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Why I Quit Dating Apps for Good

Online dating is the new normal, but what do millennials who seek more than just a hookup do? To find something worthwhile, I decided it’s time to disconnect and “swipe left” on the apps that have redefined — and undeniably cheapened  — modern dating. 
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Hello Again (for the first time)

Hi. I’m Jessica. This is my blog.

A lot of you who will read this have been following me for over a year now (thank you). You’ve seen me grow as a baby blogger and still liked my posts whether they find my “niche” or not. This ranged from Marvel Mondays to Turntable Tuesdays to Blogmas. I truly appreciate your consistent support even if it was just liking a post.

I’ve known for a long time that I wanted to do a blog relaunch in 2018, but recently, I discovered that I didn’t just want a clean site for fresh posts. I wanted to make something more passionate, more inspired (and, hopefully, inspiring). I realized that I want to create a writing blog, not just a website about writing. What’s the difference? Well, here’s my perspective:

A writing website publishes web content with curated links and advice. It’s helpful and insightful, probably looks pretty, too, but it doesn’t reveal much about its author. The emphasis is on the writing tips published periodically. It’s a grab-and-go resource geared toward writers and meant to serve as a sort of toolbox. It’s not bad to own a site like this. Many times, it’s even enjoyable. But for me, it felt dry. It’s just another site telling you how to fix you writing.

A writing blog, on the other hand, is a hybrid of the aforementioned writing site and a personal blog. It has an author whose name you’ll come to know and a face you will recognize. Not because they are famous but because they share intimate parts of themselves with their audience out of a desire to meet fellow writers. A writing blog is a means through which a writer can chronicle their journey, whether it’s by venting about their latest struggles, talking about an idea they just got, sharing book mood boards or poems or anything else that comes to mind. A writing blog offers advice through accounts of its authors own experiences, and there will also still be posts that revolve around one particular area of writing that the author has learned about and wants to teach others.

A writing blog offers advice through accounts of its authors own experiences, and there will also still be posts that revolve around one particular area of writing that the author has learned about and wants to teach others.

So what does this mean for Little Siberia? 

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I want Little Siberia to be my place on the web. This means that I am going to start writing about everything in my life. I want to share my work online. I want to meet other writers and help them, too. I want a place to record who I am now so I can look back and see how far I’ve come years down the line.

I hope you’ll stick around and get to know me.

– Jessica

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Successful Writing Tips for Bloggers

Little Siberia focuses predominately on fiction writing, but writing is also an important medium used in every industry today. If you’re a blogger, then knowing how to write a good post is especially important! After all, there’s no way to run a blog without any posts!

I’m still discovering myself on my blogging journey, but I’ve learned a lot through personal experience and studying, and I’d like to pass on some advice to any fellow or aspiring bloggers out there!
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Three Popular Writing Clichés and How to Make them Better

Clichés are the bane of any writer’s existence. We actively avoid them, try to rework our ideas to filter any out, and sometimes, maybe even lament that we can’t go with an idea we really love simply because it’s too cliché. But are all clichés really so bad? I don’t think so. There are plenty that can be found throughout the most popular books today, and they probably aren’t going to disappear anytime soon.

Read on to learn about the most common fiction clichésand how you can use them to your advantage.

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Writing Tips for Non-Writers

If you look up “writing tips” or “writing advice”, you’ll find that most of the content you discover is directed toward aspiring authors and passionate writers. But what if you’re not one of those people? What if you’re completely new to the world of writing or actually know you aren’t good at it but have to write for your job?

This post is geared toward the non-writers who want to learn how to write better and actually enjoy the process.

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