02.09.16 – End of Day Notes

What I did today: Today has been a busy day. I did all of my writing projects very very early this am (between 1am and 3am). Then I went back to bed. Later, I made this announcement over at Promptly Written. And tonight, I created a new weekly blog-share called Hump Day Poetry Blog-Share over at A Whispered Wind

What I learned today: When you ask the Universe to give you a year of Abundance, be prepared for anything.

What I am most proud of today: That I am open to all of the possibilities that the Universe has in store for me. No backing down. Just forward movement.

What did you do today? Learn any lessons? Have a reason to be proud? Share your thoughts with me in the comments!

Thoughts on Blogging – Likes vs. Comments

I follow a lot of blogs, like many bloggers do, both here on WordPress and on Blogger. On WordPress, I receive some updates via email and other blogs I read via the WordPress Reader. I have a tonnage of emails. At present, well over 700 to read, all of them from blogs.

I like to be engaged with the blogs I follow. Generally, I try to tweet, comment, like and reblog often. I do it to share others work. It is time-consuming, and yet I enjoy it.

I feel guilty if I just “like” a blog post and run. I do it sometimes though. I do try to comment on at least one or two blog posts from those I follow a week and leave comments when I am inspired to write something. I don’t just want to leave a random blah-blah, meaningless comment.

All of this does mean that I am generally days and days behind on people’s blogs. So if you see a stranger stopping by long after you’ve forgotten about a post you’ve written… well, that would be me.

What are your thoughts about “likes” versus “comments”, do you do one or the other or both? Let me know below!

The Sandbox Writing Challenge #26 — Message

This week’s challenge is What message just for you is hidden in this ancient writing?


Wow, this one definitely needs some imagination, Calen! It’s times like this I wish I could read Mayan hieroglyphs. Oh, use your imagination, Lori… pretend it is just for you… what would the Mayan’s be trying to tell you? What profound message would an ancient, wise race of beings want little ole you to know?

I take out my decoder tablet, punch in a few codes and this pops out:

“Monkey King predicts three months of hard labor if you keep disturbing turtle man.”

What?! That doesn’t sound right.

I punch in some more codes and this message pops out:

“Unbridled summer begets dragon son.”

Good grief! That doesn’t make sense either.

It’s obvious. Modern computers cannot read Mayan hieroglyphs. I *cannot* read them. Maybe that’s the point. The Mayan were much more intelligent. If they were to tell me anything useful or helpful, I would hope they would say:

“Live each day passionately. Live each day in good health. Keep your eyes focused on the Stars. The Divine is within and without. You are never alone. Monkey King is always with you…”

What?! How did *that* get in there?