Blog Log – The Fellowship of the Blog

Check out Blog Log #1 – Blog Log #2 – Blog Log #3

[AUTHORS NOTE 2016 – Well, safe to say time has well and truly taken its toll on the ol’ blog log since this update and this is quite outdated…take it all with a grain of salt and note that I’ve moved the hyperlinks to more fun locations in the absence of real content) 

Well give me a ring and call me Frodo, Blog Log is back baby! It feels like only yesterday we were all cringing at the terribly-wonderful Lord of the Rings/Hobbit references we have come to know and love about blog log, ahh the memories. Seriously though it’s been nearly six months since its last installment! Whaaaaaaaaat!

So what has happened to Write and Day in that six months? Well, we have now officially moved over to www.writeandday.com (WOOOHOOO! Check out that sweet domain name hey?!) which was a highly technical and way-too-computery process for anyone to handle, but hey got there in the end. And it is seriously exciting! I feel like a proud parent sending their child off to high-school – MY BABY’S ALL GROWN UP WITH IT’S OWN .COM!….too much? maybe.

Also, if you haven’t noticed already someone’s done a bit of fiddling with the banner… Anywho, while on the super-duper high-tech upgrading train, Write and Day is also on twitter! Shoot us a tweet @writeandday – I’m always finding some random fun fact-ish things on there to share with you guys (in 140 characters or less).

So yes, Write and Day is here just chugging away nicely, doing it’s own thing as per usual. Oh and before I forget! A big shoutout to all of the new followers who have jumped on the Write and Day bandwagon since the last blog log, for I would rather share one blog post with you than face all the Ages of this WordPress alone …okay, I’ll give Tolkein the credit for that one but welcome aboard nonetheless.

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Blog Log – One Blog To Rule Them All

Yep, the Lord of the Rings references are still hanging around for this instalment of Blog Log. And I just know this one is going to be a beauty…let it begin!

Set off the confetti cannons, get the music on, and start the marching band because Write and Day has just ticked over 100 followers. That’s right, the big 1-0-0. We’ve officially hit the hundgy. Woohoo!

You my dearest reader are literally one of hundred intrepid blogging explorers who have been brave enough to stare this blog in the…err screen? and say “I’m going to follow you!”. And yes I know that one hundred people isn’t all that many in the bloggersphere, but one hundred people in real life? Whoa. I can’t even think about what one hundred people look like. I mean, that’s a lot of people. That’s not even a group of people, that’s a small army. Imagine if each of our hundred brought a friend, that would be…a slightly larger army.

We could become a flash mob. Or an angry mob. We could start a mexican wave. We could break the Guiness World Record for most people crammed into a Mini Cooper (yes, it’s a real thing – click here) So if anyone owns a Mini, let us know and we’ll get that ball rolling. We could be in a huge group hug. We could easily fill a double decker bus. We could book out a small aeroplane. We could book out an exceptionally large yoga class. If we all wrote ten pages each, we could write a 1000 page novel. We could book out one hundredth of Wembley Stadium (if my maths is correct).The point is, the possibilities of our hundred strong are endless really.

So a huge thank you to all hundred of you, and everyone else too, for jumping on the Write and Day bandwagon. It’s been a hoot so far, and I’m sure it will only continue to be as our small army of followers grows into that slightly larger army.

 

Blog Log – The Desolation of Topics

If you haven’t seen my first Blog Log check it out here

Well, here we are again, I welcome you all to Blog Log #2! I’m back for another update on what it’s like to be blogging and various undue Hobbit referencing (it seems to come with the territory). Last time Blog Log popped in, Write and Day was all but two weeks old, a little blog baby. As of today Write and Day is just over a month old….still a little blog baby. Nevertheless, I feel that my outlook on blogging has changed quite a bit in two weeks. In fact, I’ve been meaning to tell you, I found something…in the Goblin Tunnels. Alright, alright you caught me, Hobbit references stop here.

In Blog Log #1 I mentioned one of the things I was finding most difficult about blogging was thinking of topics to write about. However, I have to say that the desolate state of topic ideas has ended. That is not to say that I have blog posts lined up on my computer waiting to be published, not at all. But I have just recently caught myself thinking every once in a while, maybe once a day, “Hey, that would make a pretty good blog post!”. Yes, I have shamelessly turned into one of those people who will suddenly get an idea and write it down wherever they are. My desk is slowly gathering various textiles with notes written on them; napkins, brochures, menus, those little cards you are supposed to spray perfume on in the shops, anything I can get my hands on when a lightbulb pops into my head.

I know what you are all thinking, “If you have so many ideas, why are you doing another Blog Log?”, well dear reader thank you for asking. I wanted to do another Blog Log now partly to update my complete reversal of blog idea numbers, and mostly for the poetic justice of it being exactly a month since Write and Day started. I know, I know I just can’t help myself.

So, a month of blogging down and I am still loving it. I am so very grateful for such a positive response to Write and Day and extremely humbled that people want to read what I have written. And I can only thank you for that (yes, you!). I should also add here that Blog Log probably won’t be appearing again for a while now. After all, I have a plethora of serviette-turned-notebooks to sift through.

But I will be getting to that later, for now I have a dragon to steal from…

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Blog Log – An Unexpected Topic

I just realised that the title of this post makes it seem like a ‘Hobbit’ review or something. So I apologise to those who have been misled by my less than average titling skills. I must also add that the Hobbit referencing stops here, so for all of those Lord of the Rings fans, it’s from this point that, ’You shall not pass!”

Well after all of that I have almost forgotten what I was going to write about. Oh that’s right, welcome to Blog Log #1. So, I have now been blogging for a grand total of two weeks. Yes, I know what everyone is thinking…what a fantastic achievement! No, I am just joking, I do realise that two weeks isn’t very long at all in the blogger-sphere. But to be fair, it is two weeks longer than I have ever blogged before. So, I thought what a perfectly ceremonious occasion to write about my experience so far, and to sum it up in a few words…

It’s very difficult but very rewarding.

Now the difficult part about it is finding things to write about. It seems that getting those writing juices flowing just isn’t as easy coming as I had originally thought. I know,  it’s kind of sad that I have only been writing on here for two weeks, and already I have resorted to writing about what it is like to think about what to write about (Huh?). At this point I have to justify my title, because it is unexpected that I have gotten to this point already. However, I am always striving to live up to Write and Day’s tagline, “just a blog, but a bloody good one”, and I am determined not to give up quality for quantity.

However, in saying all of this, Write and Day has already been an extremely rewarding experience. Writing posts, and seeing that people are interested in reading them, is so exciting. But more than that, seeing that people are wanting to read what I have written, and are sticking around to see what else I am going to write, is very humbling.

So, two weeks in and all is well. And don’t worry, I am not out of posts just yet, I do have a few things in store over the next few weeks! So hopefully, you and I won’t be seeing Blog Log for a while yet.

For now, I am going on an adventure!  Thanks again, Bilbo.

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