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Friday Favorites

5 Feb

Here it is, as promised! The first installment of the ‘Friday Favorites’ series!

For those of you who may not know, this post will list my favorite blog posts from the previous week, topics may be about anything except writing.  For my writing-related ‘Friday Favorites’ posts, please visit my writing blog, Scribe-ly.

It’s not easy picking favorites from the hundreds of thousands (millions?) of blog posts each week, but I’ll do my best.  If there is a blog post you would like to recommend Continue reading

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Don’t Just Peek in the Window, Pay a Visit

3 Feb

In the world of blogging – in the world of all writing, actually – authors want first and foremost to have what they have written to be read, and when it is read, we are thankful and happy.  However, anyone who has a blog on WordPress knows that someone reading your post doesn’t necessarily translate to visitors to your blog when those posts are read by way of the reader.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my reader. I love having all the new posts on the blogs I follow show up on one convenient list, and I love searching for new blogs by tags.  The cons to the reader are that oftentimes, authors end up with plenty of likes on their posts, but hardly any actual visits to their blog. Continue reading

Moving Forward

1 Feb

Since it’s been so long since I have posted on my blog, it’s basically like starting over for me, but with more content for new visitors to read.

I considered cleaning house and getting rid of all but the best posts, but I don’t think I will, as it’s the only account I have for different times in my life.  I think I’ll keep it.

I’ve got a few ideas I’m knocking around regarding my blogs, though.  Firstly, for this blog, I am considering a series of posts on some topic yet to be chosen (perhaps Strong Women in History, or Frugal Sundays… it’s still an idea in progress).  I am also considering a personal – accountability series, wherein I pledge to do something, and blog about my progress.

Over on Scribe-ly (my writing blog) I write posts in response to writing prompts from Today’s Author already, but that’s not enough.  I may start doing Poetry Tuesdays.

For both blogs I am starting a Friday Favorites series, wherein I compile a list of favorite posts over the previous week and share them with my readers.  If you have a blog post you would like to recommend for the Friday Favorites series, please send an email to KraftedKhaos at gmail.com with ‘Friday Favorites Recommendation’ in the subject line.

Do you have themes or a series of posts on your own blog?  Is there a series you would be interested in reading? Please share your thoughts and ideas in the comments!

Scribe-ly Is Born!

18 Jul

Those of you who may have read my last few posts know I’ve mentioned starting another blog just for writing, and last night the idea became reality.

Scribe-ly is where I will be posting all of my creative writing bits and bobs from now on, as well as making a conscious effort to practice my writing skills on a regular basis.  All of my poetry, short story, fiction-y things will be posted there, the new stuff as well as some of the old things from here.

All of my random commentary posts will still have their home here, outside of any that are solely and specifically about writing.

I hope to see you there!

 

Why Do I Do It?

18 Jul

Just a little bit ago I was walking into the kitchen to refill my tea glass when a snippet from a Tim McGraw song popped into my head:

“Please remember me”

Suddenly, it dawned on me why I continue to try my hand at things like art and writing.  I want to be remembered.

My life is nothing special.  I don’t have many friends, I don’t have a job, I don’t have children.  I have a fiancee and a cat.  The thought that if I died tomorrow there would be nothing left behind of ME on this Earth makes me immensely sad.  I want there to be something to show that I was here.

I’m not going to cure cancer, I’m not going to become a famous actress or singer, and it’s not looking like I’m going to become a famous artist, either, so what else is left to me to be remembered by other than my writing?  And if I’m going to be remembered by my writing, shouldn’t I actually WRITE something? Continue reading

A Fresh New Look!

18 Jul

FFoI is sporting a new look!

Please let me know what you think of it, whether you think the readability of the site is improved or not, if you feel like it’s awkward, and whether you like the more ‘grown up’ look as opposed to the cartoon-ish theme from before.

Enjoy!

Starting From Scratch

17 Jul

I’ve been derelict in my duties as a blogger.  I’ve abandoned my post and as a result, my readers have scattered in the wind, back to all corners of the globe from whence they came.

But maybe that’s not a bad thing.

Not that there was anything wrong with my readers, but maybe starting from scratch is what I need, to get me back to where I should have been all along.

I have this problem where, if I spend too much time in front of the computer, I tend to get lost in it, and by the time I manage to claw my way out from the bowels of the interwebz, eight hours have passed, and I’ve got nothing to show for it.  On the other hand, if I’m not on the computer, my blog tends to get lost in the everyday mundane things I manage to find to occupy my time.  It’s a tightrope I walk, and all the times I’ve fallen from it are evidenced by the several-month gaps between closely grouped posts. Continue reading

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