The above CD cover is In the Lonely Hour, by Sam Smith
I keep rolling around my Google Hangout idea in my head. I’ve decided the first hangout will be at 7pm CST on October 1st. Again, this is meant to be a weekly blogger club of sorts, where we can all get together, talk about our blogs, ask questions and help each other out. It’s meant to focus on WordPress.com because when I look for blogging advice, it’s always on Blogger or WordPress.org. Where’ the love for WordPress.com?
Though that’s the focus, like all those other blog advice articles, the hangout will have many relevant topics for other bloggers. One of the topics I plan to bring to the table is image usage. What is the right way in the wrong way? What do certain creative commons licenses really mean? How should we cite book, CD and/or movie covers? I’d also really like to talk about Google+, how it should be used and the type of activities that help promote blogs. These are just the topics I have interests in, but I encourage you all to bring your own questions and topics. This isn’t the type of event where we have a topic and that is the only topic we will discuss. The only limit I have at the moment is time. I expect to stop every night around 8:15. I’ll have more information next week as I play around with how to work Google Hangouts
One of my friends (who may very well be reading this right now. Hi there!) hates this song, but I love it. Outside of the melody and lyrics, I feel like it shows a unique look at one night stands. People aren’t always looking for a quickie and then to leave. Sometimes, perhaps after a bad breakup, people just want to feel like they’re not alone. Just for one night, even though they know there one night stand isn’t a relationship or love, they want a companion to stay for the night. It’s sad, but I think this song describes those feelings beautifully.
It’s been a fun and exciting week in terms of adulthood, leading up to this weekend – finally a free weekend – where I have many things to put in place. I have paperwork for benefits at work which I was supposed to hand in last week. I need a chance to wrap my head around it all, though, which is what I plan to do this weekend. I also got something in the mail to get my car payments in place (great….). That needs to get done as well. In addition, I’m helping a couple people with their resumes. I’m actually hoping to get all that done today. It shouldn’t be too hard, right?
I still feel like my social media accounts for this blog are a little silent (sorry). At the same time, work makes me feel like I’m overloaded on social media. It’s a little sad. Maybe I’ll have more to say here once the Google Hangout starts.
Earlier this week, I stepped on the scale to find was at my weight limit. I am far from overweight. In fact, in terms of healthy weight for my height, I am just fine. However, years of researching nutrition, being underweight at one point and overweight at another, have helped me find a happy weight range. There is a 10 pound range I am to stay in. In that range, I feel happy and energized. While I don’t feel like I look any different and my clothes all fit the same, I can already feel a difference being at this limit, though. It’s just that sluggish, slightly unhealthy feeling. I’m going to work harder to eat better. I’ve been particularly bad about that lately.
I’m sorry to say that this week was a failure in terms of writing. I brought my notebooks on my business trip, hoping to read on the plane, but I just couldn’t concentrate that much. I couldn’t even concentrate enough to read A Crown of Swords. Instead, I mostly read Harry Potter (and I’m still not impressed).
This is on my task list for this weekend too. I hope to read through my first seven chapters and prepare myself to write the next 12. If I can write out two chapters a week, I’ll finish just in time for NaNoWriMo. It’s now or never! Maybe I’ll buy some merchandise to motivate me. Have you seen this stuff? It’s awesome! I want it all!
Have a great weekend friends!