A question on the topic of finality within the realm of online publishing

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Lately, I’ve been finding myself going back and making slight changes here and there to past articles I’ve written. It’s only once in a while and it’s only very minor edits. Most users likely wouldn’t even notice (Really, the main things that I’ve revised are the headline and image that I chose for my articles).

I often write about my full-time job, but I don’t think I’ve ever really gone into full detail about what I actually do. To give a simple explanation — I work in advertising; specifically native advertising. …


You really can’t even begin to explain what it’s like unless you’ve seen it for yourself

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Up until recently, I never witnessed cancer up close. There was never anyone in my family whom I knew personally who had cancer. And the extent to which I knew about cancer was just that it really sucks. It wasn’t until recently that I came to truly understand the heavy weight of that truth — cancer really does suck. A lot. More than you could ever imagine.

My dad was first diagnosed with prostate cancer back in 2018. When my family first found out about it, it was terrifying news. I never thought anything like that could possibly happen to…


Not every piece of advice works for everyone, and that’s okay

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When it comes to making decisions for and/or about ourselves, our opinion is ultimately the only one that matters in the end. Our decision is — or at least, should be — the only one that counts. And any consequences that are forthcoming are on completely us.

Of course, when it comes to bigger life decisions, we often tend to seek out advice from others first in order to make the smartest, most informed, and most educated decision.

When it comes to certain topics — such as dating & relationships, career, health, and all of the things that are often…


I used to think that he could protect me from events like these, but the unfortunate truth is that he can’t

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A few weeks ago, I was in the car with my husband when we stopped at a traffic light and noticed a white man in a white truck who stepped out of his car to violently bang on the window of the car in front of us. We didn’t know exactly what happened, but when we stopped at the following traffic light, the car in front of us was now in the lane beside us.

We looked at the driver who fell victim and she was an Indian woman who appeared to have her daughter in the passenger seat. She…


Just knowing that we have the ability to speak our truth and publish it online freely is satisfying enough

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If you ask people to name some of the most legendary Writers that they can think of throughout history, you might get a lot of similar responses— you might get some names like William Shakespeare or Ernest Hemingway or Maya Angelou; well-known Writers who have published iconic pieces of writing that are now timeless.

Of course, back then, Writers like William Shakespeare or Ernest Hemingway or Maya Angelou didn’t make a name for themselves by going viral on the internet. Instead, they published physical copies of their writing which were manually distributed to readers. …


I know virtual races are only a temporary fix and that we’ll eventually return to in-person races again, but for now, I can only miss it

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The year before the pandemic hit, I had run over a dozen races in the form of 5Ks, 10Ks, half-marathons, marathons, and several distances in between. Running these races has been the highlight of my life.

The lengthy process of dedicating countless hours and miles to train for a race gives me more joy than most things in the world. And then that feeling leading up to a race, stepping to the starting line, and finally crossing the finish line is more rewarding than anything else. It’s a feeling like no other. …


As excited as I am for things to finally go back to some version of normal, I’m also not quite ready for that yet

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So, I got my first dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine today.

It was completely spontaneous, completely unplanned. My husband had been refreshing the nyc.gov website for the past few days, trying to find an appointment for me and lo and behold, he actually did.

I was sitting at my desk at my apartment, typing out a work e-mail when all of a sudden, he informed me that he just booked me an appointment and that it was in two hours. Naturally, I panicked at first, but the process was quite seamless.

Once my appointment had been confirmed via e-mail…


We can get ahead of our day by setting ourselves up for success early on

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The brief period of time leading up to work can always be a little bit hectic— you’re getting yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally prepared for the work day so that you can come home in one piece, relax, and recharge for the following day.

That period of time before work is precious because you’re setting the tone for your entire day. If you go into a situation already feeling stressed, then it can often times throw off your game and snowball into a rough day at work.

Yes, it can be stressful to think about all of the things that…


When making big life decisions, we also have to consider what we might lose

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Since graduating college nearly a decade ago, I’ve done my fair share of jumping around between jobs. I’ve had 9 different job titles at 7 different companies, and in that time, I’ve learned a great deal about what’s truly important when it comes to contentment and, dare I say, even happiness within the workplace.

I’ve learned that contentment and happiness are not reliant on one single aspect of your job. Instead, they are the sum of many different factors that need to be carefully evaluated when looking for the job that’s right for you.

For many of us, especially those…


When you’re thinking of what to write about in your next article, make sure it resonates with anyone and everyone

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I’ve been writing online for nearly a decade and based on my personal experience, I’ve learned that the articles that ended up being the most successful, most read, and most well-received were the ones that anyone and everyone could relate to— articles that many readers were able to respond to by saying, “Wow, this was totally relatable” or “This is exactly how I feel”.

Those articles were so successful and so well-received because readers found something in there that they could relate to or understand on some level. …

Lindsey (Lazarte) Carson

Writer & Digital Advertising Expert based in New York. Avid Runner & plant Mom. I write about writing and life in general.

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