‘D’ is for Do

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There are far too many ways and reasons to say “don’t” or even “can’t”, don’t you think?

That is not a rhetorical question.

Put another way – do you think?

More specifically – do you think before you speak?

Be positive for a second. Be positive for a minute. Be positive for a day. Be positive for today.

Let me know how you got on @AllSortsHere  Go on, ‘do’ it now!

 

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This post is for ‘D’ in the #AtoZChallenge.

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‘C’ is for Clueless

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I was pretty ‘c’lueless when I started blogging to be honest.

I loved that I could write in my own miniscule corner of the world wide web.

I’d never heard of a linky, a blog hop or a badge  .  I had never commented on another blog.  I had never followed or subscribed to a blog.

What on earth is a blog? I asked myself that question one day.  I set mine up and it evolved by firstly a name change, then adding pictures, then links, then regular posts.

I was no longer clueless (or so I liked to think!)  I was up on the lingo, down with the blogging ‘kids’ and blogging along happily.

I still am.

What were you ‘clueless’ about when you started blogging?

This post is for ‘C’ in the #AtoZChallenge

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Picture: typeverything.com via pinterest

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You know that you’ve never known how to do it?

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‘B’ is for badge

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‘B’adges are usually something you wear to show that you are part of a club, or a fan, or to tell others that you have visited somewhere.

I had badges as a Brownie many moons ago.  I was very proud of my pixie ‘sixer’ badge.

They can give you a real sense of achievement, pride, belonging and accomplishment.

Blog badges are no different.  By the end of April, I aim to have a new badge to show the blogging world and anyone else who should stumble upon my blog, that I have completed the #AtoZChallenge.

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Picture: kisforcalligraphy via pinterest

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This post is for ‘B’ in the #AtoZChallenge. 

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You know that book you’ve always wanted to turn into an eBook?

You know that you’ve never known how to do it?

Well, Virtually All Sorts can show you how ~ create your eBook the Easy Peasy way today!

‘B’ is for badge

note on a cork board

‘B’adges are usually something you wear to show that you are part of a club, or a fan, or to tell others that you have visited somewhere.

I had badges as a Brownie many moons ago.  I was very proud of my pixie ‘sixer’ badge.

They can give you a real sense of achievement, pride, belonging and accomplishment.

Blog badges are no different.  By the end of April, I aim to have a new badge to show the blogging world and anyone else who should stumble upon my blog, that I have completed the #AtoZChallenge.

atoz badge april 2nd 2014

Picture: kisforcalligraphy via pinterest

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This post is for ‘B’ in the #AtoZChallenge. 

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You know that book you’ve always wanted to turn into an eBook?

You know that you’ve never known how to do it?

Well, Virtually All Sorts can show you how ~ create your eBook the Easy Peasy way today!

‘B’ is for badge

note on a cork board

‘B’adges are usually something you wear to show that you are part of a club, or a fan, or to tell others that you have visited somewhere.

I had badges as a Brownie many moons ago.  I was very proud of my pixie ‘sixer’ badge.

They can give you a real sense of achievement, pride, belonging and accomplishment.

Blog badges are no different.  By the end of April, I aim to have a new badge to show the blogging world and anyone else who should stumble upon my blog, that I have completed the #AtoZChallenge.

atoz badge april 2nd 2014

Picture: kisforcalligraphy via pinterest

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This post is for ‘B’ in the #AtoZChallenge. 

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You know that book you’ve always wanted to turn into an eBook?

You know that you’ve never known how to do it?

Well, Virtually All Sorts can show you how ~ create your eBook the Easy Peasy way today!

A is for ‘Alpha’

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It’s April so ‘A’ is for #AtoZChallenge !

I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into this challenge.

Why?

Because it encompasses everything that I love about blogging – it involves reading lots of other amazing blogs and finding many more fellow bloggers to follow, I’m sure.  Therefore building a real sense of community.  You see, there are many, many blogs ‘out there’ and all are ‘unique’, yet all are part of a community.

Won’t it be nice to have a share of this wonderful circle!

I do hope you find a moment to read my blog tomorrow, and the next day and the next day…

Let the personal challenge commence.

This post is for ‘A’ in the #AtoZChallenge. Why not take a look and join in?

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You know that book you’ve always wanted to turn into an eBook?

You know that you’ve never known how to do it?

Well, Virtually All Sorts can show you how ~ create your eBook the Easy Peasy way today!

