I cover job hunting, workplace issues, business and tech. I'm also a contract editor and strategist on business and finance content projects for publishers, brands and agencies.
Sometime in June 2010, I pushed the "Publish" button on the 500th post on my blog. Those 500 blog posts changed my life – by helping me reinvent my career. In two and a half years, I went from stay at home mom to full-time journalist and blogger making a lot more than I ever did as a staff writer at a major daily newspaper. And it all happened because I blogged.
[Editor's Note: Taking extended time away from the work world can create a conundrum when it comes to creating your resume upon re-entry. SAHM's face this challenge all the time when the need or desire for a professional life shows itself. This Q&A offers some solid suggestions on how to make your resume look great. - Paula G]