About Dr. Rin Porter

Rin's SCSU photoWelcome to my blog!  I’m glad that you decided to take a look at it.

“Things could be worse” is an important attitude for me. It helps me to look at any situation with perspective, and to be grateful for what I have.

In my blog, I write about issues that affect retired or soon-to-be-retired people, women, and the environment. Some of the issues are serious situations we need to face.  Others are ideas that occurred to me, that I thought would be interesting to readers of this blog.

I am retired from teaching communication studies at midwest colleges and universities for 28 years. After my teaching career, I worked as a freelance news reporter, communication consultant, and energy auditor. Yes, those are three very different jobs, but they use similar skills:  observation, research, and writing.

This blog started in 2014 as a way for me to keep learning, keep writing, and meet new people.  I hope that it is helpful to readers.

You are invited to be a regular reader of my blog.  You can sign up for a free subscription by clicking on the subscription area on the lower left side of the blog.  Your name and email address will not be given to anyone.

I am very interested in seeing what you think of the topics that I write about.  Please comment on any that are particularly interesting to you. Thanks again for visiting my blog.


Please visit my Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/speakingandwritingcoach


I offer writing and editing services to entrepreneurs, sole proprietors, small business owners, and anyone else who may need them.  My hourly rates are reasonable, and I provide quick turnaround.

I also offer coaching in public speaking and small group teamwork.

I am available to speak to groups about personal and business communication issues, both oral and written.  If you need a nonverbal communication trainer for your employees, please contact me to discuss the types of training that I can provide.

Speaking fees are based on travel distance, presentation length, and number of trainees.  

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5 thoughts on “About Dr. Rin Porter”

    1. Hi Bryce,
      Thank you for the nomination. I must confess I am not familiar with the Liebster Award, but I hope it is something positive! I am sorry I cannot fully comply with the rules for the award, because I don’t know 10 other bloggers with fewer than 200 followers, but I will answer the questions you asked, and here is a link back to your blog: URL: http://www.nzhomebusiness.com/.
      Liebster Award Questions and Answers:

      1.Where are you from ? I was born in New York City, grew up in Illinois, and now live in Minnesota, USA.

      2.How long have you been blogging ? I have been blogging since July 2014.

      3.Why did you decide to start blogging ? I started blogging because I was laid off from my job.

      4.What do you blog about ? I blog about retirement issues,women’s issues, and environmental issues.

      5.When do you normally write and how often ? I try to publish every 7 to 10 days.

      6.What do you feel you have learnt from blogging ? I have met a group of interesting people who have enriched my life. I have had to learn about social media marketing. I have had to learn how to do new things on the computer.

      7.What has helped you the most with your blogging ? The people who have helped me the most are Matthew Loomis and Brent Jones.

      8.What goals do you have in the future with your blog ?I hope to gain as many as 200 followers who are interested in learning about retirement issues and can help others. I hope to help as many people as possible get the information they need about retirement and become motivated to plan their futures.

      9.What has been the biggest surprise to you with concerns to blogging ? The biggest surprise to me has been the extent of technical problems with my blog, including hacking which has happened to me twice.

      10.What would be 3 tips you would give to someone getting started ? (1) It’s going to cost more money than you think, (2) it’s going to take more time than you think, (3) you are not going to earn any money from it. Knowing these three things, if you still want to go forward, then good luck! Be sure you have identified a clear purpose for your blog.

      Thanks, Bryce!


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