I Have Many Names and Writing Homes The featured image above shows our little converted barn house we lived in for 28 years. We loved living surrounded by other people’s vineyards. We had the pleasure of looking at them without having to care for them. In that little house I began to write under the…Read More Welcome to the World of BarbRad (AKA Barb Radisavljevic)
My First Medium Publication Today I finally did it. I’ve been meaning to start a Medium publication for a long time, but I wasn’t sure what it should focus on. I wanted to be able to write my heart out and not worry about formatting to suit some other publication’s style. I didn’t want to…Read More My First New Venture on Medium: A Publication
The Writing Life Thrives on Ideas When I first woke this morning, I wanted only to turn over and go back to sleep. Like many writers, I stayed awake too late writing. I needed the extra hour and a half before my alarm was due to go off. So I did turn over, put on…Read More The Writing Life is as Messy as a Chard Plant Setting Seed
A Social Media Revolution? MeWe and Parler are new social media platforms that want to compete with Facebook and Twitter. Will they succeed anytime soon? I hope so. MeWe looks and functions a lot like Facebook now — something it did not when I first joined. I expect new members of MeWe won’t feel as…Read More First Impressions of New Social Media Sites MeWe and Parler
Back to Bookselling Although I love to write, the books in the stacks and on the shelves surrounding me– remnants of my past as a bookseller — nagged me to present them to the public again. It’s not easy to return to online bookselling after several years of inactivity. My favorite online marketplace for independent…Read More From Bookselling to Blogging and Back
These Medium Posts Performed Best Since I Joined the Partner Program Life interfered with writing in May and June, and I did not get a lot of new Medium posts written. During this time I still earned a bit of money, so it wasn’t as bad as I was afraid it would be. I published…Read More My Top Ten Medium Posts: February – June
What Sort of Dark Moments Should I Share Online? I have a draft folder on Medium that is full of memories from my over 75 years of life. Should I develop them for publication to share online? Some show the dark side of my inner life. Thank God I didn’t act on those temptations which…Read More How Much Bad Stuff About Me Should I Share Online?
A Beginning on Medium In 2016 I started posting a few articles on Medium — mostly articles I had removed from other sites when they went out of business or stopped paying their writers. After I imported those articles I mostly neglected Medium until a friend told me there was now a way bloggers could…Read More Medium Partner Program: My Latest Writing Venture