Holy crap, it’s been three years already?

LOLcat birthdayAs of June 1, Rubber Ducky Copywriter is three years old. I was planning on a big party during which my rubber ducks and I celebrate with cupcakes and champagne, but that has to wait; I have to go to a funeral instead.

But this may be the longest I’ve ever stuck with one project. I’m pretty proud.

Over these three years, I’ve learned more than I did over the first year (math is finally working in my favor). Here’s where I impart questionable wisdom and so-so insights for those of you who blog or who’re still thinking about it…

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Happy National Rubber Ducky Day 2015!

Oh boy oh boy oh boy — it’s National Rubber Ducky Day 2015! And yes, this awesome day warrants the rare use of an exclamation mark. Because these squeaky little sweeties totally deserve their own day. Not that I’m biased or anything. Although I clearly am.

These National Rubber Ducky Day posts are like snow days for this blog. It’s when I break from being all professional and productive and stuff to revel in the joy that rubber duckies have brought mankind over the 100+ years they’ve roamed the earth.

If you’re looking for productive writing tips and such, I’ll try to make it up to you with my next post. Or peruse my archives. They’ve been fairly helpful lately.

Last year, I shared some fun facts about rubber ducks, including the fact that the correct spelling of rubber ducky is up for debate.

I still opt for rubber ducky  because rubber duckie looks like the incomplete spelling of the plural form, rubber duckies. To my knowledge, the AP Style Guide has yet to weigh in. I’m almost profoundly disappointed in AP for this. Almost. Still holding steady at average disappointment.

Okay, now that that’s out of my system, on to…

Rubber Ducky Awesomeness 2015

(*and the crowd goes wild*)

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Happy Thanksgiving (2014 Edition)

Rubber Ducky' Copywriter's Ducks

Happy Thanksgiving, dear readers.

Last year, I made a list of why I’m thankful to be a writer. This year, while I’m gearing up to fix a big dinner and give thanks for all of the awesomeness in my life, I’d like to take a moment to thank you.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and read my blog.

Thank you for every comment, tip, pointer, joke and perspective.

Thank you for every time you tweet or share one of my posts.

Thank you for “following” and inviting me into your inbox.

Thank you for helping make it worthwhile to keep this blog up.

Thank you for the insightful, helpful and sometimes humorous posts you’ve put up on your own blogs.

Thank you for your support, well wishes and occasionally pointing out a typo.

Thank you, new followers, for stopping by and coming back.

Thank you, longer-time followers, for keeping up this long.

Readership of any size is a privilege, not a right. And I appreciate you.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Erica “Ducky” Hayes

Happy National Rubber Ducky Day 2014

It’s that time of year again. Time to take a short break from all the reading and writing and creativity posts I usually do to celebrate what, I think, should be a national holiday. A holiday worthy of taking the day off work to let your inner 5-year-old come out and play.

It’s January 13, otherwise known as…

National Rubber Ducky Day!

Rubber Ducky Copywriter's Flock 2013

Rubber Ducky’s Flock 2013

Now, if you’re an uber-serious writer who seeks creative and professional usefulness in every post you cruise, you might be asking, “How will this post help me better my craft?

I’m not gonna lie; it probably won’t.

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