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Prompt: “About Me” Page

This prompt was provided by Mel, who started the whole Prompt-ly list in the first place and I’m so grateful to her for doing it.

Look at your “about me” section if you have one. Muse for a moment (in a blog post) on what you chose to include… or what you left out. Does your “about me” page really show who you are? What could an outsider learn about your personality from your page? (Mine, in bullet points, shows what a neat-freak I am.)

I obviously haven’t really looked at my „about me” section, which wrote in early 2008 and haven’t really edit afterwards. I just found two typos *headdesk* I’ve edited those now at least, but there might be more? Anyway…

I started the page with some basic stats: gender, age, marital status, location.
Why did I do that? When I start reading a new blog I tend to want to find those basic facts out about the writer, so it only felt natural to include it in my own page. Marital status definitely is not a necessary information *g*, but I at least like to know the gender and age of the writer and I’m also always interested in where the writer is located- The wonderful thing about the internet is that it’s so easy to meet and get to know people from all over the world, so to me it makes complete sense to include this information n the „about me” page.

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A Change Is Gonna Come: Prompt-ly (Writing Project)

I’ve been unhappy with my blog for a while. Not with the blog itself, it’s not the blog’s fault that I can’t come up with interesting things to write about. I feel like I’ve just been recounting events from my life, interspersed with a Grey’s Anatomy review (given up on those a few weeks ago) or movie or music reviews and… not much more. Nothing I really feel proud about having it written and published. The weird thing is, I did start blogging all those years ago, because I actually only wanted to recount tales from my life or maybe get some advice or shared a story. I was sick of doing it all on message boards, which even though I was in charge of, weren’t meant to be my personal outlet for those stories.

Things seem to have changed though and I feel like I still want to write about stuff. Just write. Period. About anything. But obviously just not the ordinary  stuff I used to write about. This is were “Prompt-ly” comes in. It’s a listserv / mailing list offering various writing prompts and other writing ideas, inspiration and support and meeting a whole new bunch of interesting people. I joined it a few days ago and am already planning to use at least two of the various prompts that are already floating around to turn it into a blog post.

I have no idea yet how much this will change the topics of this blog or my writing in general, but I’m definitely intrigued by the inspiration this group provided so far. So expect a first Prompt-ly post later today…

2010 In Pictures

There might be another Year 2010 review post later this week. Or maybe not. I have a vague idea of it, but I’m not sure if I’m willing to actually sit down and write it. I’m really, really lazy at the moment. I also thought about writing a “Getting to know the Bravermans” post about my Parenthood marathon of the last few days. But that most probably won’t get written either. We’ll see.

My shoulder still hurts at certain movements and I probably shouldn’t have sorted through some of the chaos in my livingroom, because of course I needed both hands to move some stuff, so the shoulder didn’t get the rest it probably needs. Plus: I’m getting a cold, which sucks. These days feels less like a vacation and more like a sick leave *sigh*

I don’t want to write too much of a review here (because it is supposed to be the visual review) but I didn’t take pictures every month and sometimes had a hard time to choose one for the month. Some of the “Project365” photos are included, for the lack of any better pictures ;-)

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Started with a lot of snow during the opening of the “Capital of Culture 2010” events. I was volunteering at the opening event and had a lot of fun. Despite the snow.

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NaBloPoMo – May 2010

I thought about doing one of the many 30 day memes floating around the blogosphere at the moment, but then decided to give NaBloPoMo another try to get myself to post more and especially more regulary. Not sure if I’ll come up with 30 posts to NaBloPoMo theme, which is “look up”. Thank God this has a few different meanings and if I can’t think of anything to write I just post a photo of the sky ;-)