Who hasn’t heard of the adorable bear Winnie the Pooh? His wisdom can guide a kid from childhood straight into adulthood and beyond! So I share with you some important life lessons courtesy of Winnie and the rest of the gang from Aker woods 🙂
Don’t Get Bogged Down in Details
“You can’t help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn’t spell it right; but spelling isn’t everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn’t count.”
Let’s not make the classic mistake of spending too much time nitpicking or making mountains of molehills. It’s better to relax instead and focus on the positive things we have and want in our lives. It’s time to keep our attention on that and work towards it. The days may seem long but the years are often pretty short. So let’s live them instead of constantly inspecting, criticizing or over…
One thing about taking a course is they get you to do things you’ve never done before which is what courses are all about Speaking of about, this assignment was to spruce up my About page – and it needed sprucing up. It’s a bit spartan for text but it is an improvement from what was there. Then create a text widget to put in the sidebar of my Home page. Now I have to figure out how to put it at the top of the sidebar. And maybe a link in it to take you to my About page.
My second assignment for Blogging 101 is write a blog about who my dream reader would be, why am I blogging, what topics, who do I want to connect with, what do I want to accomplish through blogging? Hmmmmm? OK here goes.
The people that I ideally want to read my blog are those who are like minded with me – people who like seeing things from a different perspectives, are opened-minded, who look at life in a thoughtful way, who are willing to explore, discover, imagine, dream and let their minds roam – people who look outside the box, see the wonder of life and can view the world with the wide-eyed wonder of a child.
I am blogging to get out on the blogosphere to be noticed and connect with those like-minded people who might be writers, publishers, film makers, agents and anyone who would like to read my work. As much as I like to connect with people I want to promote myself and my writing.
When I decided to change from the scientific laboratory and write I chose my colours ie royal blue, off white, light grey, dark taupe and a touch of very light pink (did I say pink?!) combination. These colours define the turning point in my life and as such hold a deep significance within me. You could say they are my special object.
When I read Tzivia Gover’s blog post a few days ago about asking a dream symbol, ‘What is your purpose?’ it felt timely for me because I had just dreamt about an image that recurs fairly frequently in my dreams, so I had an obvious one to try the technique on.
In the dream, I was walking along a cliff path, looking out across the clear blue water. I felt happy and full of energy. As I came down towards the bay, I saw a woman in a bright floral summer’s dress lying languidly in a wide shallow boat, gently rocking.
I noticed an enormous fish, almost as big as the boat, swimming around in the water nearby. There was no sense of danger. It was, as I recorded in my dream diary, simply ‘extraordinary and remarkable.’
I walked on, and saw several more of these huge colourful fish, as I came down onto the…
Today I’m blogging about yours truly – a little about me and why I blog. I started out as a medical lab technologist, then I ran my own private environmental lab and then managed a geochemical lab. Now I’ve given all that up to write for a living. Currently I am a freelance copywriter. You don’t need a blog when you are a copywriter, but it helps. My passion is to be an author and it’s an essential these days to have a blog for that. Being a writer I love quotes and that’s what I started posting. But a year after starting a blog, and telling myself I could teach myself all about blogging, I am no further ahead than posting quotes and a few short stories. I know there is so much more to blogging and that is why I’m taking a course ie Blogging 101. Teaching a computer-challenged individual such as me the finer points of blogging might be a long shot, but nothing ventured nothing gained. I want to tell people about my books, discuss them with my readers (should I ever get any) and interact with other authors. Writing and all about the craft of writing is what consumes my interests these days. I want to share my views about books and writing and I want to hear yours. A year from now that is what I want to be doing with my blog. All the best to my fellow Blogging 101ers. Let’s blog up a storm!