Weekly writing challenge: writerly reflections

Orange door to nowhere!

Writerly reflections: how and when did my love of reading and writing start? This is the week's writing challenge. Which books did you love growing up?  I love reading and I have always been a voracious reader. As a child I read books such as Secret Seven, Famous Five, Trixie Belden, Anne of Green Gables, …

Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective – Under the Dome

Here is my post for this week's Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective. It was an interesting exercise and took me far longer to compile than I thought it would. I like the way the shape of the dome, a hexagon, is highlighted by cropping the photo and how different the photo is when looked at from this …

Silence – is it just me or is it a bit creepy?

I've been thinking about this week's writing challenge , the sound of silence, for a few days now and I always come back to the same question - is there a difference between silence and just plain quiet? According to google search, silent means not making or accompanied by any sound while quiet means making little or …

It’s raining, it’s pouring…

Finally it's raining! We have had such hot weather for weeks and with days of bushfire smoke added in for good measure, it's nice to finally have some relief! It's hard to comprehend that in some places, like in the UK where my daughter lives, that flooding is occurring and in the US heavy snow …

Missing my zero to hero action

I have just realised that I am really missing my zero to hero community!  I haven't posted in a while as I haven't had the nudge that the daily challenge gave me. I have just spent a nice evening fiddling with my blog putting into use some of the skills that I learnt throughout the 30 …

The end of my super powers or just the beginning?

Day 30 of the Zero to Hero 30 day challenge sort of indicates the end, but for some of us it is a beginning. We have come through the challenge with flying colours (despite not doing every task) and have learnt so much about our blogging voices, improved our pages, made friends in the blogosphere, …

Lunching with myself

Day 22's task for of the Zero to Hero challenge is to draft a post for (another) blogging event to see what other opportunities there are for writing, publishing, and getting to know people in the blogosphere. I had a look at all the events and challenges listed as suggested and decided that I liked the idea of …

A roundup of all my recent (for want of a better word) obsessions….

Let me set the scene for you...I'm still in bed, it's early Saturday morning in Australia (we're ahead of the game down here) and I'm checking in on the Zero to Hero challenge for Day 23.  We're to do a Friday roundup with links to posts on at least three other blogs, say why we love the posts …

Awards night!!

Since  I have been involved in the Zero to Hero 30 day challenge I have had a lovely time checking out lots of other blogs and learning loads from everything I read, as well as learning more about blogging in general. I'm trying to keep up with the blogging challenges as well as my 'real life' …

Light at the end of the tunnel

Light at the end of the tunnel

While out cycling on the Great Victorian Rail Trail we came across the Cheviot Tunnel near Yea. A lovely ride on another Victorian rail trail. Couldn't resist putting this saying on the photo. *zero to hero challenge to use a different style of post. This is an aside post.

Reputation? Day 16 challenge…

Reputation is an interesting concept and something I feel I have little control over in some ways. Today's post is part of the the zero to hero 30 day blog challenge -  read more here.  We have to write a post from the prompt of what is our reputation, how we got it and do …

Rising temperatures

It's a bit hot in Melbourne today, actually it's a very hot 43.3 degrees Celsius at this very moment. We have come down to Melbourne for a few days at the Australian Open tennis tournament and we're in the middle of a heat wave. We are now sitting in our apartment with the air conditioner …

Commenting in the blogosphere

I must say that I am enjoying my blogging experience. I have been reading some great posts lately and have actually been brave enough to make a few comments on some of these blogs.  This is relatively new for me as I have tended to stay in the background happy to read others' posts and just write …

You are the flip to my flop

Our wedding day

Understatement of the day coming up - Marriage is a real commitment. I was only 19 when we were married and this weekend we are celebrating our 34th anniversary.  I don't think I realised how big a commitment it was when I was married all those years ago.  I can't quite believe it's been that …

Zero to Hero: Day 6 – Include a new element in a post

Today's challenge is to publish a post that includes a new element.  So it could be a post that includes something you haven't used before like a video clip, embed an Instagram photo, a tweet or anything new.  This was another good exercise.  So far I have learnt how to use widgets, changed my theme, introduced myself, …

Why a blog? Day 3 challenge

I have always loved writing and reading.  I think the reason why I started writing a blog is that I love writing down my thoughts.  I'm not that sure if anyone else is interested in reading them but I do like to share. I have always kept a diary I wrote each of my children the story about their …

Who am I really?

Debbie

Greetings.  I am embarking on the Zero to Hero: 30 days to a better blog challenge for the next month or so and have to write regularly, so I hope you all enjoy it. This will be an interesting challenge and one I am looking forward to (I think).  Today's challenge is to introduce myself …