Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hey, I'm blogging!

It must have been close to 10 years ago when my friend and web guru Paula Johnson announced that I needed a website.

"A website?! Why on earth would I need to go to the time and expense of creating a website?" I replied.

Then about five years ago, Paula announced at a
professional writers' meeting that I—and all the other freelancers in the room—ought to be blogging.

"Blogging!? Please, woman. I make my living from writing. Why would I want to write anything for free?"

Well, here we are at my new, Paula-enhanced blog. You might think that I'd learned my lesson. But these days, Paula's on to crazy talk about Twitter and FaceBook and—you guessed it—I'm resisting.

It's not that I'm a Luddite. I do have a
LinkedIn profile. It's just that Paula's an early-adopter and I'm a…medium-adopter. (Don't tell me I'm a late adopter. I know people who've only recently gotten voicemail. Seriously.)

Anyway. Here we are. I will aggregate all my columns and podcasts and my Los Angeles Times columns on this blog, plus feature additional thoughts on interesting interviews or questions that I'm not able to include in my columns.

I'll also offer up random thoughts on financial issues, politics, religion, pop culture and anything else that strikes my fancy. I hope you'll bookmark this blog, add it to your RSS reader, link it to your own blog and leave feedback for me in the comments section.

If you have questions about small business that I can answer in one of my columns, feel free to leave them in the comments or
email me.

The most interesting, complex questions have the best shot at getting addressed. (In other words, please don't ask how to get a business license in your town. That's why we have the Internet.)


  1. Thanks for the shout-out, Karen. And remember: resistance is futile!

  2. I am so excited about this blog! I hope you have announced it to all and sundry!

  3. wow and I knew you when you were just an unpopular journalist..proud to call you my sister-in-law. I'm sending this to all my friends in NY

  4. Thanks Paula, Des and Retts! You all are part of my "strong women support group" - something everyone needs, particularly these days.

    Appreciate your thoughts.