Blogging

Blogging Realization

It took me a while to realize it’s a good idea to interact with other bloggers.

If you’re going to start a blog or already have one, keep in mind the following:

Visit other blogs as often as possible.

Comment on various posts as much as you can.

And be happy for each other all the time.

Blogging

Blogging 101: Be a Good Neighbor

FYI, I’m going to use the Canadian spelling of neighbour from now onwards because I live in Canada, and not the United States. Besides “neighbour” just doesn’t look the same without the ‘u’.

In real life, I’d be a horrible neighbour.

So to compensate, I try to be a good neighbour here on WordPress.

Leave comments on at least four blogs that you’ve never commented on before.

Of course once I starting reading and commenting on other people’s blogs, I had a hard time stopping myself. So the task took longer than I initially intended.

Afterwards, I printed out an assignment for class. This was before I realized I royally screwed up the page numbering. So my essay is flawed. I’m flawed. My life is flawed. It all works out.

The old me would whine about how horrible my writing is. I’d say things like “I’m going to fail” or “I hate my essay” but the new me isn’t about that life. Also, people tell me I complain even though my marks are great. (Do I really do that?)

Thank you writing. Thank you reading. I owe my good grades to writers, authors, and bloggers. Shout-out to all of my wonderful neighbours.

Blogging

Blogging Resolutions

I am quite fond of creating New Year’s Resolutions, but since I am a blogger, I figured this year I’d make some blogging resolutions instead.

First I’d like to start off by sharing my generic goal:

“I want to be a better blogger.”

Next I’ll tell you how I plan to accomplish that.

I promise to comment more often. I am the absolute worst at this, so let’s hope this year I’ll be better. If I do not follow through with my promise, you have every right to yell at me. In fact, I encourage you to do so. Leave a comment or twenty nagging me about my lack of interaction and I’ll step my game up.

I resolve to follow more blogs. As much as I love having followers, I love following other blogs as well. So if I don’t follow your awesome blog already, annoy me until I do. I’m open to following any type of blog as long as you guarantee you’ll post some amazing content, pictures, videos, etc.

I will try to read more posts. Don’t get me wrong, I do this already. But I want to hear more of what you have to say, receive what you have to share, and read what you have to write.

That sums up my three main blogging resolutions. I know I may not follow through perfectly with my promises. Nobody is perfect. Not me, not you, not your mother.

I invite you to create resolutions of your own. They don’t have to be blogging related at all. If you plan on creating a post similar to mine, I’d love to read it.

Have a fantastic start to the new year! I wish you all the best in everything you do. Continue to blog because someone out there is always watching (or in this case, reading)!

Best regards,

Herminia

Blogging

Promises

I promise to comment more.

I promise to read more blog posts.

I promise to be on my blog more often.

All of these promises will be effective from December 1st, 2014 onwards until November 1st, 2015.

Blogging · Personal Reflection

The July-August Transition

The first day of August is a couple hours away (where I live of course). And if that doesn’t scare you then you’ve probably already accomplished something this year. You have, haven’t you? But if you’re just realizing you have about 5 more months left in 2014 to make it memorable, don’t fret because there are others in the same boat as you. Like, for example, me.

Since it’s going to be a new month, I will strive to be a better blogger because once school starts, all bets are off.

Here’s what I hope to do in August to make up for my inadequacy as a blogger in September all the way to June…(Speaking of inadequacy, the title of my post is horrendous. Moving on…)

  • Leave at least one comment on somebody’s blog every day. It will most likely be someone I am following. If I’m not following you and you’re reading this, you have every right to yell at me.
  • Post at least once a day. I’ve done well in the past several months so I want to continue to blog daily. More importantly, what I post won’t be total gibberish or complete nonsense. I’ll try to make my posts meaningful or insightful. Possibly both. I’m open to suggestions as well. If there’s something you want me to cover that I haven’t already, I will gladly do so. Unless you ask me to write about cars.
  • The last goal may be the hardest one of all: Work on being funnier than I was the day before. Why? Because I’m going back to school—entering grade 12—in September and I think I at least deserve one month where I can be stress free, relaxed, and happy.

Do I look like someone who breaks my promises? The correct answer is no. If I do, however, fail to meet one or all of the above, go ahead; report me to the blogging police for lying under oath.

If you love me more by the end of this, thank you. I love you too. If you hate this blog and still do by the end of August, that’s okay too. I’ll like you a little less.

Have an amazing day. If you’re reading this in August, happy August!

Writing

About Letter Writing

Writing letters to family members or friends is one of the most classy and sophisticated things an individual can do. But I swear humans don’t do this enough.

Getting an email is nothing like receiving an envelope in the mail.

Posting a comment on somebody’s Facebook wall is the not the same as writing a letter with a pen and paper.

Don’t you dare compare a text message to a hand-written message.

That is all. Have a wonderful, non-letter writing day!

Blogging

Blogging Goes Aganist Every Rule I Was Ever Taught

  1. Don’t talk to strangers.
  2. Don’t make friends online.
  3. Don’t share personal information to people you don’t know.

However…

  • I’d be a terrible blogger if I didn’t comment and reply to my followers.
  • I’d be a horrible person if I didn’t support members of the blogging community.
  • And I’d be a boring nobody if I never revealed anything about myself to you.