I imagine some of my readers are wondering why you are suddenly seeing posts from me so often. Let me explain. Two weeks ago, I received an email from WordPress about an online course called Blogging 101. The course sounded interesting and challenging. So I signed up. And it has been both! Yay! Today’s assignment is to work on our blogrolls. You know, those little lists at the side, bottom, middle (hopefully not) of the screen which tell you what the writer of the blog reads. I have been reading so many lately, and the little automated blogroll was looking like “Heinz 57.” (Clarification for non-USA speak: Heinz 57-a mix of a LOT of things, such as “That dog is sure a Heinz 57!) So, to the blogroll!
I have been trying to edit and organize my blogroll so that my readers can get a better idea of who I am through what I read and like. I’ve had some success in changing the Blogroll widget to a Links widget, which I think I like better, because I will be able to feature different blogs as I explore more. But I find it time consuming, since I need to find the web address for each blog, copy, and paste. I could have stayed at work and worked on next Sunday’s bulletin! 🙂
But it also allows me to share some non-WordPress blogs that my friends have created, especially my artist friend at Meller Design Studios. I know that a lot of the artists whose blogs I have been reading would enjoy JoAnne’s work. Another of my friends, Maxine, has written a book, so do check out her website at Once Upon A Fable! (Since she is currently working on another book, her blog is not as up to date as usual, but it’s still fun.)
So, gentle readers and fellow Blogging 101 neighbors, I would appreciate your input as to whether this is effective, or distracting, too much or too little! I plan to experiment more this weekend, except Saturday- it’s @TrentonThunder time!
6 thoughts on “Blogging 101 -Day 10”
Thanks for including my blog in your “Jane & Friends” category! It’s lovely to see Austenprose there, and I’m happy to be introduced to Miss Darcy’s Library as well.
Well, I just love your insights on Jane Austen. Wish you’d been at my college back in the day – who knows? I might have switched from Spanish/Elem. Education major to an English major!
I’m looking forward to discussing Austen with you online. Right now I’m rereading Emma in preparation for the 200th anniversary celebrations. Do you have a favourite Austen novel? It’s hard for me to choose, but Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park are probably my first and second favourites. Right now, however, I think Emma is the heroine I like best, despite what Austen said about how she was taking “a heroine whom no one but myself will much like.”
I, too, like all her books. But, to pick book, I guess Pride and Prejudice- it’s my go-to read. For heroines, I really do like Fanny Price- she is the one that grows and matures the most. I like Mr. Knightley in Emma, and so the list goes on! So , series of blogs on Emma soon? Cool.
Yes! I’m excited about this new Emma series, which launches in December. The Mansfield Park party I hosted last year was so much fun. I’m really looking forward to the conversations about Emma. Thanks for your interest in the series.