GOMA™ aka exercise by walking

Welcome to the first post of GOMA™ (Getting Off My Ass) and re-start walking regularly. I have two participants: Andrea in Germany (twitter @inkovator) and LA in NYC. So far. We are encouraging each other to stay on track with 20 minutes of brisk walking per day (at minimum) and documenting some sort of proof that we did it. Continue reading “GOMA™ aka exercise by walking”

Questions about blogging: Are you as curious as I am?

A lot has happened in my life recently that I typically don’t divulge on the blog. I could write about it, and in some instances, I may at some point. But writing is a strange creature, to me. My writing mindset has to be *on*. Plus it feels like my words need to rattle around in my brain a little before I can type them out and hurl them into the social internet. Continue reading “Questions about blogging: Are you as curious as I am?”

More questions and answers to wile away a gloomy Sunday

I’ve been nominated once again for a blogger award. Thank you MK; your questions are rather intriguing so I will play*.

Note: I wonder what your answers are to some of your own questions… 😳

As these things go, when you win an award in blogging you are to nominate others to ‘share the love’. So I will do that. I will list my nominees below and ask you my own questions.

But first, here are my answers the questions posted by MK:

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8 responses to my own questions (plus link love)

I posted a few questions the other day and invited you to respond. To get to know some of the bloggers, click on this post and go to the comments.

Note: there may or may not be a snarky, smart-ass comment in there from yours truly. #SorryNotSorry 😛

As promised, here are my responses: Continue reading “8 responses to my own questions (plus link love)”

Don’t be afraid of white space

Have you ever come across a blog post or a comment that is quite lengthy and the words are all grouped together and the thoughts are one big mixed-up jumble and there are no pauses or breaks or spaces and the entire thing runs on and on quite possibly with multiple thoughts within the same paragraph and after reading a few sentences you notice your brain starts to hurt?

Add some white spaces.

Insert some empty lines.

Like I just did.

Just hit enter.

It’s not hard.

I love reading longer posts or comments but it is so tiring on the eyes and brain to see a huge clump of words all grouped together into one giant paragraph without a break or a breather.

Especially in comments. Comments require white space just as much as regular blog posts.

Don’t be afraid of a little white space. You will encourage, rather than discourage, people to continue reading. Because I can guarantee you, I am not one to stick around for long if you write on and on without white space. And I really do want to read you!

So please, remember:

White space is your friend. 🙂

Funky stuff happening with my comments

Good morning…it is 7:30 am in Toronto, Canada, and I am obsessed with some a dysfunction on my blog.

The last three posts I had posted did not automatically have the comments activated.

I wondered what the heck was up with that…why why why? I love reading comments during my morning coffee. Especially when I write stupid, ranty stuff.

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