Ladies and Gentlemen.
The blogging course I have been taking through WordPress at The Daily Post through Blogging University called Blogging 101 is coming to an end this weekend. If all that jargon is not enough to confuse you, just continue following my blog. I am sure there will be more confusing content down the road. Ha!
But seriously, thanks for hanging in there with me to my non-blogging audience during this venture. And welcome to the new readers that I connected with in the course, like my new funny friend James Proclaims!
That’s probably been the richest part of the experience for me — reading, relating, laughing, and learning from other bloggers. Plus all the amazing articles and resources provided with each assignment.
I am inspired.
Seriously, the course was a positive step in the right direction for me as I continue to develop my blog and devote more energy to writing.
As par for my personality and blogging style, a little reflection and wrap-up is helping me move on to make improvements and provide good content for readers. As par for my personality and blogging style, I started a list of all the things I want to do.
My lists solve all of my problems.
1. They tell me what to do.
2. They are my ultimate memory bank.
3. They are informative and educational, and sometimes inspirational.
4. I am the master of my lists.
Given the four years of blogging experience under my belt, some of Blogging 101 was a refresher. I did not have to add that information to my list and I felt knowledgeable. That’s always a good thing.
Happily, I did learn many new things about customizing my header and some of my widgets.
Huh? You might be saying.
This simply means new ways and ideas to design the overall look of my blog and individualize my brand — something I have wanted to do for a while. Be on the look-out for some changes down the road, such as new graphics and a Facebook fan page.
I also learned there are many blogging events I can participate in and other professional development opportunities and so, so many other talented bloggers to interact with. Yay WordPress. You win.
Well for one, I’ll be bringing back List of Seven on Sunday, which was a regular feature that I wrote on and off over the last few years. Last year when I took a blogging sabbatical (ha!) I stopped writing the column. Since I resumed blogging at the beginning of this year, I am yet to bring it back.
It’s time to change that.
List of Seven on Sunday is coming back — something I look forward to writing every week and something for you to long for (ha!) every week.
Ha! (Last one).
I doubt it’ll be this Sunday and it might not even be the next or the next… or even the next, but it is coming. It might even be on a Wednesday.
But not really.
I’ve learned in the past that it is not good to make blogging promises in my blog posts because it creates undue stress on me to produce content, and then I feel like I am letting my readers down if I don’t follow-through. I don’t want to let anyone down, lest myself, so List of Seven on Sunday is forthcoming.
At some point.
You can read the last installment from April 6, 2014 here if you want to get a vibe for my work: List of Seven on Sunday 5.0: SKATE
For now, I am in Europe for the next several weeks keeping a low profile, spending time with family.
In fact, I just signed the kids and I up for Lake 101.
The assignments include: watching windsurfers and boats, playing in the sand, swimming, sitting in the sun, snacking, drinking juice boxes (them) and the occasional beer (me), and relaxing.