I finished Blogging 201 this past week, but I didn’t understand everything, as it seemed way over my head, i.e., like naming my blog’s brand. My blog is where I write stuff to get off my mind as forget me not. I don’t have that many who read or comment on my blog and quite frankly I don’t care much about that. My stats aren’t as important to me right now as writing good blog content is or how I can be more creative. I have a blog, and I can publish posts, and it is I who has to enjoy it for now. Because if it is good enough than others will let me know if they like it or not. Since I’ve been pretty active, I’ve had a few likes already, but I feel that the like button can be a lazy alternative to leaving a comment.
I’ve always found blogging difficult, and the daily writing prompt is good at juggling my thoughts. I just need more writing practice, and I will utilize what help I can. I have another book blog I should probably use for this meme but whatever. One of my goals is to connect with the blogging community and enter weekly memes which I am content with for now.
I also started a weekly feature last week called Thursdays Thought. The idea came from a graphic designer who doesn’t blog anymore I don’t think. Her name is Louise, and her blog name used to be called Adori Graphics. She has her writing blog at Well That’s Just Terrific.
I’m still reading The Book of Life, and I should be finished with it soon so that I can add that in the known category. I can’t say that I will be writing a review on it (although practice makes perfect) because it is one of those books that is very detailed and it takes too much effort. When I read a book, I like to read for the sheer pleasure, and unfortunately, that doesn’t include taking notes or writing down my feelings as I go. Honestly, I still haven’t learned how to write a review, and I tend to include a lot of spoilers. So I write my reviews when I feel inspired to do it. I just know that the book of life starts off with two ghosts having a conversation: Emily and Phillipe who are obviously dead. I mentioned last week that Emily was Sarah’s daughter. Scratch that I was wrong. I didn’t know they were lovers or lesbians? Hmph, I learned that in the course of reading this book. The last book in The Lost Souls Trilogy.
I did finish reading and reviewing a short novella for a blog tour that I’m participating in for November. It’s a holiday novella called Merry Mary by Ashley Farley
Investigative journalist Scottie Darden is photographing the homeless for her Lost Souls series when she makes a discovery that could change her life forever. Under a makeshift tent in subzero temperatures in a central city park, she finds a woman’s dead body with her infant child. Without her cell phone to call for help, Scottie makes the split-second decision to take the baby home. Her initial instinct is to provide the child with food and shelter until her family can be located. But as her fondness for the baby grows, she finds herself facing a life on the run or worse—prison time for abduction.
Curl up with Merry Mary this holiday season. A heartwarming story of the powerful connection between a caring soul and an innocent child in need.