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The Creative Process

This meme is too good not to share. The featured image is a bar of three different colors on a blue background. The largest section of the bar is white, with the caption: I’ve no idea what I’m doing. The middle section of the bar is lime green, with the caption: PANIC. The tail end of the bar is a slightly darker green, with the caption: I’ve no idea how I did it. If that doesn’t nail the creative process, then I don’t know what does! Did you hear? This blogathon is sponsoring a donation drive to the Animal Foundation. They’re not sponsoring me, I simply want to get the word out. If you do donate something – anything is appreciated – shout it out below. I’m gonna tell the world in a future entry!

My plans for Raconteuse and Writeropolis

I was in an embarrassing place in my life for much of the past two years. I’m still climbing out of it but I’ll be damned if I let my emotions keep me from doing what I love. Which is writing. So, I have big plans for the upcoming year. I’m going to open the doors to my service-based business that I’m hoping to make some extra cash on the side. I’m going to launch seasonal writing workshops, email courses, and posting regularly here on Raconteuse. I have a ton of articles and other varied content that I’m dying to share with folks. I’m like the Princess and the Pea, and the content I have burning up my hard drive is the pea, haha. I’m going to add more goodies to my Repository (which you can get exclusive access to when you subscribe to get Gilly Grams) over the next…

Welcome to #VDAYSUX2019!

Good morning love, Welcome to another VDAYSUX blogathon right here at gpacheco.org. A blogathon – if you’re unaware – is a block of posts written around a theme and posted within a specific timeframe. Today, I’m going to be posting every hour from 8AM to 8PM. I’m really excited to be doing this for another year in a row. I was inspired by the act of writing it and having a lot of fun doing it. I wish I had kept the momentum going. Anyways, I hope this year inspires me again. I need a litle jolt. This year, I decided to do something different. I’m going to post to raise money. I encourage you to donate to the Animal Foundation here in Las Vegas. Whatever you feel like sharing today, please do so. And let me know! I’d love to give you a shoutout. I adopted my little cuddlebug…

My Big Five Personality Quiz Results

So, the new new thing is the Big Five, which is a fairly straightforward personality quiz, found on FiveThirtyEight. I took it, and I liked my results. I thought they were fairly accurate. OPENNESS TO EXPERIENCE: 92 out of 100 High openness to experience: You’ve probably tried on several personal styles and hobbies during your life, and your curious brain is actively seeking new things to explore. Your identity may be flexible and open to change, but you’re likely to find success in careers that value that — the arts, for instance. Don’t trap yourself in a “Theater Kid” box, though. People with high openness also do well in careers that involve investigation and discovery. They might become scientists, lawyers or investigative journalists — basically weaponizing their intellectual curiosity and willingness to try new things and explore new ideas. Be aware, though, that dangerous drugs are among the things you’re…

Sign up with Stamps.com and get goodies!

This is an affiliate post; I will be reimbursed as noted below if you partake in the service. So, I’m breaking up the usual lovefest by sharing with you one of my favorite services. Stamps.com lets you send packages via USPS with tracking numbers anywhere in the world! It’s ideal for people – like me – who send a lot of packages. When my Amazon Marketplace was in full swing, I was shipping things out on the regular. Truthfully, I’ve stepped back but I’m hoping to bring it back to life soon. Anyways, I love the convenience of it. I don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to slap a mailing label on a package at a mom and pop store or the UPS Store. I’ve got the scale and printer all ready to go. And because I typically send books and other flat media, I use the…

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