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Blogging + Maths = Huh?

22 May



‘Lemming’ (Photo credit: Peter G Trimming)

I started my spring clean yesterday.  I decided I wanted before and after pictures for my blog, so I went downstairs for my camera.  Ten minutes later, having checked for comments and stats, chatted to the Hub and taken a bottle of water from the fridge, I had to come downstairs again for the camera I’d forgotten to collect.

My instinct is always to gravitate to my blog.  If I pass the computer (in the lounge) on the way to start dinner or walk the dogs or do some ironing, I first have to check in with my blog. 

The Hub says that if I am ever lost, all he has to do is turn on the computer.  Like ET, pigeons and lemmings, I always find my way.  I am a homing blogger.

I’m a pretty stupid blogger at times.  This is from last Friday’s 101 post:

Blog 1111 times (1017/1111)

No surprise to learn that I over-achieved on that one.

Can you see what is wrong with my thinking?

To put it in context, this was a task that I had ‘completed’.  I aimed to blog 1,111 times and I overshot by, let me see, take away 1,017 from 1,111 and that means…I’m 94 posts short of my target.

And none of you noticed!

Or – horrific thought! – you didn’t actually read the post.

Now I know why lemmings head for cliff tops: they are all ignored bloggers.



How Exciting!

1 Nov

You may remember, if you’ve been reading me that long, that last year I had a poem accepted for the Best of Manchester Poets Anthology

I had an email yesterday to say I’ve had another accepted for this year’s anthology, Best of Manchester Poets 2 (not an original title but I don’t care – I’ve had a poem accepted!)

Thanks to my 101/1001 challenge, I am making more effort this year to submit poems, and it seems to be paying off.

Here’s the cover of this year’s book:


If you are interested, you can read here about how I went to BoMP 1’s launch and almost lost the ability to walk.

More recent readers might be surprised to learn I write poetry; you can check it out on my other blog.



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