Blogging While Bleeding

A new challenge today… blogging while bleeding. Every two months, my brother and I meet up at the local Canadian Blood Services clinic to donate a pint for someone in need. Makes you feel good doing something for the community and you get a free snack afterwards. We’ve gotten to know the nurses over the…

Visitors

Where are all my visitors? It’s been nine days since my last post. A big disappointment for me personally as I challenged myself earlier in the year to keep writing – regularly. It all started with the 10 Days to a Better Blog! challenge courtesy of John Saddington at Desk.pm. The usual things have been…

Short Stories

It’s been a week since I last wrote something… There was no shortage of topics, just never sat down and put ink to paper. The Tesla – it happened while heading back to the hotel after a long day at work – turning left onto a busy street. There was a brand new Tesla on…

Where I Write

Came across an article called; Creating a Writing Environment and started to think about my own writing environment. The quote below, from the same site, implies variety: Ask 100 writers what the perfect writing environment would look like, and you’d no doubt get 100 vastly different answers. However all the responses would have one thing in…

Blogs I Follow

Today’s post is dedicated to those I follow… To be clear, I’m going to cover some of the blogs I follow. My posts are way too short to cover a whole lot of anything. I’ll pick a few, give my reasons for following, then give you a chance to explore. Josh Grignon: this is my…

Time for Blogs?

How much time do you devote to reading blogs? Maybe a better question is how much time can you devote to them? Do you set aside a specific time of the day? Do you randomly search the blogosphere for just the right story? Ever since the beginning of the year, when I started taking my…

The End?

Day #10 – 10 Days to a Better Blog Well, we’ve finally arrived! The End! I’m equally excited and sad it’s over. Excited because this has really helped me to get back into something that I truly enjoy. A little sad because the reality with these types of things is that people go their separate…

How mobile blogging can help you survive a meeting!

Day #9 – 10 Days to a Better Blog Today’s assignment is wide open, a free and open writing day! I have been trying to get a lot more active with my blogging, typically I use my Mac Air or, on rare occasions, my company Windows laptop while on breaks. Sometimes I’m on the road,…

Goals for 2015

  Day #8 – 10 Days to a Better Blog Today's assignment asks us to set some specific goals using the SMART goals methodology. Specific – target a specific area for improvement. Measurable – quantify or at least suggest an indicator of progress. Assignable – specify who will do it. Realistic – state what results…

The Numbers Game

Day #7 – 10 Days to a Better Blog Well… this is embarrassing. FIVE, that’s it… five. Today’s assignment had us look back at 2014, specifically to the most viewed post of 2014. The post was called “Snow & Books”. I probably only got five views because I used the words “wax nostalgia and harken”. Or,…