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… Continue reading 2015 in review
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… Continue reading Blogging 101: The Commons
White flowers in our garden. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirabilis_jalapa Jasmine This is a small wild flower which flowered in our garden when the rains started.
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… Continue reading Blogging 101: The Commons,Day Three: Say Hello to the Neighbors
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… Continue reading Blogging 101: The Commons
The other evening, I saw the sun looking at me from behind the trees 🙂 The lighted candle in a tin box:)
‘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:))