The curse of curse inflation

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "No, Thank You." If you could permanently ban a word from general usage, which one would it be? Why? The 'F word is such a useful word. The most powerful expletive in the English language, it is enormously adaptable: noun, adjective, adverb, verb, it will do them all. … Continue reading The curse of curse inflation

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Luring me back to cancel half a line

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Personal Space." To what extent is your blog a place for your own self-expression and creativity vs. a site designed to attract readers? How do you balance that? If sticking to certain topics and types of posts meant your readership would triple, would you do it? This … Continue reading Luring me back to cancel half a line

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

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.

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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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A life examined

"The life which is unexamined is not worth living" -Socrates The prompt today asks me to look back to January and see how the year has turned out, was it as I might have predicted. No not at all is the simple answer. Yes, in the broader areas, work, health, the major relationships are all … Continue reading A life examined