A top freelance blog - really, me?

I am a bit behind in reporting this astonishing award. As usual, I've been quite busy. A great deal of it has been how frequently I've been riding my horse — in the last two weeks, I stayed home from several trail rides, and was amazed at how much more work I got done when I did.

Anyway, I recently received an email notifying me that Swan's Pond has been chosen as one of the 2010 Top 40 Freelance Blogs. Granted, I am number 39, but still — what an honor! And especially considering how sporadically I've been posting lately!

Speaking of which, now that I feel like I'm getting my schedule under control, I am going to try to start posting regularly again. I have some good posts planned, and I am going to try for two or three posts a week to start!

Thanks to Emma Lee at AwardingTheWeb.com for the Top Freelance Blog award!


By Katharine Swan On Friday, July 23, 2010 At 12:02 PM 2 comments

Coming back from holidays

Coming back after a long weekend is always so difficult! Michael took Friday off, and since I have a hard time working when he is home, by default so did I. When I sat down last night to make my to-do list for today, I had such a hard time getting my mind to switch gears.

We didn't do much to speak of over the weekend, just mainly relaxed and enjoyed ourselves. Neither of us are big partiers or even particularly fond of fireworks — having a dog who is terrified of them makes it difficult to enjoy the holiday. We usually spend the evenings trying to soothe Grace, and I like to head out to the barn to check on Panama around firework time.

I did go for trail rides Sunday and Monday mornings, and we spent some time this weekend with family (my mom came over Friday night, and Michael's parents came over last night). But if it's this hard to come back to work for me, I can imagine how difficult it must be for those who like to party all weekend!

How did everyone else celebrate America's birthday?


By Katharine Swan On Tuesday, July 06, 2010 At 9:49 AM 0 comments

Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

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