Flighty Friday: Awardy, Eclipse, and Share Your World

Blog Image Flighty Friday - CanvaSome days I don’t know what to post, on others everything happens at once. The lovely ladyleemanila must have read my recent whining about lack of motivation, because she nominated me for the Creative Blogger’s Award. How’s that for motivation? Yippee! Thank you so much, Ladylee!

Rules, information, and nominees are under the cut.

We had a partial solar eclipse today. First day of spring and solar eclipse, how’s that for special. A few words about that later.

Finally, Share your World Week 11, more of that under the cut, too.

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Blogging 101: Dress Up Your Sidebar–OK, here is something for you!

I’m late again. Friday’s assignment: add and/or customize two widgets, one text-based and one image-based. — they give us the weekend off with the option to play with the widgets some more. I’ll use the weekend to follow up on overdue posts. I hope Sunday I’ll get around to posting about my cat. If not, in October. Blogging 101 will have ended by then, sadly, it’s great fun, very enlightening and very inspiring.

I’ve played with widgets already. But! I finally added my treasured ‘Lovely Blog Award’ to the sidebar which the wonderful C-Dog & Company gave to me last month. If you haven’t visited that blog yet, please do so, and read inspiring, amusing, touching, happy, sad, and always thoughtful lovelyawardand thought-provoking stories about pets and people.

I didn’t pass on the award immediately, since I’m still new to the blogosphere and felt shy (don’t all these people with all these fabulous blogs have the award already, what if they don’t want it, what if…)–but Blogging 101 helped me get more bold when contacting all you friendly strangers out there. When I started this blog, I didn’t really think anyone would be interested in my jumbled ramblings, that I’d mostly talk to myself and maybe, some day, find a reader or two. I’m surprised and delighted to see how friendly and welcoming the part of the sphere is that I’ve encountered so far. Blogging 101 has opened up so many venues. It makes me see that many others struggle for words, about what to say, but feel the need to say something–just as I do. And so I don’t feel so shy any longer, because, if you’re at least a bit like me, you love comments from, and interaction with, other bloggers. And so I give out the award I got from C-Dog & Company and hope that it brings you as much joy as it did, me. If you got it already, just pass it on to a newbie blogger you like. Continue reading “Blogging 101: Dress Up Your Sidebar–OK, here is something for you!”

Whoa! And: Another MOOC

Here I was, planning a post where I whine about my inability to abstain from more MOOCs, lovelyawardand then Debra from C-Dog & Company comes along and nominates me for this: The Lovely Blog Award.

First of all: thank you so much, Debra! And, friendly reader, go to her blog immediately and check it out if you haven’t yet, it is lovely, informative, moving, funny — everything a good blog should be.

Second of all: Wha? I mean… I’m so new to this blog thing here on WordPress, that I just don’t know my way around yet. I mean, saying thank you can never be wrong, but the rest of the bloggiquette still escapes me. I shall follow Debra’s example and post the rules and my own nominees a month from now.

In the meantime, I signed up for Blogging 101 on The Daily Post. This will hopefully teach me Netiquette and the ins and outs of the blogosphere, it looks very promising to a Newbie like me who just started a blog, wrote along naïvely, thinking to be on my own mostly, and was amazed at the interesting people who already found me — I don’t know how — and are already introducing me to a completely unexpected experience. And this to me, who doesn’t really have much to say (that’s why the posts are so long).

It’s odd to call myself a Newbie, I’ve been on the interwebs since 1995 and done a lot of things. I even had a fandom related place you could call a blog. This here, however, is more personal and hence all new, and will hopefully be less stressful since I’ll not commit to anything that forces me to post more than once a week. I set this as a minimum for myself. I aim at three posts per week, I think that much I can manage.

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