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Why Do You Have To Do A ‘Daily Challenge’?

MY HUSBAND asked, “Why do you have to do a ‘Daily Challenge’?

Me:  “BECAUSE.  Because I want to see if I can do it, write a post a day, every day until Friday.”

Him:  “What are you planning to write about?”

Me:  “ANYTHING.  That’s the challenge, you know, ANYTHING, any subject and something different from how I would normally write.”

Him:  “So what do you have in mind?”

Me:  “THAT IS THE CHALLENGE!  There’s no theme this week so I can choose my own topics.  WHAT am I going to write about?!”

When I was teaching, my students marveled that I had so many stories to tell them.   So I’m sure I won’t be at a loss for one post a day, taking a day at a time!   Well, WHAT shall I write on?

Him:  (Husband is thinking and sometimes saying out loud:  “When are we having breakfast?”   “What’s for lunch today?”  ” Aren’t you taking too long on ONE POST?!”   “Oh well,  that will keep her out of my hair for a while, and I can do my computer work uninterrupted!”)


DAY 1  I am thinking of doing the WordPress Weekly Writing Challenge and plan to share Big Island photos in ‘Where Is A Good Place for Meditation?’  I’ll post 5 photos and write about Psalm 5 and prayer and meditation in a SHORT PHOTO STORY.

DAY 2  My  Short Story of yesterday was a challenge as I wrote ‘A Blog A Day? Why Not?!   That was because I saw that ‘RANTING’ was in the list of suggestions.  Through my frustrations I found at least 3 ways to post photos; the last was the easiest by far!  I discovered a simple way to bypass MEDIA and  the Media Library.

DAY 3  The idea for this blog, ‘Playing Guitar the Easy Way and Guitar Photos’ came from the number of views I continue to have on ‘My Takamine Guitars’ (June 7, 2012).  I thought there must be bloggers who have the same love as me for gospel music, are guitarists, guitar music aficionados/guitar collectors, Christians, or all of the above, thus the follow up blog.  And posting the 2 photos was a breeze!

DAY 4  That brings me up to TODAY’S BLOG POST!  And I already have 3 post topics brewing on the boiler!  I may make it after all!   Only thing is, I don’t really know how this Daily Challenge works.  What day is the last day of this ‘post a day’  Is it on my time or Greenwich time?  I don’t even know if I’m in the Daily Challenge since I haven’t the foggiest idea how to ‘grab a badge’!   Remember, I just figured out how to post photos!  And I have yet to learn how to link better because at this editing, one link still won’t work!  Can you find it?!

Well,  I should get off the computer and fix lunch before I hear something GROWL– (my husband’s stomach)!

A Blog A Day? Why Not?!

WordPress has a Daily Post Challenge going on this week that seems like a free-for-all.  It may be a fun challenge since it’s not thematic, meaning to me that anyone who enjoys writing can write on anything on his/her mind about an ‘anything under the sky’ topic, but decent, and qualify in this latest competition.  The posts from this DPchallenge should prove to be some interesting reads!

Okay, I’ve chosen to RANT, how’s that for a change?!  I finished a photo story yesterday which started out to be a SHORT story, that could be done in a jiffy, but became a LONG short story that took almost 3 hours!!!  WHY?  Because I couldn’t remember the right steps to posting photos!  Everything that could go wrong happened with the photos placed in wrong order, the text that had to be adjusted; I kept previewing and updating, etc., etc.!!!  And I posted photos with a story just 6 weeks ago with ‘Peril on the Highway and Saved By Angels’ (Aug. 27, 2012).  Maybe I don’t remember that I spent a lot of time with that post, too!  But yesterday’s post was to take a short time, you know, short story- short time deal.

My husband said, “Didn’t you write down the steps like I told you to?!”  Poor guy, he hears me muttering under my breath when the computer can’t get things right.  (Blame the computer!)  I didn’t want to tell him that I did write it down on one of my little note pads before,  but I didn’t know which pad in the stack of unsorted paper stuff on my desk.  This time, finally after I was sure I was doing the right steps, I wrote instructions for myself in a new, bright orange notebook marked ‘MY BLOG’.  What a pain it was in my Ying Yang, or is it  the too frequent ‘senior moments’ for me- a SENIOR, who is blogging with a half million Word Press Bloggers, mostly half my age most probably!!!  GRRRR!