About Me

About Me

Linda Bartosik...
First steps of a beginning writer/artist/illustrator. Follow me on my journey. Read More...

My newest book now available on Amazon!

My newest book now available on Amazon!

Many treasures lie under the sea, but will Alistar find the one that will make ‘The Perfect Birthday Present’ for his mom? Join this adventurous little sea star and his best buddy Barnaby (a blob fish) as they travel through the beautiful deep blue sea, meeting many other creatures of the deep. When the two friends finally stumble upon the perfect present, Alistar needs to make a difficult decision, which only he can make. When he does, the little sea star learns that there are times when it is not the present that is important, but the thought behind it.

My First Cover! Now available on Amazon – Kindle & Hardcover

My First Cover! Now available on Amazon – Kindle & Hardcover

For Linda Crowley, the first day of the year had always been set aside to work on new, positive beginnings and 1970 was no different. Her husband and children were by all accounts healthy and no one even considered the terrible thought that tragedy would strike before the day was over, and life as she had known it was gone.

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My first illustrating project available on Amazon

My first illustrating project available on Amazon

Haley doesn't have a normal pet she has a goat, Ralph. He thinks he's having fun but he's causing untold trouble for Haley. Trouble seems to follow Ralph everywhere he goes only he doesn't know it. Haley's father says Ralph has to be sold!

Should You?

Should you? Maybe not. Not everyone should. In the blogs that I follow, I came across a very interesting topic. Should you blog? Should you become a plumber? A teacher? Write a book? Play golf? Not everyone should. So, why do we do the things we do?

I follow both Frank Viola’s blog and Michelle Shaeffer’s blog. Once again, coincidentally. I started following Frank’s blog about two years ago. Then last year I did my first blog challenge and Michelle was the co-host. This year Frank interviews Michelle on his blog. Again, two separate blogs I followed at two separate times, find each other in the vast universe of the Internet. This makes me sit up and pay attention. When Frank interviews Michelle on his blog, he asks her:

“How does a person know if blogging is right for them and if they should put their hand to that plow?”

I loved her answer:

20130727-194158.jpgNot for money, but for passion. I tend to agree. If you start a blog with the sole purpose of making money, it probably won’t go anywhere. You’ll probably tire of it and view it as a chore and will eventually quit. But if you have a purpose that you are passionate about sharing, you will enjoy blogging a lot and it will come easy to you.

Blogging, teaching, plumbing – it doesn’t matter. What matters is what drives you to do it. I love blogging. I love sharing the tidbits of life that cross my path each day on the off chance it might help someone. Blogs have helped me along my path on more days than you know. I’m fascinated with the diverse views of the world that I come across reading my favorite blogs. There are people that think like I do, and I find myself thinking “Yes! Yes! That’s exactly how I feel, too!” Then there are people who take a whole different approach than me and I think “Wow. I never thought of it like that”.

What about you? Could blogging fuel a passion in your life? Thinking of giving it a try? Browse Michelle’s blog. She’s a pro and very encouraging. If you’d like some personal coaching, email me or leave a comment – my other passion is teaching. You never know – blogging might just be the “new thing” you need right now.

And so, as another day goes by, follow your passion and good things will follow you, and…I have written.

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