fuiku haiku

i vowed i would not

resort to this sad method

but daily posts are hard;

so do i cheat, well

you may call me tricky, but

at least its a double

(A double haiku that is. Does a double haiku have a special name, like twoku? Haitwo? Duoku? Count Dooku? Niku? <ni is Japanese for two> {holy shit, parentheses within parentheses})

*sigh* I’ll do better tomorrow.

lebron james

david tennant

cuteforgiveme

Posting every damn day’s hard! I’ll get back on track tomorrow….

benedictcumberbatchbegging

I beg you. Don’t give up on EveryDamnDayDecember.

 

How to Create the “Perfect” Post, part two

(Again, reblogged from the Clark WP site.)

Entr’acte

Welcome to part two! Did you have a nice intermission?

Here in the second act we will cover the last few general tips I have for you to make your content sing out like the proverbial fat lady. Because, remember: you may have composed the grandest aria ever but if your presentation is scrawny and slim, nobody can hear it. So let’s continue to make your presentation gloriously obese!

fat lady

It must be over!

No, no. We’re just getting started! Continue reading

The New King of the Web or You Like Me, You Virtually Like Me

I got another award!

freddie mercury

My friend V, from The Verbal Spew Review did this to me. That is, bestowed the Versatile Blogger award upon my head. Again, I am excited and confused. Yes, this is two awards in one year. So far…*heh heh* Continue reading

How to Create the “Perfect” Post

(Reposted from my WordPress class site.)

The Grand Intro

So you’ve thought of the perfect post, have you? You’ve been gifted with the golden idea, the one that will go viral and lift your blog up into the Internet heavens! It’s fully formed in your mind and it’s just a matter of getting it into your trusty WordPress text editor and then published onto your page.

Hold on just a second, sparky. Your new composition may be the best thing since the last  time you wrote something, but it won’t make the same impact if you don’t craft your post with care. Content is not everything, my friend. It is only the beginning. Continue reading

The End is Nigh: WordPressin’ 9

That’s right. The quarter at Clark College is almost over, and with it the WordPress class I’ve been blogging about in this series.

Check out my previous post here:
WordPressin’8

Lorelle has already given her last lecture, which was about Writing for the Web and Horse Sex. Specifically, the story of horse sex was about the post that drove most of the traffic to her blog and it was a hilarious tale. The moral was be careful what you post and what you want your blog to be known for. Sorry. That moral isn’t as funny as the story itself, but it’s really not my tale to tell, it’s Lorelle’s. Take her class someday and you might hear it! Continue reading

Rules of the Game

All I really wanted to do was blog every day for a month. Like a real blogger person thing. I figured to raise my readership and hoped to become a more efficient blogger person thing. To my surprise, people out there in InternetWorld were paying attention. Not only that, a few even said they wanted to participate.

It’s cool with me. The more the merrier. But now, folks want to know the rules of the game. What is the purpose of EveryDamnDayDecember? And did I copyright that term? (Let’s go with yes on that one.)

The purpose is really whatever you want it to be. I don’t really have a theme that I’m going for here. On this blog, I write about what I want to write about. I rarely go off an outside prompt except in indirect ways. I like what I like and I do what I do. I’m not sure I’m qualified to be anyone’s WordPress guide, though I do play that role from time to time.

So let’s call today the start of EvDaDaDec open enrollment. Since I didn’t give much advance notice, anyone who would like to do this can start NOW. There’s no minimum length and no topic restriction. Anything goes. Just blog every damn day and we’re good.

As for the rules: there are no rules.

Okay, there’s one.

What do you win for posting every damn day? I don’t know yet. Maybe nothing but the satisfaction of the blogging itself. And I think blogging and virtue are their own reward or something. Maybe I’ll let you paste one of my pictures of the Cumberbatch on your sidebar. (That didn’t sound a bit sexual!)

Anyway, let’s go for it! And if you use the phrase EveryDamnDayDecember or EvDaDaDec, just pingback to me. I’ll start putting up the blog addresses of all the participants. Please be patient with me as we go. I’m going to try to comment back to everyone and read and like your posts, but it takes time because I’m doing finals projects this week, too.

Tomorrow I’m going to post WordPressin’ 9. Check out those other posts if you want to catch up with the story.

Look at that! Another damn day in the books. Well done, myself.

(And you guys, too.)

NaNoBloMe

So I’m reading blogs with my coffee today, and I notice there’s a lot of self-congratulation in the blogosphere today. All the NaNoPoMoFos are happy and satisfied with themselves for making it through a month of daily posting.

Just when we’re about to start.

Okay, NaNos, it’s on. You want to know something? December has one more day in it than November. Why don’t you all just pick February, you lightweights!?

Let’s show ’em what daily fuckin blogging is all about, EvDaDaDecs! Hell, I’ve already started (technically). Every Damn Day in December. Is anyone else with me?

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That’s all right. Benedict and I can handle this.

benedict cumberbatch crying

You have….inspired me.

I know. See you tomorrow, Cumberbitches!

EvDaDaDec

Or something like that. That title may not flow “trippingly from the tongue”, but it’s my major blog announcement.

Now I’ve noticed November is the month for bloggers to post everyday. There’s NaNoWriMo, NaPoBloMe, NaNoPotato, NaNoNaNo and all that kind of crap. But over here on T of V, we don’t play by others’ rules. We make our own.

In the interests of getting fully behind this blog of mine, and treating it as a vocation more than a hobby, I’ve decided to post every day. At least for a month. Therefore, I’m inaugurating

EveryDamnDayDecember.

And it’s just what it says: throughout the month of December, I  am going to post something every damn day. That is a promise. We’re not going to cheat either. I’m not changing the format to a photo blog. I’m not going to post haikus all of a sudden and call it a damn day. I may rely on daily prompts a little bit, but I think I can do this shit. Because I want this blog to succeed and I want to feel more like a real blogger.

So you are warned.

EveryDamnDayDecember

is almost upon us.

cumberbatchin' 1

I challenge you to read Every Damn Day.

The Words of Lorelle: WordPressin’ 8

*This article is part of a series! Collect them all!

lorelle speaking5

This is Lorelle VanFossen. She’s damn glad to meet you.

So this week on WordPressin’  we are going to let Lorelle take over.  For those of you who don’t know, Lorelle VanFossen has been involved with WordPress since its inception as a consultant and early tester. She has been blogging since before “blogging” was a word. She has published many books and is a featured speaker at WordPress and blogger events all over the world. Here at Clark College, we are very lucky to have her guiding us through this class as her expertise and passion is unmatched. It is exhausting but rewarding to take a class with her. I can’t say enough, so I’ll stop(for now).

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Ten Questions with Super Saiyan M: WordPressin’ 7

So we need to publish an interview on the Clark College WP site for one of our required articles. I decided to try to get a normal, everyday blogger to answer a number of my Mike Wallace-like probing queries. Reaching out to a blogger that I’ve developed a friendship with through comments, I asked Super Saiyan M to receive my third-degree. Continue reading