Blogging 101: Something Wild & Crazy

You know – we’ve all been blogging for the past year and we’ve become a community of writers, bloggers, friends and fans.

I’m wondering if we can take this to a new level? By this time, blogging probably isn’t scary any longer like it once was and I propose we try something different and intimidating. Like putting our voice out there (podcasting) or connecting with each other using Skype or creating and posting videos (called video logs or vlogs) or creating an online conference where we can connect, collaborate and grow something unique.

What else? Maybe we can begin a blog where we all add a paragraph or post a photo and all create a story around it?

My blogging friends are an amazing group of writers and we each bring something new and wonderfully unique to our posts. We write about fashion, home, family, travel, hopes, dreams, illness, education, humor and even cemeteries.  We support, unite and encourage each other.

Maybe we can go out and find new bloggers and follow them, add comments and share insights. Remember how cool it was when we first started and someone subscribed to our blog. ‘Way Cool!’

Would you care to be a guest on my blog? I’d love to have you write for me sometime. Care to visit me online and we can create a podcast. Even with these ideas I’m not thinking big enough … this is where groupthink comes in handy!

I suppose it’s because I’m on the edge of this lovely cliff and I want to stretch my arms and soar like an eagle but I want to do it with others and compare our flights, thoughts and observations. And I want to see what photos you took and you can see mine. I want to show you the video of me leaping with my mouth wide open to catch the air. And I want to see your face too.

Guess I’m just crazy but sometimes that’s a good thing, isn’t it?

Love to Learn, Don’t You?

What I love is learning.

What I love is teaching others what I’ve learned.

Today I have a great website for you to visit.

Daily Writing Tips has links to words that are often used incorrectly.

Trouper or Trooper?

Inflict or Afflict?

You’ll find answers to common grammar mistakes – ones you may not even be aware you’re making.

Learn a new word each day.

Get tips on spelling, vocabulary and business writing. So much to learn … so much to teach!

This is my Monday gift to you! Enjoy!

DailyWritingTips

Come Down from the Blog Cloud!

Blog writing is an amazing experience and allows me to showcase books, conferences, photos, videos and get your ideas and comments. However, what’s really important is to continue to find ways to interact face-to-face.  I’ve met wonderful people all over the world … and would love to meet up with some of them for a hot cup of tea. Think we can make that happen?

Perhaps we can discuss books? Or take a walk and exchange ideas on gardening, children, writing or singing. That’s the wonder of personal engagement… it just flows, doesn’t it?

Are you a small business owner? What’s that like? Do you make jewelry, write books, paint houses, dig ditches? Do you ever wonder what it would be like to meet and discuss with others who share your interests?

Maybe we can have Skype meetings? Share videos? Create podcasts? Send postcards?

Or maybe we just keep sharing our words right here and now. What do you think?