Behind the Scenes Blogging Tag


I saw this post on A Thomas Point of View. It seemed like a fun way to share something about myself. I’m also hoping that some of you who read here, will do this as well. {So if you post this as well, tag me…

  1. Where Do You Blog? I usually write my content at home, then post it anywhere where I can connect to the internet. (I do not have wifi of inet connection where I live).
  2. Where Do You Find Inspiration For Your Blog Posts? Any place, really. I try to write something at least once a week, or maybe once every two week. I also do not have a fixed topic I write about.
  3. How Long Does It Take You To Write a Blog Post? I try not to write long posts. So most often not that long. About 45-60 minutes. It also depends on the topic.
  4. Do You Plan Your Blog Posts? How? Not really. And that might be the reason why I do not blog all too often. I might start planning it a little bit more.
  5. What Kind of Camera Do You Use? What Editing Program? I use a Nikon (forgot the code now). I also take photos with my phone (currently Samsung G Young, or something) and my iPad (Mini). I don’t really use an editing program when I want to post photos. When I want to use it for my business, I use Silhouette.
  6. Do You Use a Notebook To Track Your Ideas? Not really. I sometimes write down ideas, but I don’t often use that ideas.
  7. How Do You Take Your Pictures? My camera, cell phone and iPad
  8. What’s Your Favorite Type of Blog Post to Write? I like to write about music I listen to or books I read. I also like politics; and I might start writing about that in the future.
  9. Who Knows About Your Blog? I do not know of any of my current circle of friends or family who know about my blog. I am part of a Facebook group/page where I post links to posts. I think most people who know about my blog are from that group/page.
  10. Are You an Organized or a Messy Blogger? I think I am extremely messy. I do not have one or two or three fixed topics, so I think I might be classified as a messy blogger.
  11. Biggest Blogging Pet Peeve? I can’t think of any pet peeves with regards to blogging.

“Old” blogs on my reading list…


I like lists. I like making lists.

I like blogs. I like reading blogs.

And I wanted to start making a short list [purely for my own interest] of the blogs that I have regularly read over the past 12-36 months. I don’t always comment on all the blogposts that I read.

So, following, is a list of those blogsites that I regularly read, and to whom I am subscribed.

This is the first blog I subscribed to, and it is still one of my top 5 sites to read. Cobus doesn’t overflow you with posts. Whenever he post, it feels fresh and well-written. If you want Theology that (really!) meets real life, this is a must-follow blog.

I came across this blogsite about 6 months ago. Jory challanges readers to think again the way women should be treated in ministry. [I don’t know whether she will want to be seen as a feminist; I don’t really know when someone is a feminist, so I don’t want to label her one.]

I don’t know if this can be counted as a blog, but I count it as a blog. It is a great place to read analysis of, especially, South African news. It is in depth, and very well written. The amount of contributors is excellent. The views are well-balance (in my own opinion). Well worth the read.

 

Movies seen during 2016… Volume 1


On this day 19 March 2016, I have seen the following movies, from beginning to end, in 2016:

  1. Amazing Grace
  2. Remember the Titans
  3. Fast 5
  4. Fast & Furious 6
  5. Jurassic World
  6. Ultraviolet

I have seen other movies, but they do not qualify, since I haven’t seen the full movie. Most of the movies that I have seen, was from the middle, or from the start and then I got bored or the power went off or I just stopped watching for some reason or another.
Either way, there hasn’t been a lot of movies that I have seen this year. I am just not a big movie-goer anymore.

