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Greatest Hits, Volume I & II

I’ve been looking back on my career some lately as I contemplate options for what to do next, and I realized I’ve had some pretty incredible opportunities. I’m always on the lookout to challenge myself in different ways, but I think it’s good to look back and appreciate what you’ve experienced and learned along the way. So […]

Content Matters

When I began writing professionally, it was a natural extension of the writing I was already doing for college newsletters and my own personal website in the pre-blogging world. I found my first few projects based purely in topical interest – technology. From there, my writing and editing expanded to other topics, but the vast […]

How Social Media Nearly Killed My Writing… And Why I’m OK With It

I was a prolific blogger for many years. I started dabbling in it in 2001, became pretty active in 2006 and kept at it until around 2010, then social media hit critical mass and suddenly my time was being split between blogging and posting on social networks. Facebook hit the mainstream around the time my […]

The Digital Mystique Turns One

This week marks the first birthday of my book, The Digital Mystique: How the Culture of Connectivity Can Empower Your Life — Online and Off. The past year has been quite a ride, and as with any new author, I’ve learned a LOT. The landscape for books keeps changing, and when I first jumped on this […]

On Becoming an Author

On the eve of my book’s publication and introduction to the world, I thought I should write down my thoughts about the whole experience of becoming an author so I will remember them, and share them for others who seek to follow a similar path. Like many, I romanticized the idea of becoming an author […]

Tips for Writing Quality Content

While writing my book, I decided that although I had been writing professionally for many years now that I hadn’t really read much about nonfiction writing as a craft, so I searched Amazon and found On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction, by William Zinsser, revised for its 30th anniversary edition. I gradually […]

Some Musings, After 10 Years of Blogging

I’ve missed blogging. Writing my first book has been taking most of my writing time and energy the past year and now that I’m almost done, I can truly say it’s been an amazing experience, but I miss blogging. Real blogging. Not microblogging like what we do on Facebook or Twitter. Not long feature articles, […]

Welcome to Sarah’s New Website

Welcome to my new website. I’m proud to have worked with Connect Interactive to get a fresh look and feel, along with improved site navigation and blogging components. The site will continue to be updated over the coming days, weeks and months, so look for a few more changes in the near future. A few […]

Recent News

In June, Sarah served on the host committee for Netroots Nation in San Jose. In May, Sarah spoke at the Monterey Institute of International Studies on “Cybersecurity: Transparency and Civil Society.”  She was also interviewed on WMCLive, the Womens Media Center’s Radio Show, about cybersecurity, women in tech, and workplace flexibility in Silicon Valley. Sarah […]

Advice on Being a Solopreneur

I just sat in on a panel this morning at the annual Women’s Leadership Conference produced by Women in Periodical Publishing. Having previously been a speaker on how to be a consultant, I wanted to see how this panel would differ since it was all about being a solo practitioner as a journalist, i.e. freelancer, […]