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Ten good reasons to start a blog

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Blogging / Journal Blog / Just for fun / Photography / Uncategorized

I have agreed to share the knowledge I have gained over six years blogging with some fellow community members through our local group of the University of the Third Age (U3A). It is not a paid position but a sharing with like-minded people. It doesn’t commence until May so I have some time to fine tune the content. I started thinking about the many reasons to start a blog and thought I would share a […]

Is there a point to blogging?

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creativity / Friends and family / Gratitude / Journal Blog

I am home again after spending some time away visiting my extended family. Sometimes the topic of blogging comes up. People often ask me the following: what is a blog? how do people find my blog? why do I do it? what does someone have to do to start a blog? what do I like about blogging? I find it hard to respond to these queries as there are many answers for the points. Blogging […]

Contagious … I wish!

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Journal Blog / Social media / Writing

You’ve been granted magical engineering skills, but you can only use them to build one gadget or machine. What do you build? I would build a widget for my blog so that no matter what I wrote about, the widget would give a sprinkle or two of magic dust and my blog will become viral. It will be on Facebook and even in the news.I would also be Freshly Pressed 🙂 on WordPress. Wow, wouldn’t […]

Access to photos

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Journal Blog / online shopping / Small business / Wisdom

I would love to have greater access to photos on the internet but I want to do it legally and ethically – i.e. I don’t want to breach copyright or use someone’s work without their approval. I am open to paying a subscription fee if it provides me with what I want. The photos would be sometimes used in my blog but may also be used in my business and on Facebook. Currently I use […]

My 500th blog post

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Blog 2012 / Blog 2013 / Journal Blog / PostaDay 2011

Today I celebrate my 500th blog posting! WOW! I started blogging on 28 December in 2010! This is what I had to say in my very first post: “I want to share my thoughts about life and its purpose. I want to pose questions that are eternal! Why are we here? Does it matter, what we do? Is my role in life predestined? When I was growing up, I was taught by nuns in the […]

Do you know what you want to do when you grow up?

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Blog 2013 / Journal Blog / Self acceptance / technology / Wisdom

A group of celebrities on a recent TV program seemed to clearly know their vocation. One of them said, “I saw someone do ‘stand-up’ comedy and at that moment I knew that it was for me”. Another one always knew they would be a journalist and yet another, an actor. It got me reflecting on my choices and if there had been any sense of vocation from a  young age. The short answer is NO! […]

The passion to write

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Blog 2013 / Journal Blog / Motivation / The workplace

I love to write! So where did my journey begin and have I ever arrived at the destination of “being a writer”? I am the youngest of five children hence, when I started school, I knew my alphabet and was confident in spelling some words. Through-out my primary and secondary schooling I always enjoyed studying English most of all. Writing seemed easy – writing essays seemed easy and I got good results.  As I student […]

A glimpse at a dream come true…

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Blog 2012 / Dreams / Journal Blog / Values / Writing

Today I cleaned up my computer! You would not find my desk if my office filing was anything like my computer filing. You would not get in the door! It is easy hide electronic mess. I had folders labeled random docs, random excel docs, random PowerPoint docs! I had a My Documents folder that had a My Documents folder, that had My Other Documents folder….get the picture! Well, there are random pictures too! I decided […]