“Quirky” Must Be the WordPress Word of the Day

My post from last night, Music Monday: Revisiting WOTE (Walk Off The Earth), used the word quirky to describe the wonderful Canadian band, Walk Off The Earth. It’s not unexpected that last night’s post is my most viewed post today, with 40 views so far today (and 20 from yesterday). What is surprising is that a … Continue reading “Quirky” Must Be the WordPress Word of the Day

This Blog Post Needs to Get a Lot of Views. Feel Free to Click, Like, and Leave…

My view count is running behind schedule this week. I am on a streak of 10 straight weeks with at least 3,000 views per week. That averages out to about 429 views per day. Currently, it looks like I will end today with slightly less than 1,600 views so far this week, which mean for … Continue reading This Blog Post Needs to Get a Lot of Views. Feel Free to Click, Like, and Leave…

Just Call Me the Next Cory Doctorow

Thanks to D.G. Kaye for inspiring this post. Yesterday she wrote about an app she had come across called "I Write Like." The basic idea behind the app is that you paste a paragraph of your writing in the app and it tells you who your writing is like by analyzing word choice and writing … Continue reading Just Call Me the Next Cory Doctorow

2001: A WordPress Odyssey

This blog started on January 1, 2015, with the simple goal of trying to blog for 31 straight days. I remember how challenging it was to come up with something to write about during those 31 days. When I successfully made it to 31 days, I thought I would try for 100 straight days of … Continue reading 2001: A WordPress Odyssey

Jury Judges Jaywalking Jim

I've been wanting to try my hand at writing a tautogram poem for a couple of months. I first learned about this style of poem thanks to the Nobel laureate of WordPress, Brad Osborne. Brad is a talented writer and poet, somehow managing to come up with an original poem every day and share his … Continue reading Jury Judges Jaywalking Jim

Music Monday: Do You Listen to Music While You Write?

It’s time to do a little experimenting. I’ve always preferred a distraction free environment when I do my work, such as getting ready for my classes or writing my blog. But since it’s Music Monday, I wondered if listening to music while writing my blog would help me (1) come up with more ideas for … Continue reading Music Monday: Do You Listen to Music While You Write?

It’s International Haiku Poetry Day!

I didn't want to write another haiku, but what can I say - it's International Haiku Poetry Day. Thank you to Beth at I Didn't Have My Glasses On for letting me know about this holiday. Observed annually on April 17, it's a day that encourages everyone to try their hand in creativity. For those … Continue reading It’s International Haiku Poetry Day!

A Fellow Blogger Has Come Up with the Perfect Stay at Home Activity

In his blog post yesterday, fellow blogger Ray Visotski shared how he spent part of his day: Early this morning, after playing with the dogs in the yard, I looked at the house and thought to myself, “I wonder how many bricks it took to build our house?” Two hours later, I have the answer. … Continue reading A Fellow Blogger Has Come Up with the Perfect Stay at Home Activity

A Limerick About Blogging (and Stats)

This is my first attempt at writing a limerick, at least one that isn't crude. I'll thank the wonderful poet, Brad, for encouraging me to try some poetry on occasion; I think three-line haikus and five-line limericks are about as far as I'll wander into the world of poetry. I don't want to defile such … Continue reading A Limerick About Blogging (and Stats)

A Six-Word Story and a Haiku

I usually resort to writing a few six-word stories or haikus when I can't think of anything to write about. Well, that is certainly the case tonight, with less than 30 minutes to go before the day is over, it's time to resort. But I thought I'd mix things up a little, literally, by doing … Continue reading A Six-Word Story and a Haiku