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Blogging and Writing

Should You Stick to a Blogging Niche?

Every so often I see bloggers expressing some apprehension about stepping out of their blogging niche, so I thought it was worth chatting about. The business-focused blogs If the main purpose is to make money, niche matters. Brandon Gaille The graphic above is from blogging guru Brandon Gaille. If you want to make money, these… Continue reading Should You Stick to a Blogging Niche?

The Should Monster: a purple monster with wings weighing you down with "shoulds"
Mental Health

The Should Monster: The Problem with “I Should”

I've written before about Shoulding Ourselves to Death, but lately, I've been using the term "should monster", and I wanted to play around with that a little bit. For all of us, there are things we want in life and things we need.  Some of those needs might be indirect; we need a source of income… Continue reading The Should Monster: The Problem with “I Should”

The Should Monster: a purple monster with wings weighing you down with "shoulds"
Mental Health

“Should” You Worry About Things?

AI recently about the worry tree as a tool for managing worry, and my friends at WeDIDIt mentioned that the idea the worry is productive can be a trap that leads to endless worry and rumination. Hence this post – "should" you worry, ruminate, self-criticize, or engage in other repetitive negative thinking patterns in order… Continue reading “Should” You Worry About Things?

The Should Monster: a purple monster with wings weighing you down with "shoulds"
Mental Health

Shoulding Ourselves to Death

I saw a post on the topic of shoulding recently on Grounding Growth and wanted to continue the conversation.  Definitely check out her stop the should worksheet. The word should can have several meanings, but the most relevant here is the one from Google dictionary, which Grounding Growth also referenced. "used to indicate obligation, duty,… Continue reading Shoulding Ourselves to Death