July 15, 2015—Incredible things have happened during the past 40 days of my life, both good and bad. A Loved one I hadn’t heard from in years wrote me a hello, I remember and think about you. It’s warming. It’s like sipping hot spiced wine next to a fire while watching snowflakes drift and swirl outside. A Loved one passed on, perhaps upon the day I called and left his family a message. My call was close, real close, anyway. I was thinking of them . . . of him. This loss is raw. Is there a class that teaches … Continue reading LOVE CONQUERS TIME
This was supposed to be for an assignment for blogging 101 that I never got around to writing. It wasn’t because I never read anyone’s blog; it was because I failed to notate my reading/viewing journey(s.) I do enjoy looking at photos others take. There are plenty of amateur photographers here and of those, I’m one. But there are also those here who have honed their skills and present t hem here for us to admire and shoot towards. Mr. Funk Photography is a favorite blog to visit for this. His photo title “It was a Sunny Day” is one … Continue reading Blogs I Love
June 16, 2015; second revision–As I mentioned in this post, We are Characters within Our Tales, I spent time this session speaking about the storyteller as a character. Some other subjects covered included vulnerability, understanding, embarrassing moments, and writing from an age perspective. When we allow ourselves to become vulnerable within our life stories, by showing and not telling, our readers gain a better understanding of our experiences. How important is this? To me, it is extremely important. I don’t want my readers, be they children, grandchildren, great grandchildren or someone in the general public to get the idea I’m … Continue reading Writing Life Stories Session II: Demonstrate Your Understanding by Showing
I’m feeling a little mischievous. I arrived home from teaching my Life Stories class, took the dog for a “break,” ate lunch, and sat down here to scope out what assignments come next and what other bloggers might have said and done in my absence. Here on WordPress, a lot can happen in a short amount of time and this afternoon was no exception. Maybe it was the sandwich I ate or the breeze that’s cooling things down but I’m feeling feisty. Yet, if I’m honest, I suspect my attitude comes from giving the Life Stories class. Today I spoke … Continue reading We are Characters within Our Tales
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
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?
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