New CD’s listened to during 2016… Volume 1


This list has some criteria, which I think I must share:

  • The CD could have been bought in 2015 or 2016
  • The CD could have been downloaded from someone else in 2015 or 2016
  • The CD could have been downloaded from the internet in 2015 or 2016
  • Any music currently on my computer, which has been released since 2010
  • Any music currently on any of my back-ups, which has been released since 2010
  • I had to have listened to it for the first time in my life

 

On this day 19 March 2016, I have listened to the following new CD’s in my collection, from beginning to end, at least once in 2016:

  1. “Dawn of grace” [2008], by Sixpence None the Richer
  2. “Tree63 (Extended Album)” [2001], by Tree63 {I don’t think this is an official CD; I think it is a CD with some of the Tree63 music that I enjoyed the most at one stage, and I compiled it from some other CD’s.}
  3. “Bootleg 2000-XX-XX – Creation Festival” {I’m sure this is an unofficial CD; I might have got this from someone who is an even bigger Tree63 fan than me; It doesn’t have very high quality, almost like someone who recorded it with a recording device)
  4. “101 Movie Songs (5 CD’s)” [2012]

CD’s listened to for the first time in 2016… Volume 1


On this day 19 March 2016, I have listened to the following CD’s, from beginning to end, for the first time in 2016:

  1. “Not to us” [2002], by Chris Tomlin
  2. “Authentic” [1998], by Chris Tomlin
  3. “Michael W. Smith in Concert” [1985], by Michael W. Smith
  4. “Dawn of grace” [2008], by Sixpence None the Richer
  5. “Bootleg 2000-XX-XX – Creation Festival” {I’m sure this is an unofficial CD; I might have got this from someone who is an even bigger Tree63 fan than me; It doesn’t have very high quality, almost like someone who recorded it with a recording device)
  6. “101 Movie Songs (5 CD’s)” [2012]
  7. “The big picture” [1986], by Michael W. Smith
  8. “Michael W. Smith II” [1984] by Michael W. Smith
  9. “The live set” [1987] by Michael W. Smith
  10. “i 2 (EYE)” [1988] by Michael W. Smith
  11. “Christmas” [1989] by Michael W. Smith
  12. “Go west young man” [1990] by Michael W. Smith
  13. “Change your world” [1992] by Michael W. Smith
  14. “I’ll lead you home” [1995] by Michael W. Smith
  15. “Live the life” [1998] by Michael W. Smith
  16. “This is your time” [1999] by Michael W. Smith

CD’s listened to at least once in 2016… Volume 1


On this day 19 March 2016, I have listened to the following CD’s, from beginning to end, at least once in 2016:

  1. “Not to us” [2002], by Chris Tomlin
  2. “Authentic” [1998], by Chris Tomlin
  3. “Worship” [2001], by Michael W. Smith
  4. “Worship Again” [2002], by Michael W. Smith
  5. “Michael W. Smith in Concert” [1985], by Michael W. Smith
  6. “Dawn of grace” [2008], by Sixpence None the Richer
  7. “Tree63 (Extended Album)” [2001], by Tree63 {I don’t think this is an official CD; I think it is a CD with some of the Tree63 music that I enjoyed the most at one stage, and I compiled it from some other CD’s.}
  8. “Bootleg 2000-XX-XX – Creation Festival” {I’m sure this is an unofficial CD; I might have got this from someone who is an even bigger Tree63 fan than me; It doesn’t have very high quality, almost like someone who recorded it with a recording device)
  9. “101 Movie Songs (5 CD’s)” [2012]
  10. “The big picture” [1986], by Michael W. Smith
  11. “Michael W. Smith II” [1984] by Michael W. Smith
  12. “The live set” [1987] by Michael W. Smith
  13. “i 2 (EYE)” [1988] by Michael W. Smith
  14. “Christmas” [1989] by Michael W. Smith
  15. “Go west young man” [1990] by Michael W. Smith
  16. “Change your world” [1992] by Michael W. Smith
  17. “I’ll lead you home” [1995] by Michael W. Smith
  18. “Live the life” [1998] by Michael W. Smith
  19. “This is your time” [1999] by Michael W. Smith

Books read in 2016… Volume 1


Up to this day 19 March 2016, I have read four books, cover to cover, in 2016.

  1. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone
  2. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

I’m realizing more and more that I’m not a big reader of books. I much prefer to read blogs and newspaper articles. I also realize that I’m not a strong English reader – especially not as strong as I used to think.

I am also busy with some work that takes much of my time, so I don’t get to read as often. {That, by the way, is also why I don’t blog too often either.}