Just 5 links this week but they are all quality ones. I collected more during the week but then pulled some of them. A commenter noticed that I was being especially negative lately and I decided to remove some of the snark. This week I’ve got Gimp tutorials, information about WordPress 2.7, using the WordPress visual text editor, free eBooks, and an article about blogging from Copyblogger.
Earlier this week The Blog Herald published an article about strange blogging habits. The article discusses writing out html rather than using the visual text editor, typing out full url’s rather than using shortcuts, and writing posts in a text editor rather than in the WordPress Write Post area. There is also a lengthy intro about a journalist who continued to use a typewriter even after the advent of word processing and laptops and had someone in his office transcribe his work.
Last week, I decided to try this and see what happened. Now what I posted was not ALL that controversial. It wasn’t as if I was discussing gay marriage or taxes. I did, however, feign outrage at a direct message being paraphrased publicly. Well, I was a little annoyed when it happened and ranted at my friend Jim, but I wasn’t outraged or particularly offended. After finishing my rant, I was slightly amused and decided it would make a good topic for an article.
Last week I asked about your least favorite part of blogging and admitted that mine was the actual writing. In the comments Ron Obvious wrote, “I think if you go back and read some of your earlier stuff you have really found a voice.”
While I agree with Ron that my writing has improved since I started this blog and he was my only reader, I disagree that I have found MY voice.
My goal is to be kind and helpful. And honestly, I think that makes my writing and many of my articles quite dull.
Last week I asked you about your least favorite part of blogging. Today I want to ask about where you do your blogging.
I do most of my work at my home computer, which is pictured above and below. I have a desk that is much too small so I can’t pile too much on it. Maybe that is a good thing. I didn’t clean it up for the photo but there is often much more stacked on the side of the monitor. There are shelves to the side so a lot of stuff gets put there. Although most of the things on the shelves are games and dvds that have nothing to do with blogging.