The last post

The last assignment is due from WordPress’ #writing101 course and I meet it with mixed emotions.

  1. Done!
  2. I made it.
  3. Dang, I’m done…

I absolutely loved the interaction with the other bloggers. I hope that we keep checking up on each other. I made a tag in my Reader with #writing101 so I can easily find you all again.

And now?

I have a ton of work here so it is not like I’m going to be twiddling my thumbs but it will be more likely that I write less creatively here because I am always busy on my professional blog. In that sense, it really helped to get an email reminding me to let the creative juices flow and to take a mental break from crime and law. I will miss that.

I also think that the email is more effective than expecting me to go to the Daily Post on my own to check what the daily prompt is. For whatever reason, I am less inclined to do that so I’m glad there was one email a day. I am also glad it was just one email a day. I get swamped with repeated content from people and organizations who think that sending the same message several times a day will make me pay more attention to them. Go figure, right?

Do I have any personal goals, you may wonder? Yes, always.

  1. Keep up the current fitness routine which means daily workouts except on Saturday.
  2. Keep up the current working routine which really suits me best. I work several hours after I come back from the gym. Those hours are blocked e.g. no other distractions or appointments.
  3. The current working routine also includes that I work on different topics on different days to make sure I can really dig deep into a case or issue as opposed to doing a little on several topics.
  4. I might use NaNoWriMo to tally my work related posts but may not have the time to create something from scratch.
  5. I just signed up for #writing201: Poetry!

Hope to see you all somewhere in the blogosphere. Best of luck with all your projects, businesses, studies, and personally set goals.

If I don’t see you around the blogs:

  • Happy Halloween
  • Happy Thanksgiving
  • Merry Christmas and
  • a very happy New Year

Cheers!

7 thoughts on “The last post

  1. So glad you joined us for Writing 101. Good luck on your next projects!

    I also think that the email is more effective than expecting me to go to the Daily Post on my own to check what the daily prompt is.

    Way in the beginning, Blogging U. “assignments” were published as normal public posts on the Daily Post. The process has improved having moved into MailChimp to send direct private emails (at least for now, and in lieu of an internal email system). So, I’m glad to hear that receiving dedicated course emails worked for you. The daily prompts are entirely different — those will continue on their own.

    I am also glad it was just one email a day. I get swamped with repeated content from people and organizations who think that sending the same message several times a day will make me pay more attention to them.

    I hear you! We’d never send multiple emails of assignments. I also made sure to keep the assignment copy as succinct as possible, and then moved the FAQs and additional resources onto the sticky post at the top of the Commons. I didn’t want the emails to feel overwhelming at first read, and wanted the bulk of the discussion and conversation on the Commons, so you could learn from others and ask questions if needed.

    Thanks again for participating in the course!

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    1. Thank you, Cheri. I was very happy to see the FAQ and additional resources in the Commons. I hope that all the courses will do this as indeed, it makes it less overwhelming.

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