Hi all – just want to let you know of some changes to the Blog I’m working on. Firstly though, thank you to my small band of loyal followers and commenters – I appreciate all of the feedback I get from you. I also thank every visitor to the site (except the spammers – way too much of that and I don’t like it!). I appreciate everyone’s visit here and hope you get some joy out of the visit – at least don’t go away feeling worse than when you arrived. If you have a blog site, feel free to leave a link in your comment – I do try to visit the sites of those who visit my Blogs.
I have been Blogging now for a good number of years, not always as regularly as I would like due to Internet issues, health matters and the like – all of the usual suspects for falling behind in posts. Sometimes I just simply don’t feel like posting, being too tired or something like that. But I do try and post regularly. Now I feel like I need a little change – not too dramatic though. Just a little something to stop boredom, becoming stale, etc.
I am still going to try and post either a photo, a video, a link or a quotation per day – that’s one of those four options per day. I am working on changing that a little by way of post structure, content and variety (rather than just weeks of photos for instance). I have a bit of a plan which I hope will be useful. I have already tried out a few things in recent weeks – especially using Storify (which I’ll use more often in the future). So you can expect some quotes (don’t think I posted any before) for a change too.
The other real change to the site will be an additional post per day – so it will now be two posts a day. The second post will feature a story on some aspect and/or experience I have encountered (usually from the day of the post). So it will basically add something of a ‘365 Blog‘ feel to the Blog as well. I’ll probably try and tie my Foursquare and Foodspotting presence into these posts a little also.
It has now been a month since New Year’s Day and perhaps a bit under a month since the New Year’s Resolutions that many sought to undertake fell by the way-side. Now is perhaps the time to have another look at those resolutions (and perhaps others we have thought about and done little with) and plan to do something about them. This is where 101in365 comes in. 101in365 is a web application/social network that provides a tool to assist tn meeting goals – 101 of them in fact, in 365 days.
The first thing you need to do (after registering of course) is come up with a list of 101 things you would like to achieve in a year (365 days). You enter these into your listing of 101 aims/goals. Once this is done you can lock your list in and begin the work required to bring them to past. You are able to update your list by marking each item as in progress and then to mark off each item as it is achieved.
With 101in365, you are able to keep your list of goals private or you can share them with the wider 101in365 community and/or your friends and family. It’s up to you. You are also able to interact with others via both Twitter and Facebbok if you like.
The tool itself is rather simple to you and before you know it you can have it all up and running. It is somewhat more difficult to actually achieve the goals you set yourself. At least this tool is a welcome way to assist in reaching your goals and is certainly able to be used as a means of encouragement and stimulus.
I used to use Windows Live Writer to update my various Blogs. I found it to be a very useful application/tool. However, as the number of posts in my Blog grew, I found that the software slowed down dramatically and it also began to play up on a very regular basis. Eventually I decided I needed to try something different. This process has interrupted my Blog posting for months and I have now settled on using the same software I use to maintain my various other websites – Namo Web Editor.
I use Namo Web Editor 2006 on my Windows 7 lap top without a problem and feel I have no need to upgrade to the latest version. However, I suspect that at some point I will probably do so and will very happily pay to do so. I believe that Namo Web Editor is a brilliant product and very easy to use.
To post to my WordPress Blogs, all I do is copy the HTML code and paste it into the HTML editor in my WordPress dashboard. On the dashboard I input the various post categories and tags, as well as set the time for my post (often posting for the future). This way I get my Blog post to look exactly as I wish it to look – especially given that I prefer a fully justified paragraph format.
Today’s link is to a web application that allows you to come up with clever updates for your status on Facebook or other social networks such as Twitter. Probably not something you would use too often, but there it is: