Did you know . ….

Did you know . . .

Now you can display your Instagram photos directly into your WordPress blog? How cool is that?
Another feature that makes WordPress the best blogging site in the blogosphere!
I’m going to do this as soon as I get a spare moment.
Here’s a link to the video that teaches us how to do it.

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Why do you blog?

Do you blog . . .

  • A. to help others?
  • B. to inform, inspire, motivate or encourage others?
  • C. to have fun?
  • D. to sell a product or service or solicit clients?
  • If you picked an answer other than C, don’t you hope your message is easy to read? Don’t you want readers to understand and benefit from your post?

    If you answered “Yes” to either question, my Write On Target Tuesday tip topics will help you do both.

    Look for my Write On Target tip topics to appear here on BloggersMeetup #DailyDiscussions real soon! I’ll be sharing knowledge and experience I gained from my more-than-three-decade career as a professional writer, editor, English and Composition teacher and blogger.

    Here are a few of the Write on Target tip topics we’ll tackle:

  • The most important words in any blog post
  • What’s the difference between affect and effect?
  • How to write a bad blog post
  • How to write a blog post readers will read
  • Ditch wimpy words
  • Who are you writing to?
  • Why adverbs stink
  • Why verbs rock
  • If you want to write better, watch for the Write On Target Tip Topic blog posts right here in this space soon!


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#bloggingu just started the photography…

#bloggingu just started the photography 1 class. looking forward to learning how to take better photos for the blog!

Never suffer from writer’s block again. Ever!

I read posts occasionally from writers who claim to be suffering from what they call Writer’s Block. Isn’t that goofy? They’re writing about not having anything to say. Isn’t that writing?
I’ve written about writer’s block before in this space, but today I’m offering a permanent, guaranteed cure for writer’s block.
If you’ll do these two things consistently, you’ll crush that writer’s block demon forever.
1. Use a notebook
I keep a notebook right by my mouse pad. Sometimes I’ll be writing a post or an email and get an idea for another post, or something I need to do that day. My notebook is full of reminders, lists, notes-to-self, addresses, phone numbers, Bible quotes, passwords, emails, quotes, tweets, recipes and more. I don’t feel comfortable writing at my laptop without my trusted notebook at my fingertips as well. I can’t count the number of times I was thinking and praying about writing a blog post. I thumbed through my journal pages and found just what I was looking for: the inspiration for my next blog post.


2. Keep blog post drafts
As I write this I have 211 post drafts in my draft folder. Some drafts are completed posts, some are guest posts, some are posts with content and no title, some are posts with titles and no content, some are sketchy rough drafts, some are quotes I may use in future posts, some are just notes-to-self about a topic or subject I’d like to blog about later. When I’m needing inspiration for a blog post, I merely scroll through my drafts until something jumps off the page and becomes fodder for a new blog post.

Do these two things and you’ll never suffer from writer’s block again. Guaranteed.
Editor’s Note: If you still can’t think of anything to write about after you’ve flipped through your notebook and exhausted draft topics, you may have to concede that you don’t have something to say. (Remember the first rule of all writing is: have something to say.
Do you think this will help your writing?
I’d love to get your feedback on this one.

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I wrote this today for a few different prompts that I like to do. I also decided to try to figure out if my angle of the story is clear? I signed up with Blogging U for the shape your story and really have no clue what I am doing. Thanks for any feedback!



Wordle Daily Post Since I was a little girl I believed bad feelings and memories could be dissolved by the tide. One look at the waves could clear my head from all the negative surrounding me. The smell of the beach is always enough to help me breathe again. The first time I made my way back here […]

via Hide and Seek — Dreams within me.

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#bloggingu – I have just…

#bloggingu – I have just started the new BloggingU course, Welcome to Writing: Shaping Your Story!
I’m struggling with it. Here is my first writing attempt, using it as Sue Vincent challenge, “Stepping Stones” as well as getting my writing flowing, also finding an “Angle” which seems to be the first week challenge. https://ramblingsofawriter2016.com/2016/07/23/sue-vincents-thursdays-photo-prompt-stepping-stones-writephoto/
Is anybody here doing it?

Bad Girl

So I’ve been seeing bad… i haven’t been linking my june challenges here.

So if you had 20 minutes to talk to anyone dead or alive who would it be ?!

Honor  is a powerful word. So who would you honor (anyone in you life), someone you look up too.

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Watermelon Smoothie: A Quick Recipe

Watermelon is a perfect fruit for summers, and smoothies are everyone’s favorite in scorching heat of summers. I have shared an easy to make recipe of watermelon smoothie.
For the first time I have attemted to videograph the procedure. I have embedded the video along with the recipe. I welcome your suggestions and tips to improve the quality of video. I take pictures and shot the video using my mobile phone camera. Link to my blog is http://thefoodfunda.com/recipe/watermelon-smoothie-quick-recipe/
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“Walk” When Jesus encountered the…


When Jesus encountered the man who had been sick for 38 years, Jesus gave him three commands: “Get up.” “Pick up your mat.” and “Walk.”
If the man was to be healed, he needed to make a conscious, deliberate decision to change. He also needed to realize that God was using his infirmity to display for everyone to see the awesome healing power. In my post today we look at walking our our faith with boldness. To show others how Jesus works in our lives.
If you enjoy reading “Walk” today, will you do me a favor and “Like” it or leave me some feedback. I love to hear how the words God gives me to write influence or bless others. Thanks.

Have a Fantastic Friday everyone.

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The United (seldom) States of…

The United (seldom) States of America

Why does it take mass shootings to unite us?

Mass shootings are about the only things that unite us any more.
How tragically sad is that?
Do you agree?
I’d love to hear your comments and feedback.
“Likes” would be swell.

Have a Thankful Thursday everybody.

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