What Represents Connection to Me

Connection When I am able to share  with someone a place in time . . . an experience, that is a connection. I live in an area visited by people from around the world, the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. Many have not experienced the wonders of the rainforest valleys or the snow-topped alpine meadows, or the ocean. I love to take people to special places and have them experience the wonderment of just being there experiencing it. What a joy it is! It’s not something my camera often captures. Continue reading What Represents Connection to Me

Pondering the Lowly Dandelion

The Lowly Dandelion I read Pickled Pastors posted sermon dealing with dandelions (there’s a link at the bottom of this post,) and a few things came to mind. I realize the photo above is not a dandelion but for now, it will do. (I went outside to photo a dandelion flower or some fairies and they were all gone–gone away till the next batch pops up. All our yard currently sports is the greens and their deep roots.) Let me remind readers that I’m a medicinal herbalist. The lowly dandelion, it’s true, is termed a weed by modern gardeners and … Continue reading Pondering the Lowly Dandelion

Blogging 101 Day 5: Themes

REVIEWING THEMES Hello everyone. It took me a few times reading the assignment to focus in on the very first sentence: “If you go into the “Themes” section of the classic dashboard, you’ll be able to preview themes without actually activating them.” I was so concerned about losing what I had I failed to see this sentence. Maybe I can blame it on being to tired. Anyways, I’ve become attached to my current theme but here are some ones that I tried: Saga: I liked this theme. Dark, clean, drop down menu. Edin: This did not work for me. It … Continue reading Blogging 101 Day 5: Themes

Blogging Day 4: Who is the target audience for your life stories?

Who is the target audience for your life stories? By Leneé Cobb I’m going to write about something we covered in class, something I cover in every class I give: When it comes to your life story (stories,) who is your target audience? The fact that I noticed a fellow blogger, one I enjoy following as a matter of fact, typed the words “target audience” in her blog’s title, and blogging 101’s assignment for day fours subject matter deals with target audience makes the timing pretty sweet for me. It never fails to amuse me how, when folks attempt to … Continue reading Blogging Day 4: Who is the target audience for your life stories?

Writing Life Stories: Session1. June 9 2015

Writing Life Stories: Session1. June 9 2015 Greetings to everyone who signed up for the latest four-week Writing Life Stories class! Oh, it’s been a warm week and it was nice to have the door of the classroom open. We had an interesting first day getting to know each other a little bit and there are certainly some feisty and experienced writers in this group! We spoke today about the dangers of fractured memories and about the risk there is of taking something we heard as the literal truth—out of context for what it originally meant. I presented two, no, … Continue reading Writing Life Stories: Session1. June 9 2015

Blogging 101: Day 2

Assignment dealing with titles and taglines: If you’re already thrilled with your title or you want to do more, feel free to publish a post, too! Let readers know what inspired your title and tagline. Titles and Taglines Today on Blogging 101, we are going over titles and taglines. This information is great for those starting a blog. I wish I’d been able to take this course months ago. I figured out how to do go about finding w here to find how to do these things by exploration, trial and error. • My URL: awritershelper.wordpress.com • Title: Scribbles to … Continue reading Blogging 101: Day 2

Blogging 101: Day 1

Blogging 101 Day 1 I’m here at blogging 101 (and photo 101) because I’ve taken writing 101 and want to improve my blog, my writing, my exposure, and to meet and learn from fellow bloggers. I’m discovering a whole world of wonderful people and enjoy reading about their experiences and expertise. Because I am a writing coach, writing is a topic of interest. However, my interests are varied. I’m also an artist, herbalist, adventurer in heart if no longer body, wife, mom, grandma, friend, and last but first of all I’m a basic Christian. My subject matter varies accordingly. Throughout … Continue reading Blogging 101: Day 1