The Child in Me Helps The Grown Up Me Find My Voice

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  1. That’s quite a coincidence! I have been trying various things in my writings and this is kind of the technique I got into with Tales from an American Childhood. It might be worth thinking about why that seems to work so well. I look forward to reading more.


    1. Lilian~thank you for sending this . I started writing a book for myself several
      Months ago … then found myself blocked . I feel this is very interesting and I have to ask myself ?? Why ? Why have we met ?
      Thank you again for opening this up for me 💕

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  2. I wonder if you may enjoy joining a writing group — in person or on-line. At first I thought a virtual course would be just so so. But something interesting happened when I took this video conference class. Usually in a class “I” am invisible to myself. But in this group video class I saw
    myself along with the others. It helped me get out of myself and express myself.

    I hope you continue to write your book.


  3. Lilian, I’m just catching up to your status as “IBM Emeritus”. I’m glad to see that you’re blogging on an open platform. I’ve added your blog to my list on Feedly, so I can keep better track of you.

    I’ve been blogging at since 2005. It took me a while to figure out what people wanted to read. Originally, I combined my professional and personal lives, and used a WordPress plug-in for e-mail subscribers. A sister-in-law eventually told me that she only wanted to read about family and travels, so in late 2006, I got agreement from my cofounders at (Doug McDavid and Martin Gladwell) to repurpose that web site alone for all of my professional content.

    By late 2009, I found that my photoblog at was getting a full year behind in camera post-processing backlog. In May 2010, I started experimenting with using my smartphone, posting directly to . By April 2011, I figured out that if I posted my photos to Flickr, I could easily repost them on to Tumblr, which could then be syndicated to Twitter and Facebook. In October 2011, I switched to be a monthly recap of photos accumulated on Flickr and Tumblr.

    In July 2017, I discovered the Mailchimp RSS-to-email feature at , and now have an easy procedure for subscribers who don’t use RSS readers. Once per month on (and even less frequently on a separate subscription list) seems to be enough to keep people in touch.

    My four sons have all written on open blog platforms, particularly in the years when they were studying in China, away from home. Son #4 graduated earlier this year, and just started his full-time job. He’s been active on other social media, and we’ll see if he continues his prior history at .

    I’m looking forward to reading more from you in the future. With online social media, blogging seems to be a good 21st century alternative for keeping in touch.

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