Naming Blog Posts

I don’t know how some people do it – make snappy titles for their blog posts.  Me, I’m like, what the hell do I call this post?  Book review posts are no brainers, as are review posts for movies and television shows.  I can just do Personal Update and the date for updating you on my life since I last wrote an update – another no brainer really.

But how about for a post like this one?  Or like the one I wrote about the almost surreal walk home I had last week?  Titles that catch a reader’s attention.  I have issues trying to title my own books, much less my blog posts!

How do you do it – those of you who write blogs?  How do you come up with titles?

I guess I’ll just do the best I can while I do more research into the subject – there’s plenty out there I’m sure.  Everyone wants to teach everyone how to write a blog and monetize it.  Everyone but me.  I just like writing, and I don’t care( not really) if I don’t make money from the posts I write.

See you all on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!

Sharing a Blog #2

From time to time I will be sharing a blog that I think is interesting enough to share here. 🙂  I read a lot of blogs when I have the time for it, and I’ve been reading a lot of them about saving money, living frugally and other financial information.  I found one recently written by Chantal that, while the post was written back in 2016 is still relatable now.  If you like the blog, feel free to leave a comment for her on her page.  And now, the link:

50 Ways toLive Frugally

I hope you enjoy reading the post as much as I did.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!

Personal Update – June 5, 2018

Public: Hello there! Nice to see you so soon after your last post!

Me: Hi!  Yep, I’m scheduling more time for blogging, but I’m not going to do it every day like I was because it becomes too much like a chore and isn’t much fun.

Public: We fully understand.  So, what’s new?

Me: I took down my Etsy store – I hated the name was the main reason.  I’ll open another one when I’ve had some time to really do some research.  I can’t afford to put money into something that isn’t going to do much.

Public: We don’t think anyone does. Are you still making things for charity?

Me: Oh yes!  I’ve just sent off a bag full of  hats, nearly finished a lapghan, and I’m getting ready to make more squares for two granny lapghans I’m working on.

Public: Have you heard back about The Inbetween yet?

Me: No, but the submission said I’d hear back by the end of June so, still waiting.  I’ve scheduled time to work on Mr. Nobody so I can get it on Wattpad by the end of the month.  I’ve decided not to make it into a full novel because the story just won’t gel for me.

Public: At least you’ll be writing again.

Me: Very true.  I’m also making time for reading, and I’m about to start on Jeffrey Deaver’s Solitude Creek.

Public: Sounds interesting.

Me: I hope it is.  Well, I’ve got to go, I’ve got to work tonight so I need to get some sleep.

Catch you all on the flipside and don’t forget your towels and sonic screwdrivers!!

What’s Happening Now

In my little world, not much is happening.  Across the street from the motel where I live, the Kentucky Fried Chicken has been renovated and is almost ready to reopen.  Graduation at the local high school happened last week, and I was on duty that night at work – it was a major night for the business.

Other than that? Not much.  I did close my Etsy store because I was unhappy with the service I wasn’t getting from Etsy itself on some things that were going on with the store. I know it’s not a big deal, but I thought I’d mention that.  I’m shoppping around for other places to park my shop.

I took a test at work that’s supposed to help me get promoted, but I’m not holding my breath until that happens – I’d die first.  Still, I’ve taken the test which I’m sure I passed – just need to wait for the boss to get back to me on it.

My son, Joe, is engaged to his lovely girlfriend, Macy, and they’re getting married some time next year.  No time has been decided upon just yet.  It’s going to be a Handfasting Ceremony 🙂

The annoying bird outside my door that has been voicing the same annoying sound since close to the end of winter is now making a softer sound and being answered by high pitched trills I can only imagine are babies.  The bird and its mate made a nest in one of the light fixtures close to my front door so I’ve had to listen to this bird for months now.  I never got mad at it because I figured it had a reason for the sound, and I was right.

That’s it for my random post.  What’s happening in your little world?  This inquiring mind would like to know – seriously.

See you all on the flipside and don’t forget your towels and sonic screwdrivers. A shotgun with salt filled shells wouldn’t hurt either come to think of it. 🙂

A Book Review

Well it was what I had planned on writing for this posting but then, when I sat down to write about a book I’d finally found time to finish, I went blank.

I actually have had very little sleep today since I had to stay up after work this morning to go run errands until almost noon.  Then, I had issues going to sleep – the world outside my door and window is very loud at times – so there was that.  I got maybe five hours of sleep which is supposed to be great.  Me, however, I take a medication for my medical condition which zonks me out, once I get fully asleep and waking up is almost as hard as going to sleep.  I know, cry me a river why don’t you.

Still, I’m going to say a few words about the book and later, I may do a full blown review – I haven’t decided yet.  Here it goes:

Blue Labyrinth by Preston and Child is a good book.  I have read them before, but I didn’t like their main “good guy” Aloysius Pendergast.  He’s grown on me since reading this book so I’m going to go back and read the beginning book – when I can find it.  I recommend it for those of you who like a good “what the hell is going on” book.

As always, don’t take my word for it.  Read the book yourself.  Following someone blindly will only get you run into a wall, or worse.  I merely give you my own honest opinion about something, and it’s up to you to listen or not.

So, it’s that time again.  I need to get ready for work soon.  I’ll see you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver.

Sharing a Blog

I read blogs as often as I can.  I have email notifications set up so I can read them in my email feed rather than jumping around to all the blog sites they come from – I just don’t have the kind of time any more.  Anyway, I am a long time reader and admirer of J. Money the blogger of Budgets Are Sexy. Just the name of the blog is enough to make you want to take a peek – yeah?

Well not too long ago (like February of this year), he posted an entry with the title: Why I Am Obsessed With Cemeteries.  If that title doesn’t just reach out and grab your attention, I don’t know what would.

Reading the title had me wondering what cemeteries had to do with building wealth and learning about finances.  So, I clicked on the link and read the whole thing through in one sitting – something I don’t do normally.  As usual, the entry was well written, amusing and witty as well as full of interesting things.

After reading the entry, I did something I do very very rarely: I contacted J. Money via email and asked him for permission to share his blog entry.  I don’t usually share other people’s blog entries because most of them I just hit “Like” and other people can go to the entry on their own.  This time, it was different.  I was so taken by the entry I had to share the link via my own blog in the hopes all my readers and anyone who wanders past, would go read the entry for themselves.

The title of the entry again is: Why I Am Obsessed With Cemeteries. If you like this entry please, let me and J. Money know!

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and screwdriver!

 

Happy Holidays!!

Yes, holidays as in plural.

Today is Ostara.  It’s also Easter.  And it’s also April Fool’s Day.  So plural holidays. 🙂 Actually, I’m sure there are more that fall on this day or end on this day, but I am not that versed in the world’s religions so can’t do a full list.  My apologies for that.

Now, with a new month comes many new things!  New goals! New dreams! New hopes! New aspirations! New ideas!

For me, this new month allows me to reset and restart many of the things that have fallen by the wayside since I started work and lost control of my time management abilities. 🙂  This blog post is one of the many things I am resetting and restarting.

So, hello again!  I hope you’ll forgive my erratic posting of the past and will remain a follower as I get back into the routine of a daily post.  I have missed posting as I have so many things to share with you!  One of them is the review of Stephen King’s End of Watch which I am currently reading.  I should have it finished in time to review tomorrow evening. 🙂

Happy Holidays once again, I have to go get ready for work again. 🙂

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!