Blog-a-day-June


Friday, 1 June
“I want to blog every day.” These are words I recently read on one of those “advertising pages” on Facebook where people share their blog posts and blog sites.
I also know it is something similar to what I say when I start to write again after a long absence from blogging. And normally those kinds of resolutions last for about two weeks, at most, before dying down again.
I don’t know how long it will last this time.
I want to try to write a post every day for the next 30 days. I want to call it my own “Blog-a-day-June”.
I already know what will happen. I will not post every day. I live on a small holding outside Rustenburg. I do not have wifi at home. I also do not get to connect to a wifi spot every day. So I will post the posts I write, maybe 3 on one day at some stages.
I know what else will happen. I don’t know if I will be able to write some awesome and new content on every day. So some posts might be a reflection on some news or sport story that happens, or I might write a post about a song I like (maybe even the words only).
But I am going to at least write one post every day… And post most of them onto my blogsites.

 

02 June 2018: Unpacking boxes

03 June 2018: Extremely cold!

04 June 2018: PE Monday

05 June 2018: Not-registration day

06 June 2018: Research

07 June 2018: Mugg & Bean

08 June 2018: PE Friday

09 June 2018: Savings idea

10 June 2018: Comrades

11 June 2018: Countdown to World Cups

12 June 2018: Mugg & Bean Rustenburg

13 June 2018: Eskom consequences

14 June 2018: Soccer World Cup kick-off

15 June 2018: Spain vs Portugal

16 June 2018: Youth day 2018

17 June 2018: Father’s Day 2018… no father

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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