A blogging plan

Blogging 201, Day One: Set Three Goals Goals To publish an average of five posts per calendar month. Why: I actually enjoy it when I find the time It helps me on my mission to learn to write better Less than one post a week – if my commitment is that low, why am I bothering! … Continue reading A blogging plan

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An inner moonlight shining clearly

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” — Allen Ginsberg The blogging task for today was to take the Daily Prompt and write your own take on it. I'm behind, as ever! So I opened the Daily Prompt page and saw this one. Since the road trip I am on is to the music … Continue reading An inner moonlight shining clearly

The Saturday Share #1

I love spending time wandering aimlessly around the internet and specifically the WordPress community. Here are some potentially interesting links to check out. Motivating giraffe - it's exactly what is says. Lessons in kindness and motivation from a very tall mammal Fill your Own Glass - A realistic approach to an optimistic life. Perplexed - Explaining the … Continue reading The Saturday Share #1

Trying on a new theme

Blogging 101: Love Your Theme Today’s assignment: try out at least three other themes — even if you’re happy with yours. Try one you’re drawn to, and one you’d never use. I love my current theme - it just seems to match the name of the blog. I get the image of me driving on the … Continue reading Trying on a new theme

A train ride with my dream reader

Blogging 101: Dream Reader Today’s Assignment: publish a post for your dream reader, and include a new-to-you element in it. The train was running slowly, the journey was going to take three times as long as normal. “Engineering work” the ticket collector had said, “this train is often delayed as they do the engineering work at night”. … Continue reading A train ride with my dream reader

Saying “Hi!” to the Neighbors

Blogging 101: Say “Hi!” to the Neighbors Today’s assignment: follow five new topics in the Reader and five new blogs. A blog is just a diary unless there’s a community — start building yours.   I still find I don't comment on blogs as much as I'd like. I know all my physical neighbours, and chat … Continue reading Saying “Hi!” to the Neighbors

Blogging 101 and Writing 101 are Back!

It’s back. Or rather both Writing 101 and Blogging 101 are back.
Self discipline is now required if I am to keep up.

The Daily Post

Getting your new blog off the ground, or ready to jump-start a flagging site? It’s your lucky day! Registration is now open for the next rounds of Blogging 101 and Writing 101 — they start on Monday, September 15.

Blogging 101: Zero to Hero

My blog has gone from being dull and plain to having widgets and all this shmancy tech stuff, and from having almost no followers to having a loyal following now!
MicroGalactic

Blogging 101 is a month of bite-size blogging assignments that take you from “Blog?” to “Blog!” At the end of the month, you’ll have a blog you’re proud and excited to publish — and that others are excited to read. Here’s how it works:

  • Assignments fall into three broad categories — publishing posts, customizing your blog, and engaging with the community — and are designed to build on one another.
  • We’ll post a new assignment here on

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What was on mind when I started here

"Today’s assignment: write the post that was on your mind when you decided to start a blog." I think three things were on my mind when I started this. I had this lyric 'Yellow El Camino' on my mind and I wanted to use it somewhere. It reminded me of a road trip many years ago, albeit … Continue reading What was on mind when I started here