Random Update – My undertaking to commitment

I have been a bit off from my track for some days here. My last post has been on 27th August. Thereafter, I didn’t participate in the Tasty Thursday event and missed it. And, tomorrow is going to be the next Thursday again.

I can’t exactly spell the reason for it. But, somehow, I didn’t find the time as I have been busy without any business, as I would like to term it.

So, I am very unhappy with my absence and feel bad about it.

I promised to post at least two posts every week – both are of course my responses to the blog events of “Tasty Thursdays” and “Literary Lion“. And I will keep strict with this commitment, any how.

Regarding my participation in “Shafali’s Caricatures” event, I may be skipping some of them depending upon my other schedule. But, I will try to participate in as many of them as possible.

Besides above commitments, I would like to post one more extra post every week on Living Better tips or stories. It can be of a single paragraph or may be one full page as per circumstances.

So, I request all of you to bear with my omissions and commissions.

Blogging 101 #Day 13- Participating in Other Blogging Events

Hi, Friends. I have been late due to some birthday party of my granddaughter (It’s actually of my elder brother’s granddaughter).

I liked the idea of participating in blogging events and browsed through many of them specified as highlights by our wordpress favourites and all other listings of events. All of them are quite good for giving food to your thoughts and increasing your writing skills. But, I had to select one or two so that I can afford to participate on regular basis.

I selected to participate in one storytelling event and another recipe blogging event.

1) The story telling one is titled as “Literary Lion” event wherein, the organiser Laura Gabrielle Feasey has a jar of the literary lion which contains words and phrases left by his guests while leaving. Each week one of those words/phrases is given as a prompt and you have to write a story, flash fiction or poem, anything within 400 words and submit with a tag of Literary Lion and pingback to the challenge. The link to this challenge is here. 

2) The other one about recipes is titled as “Tasty Thursdays”. This event is organized by Razel Mella and all that you should do is to think back about the tastiest food you had eaten within those last seven days and write about it with a photo of the recipe and pingback it to the challenge. The full details of it can be viewed by clicking the event details at the bottom of this Link.

So, I hope to participate in both of these events, taking my time and I wish you may also love these challenges.

Blogging 101#Day 6 and Day 7 – It’s “About Page” and “Personalization of Blog”

#Day 6 activity:

I already had one about page. So, what I did is to read it again and again to make it more sensible and relative to my blog. I changed some slight wordings to make it apt. Then created a short summary or two sentenced essence from it. I selected a text widget from the Widgets tool. Pasted the message in it and saved. Then re-arranged my widgets into my desired sequence. That was what I did yesterday and then posted a link to my about page on the Commons.

#Day 7 activity:

Today, I spent much time on looking at various options for personalising my theme and background of the blog. I made a slight change in the background colour and side bar. Then, I thought of checking all my widgets and make it more appealing and customer friendly.

In the text widget, I changed wordings and provided a hint to click on About button to view my full about Page. Then I added a title to the social media buttons to highlight the buttons. I added buttons for your easy navigation in the widgets bar showing up as “Home” and “About”. You can now easily navigate to my About page by opening the Widgets bar and clicking on About button. After viewing the page, you can return back to Home by opening the Widgets bar again and clicking the Home button.

So, now, I feel confident that you will find my blog more appealing and easily navigable. Your suggestions and cooperation are solicited.