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Whither goest thou, Louise?

April 17, 2016 Meta 0

This is just a quick note to let any followers know that I ATEN’T DED* yet, friends.

Yes, I’m still working on the behind-the-scenes upgrade/migration. And yes, I’m still reading and reviewing. But my afternoons these days are mainly spent out on the back porch, enjoying the lovely weather with a book and my dog and a cup of wine to hand… and it’s been so lovely and worthwhile.

I promise I haven’t disappeared — I’ve only gone outdoors for a while.


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*all apologies to Granny Weatherwax and Terry Pratchett

Blog Ahead Challenge 2015 Wrap-Up

November 1, 2015 Meta 0

Blog Ahead Challenge

Well, October is officially over. And so is this year’s Blog Ahead Challenge! How’d I do?

I “only” got 23 blog posts written and scheduled. Putting “only” in sarcasm quotes because that’s actually about 23 more posts than I actually would have written if I wasn’t trying to meet the challenge goal.

I wrote 1 book review, 6 challenge-related posts, 6 posts for discussion series, 5 posts for non-series discussions, and 5 family history essays.

You know, I’ll never be one of those bloggers who can churn out interesting daily posts (or even boring daily posts, or even just more than one post a week). But I’ve learned that if I can find the time to just sit down and brainstorm/write, I could probably publish here more often than I have been over the past few years.

Visit my Blog Ahead Challenge tracking page for more details.

Blog Ahead 2015 Challenge

October 2, 2015 Meta 0

Blog Ahead Challenge
I’ve decided to join the “Blog Ahead Challenge” hosted by the Herding Cats & Burning Soup + Caffeinated Book Reviewer blogs. Hit that cute logo up there for the official event post.

The goal: 31 posts written and scheduled by October 31.


Well, you know how you come up with cool ideas or funny thoughts while driving to work, watching a movie, taking a shower, walking the dog, or whatever? And you scramble to write them down on a napkin or crumpled up receipt or, worse, think you can just try to remember it? And then you toss out the scrap or completely forget about your idea by the time you’re sitting down in front of your computer, completely out of ideas for your writing projects or blog?

Yeah, that happens to me a lot. Like A LOT a lot. So my hope is that doing this challenge will help me be more organized with my ideas and more prompt about actually getting them out in semi-coherent text form.

I’m going to concentrate mostly on book stuff, of course, but I might try posting about some other stuff… this blog isn’t only a book blog, after all. There’s plenty of space for food stuff, science stuff, library stuff, home stuff, etc.

Some of the posts I’ll be writing — probably about half, going by my current tentative plans — will be for the blog portion my private family history website. I’ll still keep track of them, but they won’t be posted publicly. But they still count!

See my official Blog Ahead Challenge page here!