2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats people helped me see how I did last year by making a 2014 report for the blog. Check it out below!

It wasn’t a stellar year for me as a blogger, but I am thrilled how my first year as a full-time freelance editor went. 2015 looks so promising, and I can’t wait to share more with you soon 🙂

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 760 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 13 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


It’s hard to start at the beginning

I have been a professional editor for over two years, and I have been editing my life since I started living it. Yet for some reason, establishing an identity online has been harder than I imagined it would be. When you sit down to create a webpage, the rest of the internet is only a click away. If you avoid distraction, how do you begin to write?

When you write your first post, you are unsure. Can you just jump in and start writing about one of your soapbox convictions? Do you need to introduce yourself first?

This is my first post as MJRLawrence, editor. Words, languages, Jesus, friends, family, and teaching children big ideas using little words are a few things that excite me. I have passionately held beliefs, but I am not afraid to be proven wrong. Of the five states I have lived in, North Carolina is the coldest, but I married a man from New Jersey.  We named our dog after a hockey player.

I am currently reading On Writing Well by William Zinsser.