Alphabet soup

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As the picture suggests, I’ve set myself the personal challenge of taking part in the #AtoZChallenge.  Every day in April (except Sundays) I will be posting a blog relating to the relevant letter of the alphabet.  I’ve been swimming in alphabet soup since signing up over a month ago.  Now, I’m all scheduled up and ready to fish the letters out.

My #WordoftheWeek with  The Reading Residence just had to be ‘soup’!

Word of the week soup A to Z challenge

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Scruffy the dog

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Picture source unknown: Obtained via SmartMajority.com

Scruffy the dog is a fluffy little pooch. I say ‘little’ when, in fact, he is rather larger than the majority of the dogs ‘left behind’ at the kennels. No one really knows his life story but he has found a new ‘home’. Not a family home in the traditional sense but a home at the kennels. Well, it is a family to Scruffy. Funny how he’s nice as pie until someone wants to adopt him. “No,” he says with a bark, “this is my home now and I’m jolly happy here!”

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I stumbled upon this fluffy-looking chap while browsing online and challenged myself to write 100 words for #TheThemeGame.

…you can join in too, with The Reading Residence and Redpeffer

 

The Theme Game

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Join me in sending a postcard…

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Picture source: via Pinterest

Paper.  How often do you use it for communicating these days?

There’s social media, mobile phones and even our bills are ‘dished out’ by email and paid online.  Almost everything can be done digitally.

As a lover of writing, I use paper daily.  I have a wad of plain scrap paper held together with a big bulldog clip.  I write notes galore in this notepad.  From notes for writing, to blog notes, they’re all in there.  It’s how I write.  It feels more ‘raw’ to write like this.

Knowledge grew because of paper.  Thanks to the Age of Enlightenment, people began to broaden their literary and reading horizons.  They began to absorb new information.  They found a new thirst for learning about the world.

Novels began as a series of written letters… on paper.  In the 21st century, rare is the occasion when a nice hand-written (or even typed) letter lands on your doormat.  Instead, we are obsessed with digital communication which happens so quickly that we trip ourselves up in the tangled strands of the world wide web.

As we muse on ‘paper’ and its decline in daily usage, take your time and join me in choosing just one friend (near or far) and send them a postcard.  Either from somewhere you’ve visited, or your home town (tourist information is a good source), pop a stamp on it (don’t forget their address – snail mail not email!)  or even hand deliver, and remind them that you are not just a virtual friend…

Then pop your mobile number on the postcard and all your social media links, just for good measure… 😉

This week’s #TheThemeGame with The Reading Residence and Redpeffer is ‘paper’.

Join in – it only takes a click!

 

The Theme Game

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You know that you’ve never known how to do it?

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Powerful

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I sat down, got comfy and was watching an audience.  The audience was watching a play.  I was in another audience watching the same play.  The same play was being linked up live from their venue to my venue.  I was about to experience something new and I wasn’t sure what to expect.  Would I get distracted with my thoughts of feeling like I wasn’t really there, but was?  Would watching a play on a big screen feel too much like being at the cinema for me to enjoy the ‘theatre’ atmosphere?   Would I even feel the theatre experience?  Lost in my thoughts, the play began…

The first ‘thing’ I saw was indeed a ‘thing’.  It was the parts of a wooden/leather foal being held in the position/shape of a foal by 3 humans ‘acting out’ being a horse.  Odd.  But strangely realistic, strangely atmospheric and I was strangely drawn in from the word go.

A few scenes in and the foal dramatically yet seamlessly turned into ‘Joey’ the adult horse (excuse my lack of equine knowledge – this may not be the correct terminology).

There were now 2 humans actually inside the ‘carcass’ of the horse and it was absolutely incredible to watch.  The choreography, the stage direction and the ability of the actors to work together to bring the whole concept of adapting the novel ‘Warhorse’ to stage was mind-blowing and powerful.

I cannot not do justice to the outline of the novel by Michael Morpugo, the adapation of the novel to the stage or the deeply powerful themes of ‘Warhorse’ justice in a short blog post.  Therefore, I feel that less is more and instead will leave you with the aforementioned link about the novel and an image of ‘Joey’ the horse on stage… and yes I most certainly did get wrapped up in the theatre experience…

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Picture source: Warhorseonstage.com

My #WordoftheWeek with The Reading Residence is ‘powerful’.

Even this word doesn’t quite hit the spot…

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So you know that book you’ve always wanted to turn into an eBook?

 

You know that you’ve never known how to do it?

 

Well, Virtually All Sorts will show you how ~ create your eBook the Easy Peasy way today!