Marie T Smith

This happened to me

Photo by CDC on Unsplash

When the pandemic struck, businesses all over the world sought ways to work differently. Figuring out solutions to continue to offer some kind of service while we were all being advised to ‘stay home, save lives’.

Customer support services across the board were hit especially hard, I think.

Workplaces moved…

Who is Stealing Medium? [Photo by Clint Patterson on Unsplash]

Today I discovered (thanks to a lot of questions being asked on social media ; Caren White Kristi Keller to name but two) there is a whole new medium out there on which our stories reside. And it’s giving me the itch!

You see it’s not just a site with…


Man sat on a step
Sit on the naughty step (Photo by MARK ADRIANE on Unsplash)

I like to think I have a reasonable sense of humor. Is it a GSOH? I don’t know. But I do laugh at funny things. I even laugh at really serious things sometimes. Not intentionally, I just get the giggles.

But some days someone comes along who thinks they are…


No — not those kinds of tags! [Image: Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash]

Okay, let’s just start by heading off the naysayers.

‘Top writer counts for nothing’

Yeh, yeh, yeh, yeh. We hear you.

But here, we are giving those badges a little more respect. Because there is a much bigger world awaiting our writers’ achievements. So move along if you just can’t…


Photo by Andrijana Bozic on Unsplash

It’s not easy being an editor. It’s even harder when you are a non-confrontational people pleaser. Pointing out someone's errors has never been my strong point.

But last week I was left partly in charge of the ship while captain Susan Brearley took a well-deserved break. I decided to embrace…

Marie T Smith

Painting pics as a writer & photographer. Often with a dash of humor & satire. Website:

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