Category Archive: 31dbbb July 2013

Jul 31 2013

A Review of Words

31 Days to Build a Better Blog -Day 30               I have a love of words, as do most writers. Funny quirk though: I hated vocabulary books when I was in school. “See the word, write the word five times, and then put the word on the blank side of a flashcard and the …

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Jul 24 2013

Welcome to the party

Hi, welcome to the party. Come in and grab a drink.   Currently playing is a song from Bikinis for Eskimos. The DJ hands you the request list. Quick! Pick a song that you want to be played. There is small quiet group sitting in the left corner discussing the royal baby. A young lady …

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Jul 10 2013

Exit cameraphone Light Enter concert Night

31 Days to Build a Better Blog Day 9: A Link Post (Hopefully I have done this correctly!)               One of my favorite news sites is the Gothamist. Today they have a debate about cameraphones at concerts. Here are my thoughts:   Something legendary might happen. It is one thing to say, “I was …

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Jul 08 2013

Roads- Where this map goes there are no roads

My pens are black, blue, and red. I had one of those pens with the scented ink that has 20 different shades, but I believe it died sometime in the late ’90s. I have colored highlighters, but those are not great for writing with. The markers and crayons are already packed up. (I had to …

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Jul 06 2013

A room with a mobile view

31 Days to Build a Better Blog Day 6: Mobile View The challenge today calls for me to test that my blog works on a mobile platform. Yup, it looks like it works.   The challenge also suggests removing word verification. If you would be so kind as to click the following image and assist, …

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Jul 03 2013

Promote a post

Well, it is day 3 of the challenge. Today we are supposed to promote a blog post.  The instructions aren’t as clear as I wish they were, but I’ll figure it out. In the meantime, I have a question!   This is from today’s challenge: 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Day 2: “Do …

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Jul 02 2013

Wish List

31 Days to Build a Better Blog Day 2: Write a list post for your blog don’t go over 600 words be useful or tell an interesting story teach us something show us something Things to wish for, but not to waste a tossed penny on:   A Microsoft Word 2003 add on that knows when the wrong homonym …

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Jul 02 2013

Love in an elevator

Day 1: Elevator Pitch Write an elevator pitch for your blog-   Your short pitch should be no more than 150 words Be clever, but be clear. Stand out, but stay on point Don’t over promise. Be confident, but stay away from hyperbole. World’s best coffee usually turns out to be fairly crappy Writers: show, don’t tell. Some …

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