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My Favorite Resources: Blogging Calendar Tips

If you’re just starting out with your blog and you are finding it difficult to maintain, then perhaps this post will help.

I was inspired to write this after reading Michelle’s post over at the Daily Post about creating a blogging calendar on the weekend. I happened to comment on my workflow, she liked it, so I thought I’d share it with all of you.

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I work during the day, and I have a family that I LOVE to spend time with, so I have come up with a schedule that incorporates a different theme for each day of the week. It’s simple and attainable, so it works well for me. For example:

Monday – post a street photography series;
Tuesday – post a single image that has to do with a street or neighbourhood;
Wednesday – open topic day, to give me some flexibility;
Thursday – post photography tips/resources that I use and think others might benefit from;
Friday – post day for my personal black and white photo challenge.

I take weekends off.

It’s pretty basic, but it helps take the guess work out of blogging.

The other thing that I do is write all of my posts over the span of one or two nights a week. That way it doesn’t feel like a job. I also keep notes in my Gmail, so that when it comes time to get down to work at the computer, I don’t draw a blank.

As usual, I would really like to hear about what works for you, and if you’re struggling, ask a question in the comments and I’ll do my best to help you out, and maybe others will chime in as well.

I always love hearing from, and chatting with, each of you. You guys make this blogging thing so much fun.

Supermoon Over Toronto

so, on my way to bed last Sunday night, I noticed that the moon looked big, bright, and full. I quickly grabbed my Sony NEX camera, strapped on my 500mm f/8 Tokina manual focus lens, and snapped a couple quick shots of it… handheld.

It turns out that this wasn’t just an ordinary moon, it was a supermoon.

supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth. – source Wikipedia

It’s not the sharpest shot of this relatively rare occurrence you’ll find on internet, but I’m relatively happy with the results given my limited skill and $20 pawn shop lens.

Happy Father’s Day

While picking up my boys from daycare the other day I found a copy of the June newsletter in one of their cubbies. I read through it, and found a little section about Father’s Day.

The preschoolers participated in an exercise, and were asked – What is a Father? I thought the answers were worth sharing…

  • A boy
  • A daddy
  • He wears big shoes
  • He plays with children
  • Someone who fixes things
  • He drives the car
  • He cooks (this was my son’s answer)
  • He likes to watch T.V.
  • He loves me

Happy Father’s Day everyone!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

I’m participating in this week’s photo challenge with a last minute entry. The theme – pattern.

Patterns appear everywhere you look, and show up in everything you do. Just track your activities on any two consecutive days and you’ll probably notice that you operate in a consistent pattern. Or, take a second the next time you pass a fruit market and look at the display and you’ll notice… patterns.

Here a just a couple random photos of patters that I encounter on my daily walks at lunch.