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Self Organization and Blog Planning

Self Organization and Blog PlanningOur family had an early Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday, November 22, 2014 because it was the only day to get 40+ people together at the same time.


I guess you are wondering what that has to do with blogging and my post topic.  So, I will get to the point. It is about organization, responsibilities and the consistency needed to succeed online or in any business.


After a very long and enjoyable day with family, I had not been on the computer since early morning on Saturday, so I signed on after I got home to see if I had anything that I needed to take care of.

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5 Valuable Lessons NaNoWriMo Taught Me

5 Valuable Lessons NaNoWriMo Taught Me


We have just completed Day #8 of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) for November of 2014 and NaNoWriMo Taught Me Five Valuable Lessons.  


My first time taking this challenge I wanted to make sure I followed the rules and did as the seasoned writers had suggested, with one exception; I was going to write my novel “by the seat of my pants.” 


It’s how I write my articles, my blog posts, my random thoughts and stories and pretty much everything I have ever written in my life.

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Day One and Two of NaNoWriMo

Participant-2014-Square-ButtonDay One of NaNoWriMo and what I learned.  To begin with it was an anxiety filled day but one of the most exciting days I have experienced in a long time. 


In the beginning I had no idea of what I was going to write about. I decided to be one of the “pantsters” as they call it; one who writes with no outline, very little planning and writing from the seat of their pants.  I write my posts pretty much in this way but soon found out that writing a novel this way is a whole different ball game.

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NaNoWriMo Counting The Days

NaNoWriMo-CountingDownTheDaysAs you may or may not know, November 1, 2014 (5 more days as of this post) NaNoWriMo Counting The Days is fast approaching.  I am getting as nervous as a “cat in a room full of rocking chairs.”


This is something I have wanted to do for quite a while but seemed to talk myself out of the commitment. Well, this time I have made that commitment and I am going to stick with it.

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20 Questions – When Looking For a WordPress Theme

 As you can plainly see, I am again in the middle of a blog theme change. I thought I had picked out the design and theme that I wanted and would serve me well for quite a while but I was wrong.



A few weeks into the new design and I realized that the theme I chose does not have the full width post option.  You may not need that option but it is an option I like to have available.  I was completely sure and convinced that I had went over everything I needed. 


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