Blogging 101: Day Five – Commenting on Comments

So, I’m late with the blogging commenting boot camp.  Who saw that coming?  Not me. (hahaha)

Anyway, I was supposed to

find an interesting conversation and reply to other comments, rather than to the post.

I suppose I could do that. I get that it would cause more conversation and dialogue and that it seems like a good idea. I’ll have to give it a try, is what I’m trying to say.


Blogging 101: Day Four – Try Respectful Disagreement


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Blogging 101: Day Three – Ask Some Questions

Back to the commenting boot camp thing.

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Blogging 101: Day Two – Share a Personal Story

Okay, okay, okay.

Hold up.  Hold up, right there.

See this blog here?  Yeah, this one right here.  The one that you are reading.

It’s a personal blog.  I’m not selling anything.  I’m not touting myself as an expert in *anything* *(Unless, it’s procrastination, then I can sell you an e-book about procrastination.)

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Blogging 101: Day One – Just Start Talking!

I *really* must be insane.

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Blogging 101: Try (Another) Blog Event

Sometimes, you feel like you’re ahead of the curve. Take today’s assignement. Try another blog event?

Sure. I’m gearing up for one already. Or I suppose I could also do the photo of the week one. I love taking pictures. I don’t necessarily do anything with them and I don’t necessarily take pictures of people…but that’s another story. 🙂

What I dearly love doing are prompts. I have a notebook on Evernote that’s nothing but prompts. I have a section on feedly that’s a collection of articles/prompts/what have you that could be good writing fodder (for a journal entry in my *gasp* handwritten journal, for a post, a story.)

I love it when people give me prompts. If I could figure out how to create something that would allow people to send me prompts I would be thrilled…I suppose I should try to figure that out when I get home and in between doing the chores. But anyway, I digress.

“When I tell you to run, run.”

Writer’s Block

In one sentence is the spark of a story. Ignite.

Mission: Write a story, a description, a poem, a metaphor, a commentary, or a memory about this sentence. Write something about this sentence.

Be sure to tag writeworld in your block!

[Side note #1: Not fiction. Just commentary. It’s what came to mind.]

My husband dragged me into watching Doctor Who. I only went kicking and screaming, honestly. The first episode of the “reboot” (or whatever you want to call it) was called Rose. I had no idea what to expect from a Doctor Who episode. My memories are vague and featured a guy with an accent, crazy curly hair (that wasn’t too far from my own) and a long colorful scarf. Trust me. I know now that it was the fourth doctor and the Doctor was played by Tom Baker.

Anyway, the first word that the Doctor says to Rose is “run” and run they do through the basement of a department store. I thought it all very silly and after watching the first five minutes, I turned it off. Then I decided to rewatch it again…after about six more months of my husband poking and prodding me into watching.

And then I got sucked in. I got sucked in hard.

My husband and I are now very much into Doctor Who. We have friends over to watch the show with us. There’s a big gathering to watch the Christmas special. We talk about episodes and wonder what the Doctor would do in certain situations. (We occasionally pretend that he’s Hemlock Holmes and that I am Johanna Watsdaughter while discussing Doctor Who, but that’s another story.)

We contemplated engraving our rings with wibbly wobbly timey wimey. We never got them engraved with anything. They are currently blank, but that’s okay. We ran out of time before the wedding and afterwards, well, it just didn’t matter so much. I guess it doesn’t really matter too much after nine and a half years, either.

Anyway, there’s a lot of running involved in Doctor Who. Running to a problem. Running away from enemies. Running away from a normal life. Running back.

Donna Noble: He saves worlds, rescues civilizations, defeats terrible creatures and runs a lot. Seriously, there’s an outrageous amount of running involved.

(The Doctor’s Daughter)

Indeed, there is Donna. Indeed, there is.

Blogging 101: Add a New Page

Today’s assignement has us adding a new page.

You can already see that I’ve added mine.  I’ve called it a “commenting guideline.”  Just a little something to remind us all to be civil to each other.  To be kind.  To be nice.

That’s all.

Continue about your day.

Blogging 101: Plug into Social Networks


I’m not doing today’s assignment.

I’m not linking this blog to my twitter feed. Nor am I publicizing it on Facebook or Instagram. You can forget about LinkedIn, Google+, and whatever other social platform that I missed.

I’m not doing it.

You’ll get another post out of me, but not one about social networks.

Blogging 101: Content Loves Design

Again, I’m not interested in today’s assignment. I figured that out long before I started the blogging 101 thing.

I might try to do something with fonts, but not today.

Today, I am lethargic. And I get to go home 2 1/2 hours early.

So, yeah. Perhaps, I’ll continue to work on one of the other posts that I have simmering.

Blogging 101: Try a New Post

I can do this.

I used to post many pictures on my first blog. I even put a few pictures on my former tumblr blog. But I haven’t put too many pictures on this current blog. Not because I don’t want to, but I forget to add a picture. Plus, there’s also the question of my so-called “smartphone.” Hint, it’s not so smart anymore.

Anyway, I read a lot.  My nightstand looks like this most of the time.  It’s covered in books.  Books I’ve been loaned.  Books from the library.  Books I’ve purchased.  Just books.  Books, books, and more books.  Those are my headphones in the second picture hanging from the bedpost.  Sometimes when my husband is watching something that I don’t want to watch, on goes the headphones and I remain blissfully unaware of what he’s watching.

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There are several constants in my bookbag.  Yes, it’s a bookbag.  No, I don’t carry a purse…unless I’m going somewhere that requires a purse, which isn’t often, let me tell you.  But several constants remain in my bookbag:  my iPod classic (No, I’m not giving it up, until the little thing dies.  Fingers crossed.), a book (or two, depending on how near I am to finishing the book); and a journal (whether I made it or bought it).  These things are constant.  They are in my second nature.


  • Wallet?  (Check)
  • Keys? (Check)
  • Phone? (Check)
  • Book? (Check)
  • iPod – named Hamish, by the way (Check)
  • Journal, a pen is always attached to the cover (Check)

I’m ready to go.

I could go with a kindle, but I don’t want to.  I’m very stubborn.  I’ll carry around a hardback book like
Isabell Allende‘s Maya’s Notebook (which I devoured by the way, last summer  It got me to read her other books…which there are many.)

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This last picture is just a portion of the library that we have in our house.  I’m pretty sure this is part of the fiction and graphic novels section.  There are your usual suspects of Neil Gaiman, Akira and Allison Bechdel.  When my husband and I married our combined collection of books couldn’t be contained.  This room is what was left of the purging we did.  Yes, I know it doesn’t look like we purged, but we did.

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It’s what happens when two bibliophiles meet and fall in love.

Anyway, that’s all from me right now.

By the way, I was nominated for an award by The Schizo Effect, a blog that I read daily (if there’s a post, naturally). My post in response to this post will be posted hopefully today. I didn’t forget about it!