Favorite Episodes: It can wait until tomorrow…

tvJanuary is a time for looking back at the prior year, our wins and losses.   Favorite Episodes is a way for me to look back at what I’ve written in 2015 that was well received by my readers while diving into my blog stats and editorial calendar.  Over the next few weeks, I will be posting little or no new original content. Instead I am reblogging some of my most popular posts from 2015 and developing a Favorite Episodes Season Three page in the process.

This was written in response to Writing 101, Day 5: Let social media inspire you and a delayed dare I say procrastinated response to Writer’s procrastination − a hidden virtue?.

Procrastination and I are no strangers to each other.  We are, dare I say, great friends.  Our relationship is one of the longest lasting relationships in my life, rivaled only by my relationships with my three sisters.

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Follow Friday – Ninth Month Blog Challenge Part Two

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Last week I wrote part one of this Follow Friday post explaining that I was participating in That’s So Jacob’s Ninth Month Blog Challenge after being nominated by Tikeetha T., the blogger over at A Thomas Point of View.

I know today is Saturday and by the very name of this post Follow Friday – Ninth Month Blog Challenge Part Two it is supposed to be posted on a Friday.  Some weeks I would just wait to the following Friday but since this post is combined with a September challenge well that wouldn’t work very well since next Friday we will be into October already. Continue reading

Follow Friday – Ninth Month Blog Challenge Part One

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Yesterday, I discovered this comment on my blog on my Writer’s Quote Wednesday – E E Cummings post from Tikeetha T., the blogger over at A Thomas Point of View:

I love these quotes. You’ve been chosen as one of today’s nine blogs in That’s So Jacob’s Ninth Month Blog Challenge. I challenge you to find nine blogs you find interesting and give them a comment to brighten their day…well, eight other blogs and mine 🙂 Copy this message in your comment and enjoy your new blog friends!

I went from smiling to panic mode in zero to sixty seconds.  How was I going to participate in this challenge when I had a #FollowFriday post to write and a list of both blog-related and non-blog related things to do that was beginning to overwhelm me?  Continue reading

It can wait until tomorrow…

This was written in response to Writing 101, Day 5: Let social media inspire you and a delayed dare I say procrastinated response to Writer’s procrastination − a hidden virtue?.

Procrastination and I are no strangers to each other.  We are, dare I say, great friends.  Our relationship is one of the longest lasting relationships in my life, rivaled only by my relationships with my three sisters.

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Follow Friday – Sarcasm Spoken Here

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Last week was an annoying week for no major reasons other than that the intrinsic failings of people and technology collided together to annoy the bejesus out of me. A perfect storm, if you will. Frustrated, I sat in front of my laptop to tackle what can be a simple task – selecting the blog or blogs I wanted to feature in my weekly (well supposed to be weekly) Follow Friday post. I intended to select a blog that featured posts on blogging tips. However, when I opened up my WordPress reader I was led to someone who speaks my language – no not Orkan or even English but sarcasm. Continue reading

Blog Closed Due to Blizzard Conditions

Snow Bushes2It has been over a month since I posted anything original here on WordPress.  In hindsight, I should have posted this picture on my blog during the month of February.

Here in the northeastern United States, the Boston area in particular, snow pretty much cancelled  everything for the month of February.  With snow days 8 or 9 depending on the school system (definitely a record amount for the short month of February) plus February vacation our children spent more days out of school than they did in school during late January and February. Businesses closed, there were several days where the state declared a state of emergency prohibiting travel for non-essential purposes. Continue reading