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If you’re more interested in learning more about me on a more personal level, you’ve come to the right place. My Blog is where I’ll recount my day-to-day life, including my goals, triumphs and failures, plans for future writing, developments in my career, and even my thoughts on the recent weather.

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25
Feb

Is it Spring yet?

It dawned on me this evening that I haven’t written a regular ole blog update in a while. That’s partly because although I’ve not really had all that much going on, I’ve been kind of busy. Between spending time with Michael and my content writing, it’s actually kept my days pretty filled even if sometimes they get a little bit monotonous. We’re going on two weeks since Valentine’s Day and nearing the end of February. There’s been a literal ton of snow in the mid-Atlantic area this winter and in fact, there was almost a foot of snow just this past weekend. Quite frankly, I’m pretty sick of it. I hate the snow. But it seems like there has been an...
02
Jan

Hello to 2015

It’s a new year, guys and gals. I already know it’s going to take me six months to get used to writing ’15’ instead of ’14’ when I write the date. My last post was a look back on the previous year. That’s fine and well, but since there’s 365 364 days ahead that are shrouded in all the mystery and wonder that 2015 is sure to bring, there’s no better time to bid a friendly farewell to the past while we greet the future. I’m not the most optimistic person by any means. I wouldn’t call myself a pessimistic exactly; rather, I’d called myself a realist. But as taxing as parts of last year were for me, the year did...
31
Dec

Farewell to 2014

Today is the 365th day of the year 2014. Speaking only for myself, this year has definitely been a bit of a roller coaster. Actually, if I had to describe this year in only one word, that word would probably be erratic. Or maybe spasmodic. Some word that means unpredictably inconsistent and all over the place. Looking back over the year, I’m very conflicted. On the one hand I’ve had some of the roughest days of my life over the course of this past year, but for every single bad day I feel like I’ve also had some really great, memorable days as well. Maybe that’s the way it is for everyone. In light of the year’s end, I figured...
25
Dec

Twas the night before Christmas…

It’s just occurred to me that it’s been three weeks since my last article or update here at DaneOLeary.com. Woops. December has been a bit more hectic than usual. As the holidays approached, I had to get out and do my Christmas shopping whenever I got the chance. I’ve also been doing a lot of content writing lately and I’m pleased — and somewhat surprised — to report that I’ve been making a respectable living (for a little over a month so far) as a writer at various content mills around the web. My biggest source of income has been Textbroker, which also comes as a bit of a surprise to me. So content writing has been a large part of the reason my...
13
Nov

New domain is setup, website up and running!

Yes, you’ve read that correctly. We’re no longer a blog. Here at Dane O’Leary Official, we’re now a website. You’ll want to add DaneOLeary.com to your bookmarks because this is some exciting stuff, people! This is me right now I’ve got a few other, better posts in a works at the moment, and I’m working diligently over at Textbroker (I know–don’t judge me), BlogMutt, and OnlineWritingJobs. I’m trying to get a feel for what kind of earning potential there is with these mills. It seems, to me anyway, like it’s going to vary. I might have a good day and churn out three articles and make about $60 between them. Then I’ll take a few bigger, higher-paying jobs that take...
31
Oct

Dane wishes you a Happy Halloween

Today is October 31, which means it’s All Hallows’ Eve. Along with St. Patrick’s Day — because I’m super Irish if you couldn’t tell — Halloween is my favorite holiday. This post is going to be a couple of things. In light of the occasion, I figured I’d give a bit of a history of Halloween, just for funsies. Well, also to make this post somewhat interesting to those who aren’t really interested in hearing about my writing plans. And then I’m also going to give an update of my blog’s (soon to be website’s) recent overhaul and what I’ve got planned in the weeks and months to come. So what’s the deal with Halloween? I’m glad you asked. Halloween:...
12
Oct

Website almost ready to launch, plans for book and NaNoWriMo

I can’t believe October is almost halfway over already. Every time I see the date, I feel a brief pang of shock and disappointment; disappointment because I’ve still not really accomplished much of anything this year in terms of my career, and shock because I have so little time to accomplish anytthing. A couple weeks ago, I posted after a pretty lengthy absence. I wanted to share my plans not only for this blog, but for entering new territory per my career as a writer. In order to start my platform, I’m turning this blog into my website and writer’s hub, writing new content–my pillar content–regularly, researching promotion for both my blog and myself, not to mention sort of mentally...
26
Sep

Past, Present and… a Website?

Yep, I’m a horrible, terrible blogger. I’m owning up to it right now. I don’t even want to check the date of my last entry because I’m sure it was eons again, at the very least a few months, but I think I’ve found a solution to the issue. But first, an update. What’s been going on in my life in the past few months? The answer is both a lot, yet not really anything at all. Back in May, I decided I’d enter into a rehabilitation program. With the encouragement and support of my wonderful boyfriend, it’s a decision I made on my own, something I felt I needed to do in lieu of backtracking some of the poor...
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