I have been blogging for several years. I am sure bad habits have built up, and most of my blogging has been as a suit. Now I’d like to learn how to write creatively, for pleasure, and for the challenge. So I am doing some courses from WordPress.
- Blogging 101 looks mainly at themes and pages, like this one.
- I am also doing Writing 101, you should see daily posts for this, which makes sense, I guess the best way to learn to write is to write!
- I have now found that there is a Daily Prompt too – some of these could be fun, so if time allows there will be posts from these too. – It’s all good practice 🙂
This then is a place or me to play, to experiment, to make mistakes and to learn.
Since I am learning, I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments. So please let me know what you think.
I had a great time, writing this blog last year, and I learnt a lot doing so. Of all the blogs I have done this one has perhaps been the most fun. It brought old memories to the surface, nice ones generally too. In writing it, I also read many more blogs than I would normally do, and some of them I really liked; and I learnt a lot from them.
Time now for a new road trip. More playing; experimenting, photo-blogging perhaps; and so much still to learn. So I have dusted off my lovely yellow pick-up, changed her oil and pumped up her tyres. The tank is full and Howlin’ Wolf is playing on the radio.
A Yellow El Camino?
A line from the song Lake Charles by Lucinda Williams just appealed. The line goes:
“We used to drive
Through Lafayette and Baton Rouge
In a yellow El Camino
Listening to Howling Wolf”
And it means something else too
El Camino is Spanish for ‘The Way’. But when I put ‘Yellow El Camino’ into Google translate I was delighted to see the translation as ‘The Yellow Brick Road’.
I have no idea whether Lucinda Williams was aware of this when she choose to use that particular colour in her lyric. I suspect she was.
I had no idea when I chose the website name, so this is a nice surprise.