About Me

About me

Lisa believes in the value of community and seeks out local projects that build community connections and well being. She writes, illustrates and shares her ideas at lisamcaully.com.

In previous lives, Lisa worked as a Business Analyst, Project Manager, and copywriter.

Lisa lives in the western suburbs of Brisbane, Australia with her daughters and husband.

Why do I blog?

Blogging gets a bad rap, but I find it’s a hugely beneficial process for unearthing and sharpening my thoughts. It’s how I find ideas worth sharing and amplifying, and it prepares for me work I’m doing IRL (in real life).

I take my blogging queues from Marc Weidenbaum who recently celebrated the twentieth anniversary of his blog, Disquiet.com.

Marc has this to say about blogging:

Don’t leave writing to writers. Don’t delegate your area of interest and knowledge to people with stronger rhetorical resources. You’ll find your voice as you make your way. There is, however, one thing to learn from writers that non-writers don’t always understand. Most writers don’t write to express what they think. They write to figure out what they think. Writing is a process of discovery. Blogging is an essential tool toward meditating over an extended period of time on a subject you consider to be important.

That last bit rings loud and true for me, and sums up why I share in the way I do: “Blogging is an essential tool toward meditating over an extended period of time on a subject you consider to be important.”

About Lisa

Lisa McAully smiling wearing a blue shirt.

Lisa McAully (@lisamcaully) writes, illustrates and strives to contribute to her local community.