Another year has come and gone and being the data junkie that I am, it’s time to take a peek and see what was new and interesting by the numbers… Continue reading “2016 Blogging in Review”
Roughly 7 years ago, I started out on this adventure called blogging. Interestingly enough, the saying that “the more things change, the more things stay the same” is ringing true here. Continue reading “Blog-a-versary”
Simply write about the first thing that comes to your mind …. NOW!
It’s not that I necessarily have writers block at times, it’s just that soemtimes I get too worried about what I’m going to write, and one of the best blogging times was early in the “10 days to a better blog” series I did where I was to simply “just write”. Continue reading “Freeform Friday 1”
I realize it could be a bit premature since there are a couple of weeks left in the year, but now is as good a time as any in the month to see how this year went… Continue reading “2015 Blogging In Review”
You would think after doing a full 10 day course on improving my blogging that each week I’d be able to tackle things with gusto. The last couple of weeks, even blogging twice a week, has been kind of hard, oddly enough. Maybe I’m just over thinking things now. I do have some old posts that I started and should finish off. Maybe I’m making myself too nervous that I should see improvements or something.
A good friend of mine said that he remembers a great quote about how some writers work and polish and work and polish and take forever to get that first book or draft out. Others just get the first draft out there and continually polish it, having it out in front of you, a piece of you, and can work on refining yourself. I tend to be more of the former, but I like the prospect of the latter. So that’s what I’m going to work towards, with this new blogging me and all.
Yep, nothing fancy, but there it is in front of me. Time to polish.
What’s my ideal writing environment? I think back a little bit and I realize I’ve had a few “environments” that I’ve blogged in before, and I think I’m starting to find one that really fits.
It’s a new year, and while I’ve always jumped off and on the bandwagon with New Years resolutions, this year there’s a few things that I’m definitely going to do. One of them is expanding this blog more.
I’ve kept the blog primarily geared towards my “geekish coding” type posts, but I think it needs to expand out more. I need to put a little more “me” into my blog. If I’ve learned anything over the past year, it’s that we are a people of stories. Not in the “fantastical things that keep you avoiding the truth” kind of the stories, but in the “legacy” kind of stories. Things that go back far beyond ourselves, and shape it at the same time.
Combine this with the privilege I’ve had of helping test a great blog/story telling app called Desk and it seems like the perfect time to expand more. We’ll add the icing to the cake that Desk’s creator, John Saddington, has added a 10 day workshop to a better blog and it seems like the perfect time to get it all together.
So here we go. It’s time to see what I’m going to add to this new year, and newish blog. 8^D
Feel free to reach out and see how I’m doing. Or join it yourself!