What I Learned from Participating In Bloganuary

I participated in Bloganuary this January as I thought it might be a good way to revive my blog and to think differently about how I blog. This is a challenge from WordPress that provides you with daily prompts to inspire you to write blog posts, usually something personal about your life and your inspirationsContinue reading “What I Learned from Participating In Bloganuary”

Bloganuary Day 27: Solitude

Bloganuary Day 27 Prompt: Where do you go when you need solitude? I go to the woods. Maybe this is not true solitude as I always have my partner with me when I go hiking, but I always feel calm around him so I think it counts. I’ve been out there alone, too. I amContinue reading “Bloganuary Day 27: Solitude”

Bloganuary Day 20: Favorite Photo

Bloganuary Day 20 prompt: What is your favorite photo you’ve ever taken? I don’t think it’s possible to pick one single favorite of the literally 10s of 1000s of photos I’ve taken over the last 10 years or so. I first ventured into photography with my first DSLR, a Nikon D5100, in 2014 or thereabouts.Continue reading “Bloganuary Day 20: Favorite Photo”

Bloganuary Day 16: Causes

Bloganuary Day 16 Prompt: What’s a cause you are passionate about and why? Freedom of speech. Voltaire is widely attributed as saying, “I may not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend, to the death, your right to say it.” In this sense, I am a classical liberal in that IContinue reading “Bloganuary Day 16: Causes”

Bloganuary Day 10: Gratitudes

Bloganuary Day 10 Prompt: What are five things you are grateful for today? One: Exercise. I go lap swimming at my local city pool in the morning a couple times a week, I’m signed up for another beginning tennis class that starts tonight, I do yoga at home a couple times a week and I’veContinue reading “Bloganuary Day 10: Gratitudes”

Bloganuary Day 9: Assumptions

Bloganuary Day 9 Prompt: What do people incorrectly assume about you? My age. I mean, look at this selfie I took today and see what you would guess. It could also be my demeanor that influences their impressions of me, because I’m shy and awkward around strangers; the words do not flow to me atContinue reading “Bloganuary Day 9: Assumptions”

Bloganuary Day 8: Writing Strengths

What I like the most about my writing is two things actually – my character development and my way with language. I’ve really taken it to heart that characters need to be flawed, complex, whole people who face problems and conflict, then go through changes and transformations. I get a lot of inspiration from theContinue reading “Bloganuary Day 8: Writing Strengths”

Bloganuary Day 7: Laughter

Bloganuary Day 7 prompt: What makes you laugh? What makes me laugh the most is goofy and stupid humor. I am fond of quirky irreverence and people who are the opposite of uptight. I like people who don’t take themselves too seriously; in fact, they don’t take themselves seriously at all, but they still careContinue reading “Bloganuary Day 7: Laughter”

Bloganuary Day 6: Inspiration

I am playing catch-up because it took me awhile to think of this one. I thought of famous people first and quickly discarded them because they were flawed in some way or another. So many people usually end up disappointing me but I still admire something about them; that is, however, because people are complex.Continue reading “Bloganuary Day 6: Inspiration”

Bloganuary Day 5: Wished For Talent

Day 5 Prompt: What is something you wish you knew how to do? I wish I knew how to do a lot of things. I wish I spoke at least five languages, Japanese and Russian included; when I was a child I wanted to learn Arabic. I can knit but I’m not an advanced knitter.Continue reading “Bloganuary Day 5: Wished For Talent”