… I have become enamoured of these little icons. Yet any research on internet tells you, “they are dead”, already?
Who here uses or reads QR codes? I had seen them for about five years and I asked someone what they were. To have the reply they’re a new type of bar code. Which is true, I suppose? Most of the ones I’ve “read” seem to contain useless info. Like the website printed along with the code. Now, that is redundant. The one above in case anyone has not already read it was one generated by me for business purpose and gives name and address along with a couple of email addresses. … No biggie? But what if I could actually reproduce this blog through them? Now that would be truly “neat”.
Today’s Assignment: publish a post you’d like your ideal audience member to read, and include a new-to-you element in it.
In the last fifty years, January has become the be fit; do fit; write about fit and sell fit; month. Maybe beating out cars as the number one seller? Although the Globe and Mail, a Canadian newspaper recently published this U.S. auto sales on pace for record year in 2015 after strong December . Regardless, another newspaper reports Fitness industry prepares for “Black January” . Who is the winner? Hard to tell?
In a society that extolls fitness from the seat of a new car, I find it all hard to fathom.
Sure, we can all say it’s not that simple etc. That’s right! Not that simple. Yet there is amusement in the two ends of a row of books. Doncha’ think?
Saying hi, is a relatively easy thing to do …
So … consider it done … HI! How are you all today?
I’m fine thank you. Glad to be here blogging with you all.
Cup of coffee?
Have a slice of cake?
So, a quick visit with you all. I am sure we will get better acquainted as we go?
Looking forward to reading more from those bloggers and the others in our class this time. Best wishes to all. There probably isn’t enough cake to go around? Still it’s the thought that counts…they say.
Here is some nice music, of no particular meaning.
Well, not ideal but tagline is now in place. I think I could have done better? Yet, it will do for now. I think it requires some thought?
The title is fine. My other blog is Needle at Sea Bottom. Also alludes to a taiji move also. It is a metaphor like this one, for my blog content.
… and NO! This blog is not about Taiji. Here in North America it is often written as Tai Chi. Which is wrong, actually. Although the exercise does involve moving one’s life energy ball around. That which is called Chi.
That’s another thing and possibly a post, some other time?
This is holding the conversational ball. Moving it around and getting the most out of things. For those wanting to see or just plain curious what the taiji holding the ball looks like?
I present my teacher. Though her lessons are fading fast with no one to practise with and practising on my own, loses impetuous.
Why am I here?
Why are any of us here, at this place now. Destined to spend the next while; blogging together on the subjects and methods of Blogging. The online form of diary keeping. Online? In parallel or series? Joined together through the dark arts of electronic writings.
Sorry “Sisters”. That was the graphic … so you’ll have to join with the brothers for a few weeks? Really, If it had been sisters? I would have joined too.
Anyway, presumably this is a writing piece to start the “ball” rolling here? I am not sure it really matters why we’re here? We all have our reasons. Likely a lot of us with a common goal; Starting a blog and trying to find our way deeper into it with the tools at hand? What are the tools and so on?
I actually did this Blogging 101 a year ago. It was enjoyable. A few days ago, my blog was wiped clean when I changed the Google Chrome User Settings. So, I decided to start over at the beginning and learn again the lessons here in Blogging 101. Last year too, was a different title and blogs that I moved over to WordPress.org. … Bad move, too. For I lost the community here in WordPress.com. It just does not tell you that before migrating. It warns about the posts and backing up etc. But not about losing the peripherals. The links to other blogs and theirs with you.
So, beware those sirens sounds of greater command over blog settings. They will draw you into shallow seas and onto rocks.
…. I use Google Chrome for a browser. Used to use Safari but that’s another story.
The other day, I changed my browser settings, for Chrome. Who would have thought all the settings and blogs here would just disappear? I was prepared for some of the website connections to disappear. Boy, was I surprised to find all of WordPress gone too. All that’s left is the Theme, Fruit Shake.
All of the media uploads in my gallery …. gone. All the widgets …. gone. In fact all content has disappeared. While it tells me I have … this many followers? The folder and widget is empty.
So, after a few days reflection. I decided it was a sign to rebuild. Better than crying over the spilt milk, for sure.
So, having signed up for another go at WordPress Blogging 101. Last year was a blast. I am hoping WordPress gets around to some of the other courses promised too?
Anyway, 101 starts on Monday January 4th 2016.
Guess what? All the Categories and Tags …? Gone!
So this is my mantra of the moment. It is the first new item in the media gallery, to remind me.
Now maybe, I will do regular back-ups? Maybe? Don’t hold your breath. I could go back into Apple Time Machine? Then I could back-up and redo, the new browser setting? … Nope. This far more conducive with re-learning the lessons of Blogging 101. Beside January in Canada, is kinda’ an indoor-sy month. I imagine by the time February rolls around, grass will be emerging and the tang of woods on the air?
So if anyone reading this has or will be signing up for WordPress, Blogging 101? Then, “catch you later #6”. Please see The Prisoner
Let’s have a ball? While holding it.