I used to write for the Huffington Post back when it first launched. I quickly realized that blogging on such a public platform was not for me. I just do not have a thick-enough skin. (Commenters can be MEAN!)
So, after three columns, I packed up my opinions and launched my own blog, which I haven’t really kept up with, mostly because I’m lazy. True story.
Anyway, I really enjoyed writer Jean Fain’s article in The Word, ASJA’s member blog, which amusingly details what it's like to blog for HuffPo: The Seven Stages of Blogging for the Huffington Post.
"Like dealing with grief, blogging for the Huffington Post happens in stages," writes Fain. "If you want to be a HuffPo blogger, learning about the seven stages will help you proceed with caution and self-compassion."
It's an entertaining read, and you might just recognize a little of yourself in it.
Have you blogged for HuffPo? What was your experience like? Are you still doing it? I’d love to hear your story.