adventure. We ended up in Tagaytay, Philippines because it was much cooler than Iloilo City and we found a condo that overlooked Taal volcano:
We stayed for a few months but ended up back here in Iloilo. We settled in and bought a house, but we always felt like Tagaytay was calling us back. Last year we decided we were going to close up the house and spend the summer back in the cool, foggy breezes, eating ramen and real cream ice cream (two of our favorite things to do in Tagaytay).
But, yesterday, this happened:
It’s terrible, but I fear the worst is to come. The area has been evacuated and is standing on alert four, waiting for the big eruption. The place we have come to love will probably end up destroyed.
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Then, I added more work to my plate
I don’t only write about mental health. I have quite a few stories on Medium about blogs and blogging, and I wanted a place where they could all be together in one place. So I created a new publication called “To Blog, Or Not To Blog.” I am accepting new writers, in case you were wondering.
I also created another newsletter with the same name, and if you are interested in blogging, writing, email lists, newsletters, or writing on Medium.com, you should definitely sign up for it. It will be a few weeks before I send out a newsletter, but now is a great time to get on the list.
Then, I did a lot of writing
As much as I’ve been feeling the letdown after Christmas, I have been busy at my desk writing. Here are some stories from Medium:
My Father Almost Killed Himself for Our Family
I’ve wanted to write about my dad and the impact he had on my life for some time now, but it took a burst of inspiration for me to do it. This story was very emotional for me and my dad loved it. I hope you do too!
Are You a Sellout as a Writer?
I get in these moods where the imposter syndrome hits me hard and I start wanting to write so everyone will like me and I feel like my success is taking too long. This is how I cured myself.
Should Writers Have A Mailing List and Newsletter?
How important is it for a writer to have a mailing list. Find out!
Well, that is all for this week. I’ll see you next time!