Are you a blogger or a writer? Are you building an online community of readers who rely on you for information?
In a recent blog post I recommended writing more than once a week. 813 more words
I have been giving a lot of thought lately to how I spend my discretionary time and, quite honestly, much of that time is spent blogging. 1,187 more words
Earlier today I reblogged a post from Sonmi's Cloud in which she issued the challenge for each of us to select the one post that "encapsulates the essence of your blog." This was not an easy assignment. I've published more than 800 posts on topics ranging from religion to politics to social issues. From youthful memories to current experiences to flash fiction. And some of my posts are just pure silliness. But as I was going through some of my old posts, this one stood out to me because it articulates why I have spent the time to write more than 800 posts and what I get from doing it. If you read this, you'll note that when I wrote it back in October 2013, I had very few readers. The post got all of three likes and three comments, one of which was my own. The only edit I would make to this original post since it was published 16 months ago is that what I get from blogging today is all of you, the people who read, like, and comment on my posts. Thank you for giving me your time.
Everyone of us relies on technology every day, whether it be to get work done, or to socialize, or just for entertainment. While it makes sense that school hours should be devoted to school related sites and productive use of technology, a number of students use their school time to play games, watch YouTube videos and listen to music. 124 more words
I just returned from the 2015 International Ski for Light event in Granby Colorado. It was an amazing week of cross-country skiing under big, blue skies in the Rocky Mountains. 777 more words