Introduction: Blogging 101

Hello Everybody!

I can just about guess that you found me through the June 2015 Blogging 101 class.  I’ve been eagerly awaiting to get started all last week, so welcome!

Our first assignment: Introductions.

Q: Who am I and why am I here?

A: I am a writer and I need to promote. (check side bar) Someday, I hope I can afford to pay someone for a grand/multi-faceted marketing scheme, but it starts here.

Q: Why am I blogging publicly, rather than keeping  a personal journal?

A: Because the things I write about (er um, hash out) need to be said publicly.  I grew up in the seventies and eighties, where everyone was trying to put into practice this massive change from the 60’s.  I don’t want to reverse any accomplishments we made, but I do think we need to run back and pick up some tools we lost along the way.

Q: What topics do you think you’ll write about?

A:  A favorite post that sums up this question is here.  Mostly how to get a handle on life.  How we need to stop hating the term Homemaker, or even housewife, because if you reside somewhere, you are making yourself a home.  Like it or not a working woman is a homemaker.

Q: Who would you love to connect with via your blog?

A: I would love to connect with others like me. But I recognize the need to communicate with others who aren’t.

Q: If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

A: Longevity.  By doing this introduction, I recognized that I am pretty happy with this where this blog is going and do think of it as a permanent fixture that will last long into retirement.  Last month I thought my answer would be to replace my measly income with a measly writing income.  This month something may have happened where I might be able to blend my career and writing a little more than I do now, with an increased income.  I think I am hours away from finding out.  (fingers crossed with prayers on top)

Good Luck and hope to meet you in the commons and don’t forget to hit follow before you leave.

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7 thoughts on “Introduction: Blogging 101

  1. Marquessa June 8, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Looking forward to reading your posts! I too am a child of the 70s! 🙂

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  2. lilypup June 8, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Loved your intro. Very thoughtful things you have going on. Enjoy the 101. lily

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    • 04ling June 8, 2015 at 11:33 pm

      Thank you

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  3. Amanda Livingston June 8, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Hi! My name is Amanda– yes, I did find your blog through the Commons because we’re both taking Blogging 101.
    I’m a writer too, and I’m trying to make sense of my own personal experiences through writing and blogging. I’m looking forward to reading your posts.

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    • 04ling June 8, 2015 at 11:32 pm

      Thank you. I saw your blog and I have met Sabina online and follow her blog. I’m looking forward to more of your posts.

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      • Amanda Livingston June 9, 2015 at 9:10 am

        Thank you! And that’s awesome that you follow Sabina too!! Xx

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  4. More Than A Dash Of Salt June 9, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Definitely learned quite a bit about you – like the fact that you are an organiser at heart haha. Great first post :).

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