Here are some of the things I’ve learn in this, my fifth month of blogging.
- My soon to be daughter- in- law sat with me while I created categories and menus to make the blog more user friendly for people who just wanted to look at a certain type of post. Her assistance was absolutely invaluable, so I learned from my sweet, soon- to- be daughter that you don’t always have to figure everything out by yourself. I love my children and their spouses. I love them so much.
- No matter what, it’s really about the writing. Good, solid writing is what really counts, so I need to keep on working to improve my writing.
- It’s okay to write about what you want to write about.
- Fulfilling goals is scary. The Pillow Poll was scary. The Song of the Month was dry-mouth, head in hands, on the downslide of the roller coaster scary. But when you have done it, it doesn’t kill you. In fact, it’s satisfying to take a little thought and blow on the spark of it until you’ve created a glowing ember.
- In writing about my confusion and frustration with the birdy format, I came to a realization. When I voiced my misgivings, my understanding of the platform actually took a cognitive leap forward. I need to examine this idea more.
Books I’ve read this month:
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- Burned by Karen Marie Moning
- The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon
- Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
Blog Posts I’ve enjoyed:
- Twirl, The Carter Library
- He Wrote It Down, In Other Words
- The “Word Problem” Problem, Math with Bad Drawings
- Hiding In The Shadows: The Way We Make a Broken Heart, The Immortal Jukebox
- Why I Would Rather Find the Funny than the Meaning of Life: Peg-o-leg’s Ramblings
Total Views in Month Five: 382
Total Visitors in Month Five: 194
My top posts:
- Sign up for an online photography course
- Learn to do one HTML move
- Hashtag a tweet and do three more @’s for people I refer to on the blog.