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January 2015

10 Days to a Better Blog – Day 10

By |2017-10-04T10:51:02+01:00Wednesday, January 14th, 2015|My Life|

The Finishing Post… Well, the final day of the “10 Days to a Better Blog” has arrived and the assignment is… Reflection and a bit of Introspection I have to be fair, the 10 days have absolutely flown by and it really does not feel like it has been 10 days… I have found the [...]

10 Days to a Better Blog – Day 9

By |2017-10-04T10:51:06+01:00Tuesday, January 13th, 2015|My Life|

Todays assignment is the toughest one so far, it goes like this:- Just write... Aaarghhhh!!!! My worst nightmare has arrived, I need direction, instructions, examples… what sort of course is this!!! I think I have learnt my most important lesson yet... …be prepared! …no, seriously though, I was a little shocked at reading the remit [...]

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10 Days to a Better Blog – Day 8

By |2017-10-04T10:51:10+01:00Monday, January 12th, 2015|My Life|

Setting some Goals for 2015... Well Guys, the assignment for today, is to set myself some realistic writing goals for the year ahead. It all sounds easy enough, but the task is to use the SMART approach, which in the words of John Saddington are as follows: [S]pecific - target a specific area for improvement. [...]

10 Days to a Better Blog – Day 7

By |2017-10-04T10:51:16+01:00Sunday, January 11th, 2015|My Life|

Well todays assignment is to install Google Analytics, something that I have had installed on my site for quite some time… That really makes me sound proficient, but here comes the “crunch”, I have very rarely taken any notice of it or really looked at the information that it gives me, or more to the [...]

10 Days to a Better Blog – Day 6

By |2017-10-04T10:51:19+01:00Sunday, January 11th, 2015|My Life|

Your About Page Today's assignment is to analyse and update your About page, which in the case of my site is called ...me and in line with my assignment for Day 6 can be found at the following link: My updated About Page

10 Days to a Better Blog – Day 5

By |2017-10-04T10:51:22+01:00Saturday, January 10th, 2015|My Life|

Optimise not Categorise!!! [Updated] Well, this is going to be an off the cuff post, due to the fact that I have not long ago finished work, but I did not want to disappoint my readers or most importantly, I didn't want to disappoint myself. I will be honest though, I have not had great [...]

10 Days to a Better Blog – Day 4

By |2015-01-11T01:32:49+01:00Thursday, January 8th, 2015|My Life|

A Day of Reflection! That's right folks, the “assignment” for today is to sit back and reflect on what we have learnt over the past few days. We don’t even have to write about it, just reflect on it, but I thought that I would let my fingers walk the keyboard whilst I am reflecting, [...]

10 Days to a Better Blog – Day 3

By |2017-10-04T10:51:25+01:00Wednesday, January 7th, 2015|My Life|

Today's assignment is quite easy: What I want you to do is to just write out and share some of your initial thoughts about your "optimal" writing environment. Well to be perfectly honest, my initial thoughts were... “I have never really given it ANY consideration!" …which, if I really consider it may be a little [...]

10 days to a Better Blog – Day 2

By |2017-10-04T10:51:28+01:00Tuesday, January 6th, 2015|My Life|

Why do I write?Wow, this is a difficult question to answer, and really has me scratching my head? I have to sit back to consider exactly WHY. I can’t say that I have ever really given a moments thought to the question, as my thought process has always been "WHAT shall I write" and NEVER [...]

10 days to a Better Blog – Day 1

By |2017-10-04T10:51:31+01:00Monday, January 5th, 2015|My Life|

Well it would appear that my attempts to get things written down and published has been suffering of late, so I have decided to take up the 10 days to a Better Blog challenge presented by John Saddington of Desk.pm and commit myself over the next 10 days to get my thoughts out there. I [...]