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Friday, October 30, 2009

Advice from Chris Brogan, Next Level of Blogging, Willingness

Willingness to learn is a quality I admire and thanks to Erika Dreyfus' Practicing Writer Newsletter, my mind had food for thought. Taking it a step further, when I  reflected on the section of Erika's Nov. 2009 Newletter authored by Chris Brogan, I became anxious to pass the information along to you. Find the complete article at http://www.chrisbrogan.com/50-ways-to-take-your-blog-to-the-next-level: Here's a summary of what resonated with me:
  1. clarify goals for blogging
  2. be honest about purpose
  3. deliver original material that's simply put
  4. keep personal subjects and useful ideas or information in balance
  5. use social/networking tools and skills to catapult your blog to the next level.

Happy adventures in blogging everyone and ponder the quote for today.

"Uncertainty is a sign of humility, and humility is just the ability or the willingness to learn." Charlie Sheen


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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Coin a new word? Blurker, Sounds Good

A friend who wants to remain anonymous saw my post from yesterday 10/27/09 that read:

I don't really know whether there's an official name for blog lookers. I know what the term "follower" means, but am asking about the term for those that check out blogs and go on to the next, without saying they have visited.. Does anyone out there know of a term? Please let me known.

His answer was- I think it's a "blurker," a combination of the words Blog and Lurker. Sounds good to me!

Yesterday I forgot to include a quote so here's two to catch up:
"If a man happens to find himself...he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life." James Mitchner

""Ever'thing there is but lovin' leaves rust on your soul." Langston Hughes

Signing off now. Bye.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Walk, slow start, where I need to be

Hi Blogpeople,

I don't really know whether there's an official name for blog lookers. I know what the term "follower" means, but am asking about the term for those that check out blogs and go on to the next, without saying they have visited.. Does anyone out there know of a term? Please let me know.

Now on to what's happening today...Slow start after a long walk and short chat with one of my neighbors. She was gardening and decorating for Halloween. I admire this lady, who lives fully, despite the fact that she has pancreatic cancer. I was pleased I had the opportunity to speak with her and grateful she and I got a chance to enjoy this beautiful sunny day.

Today I'm thinking of all my blessings and saying Thank You too.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

rose is a miracle of nature








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Love of Nature, Human Being, What to do? Or Be?

This post was started on 10/24/05 in the evening. There’s little going on in my outside world-nowhere to go, no people to see. For a moment, I felt empty. Then I remembered that I’m not a human doing. I’m a human being. Can you relate? Although I was extremely productive in career endeavors this week, I did my part to contribute to my overall well-being, and was of service (I volunteer to help newbie’s learn the ropes in a group I attend), I had little time left over to kick back and relax.

Thanks for Visiting

Hope you enjoyed your visit and will return again. Be well. Live well. Lead a colorful life! Warm regards, Nan