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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,900 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Blogging 101: The Commons

Day Four: Identify Your Audience

Today’s Assignment: publish a post you’d like your ideal audience member to read, and include a new-to-you element in it.

Why do this?

  • Writing with a specific person in mind is a great way to focus both your thoughts and your goals for your blog.
  • Exploring new elements and post styles adds more tools to your storyteller’s toolbox.
  • Publishing different types of posts and media adds visual interest and keeps people reading.In your post, include one new kind of element.Trying something new brings an interesting twist to your blog, and thinking about what you post from a different angle is a useful exercise for any blogger. And the more tools you have at your disposal as a blogger, the more effectively you can tell your story.

Blogging University’s Poetry course have made life so much more interesting and fun. I love reading and everyday I pick a certain word and try to write about it and those expressions are a new experience every time. Yesterday I wrote about Angles.

Angles are truths
Which have always
Been a part of life.
Living and non living
Everything has angles.
And every angle
Shows a truth.
The truth of each angle
Is different,
But it is a part of a whole.
Being just a part
Does not make it
Less of a truth.
We humans look
From only certain angles
Which we believe
To be the whole truth.
Pass judgements
And put a label
On everything,
Living and non living.
Without understanding
That angles are
A truth of life.

We have a large lake in our place. It is man-made. There is a walking track around it. These photos have been taken at different times. The lake is the same but every time it looks different.

In December  2014

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In March 2015

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In October, when the lake fills to the brim with the rains:)

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge; White flowers

White flowers in our garden.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirabilis_jalapa

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Jasmine

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This is a small wild flower which flowered in our garden when the rains started.

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Fun foto challenge

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Blogging 101: The Commons,Day Three: Say Hello to the Neighbors

Today’s assignment: follow five new tags in the Reader and five new blogs.

Why spend time reading other blogs?

  • Publishing posts is only half of blogging — engaging with the community is the other.
  • Considering what other bloggers write will inspire you and sharpen your thoughts.

Part of what makes blogging a rich experience are the relationships we develop with people around the world.

The first step is finding people you want to connect with. Follow topics you care about to discover a world of blogs.

Hi  Good morning 🙂  In the Reader, I opened Recommendations and went through some of the posts and liked them, I have followed some though I am sure there will be many more and I have kept them for later.

My Voice

https://elleturner4.wordpress.com/

https://gmbakash.wordpress.com/

https://sukanyaramanujan.wordpress.com/

I Blog Therefore I Am~

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Blogging 101: The Commons

Two notes on assignments…

One! We encourage you to interpret each assignment in a way that makes sense for your blog — that’s why each one includes a description of why we’re doing it, so you can figure out a way to reach that goal in whatever way works for you. If an assignment really just doesn’t seem to work, feel free to (1) ask us for ideas or (2) skip it entirely, and just spend some extra time interacting with folks here and offering feedback. Every blogger and blog is different!

Two! Not all assignments require writing a post. Many assignments, like today’s on titles and taglines, are “behind the scenes” changes you can just make on your blog. If you want to write a post reflecting on these assignments, feel free! But don’t feel obliged, especially if that content doesn’t make sense on your blog.

Hi , My name is Lakshmi Bhat. The title of my Page is MUKHAMANI. It is the combination of three names. In our community each family has its name. Mu is the first two letters of Munglimane, my father’s family. Kha is of Khandige , my husband’s and my family and Mani is the first letters of the place where we live.

https://mukhamani.wordpress.com/

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The Daily Post Photo Challenge : Circle

The other evening, I saw the sun looking at me from behind the trees 🙂

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The lighted candle in a tin box:)

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Travel Theme : Waves

‘Sit in reverie and watch the changing colour of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.’ – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Arabian Sea and family and the waves:))

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