Isolation and humanity

Since starting to work from home when Libby was a baby, I have become gradually more isolated. Initially, my career involved meetings and a little bit of travel. As things developed, a lot more of my time was spent working alone. These days, I work entirely from home. The only time I go out for work is if I attend a press or blogging event, which is infrequent. As a result, I have very little contact with anybody outside of my immediate family. I don’t have a problem with the isolation per se, but it has made me notice a…

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Where does negativity come from?

I’ve noticed today, as I do most days, that negativity is everywhere.  Take blogging as an example. I am fully aware that I’m going to be slated for daring to write this. But seriously, who the hell do we think we are?  I am a (rather passive) member of a few blogging groups on Facebook, where PR’s and companies offer opportunities to bloggers.  Conversations are also posted about emails that people have had from PR’s who have offered bloggers something which, quite frankly, is deemed offensive.  I understand the frustration, really I do. I write for a living and I know that…

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