BLOGGING 101: Day 2–Say Your Name and Other VIP Information



by Walker L. Gibson

A burro once, sent by express,

His shipping ticket on his bridle,

Ate up his name and his address,

And in some warehouse, standing idle,


He waited ’till he like to died.

The moral hardly needs the showing:

Don’t keep things locked up deep inside;

Say who you are and where you’re going.



Day 3 assignment for Blogging 101: Say “Hi,” to the Neighbors

If I were to make a list of bloggers who have influenced me, Holistic Wayfarer would be right there at the top of the list. All you have to do is go there to see for yourself. In so many ways, this young Korean lady is representative of what America is all about. She stands out as the best example I can think of for what the Statue of Liberty represents and what foreign immigrants and their children can accomplish when given a chance. It is not only her accomplishments you have to appreciate but also her honest convictions and her way of sharing them. One unusual post was about the Grammar Police. See how very opinionated and yet helpful she is!

Another blogger I appreciate is Mona Gustafson Affinito. I have read her writings about blogging on more than one forum and she seems outstandingly organized and aware. Again we have someone who is not native to America, yet wise and helpful. Her blog is named CONVERSATIONS, but somehow that title is difficult to see because the words are in white, hidden behind her beautiful header.

And then there is Opinionated Man, a blog I am almost ashamed to open at times because of the potty mouth and the bad attitude, but it shows what can be done if one is determined and has set a goal. If you go there, be prepared to be repulsed by some articles even though you may be inspired by others. A section on Power Blogging will be useful if you are willing to risk his suggestions.  😉

Just for good measure, you should follow a blog called 850 Calories. It is something everyone should see. You will not be able to dismiss it lightly even though there are not that many posts.  The ones there will keep you thinking and searching for answers.

Finally, one that really zings for me, because she and I stem from the same era, is the Boomer Connection. Her most recent article is “You’ll Never Be Miss America.” See what I mean? Dig around a while and notice how varied her posts can be. Notice who her followers are and who she follows. She is a woman with a purpose and a plan. Her grammar has been flawless in the posts I have read.

One lesson I have learned today is to be sure I have some way to log into my own blog.  There should be something in the footer or a side bar, and I need to set that up.  How did I finally post today?  I found myself in the reader quite by accident.


Day 3 assignment for Blogging 101: Say “Hi,” to the Neighbors