That will teach me. Brag about posting every day and approaching day 80 and my internet goes down! won’t be up until the end of the week. Who would have thought swapping an ISP belonging to the same company could be so complicated. Anyway, made it today with this gripe having found a wifi hotspot that is very slow. So that’s it for today and I’m still on track!
You’ve got to be kidding. WordPress has just issued a challenge to it’s blogging community to post something every day. This is meant to inspire confidence and competence in “fit-start” bloggers like myself.
Well, I’m up for it – even though I’m a sprinter rather than a marathon runner!
The trick will be to keep things moderately interesting to at least 10% of those who stumble on to this page (a self- defeating statement in itself – but I’m leaving it ‘ere to keep me ‘umble)
So, roll on 2011!
Ever wondered what more you can do about world poverty? It’s a bit like the kid throwing beached starfish back into the ocean – not a hope of saving the thousands of stranded ones so why bother at all – what difference does it make? “It makes a difference to this one,” he says, chucking another into the deep. Today, I learn is Blog Action Day 2008. Blog writers everywhere are being invited to write about poverty and register through this site. The day is still young as it beginns to unfold around the globe and there are already 9394 sites with over 10 million readers registered. What’s more it is already choc-a-block full of ideas and suggestions. It’s a bit like a crowd gathering on the beach to throw stranded starfish back into the ocean.
Here we are migrating over from Blogger which has faithfully hosted my ramblings for the last few years. I blame Scott Vawser because I have taken his lead and, like him, I like to tinker. There seems to be a few possibilities here. Just be patient though, ‘cos tinkering takes time.
Yes, it’s been a long time – well over six weeks since I’ve logged a blog! Not that this pilgrim no longer has anything to wonder about. Life has been so full of wonderful things to record and reflect on that there simply hasn’t been time to come here and record them. Part of the challenge is that I need to look at a serious upgrade of my equipment – the old laptop is groaning under the weight of chores I am assigning it and dial-up seems to make a major production of anything I am attempting on the web. End of financial year approaches and thus a range of possibilities. Keep watching!
That’s what I am at the realisation that it’s almost a month since I last posted. The spirit is indeed willing but the flesh is overcome with many things. So this post is a “foothold” to nag me to pay attention to my blogging. Don’t know why it’s important, but it seems to be.
This experiment is now up for its annual performance review.
1. The blog has provoked mild interest amongst acquaintances and some unknown “anonymi”
2. It’s been one place for me to think out loud in a public arena
3. I pulled one post when it became too politically sensitive
4. It has generated a little over 10 hits a week on average. More frequent posts are necessary to maintain interest.
5. I need to learn how to insert some of the widgets and cross links into the sidebars.
6. Realistically, the time needed to maintain the blog needs to be measured against my other priorities.
1. Set a timeframe to acquire some html skills in order to build up the sidebars
2. Aim to update at least twice a week – say Wednesdays and Sundays.
3. Review after 6 months
Evidently people are reading this stuff because there have been a few comments (but not posted here). Some are wary of exposing thoughts open to the potential gaze of the world’s millions of net surfers. I wouldn’t put anything here I wouldn’t think out loud on in public anyway – so come on, have a go, and use the “comment” option to say “yes, I agree” or “what a load of rubbish!” In this way we may open up some interesting on-line debate and discussion.