Journey

Another bend in my blogging journey

If you’ve followed blogs for a while, you will inevitably notice that bloggers tend to have epiphanies somewhere along their journey about their purpose for blogging, the direction of their blog, their branding. I started this blog to create and connect mostly through my writing. I grew up with the thought of possibly being a…

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Beating social media blues

For a long time now, I’ve watched my Facebook stats fall. Even though I seldom check my blog stats (a deliberate choice), I can’t seem to turn off my weekly Facebook notification without turning off all Facebook notifications. My latest stats made me a sad panda. The way the Facebook algorithm works, it prioritises those…

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State of play

Do you ever read your old blog posts and find your old self preaching to your now self? I find myself in such a strange place with my blog. I’ve been posting less for some time now, yet I’ve 46 neglected drafts in my draft folder. I just re-read my post “I have to write”…

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I have to write

{image credit} You know what they say about writer’s block; if you can’t write, then write. Just get started. Write through it. I last wrote over two weeks ago about the neglected blog post. This post should probably be titled, “The neglected blog”! By the way, much appreciation to everyone who commented. I see I’m…

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The neglected blog post

{image credit via} Hi. Welcome to Mixed Gems. You haven’t met me yet…..oh, I guess you have now. I’ve been lurking here in a rather drafty room. I’ve only been here a few of days but I’m not lonely; well, at least I’m not alone. There are 42 others in this waiting room with me.…

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How’s my blog doing?

{image credit} I punched the air in affirmation when I first read the term “organic blogging“. The idea seemed so apt for where I was heading, which was a path I was treading not so much by choice, but moreso out of necessity. Eight  months on and I’m not punching the air with as much…

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Blogging Lessons from Blogopolis

{image credit} I didn’t initially plan on writing a post about my attendance at Nuffnang Blogopolis 2012. I knew a lot of other people would and I just thought I’d be entering a rather crowded space with yet another Blogopolis post. Then I read the post from Cathy of The Camera Chronicles and decided it…