The Post Where I Ask For Help

Pittsburgh's Charlie Brown Tree

Saturday evening, we had dinner at Eat n Park with our niblings, ages 12 and 8. Elijah, the 8-year-old, was talking to me about our house; the boys were coming to visit our kittens after dinner. He looked at me thoughtfully and said “What do you do for work, Aunt Sue?” I told him I […]

NaBloPoMo, Pittsburgh Style for November 2019

NaBloPoMo 2019

National Blog Post Month (NaBloPoMo) used to be a thing. Basically, participants used writing prompts to fulfill a goal of posting daily (or writing 30 posts total for the month.) I thought it was a great challenge to keep blogging fresh. Along with NaBloPoMo, several daily blog writing prompts have stopped posting new content as […]

Thank You for Voting Us ‘Best Local Blog’ in Best of Pittsburgh Reader’s Poll 2019

Best of Pittsburgh Best Local Blog

We are in our 14th year of blogging and it has been an amazing year indeed, for good and for not so good sometimes. Being named the OUTstanding LGBTQ Blog in the nation by GLAAD during their 30th annual media awards was pretty damn exciting. It was also one of those moments where you are […]

Help Replace the Laptop of the GLAAD LGBTQ Outstanding Blog for 2019 #GLAADAwards

GLAAD Outstanding Blog Award

  Soooo … this is a tale of irony and frustration. In early May, I had the honor being named Outstanding Blog through the GLAAD Awards. It was so great to have the hard work of 14 years plus dozens of contributing bloggers and AMPLIFYers acknwoledge on a national platform. We decided to celebrate by […]

I Won a National Award for Blogging and Here’s How It Impacted My Life

Ok, so I won this award this past Saturday night. Not a real lengthy period for reflection, but reflect I will. I already told you what happened when I discovered that I won in this post. Lots of people retweeted and shared and said congrats and all that good stuff. It was great, especially hearing […]

Thank you for 12 years of blogging opportunities

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Today, December 29, marks our 12th anniversary (blogiversary?) here at Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents. 12 is my favorite number for no particular reason, so I’m excited about this. I had originally thought about about having a real time party at our home, but my boggy uterus  dashed that thought. This blog has been very important to […]

Eight Difficult Things About Blogging #NaBloPoMo

It’s not all freewheeling and cartwheels in the land of blogging. There are challenges and genuine conflicts that rage behind the scenes as well as in front of the scenes. Technical Issues – you finish a terrific blog post and discover your server is down. Or Facebook is showing the wrong thumbnail image for your […]

Why I Started Blogging In 2005? #NaBloPoMo

Why did I start blogging? I was not a kid who wanted to grow up to be a writer. I did not keep a journal or diary. I wasn’t a very good writer, in fact, until my years at LSU with the fearsome and exacting faculty in the graduate department of Political Science. What I […]

Where Does the Blogging Magic Happen? #NaBloPoMo

Tell us about your writing space. Where do you write your blog posts? When I began blogging, our desktop computer was in the attic so I ran up there each morning and again after work. Laptops reunited me with Ledcat 🙂 Now, I mostly blog from our sofa. “My” side is on the right. I […]