All posts tagged: Blog

If I could say just one thing about blogging…

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Blog 2013 / Weekly Photo Challenge / Writing

If I was to give a new blogger some advice, I would say to write as often as you can and enjoy it. The more often you write, the easier it will get. Ideas for topics pop into your head. If you write regularly you will probably find and start to follow some interesting fellow bloggers with similar interests and this is an unexpected pleasure! When I started my blog at the end of 2011 […]

Poll about blog topics

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Friends and family / I believe that... / I feel... / politics / Religion / Self acceptance

Would you give up expressing your views (on a blog) if you knew some topics or opinions may alienate some of your readers? Should we stay away from politics, religion and health matters? What is more important – authenticity or popularity (statistics)? When I write I tend to go with the flow and let my words express my thoughts – obviously there are some boundaries that I adhere to. I was surprised this week as […]

Australian Culture – does it exist?

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AFL / Australian Rules Football / Blog 2012 / Friends and family / Geography

I recently subscribed to a fellow blogger, Cosette, as she sometimes blogs about Australia. I am Australian and have lived here all my life, so why would I want to read about my own culture? It is because I am really interested in how others see us :-). My partner (and soon to be husband) is originally from London and so we have a cross-cultural ( 😉 relationship. Some words, although English, can have quite […]

Ten functions I used on my PC today

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Appalachian Trail / Friends and family / Geography / PostaDay 2011 / Writing

1. I checked on FaceBook lots of times to see if there is any news from my son who is on the Appalachian Trail 2. I checked my work emails – I really need to get a life – it is SUNDAY 3. I did some work on my latest assignment – realised I needed to DO the Module before I can DO the assignment!  ouch! 😦 4. I checked and read my emails and […]

A fresh look at blogging…

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Journal Blog / Meaning of life and that stuff / Motivation / Philosophy / PostaDay 2011 / Uncategorized / Writing

Recently I took a little time out from the blogging world just to see what it would be like. Here is what I found 1. It was a relief! My brain could have a rest from seeking out new ideas to write about.  2. I had more time for other things – I made a little book for my  grandson and I enjoyed that. 3. I became more curious about blogs I subscribe to – […]

Why blogging is important to me

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Blog 2012 / Journal Blog / Meaning of life and that stuff / Philosophy / PostaDay 2011 / Wisdom / Writing

My blogging journey has a few twists and turns, steps forward and steps backwards, sometimes around in circles. It is true that I write to express some of my  inner most thoughts, feelings, fears and ideas, however I don’t want this blog to be one long rumination into “who am I and what am I doing here?” That is ok for a journal that I can write and no-one ever sees. My blog is for sharing […]

A poem by A.S.J. Tessimond

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Blog 2012 / Friends and family / I feel... / Meaning of life and that stuff / Poetry / PostaDay 2011 / Uncategorized

Reading one of my poetry books today (Mainly Modern published by Rigby) I found a poem called Houses, that I would like to share with you. It is a bit obscure but I felt that the poets words said something important about the human condition. It is fairly dark and speaks to me about vulnerability. Can you see it from any other perspective? HOUSES People who are afraid of themselves multiply themselves into families and so […]

Le boyer method of childbirth

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Blog 2012 / Friends and family / Journal Blog / Uncategorized / You must be kidding?

It is my son’s birthday today. He was born in 1980 at the Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre in Melbourne. It was a teaching hospital and I remember my bed being surrounded by a large group of student doctors while the head doctor pointed out many of the finer points of my  progress (and my anatomy!). There is no shame once giving birth. The popular birth practice at the time was the Le boyer method. It was […]