I’ve been informed by WordPress that it is the two-year anniversary of my blog Around ZuZu’s Barn and it brought back many memories from the early days when I was even more clueless about this social media stuff than I am today. If it wasn’t for my Rhode Island friends, Rob Bentley and Peg Goter, … More Anniversaries and Friends
When I turned twenty-eight, I decided I wanted to be a photo journalist. I couldn’t quit my day job (Middle School English Teacher) as I had a mortgage to pay. So, my good buddy, Greg, a former Green Beret, talked me into joining the Army Reserves where I could train on the job to be … More I Want my Blog To Look Like Your Blog When It Grows Up!
It is eight o’clock at night here in Rhode Island. I am finally beginning my assignment. I’ve chosen to write about Sanctuary. It always seems to underlie each and every poem, article and story I write. It would appear I am smitten. The sound of the word resonates within me. Sanctuary…. After finishing A Berkshire Tale, … More Sanctuary
My neighborhood has expanded in the past week. People quietly moved in while I was sleeping. I awoke to find new neighbors on my doorstep. Teenagers, Grandparents, Moms, Dads, Husbands,Wives, Brides, Bridesmaids, Friends, Lovers, Insurance Agents, Librarians, Dispatchers, Gardeners, Historians, Writers, Comedians, Scientists, Students, Journalists, Artists, Teachers….. They arrived from places I had only … More Blogging 101 – It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Today it was important I overcome the obstacles holding me prisoner in the woods of South County and make a break for it. Marie, my eighty-seven year old neighbor (and biggest cheerleader for A Berkshire Tale) had broken her hip and was in a nursing home in town. I was worried and had to see for … More Why Is That Chicken Crossing the Road ?
Today’s task is to define my audience which up to last week consisted of 103 spammers, my friend Peg, and my husband, Charley (who used both his email accounts to follow me so the stats would be higher.) But then something interesting happened. I signed up for Blogging 101 to improve my skills and a … More Blogging 101 Assignment 4 – Is Anybody Out There?
Today I was sitting waiting to have some X-rays done and the only other person in the room began a conversation with me. Come to find out, she worked with computers and was a blogger. I told her about Blogging 101 and my problem of publishing the first assignment on the Commons Page and she … More Blogging 101- On Screwing up the First Assignment
I’ve been stumbling along with this blogging stuff since February and I finally realized there had to be a better way. So, I signed up for a WordPress Course, Blogging 101. I read all of the directions, printing them out and highlighting yes-yesses and no-nos. I went to the Group’s Page and checked out fellow … More My Learning Curve Just Took a Dive