5 Excuses to Avoid Blogging

Scribbles in the Margin

So maybe I started a blog and maybe I had big plans for said blog and maybe I proceeded to ignore the blog in question for nine entire months. This of course means I need to work to recreate that familiar repertoire we almost had. “What a do, bitches?” and other such greetings will have to wait.

Until then, please enjoy a list of excuses concerning my total abandonment of this blog. Feel free to employ any of them when you, too, decide to abandon your blog for very good reasons.

1. Your cat was hibernating 

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We all know it’s rude to move a sleeping cat. I don’t make the rules. [Disclaimer: cats do not hibernate. If your cat has been sleeping on your laptop for a period of nine months, I’m got news for you, buddy.]

2. You ran out of stock photos

And it would be completely embarrassing to…

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So You Want to Be a Storyteller?

Sam S. Mullins: a blog about anything

Really? Even if people won’t want to date you ever again for fear that you’ll one day talk about them on stage? You’re sure?

Okay. Welcome aboard.

Here’s a cheap glass of wine. Where we’re going, you’ll need it.

I’ve got to tell you – I think you’ve picked a great time to get into the story game. I mean, with the success of storytelling podcasts like The Moth, RISK!, Definitely Not the Opera, Snap Judgement and This American Life millions of people are now aware of the phenomenon of modern storytelling. Just about every city in North America now has a regular storytelling event, and there seems to be more opportunities for storytellers than ever before. For raconteurs like us, the getting has never been good-er.

But before you start speaking your heart into the crackly microphone at the local roti place’s storytelling event (at which no one is there to actually hear stories [they’re just there…

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