Thursday, March 25, 2010

Improving My Blog, Need Input, Open for comments

Just read Deb Ng's post on about 10-turnoffs-keeping-readers-from-my-blog. It made a lot of sense to me.

This is my first blog and I am a newbie-I am open to receive comments and information from you about ways to improve my blog, as long as you are respectful and constructive in your criticism or praise.

I provide at least one quote, each time I blog, because I do want to give the reader food for thought. When I post, my intention is the following:

I believe it's never too late to learn something new. For work (as a freelance writer) and pleasure (empowering and creative) I find I'm excited about learning as much as I can about on-line journal writing (my definition of blogging).

Now it's time for you out there...Please respond with your defintion of an "effective" blog or what attracts you to a particular blog you follow.

"Imagination is the eye of the soul." Joseph Joubert, French essayist, moralist

In Health & Peace, Nan

Friday, March 5, 2010

Life Happens, Blogging on back burner, Motivation

I've noticed as I age, time rushes ahead much faster than it did when I was a youngster. And two quotes about time resonate with me today.

"We must use time as a tool, not as a couch." John F. Kennedy

"Time goes, you say? Ah, no!

Alas, Time stays; we go." Austin Dobson

Much has been happening in my personal life that required time, energy, and attention. Thankfully, my schedule is flexible and I took the time I needed to care for my recuperating spouse, attend to home management items, and still fulfill my commitment to myself to work on my memoir. Self-care routines like cooking nourishing meals and exercising beat out blogging.

Well, here I am back at blogger. Happy to have the few moments to spare and glad I blog only when I want to. What freedom!

I've noticed that some bloggers lose interest in one blog and move on to other things. Are there any out there who want to share the "Why" this happens? Please comment if you can. I'm curious as to why one would put the effort into blog set-up and posting and cut it loose, without an explanation (well, that's what I think, when I see a blog that doesn't have a closure statement).

Until next time...

Thanks for Visiting

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