Bloggin’ 201.1

wood 2One of the first questions, and a very astute one to be sure, that the WordPress Blogging 201 team wants their pupils to answer is simply, “why are you blogging?”

My husband tells the story of some professors, including himself, sitting around at lunch one day sharing theories of why birds sing in the morning.  Finally, one of the Ph.D.s piped up and said,

“Maybe they just like to sing.”


And that’s probably my first reason to continue this site.  Maybe not many will read it (there are a plethora of options, the “cloud” and all that), but, thanks to Mom and Dad, I’ll have a few. 

Forming relationships on different levels is part of the blogging experience as well.  I’ve already met some r-e-a-l-l-y terrific people, like a network of encouragers whom I may never meet in person this side of eternity. 

Then there’s that something about writing that brings out the reality in us; somehow it’s not quite so scary to be authentically me looking into a computer screen instead of face-to-face.  And in a culture that is plastic and glossy, that’s a definite plus, even if it’s a little less courageous.

And I’m not ashamed to say it, I love writing, so I wouldn’t mind if it catches on with some publishing guru beyond Indie. 

So I will complete this first assignment with the requisite set of goals, some of which are plagiarized from my Blogging 201 instructors:

  1. Comment on two blogs that I already follow and one new blog 3-4 times each week.
  2. Invite three guest posts during this first semester (I work at a school so I think in terms of “terms”).
  3. Reblog three posts from blogs I follow first semester also.

Now, perhaps if some of my Bloggin’ 201 co-bloggers could help hold my feet to the fire….

Author: dawnlizjones

Tends toward TMI, so here's the short list: guitar and banjo (both of which have been much neglected as of late), bicycling (ibid), dogs, very black tea, and contemplating and commenting on deep philosophical thoughts about which I have had no academic or professional training. Oh, also reading, writing, but I shy away from arithmetic.

17 thoughts on “Bloggin’ 201.1”

  1. I like your goals and how their writing parallels your career. Your blog is a very active one in the sense that there are a lot of things to look at and explore. I can not wait to read more!!

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  2. Working at schools does make the clock run differently. This was my first year away and about halfway through I called the bookkeeper at my old school (she was the outgoing personality in the office and was therefore the one who manned the intercom) and told her that I needed her to call me every morning and say the pledge with me – just so I could get my day started properly.

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    1. HAHAHA! I hope you aspire to something greater!! I started in January, and got my husband going shortly thereafter. We are both in connected with education so it was a great diversion during the second semester, and fun this summer. We’ll see what happens when our respective schools begin soon! God bless you and thanks for the compliment! Hang in there!!! (And PS, don’t put too much stock in numbers. I wrote a blog about that too, you might find humorous and encouraging at some point….)

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  3. I like your goals! There is something so special about getting to know people who find such joy in writing. Your blog has a very nice “tone” to it. Great job.

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  4. I absolutely love your style and your voice. You are putting into practice exactly what I tried to imagine doing. Now that I see how it’s done, I hope you don’t mind if I work on emulating you…a little bit. I can’t find the button that says, “FAVORITE BLOGGER”. There are a few I really enjoy and you are riding on the top of that list. Good work. Keep it up because I can’t wait to see what you do next.

    Always in His Service

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