A blogging plan

Blogging 201, Day One: Set Three Goals


  • To publish an average of five posts per calendar month. Why:
    1. I actually enjoy it when I find the time
    2. It helps me on my mission to learn to write better
    3. Less than one post a week – if my commitment is that low, why am I bothering!
  • To maintain and increase my engagement with other bloggers. Why:
    1. I enjoy the interaction
    2. It encourages me to more critically read other bloggers work, if I know that I am going to comment on it.
    3. It helps build traffic to my site – which I like 🙂
  • To start to engage more with the Writing 101 course, and the daily post. Why:
    1. This is my aim I starting this blog! To learn to write bitterer.

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 of Howlin’ Wolf this seemed appropriate. (If this makes no sense – have a look at my About page.)


You inner moonlight, I love this expression. It seems so much more visceral than the similar “Be the best version of yourself you can be” or the equally good “Be an original of yourself rather than a second-hand version of someone else.”

Follow your own inner moonlight is so much more positive. I recently saw a TV program on Angkor Wat. It was fascinating; in the first few moments though there is a picture of a Buddhist monk, he is easily in his seventies, and he is Continue reading

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 unexplained

Credit to Audrey for the idea of using a post to highlight the latest links 🙂