practical creativity

so i was going to tell you about my favourite list post from the litemind group writing project. it’s zara’s 6 steps to take writing ideas from wordpress themes. i like it so much because it shows practical creativity at its best: she takes something that usually sits in the background (a blog design) and… Continue reading practical creativity

4 reasons why we like lists

write lists, write lists, that’s what every blogger is told. what is it that we find so fascinating about lists? i tried to find some research on that but can’t come up with anything so far. hm. let’s ask some academics who might know: john suler, famous for his psychology of cyberspace studies; chris from… Continue reading 4 reasons why we like lists

the last hallowe’en treats – going to louisiana

okay, last day today for stepping in hootin’ annie’s footsteps of giving out hallowe’en treats to strangers. there’s just a few more left in the bag. today i’m giving out link treats to bloggers who have written about the history of slavery in louisiana. give me a few days and i’ll explain why. in the… Continue reading the last hallowe’en treats – going to louisiana

hallowe’en treats for my neighbours

here i am, still copying hootin’ annie’s, giving out hallowe’en treats for all of this week. still lots left over, guys, i can’t handle all that sweet stuff, you gotta help me! today’s “strangers” are people who’ve written about my neighbourhood – fraser street. here are your link love treats! ursa minor: bear 604 doug’s… Continue reading hallowe’en treats for my neighbours

more hallowe’en treats

hootin’ annie’s, i’m still at it – handing out hallowe’en treats right into november. i better keep my word – i said i’d do this for the rest of the week! the “strangers” who will receive treats today are totally and completely random. i’ll go to google search and hand out link treats to the… Continue reading more hallowe’en treats

hallowe’en treats

following in hootin’ annie’s scary footsteps, i promised i’d hand out hallowe’en link treats to strangers this week. here are some bloggers who’ve knocked on my door lately who i had never met before. i found them through stumbleupon, one of my favourite internet toys. life in the fast lane (oh! she’s canadian! cool! lots… Continue reading hallowe’en treats

link love, relationships – and a treat

so much of blogging is about building relationships, and sometimes even friendships. and ideally, it’s not just about using relationships to further the blog; it’s about furthering relationships. maybe blogging can help us do that, can help us learn a bit about relationships. take this: linkfarming, linkbait, link begging and, urgh, link whoring. these words… Continue reading link love, relationships – and a treat

acceptance

one of my favourite sayings is, “acceptance is the key.” it’s something that can be misinterpreted as fatalism, as acting like a doormat. but that’s now how it works. acceptance is saying, “ok, this is what is. this is what presents itself. let’s deal with that, rather than denying what’s going on or deluding myself.”… Continue reading acceptance