The NormalNess Podcast

Vanessa Smith

The NormalNess podcast covers blogging, writing, anti-hustle life, loving shiny objects, and much more. It's as nicheless as I am. And remember, we're all normal to ourselves.

All Episodes

In this episode I bring an old blog post back to life so we can talk about what support really is. To round out season two, I ask who makes it onto your dream team?

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Jul 2020

4 min 43 sec

In this episode I review what reward and accountability strategies I've used in the past, and how most haven't actually worked for me.

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Jul 2020

4 min 58 sec

In this episode I discuss the health benefits that I've found during my time working from home.

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Jul 2020

3 min 40 sec

In episode 5, I try to tackle a topic I usually can't stand - "productivity".

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Jun 2020

7 min 1 sec

In this episode, I talk about being stuck inside and how visual stimulation (when I finally got it) made a world of difference.

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Jun 2020

5 min 4 sec

In this episode, I read an except from my new book, The Secret Ingredient Of.

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Jun 2020

2 min 39 sec

In this episode, I talk about the risks associated with building your blog, business, or other online activities solely on social media.

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Jun 2020

5 min 58 sec

In this short introduction to season 2, I cover why it took me 6 months to get around to another season of the podcast. Hint: life!

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May 2020

2 min 55 sec

Tips and advice on how to be a good blogger. Part 1 focuses on getting content out there and being a good community member.

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Oct 2019

6 min 43 sec

I discuss where I feel I fail in business, why I fail in that area, and what success means to me vs others.

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Oct 2019

7 min 34 sec

I discuss my current writing work in progress, a satire series, and how I feel confused and challenged by knowing what is good or bad. If you've ever felt muddled on a writing project, listen in as I am 100% muddled here!

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Oct 2019

7 min 2 sec

The Isolation That Hustle Promotes (Even If It Doesn't Mean To) is a blog post I published in 2018. It tries to explain how even when you've got a chronic condition, it would be nice to feel included in business. It explains why the word hustle grates on me.

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Oct 2019

4 min 43 sec

I came across a story I wrote nearly a decade ago & it was totally unfamiliar to me.

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Sep 2019

3 min 10 sec

Some thoughts on boundaries: setting them, pushing them and doing what is right for you.

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Sep 2019

4 min 54 sec

Why I decided to self publish four books at once. Also, some tips on self publishing, including who I use to self publish and the pros and cons of the choices I have made.

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Aug 2019

11 min 51 sec

When a social media post made me upset and annoyed about discrimination.

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Aug 2019

7 min 5 sec