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Roundup Formats

Poll_graphic-300x300I find that I have become something of a challenge addict, and consequently am finding it increasingly difficult to look up a post done for one challenge or another. So I thought I would try a round up for each challenge.  I’m undecided as to what is the most reader-friendly format – a post with a pingback from every item in that challenge, or a post with hyperlinks.  So I’m throwing it out to you, dear reader –  which format works best?

You can see the formats by choosing “Roundup” from the black menu on the left.

Daily Prompt: The Luckiest People

linked-in-laptopWho was the first person you encountered today? Write about him or her.

Today is Saturday, it’s been a long week and I feel a cold coming on.  So when I woke up this morning, I made an executive decision to have a duvet day.  Following a briefing session on plans for the day with the Baskerville Manor Beasties, I agreed to their basic demands of brekkie, treats, walkies (for The Dogz) and backyard safari privileges (for the pusscats).  Walkies took place at around 6:00 am, breakfast served at 7:00 ish and the pusscats decided the day was too yukky to bother with more than a cursory snoop on the windowsill.  So by 8:00 am duvet day was in full swing, with each individual snuggled in their favourite spot.   Which means that today, the only people I encountered were in the virtual world.

The first person I encountered was a colleague of mine, who kindly took a moment to send me a “Congratulations on your work anniversary” message through LinkedIn.  She’s a private person, so I am not going to identify her.  (And if you are reading this, don’t worry, I’m not going to say anything embarrassing about you either).  We worked together in the same department for a number of years, and get along very well – but, as is often the case with colleagues, although we spent many working hours sitting within a few feet of each other and consequently understand each other’s working life and habits very well, I really don’t know much about her real world outside the office.  I know she worked abroad for some years, has her own home, and is approximately my age.  She likes pink, has an eye for detail, and always looks good.  We laugh at a lot of the same things.  We both changed roles around the same time and agree that the change we made was for the best.  Whenever we are at a work-related social event, we have fun.

I would call her friend, but we don’t hang out together.  I think that it is often the case that when the day is done, it’s good to go back to your real life and put the working day behind you, and spend your free time with your non-work friends . I hope she feels the same way

Something that interests me  is that while this lady pleasantly rejected a Facebook friend invitation, on the perfectly valid grounds that she preferred to keep her Facebook and work life separate, we have made the LinkedIn connection. As the aim of LinkedIn is to make and share professional connections, I am pleased she believes me to be the kind of person that she wants her connection list to see. (Her CV is far more impressive than mine!).   I’m curious how many people might take the same approach, so I’ve set up a little poll which I hope you will complete for me.  If I’ve been doing my Zero to Hero tasks correctly,  there might be some interesting results.

Poll:  Virtual Colleagues

Daily Prompt: The Luckiest People

Virtual Colleagues

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Writing today’s  post for Daily Prompt set me to thinking how may of you share your virtual life with your real-world colleagues?

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Daily Prompt: The Luckiest People

Daily Prompt: Singular Sensation

CHORUS_1116AIf you could have a guarantee that one, specific person was reading your blog, who would you want that person to be? Why? What do you want to say to them?

To be completely honest, If I wanted one specific person to read something, I wouldn’t put in in a blog and hope they found it. For family, friends or colleagues I would send them an email or print whatever I wanted to show them and bring it to them or send it by post. Especially if it is a personal message.  The point of blogging, for me, is to make writing available to random people. It would be nice if I ranted on about a terrible politician and that person read the post and changed their ways, but let’s be real.  The blogosphere is a huge, heavily populated place, heaving with individuals who all want to be heard, so unless you are already a celebrity blogger, the odds of a person who does not know you happening on your words of wisdom are enormous.

But to get into the spirit of this exercise.  The one specific person I want to read my blog is my imaginary perfect blog reader, who will approach my carefully crafted posts with an impartial mind. He or she will read whatever post that attracted them to my blog in the first place, and perhaps look through some other posts to get some context.  If they have something to say, they will make a comment, hopefully a friendly one, but I think I could manage to bear some criticism if it is offered politely.  I could visit their blog and return the favour.

What do I want to say to them? Isn’t it obvious?  “Come in, take a look around, talk to me, tell me what you think.”

Daily Prompt: Singular Sensation – Picture from The Press-Enterprise

My very first poll


I’m a sucker for add-ins, gadgets, widgets and spend ridiculous amounts of time fiddling with them.

I am interested in seeing how this Poll Daddy thing works,  and I’ve only asked one question, so go ahead, make my day and show me what happens (assuming anybody visits this page!)