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The word cogitate

A couple of months ago I wrote a post on the word loquacious and said how much I liked the sound of the word.  A reader recently commented on that post (thank you) and said that they liked the sound of the word cogitate.  Having not used that word before, I looked it up. I agree, it’s quite a … Continue reading

Note 366 – Happy 1st Blogiversary…Writing challenge complete!

I’ve made it to 366 days!  Today is the final day of my Writing challenge and thanks to the leap year, I have an extra day to fill!  I’ve been planning my final few posts for a week or so now and whilst preparing Note 357 – The approach to taking time off from your daily blog, … Continue reading

Note 365 – Thanking blog readers and supporters (1 day to go…)

Writing was something that I used to keep to myself in the form of journals and I have many going back as far as age four.  It’s only in the last three years that I have started sharing what I write with others, and how wonderful it is to receive comments on topics that I thought wouldn’t have been of … Continue reading

Note 364 – Communicating changes to your readers

Whether you have 4 or 4000 readers of your blog, it’s important to communicate any changes so that your readers know what the blog is about, what to expect and when to expect it.  If you don’t post when you say you are going to post or all of a sudden change the whole purpose of the … Continue reading

Note 363 – What’s your label: Blogger, Writer or Author?

Six months ago I wrote Note 169 – When are you qualified to say ‘I am a writer’?. Since then I have written every day, taken an online freelance writing course, moved a few steps forward with my book, set up a web presence as a freelance writer, and so much more. It has certainly … Continue reading

Note 362 – Seeing human errors as learning opportunities

The way I would I describe a human error is one that is made by a person rather than a computer (or similar); however, I’m not sure that’s the right definition. From my research today, there are many explanations of the expression human error. I like About.com‘s definition which is “when a person makes a … Continue reading

Note 361 – Writing challenge horizon in sight (5 days to go…)

I would be lying if I said that this writing challenge has been easy; in fact it’s been harder these last few weeks than it has been all year. With 5 days to go, I feel like I’ve been on a very long flight and now I’m starting my descent into a new and exciting … Continue reading

Note 359 – The word loquacious

Whilst watching a television quiz show at the weekend, the contestant was being asked the meaning of the word loquacious.  Out of the three options on the screen, I picked the answer ‘nearby’!  The correct answer was in fact ‘talkative’.  Merriam Webster online dictionary defines loquacious as: Full of excessive talk: wordy Given to fluent or excessive talk According to … Continue reading

Note 358 – Comparing morale and moral

A work colleague kindly left a comment to tell me that I had used the word morale instead of moral in Note 353 – Is it ‘formally’ or ‘formerly’? (I could have kicked myself, but thank you!).   The sentence I originally wrote was: “The morale of the blog is:..” which of course should have been “The moral of … Continue reading

Note 357 – The approach to taking time off from your daily blog

With only nine days of my writing challenge to go….I feel like it’s going to be the longest nine days ever!  Anyway, enough of the rant!  If you have a daily blog like me, you may choose to post your blog at about the same time each day and feel like there is no break between one day and the next … Continue reading

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