After Lynda Lippin traded in her life in academia in the States for what many would call a dream world on the little island of Providenciales in Turks & Caicos, she launched a little blog. Lyndia soon discovered her little blog could provide more than a virtual Treasure of the Caribbean. It could provide a real source of income that would allow her to enjoy her new lifestyle.
I have always enjoyed writing, and spent most of my first 30 years in academia as a Philosophy and Women's Studies graduate student and then professor with Pilates and Fitness as my secondary part time job. With my university connections I was surfing the web early on and contributing to academic email lists, etc. I would see blogs and thought that the concept was interesting (spoken like a true philosopher) but figured it was too technical and too popular to be taken seriously.
Fast forward 10 years. I met my husband and married, decided to leave the staidness of academia and move into fitness full time, opened my own Pilates & Reiki In Paradise Website and writing for popular magazines. And suddenly I was reading lots of blogs. In fact, blogs became my primary source of information for website design, SEO, reviews, and just fun reading. But still I kept thinking that I couldn't possibly do the blog thing--too much work, too technical, and who would want to read it?