Blogging 101: Be A Good Neighbor
Today’s assignment: leave comments on at least four blogs that you’ve never commented on before.
The purpose of this is to actively participate in the community.
I decided to drop in on some folks I am following, and some folks who are following me.
First stop: https://booksandscissors.wordpress.com/. I was just delighted with a post that combined an account of reading the Miniaturist by Jesse Burton and being inspired to take a trip to a local miniature shop.
Next I stopped in to see how Roz was doing down on the farm and she has changed her theme again! No matter what theme she is using…I enjoy stopping in to look at the photos of the farm animals and many projects going on at her eclectic farm.
Over at http://aginggracefullymyass.wordpress.com/ people are dropping dead, birthdays are being celebrated, and trips to Rome anticipated.
Next stop was https://cotswoldviews.wordpress.com where there is a great tip about on links…something currently on the minds of most of us Blog101 participants. I tucked the tip away hoping to use it once I get the hang of basic linking.
John Lennon’s early life and of course the music is the topic over at http://jackewilson.com/. An excellent post about John Lennon and Jacke calls for us all to embrace our inner Beatle and step out into our creativity.
The news coming from A Year of Reading the World that she received the hard copy UK edition of her book in the mail. This book originated as a blog folks, so if you are looking for a bigger picture story or possibility , this is one!
Jeffrey Brian Frey (moniker sony knight) writes so lovingly about his relationship with his granddaughter. I could not help but consider that many years from now, she will be able to call up this blog and read how her Grandpa loved her. How cool is that!
I close with Kim . She wrote a great post about Silence Being Easy, and the issue of self censorship. For anyone just starting a blog …this is a great read and encouragement to use your voice.
Now hopefully, I have mastered the linking and you can stop in and visit if something caught your interest. I played hooky from class yesterday and have enjoyed catching up with this assignment. I continue to be so impressed and full of respect for the high quality of the sites I have found, and the folks who have found me. It’s a virtual treasure chest.