Posts Tagged ‘writing’

Blogging and Self-Esteem at BlogFest

Blogging and self-esteem needn’t be a fairy tale… Once upon a time there was a girl who loved books, reading, creativity. She loved to write, but would never ever dream of sharing it with anyone. She was very quiet and shy, and her teachers worried about her being in the big bad world because she […] Read more…

Preparing for the MAD Blog Awards

It’s the MAD Blog Awards on Friday. It’s exciting but overwhelming too, so I’ve been preparing myself mentally as well as with practical things. I am bowled over to be a finalist in not just one but two categories: Best Writer, and Outstanding Contribution. The Outstanding Contribution finalists were revealed only two weeks ago; we […] Read more…

I Stepped Off The Hamster Wheel – And I Liked It

Blimey – I haven’t blogged for nine days. NINE days! And as much as I love my blog and blogging, stepping off the hamster wheel for a while did me good. Since I wrote my first post about Hugo in April 2014, I’ve written pretty much every day. Blogging has been my therapy, an outlet […] Read more…

My Half-Year Evaluation: Have I Thrived?

Half-year Evaluation for Leigh Kendall Background At the end of 2014, Leigh reflected on the events of that year. She acknowledged that she had survived the worst thing imaginable – the death of her much-wanted, much-loved son, Hugo. You recognised that 2014 had shown you that the unexpected can happen, your dreams can be ripped to shreds. […] Read more…

I’m Going to BritMums Live!

It’s nearly time for BritMums Live… I’m really looking forward to the two-day blogging conference. It promises to be a brilliant event, with the chance to catch up with so many of my friends, and get lots of tips from the sessions. Please do come and say hello! Name: Leigh (you pronounce it like you would ‘Lee’) […] Read more…

Being a Tall Poppy, and the Heroine of My Life

“Life-threatening is the ultimate in empowering”, I have heard. It certainly worked for me. Growing up, teachers observed my lack of self-confidence and recorded their thoughts in my school reports. The reports included words to the effect of “Leigh is bright, works hard, and produces consistently good work. I wish she would put herself forward more, come out of her shell.” I’m […] Read more…

Friday Favourite – Me!

Today’s Friday Favourites post was supposed to be a light-hearted one about my favourite TV series. I had it all planned out in my head: it shouldn’t have taken long to write. Light-hearted or not, though, my heart just was not in it. I was in a low mood anyway, and couldn’t summon much enthusiasm. […] Read more…

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