Evolving Blog

Yeah, I know I’m slightly behind on this blogging thing. I have finally gotten around to trying out some of these themes. I must admit I find it hard to commit to a theme. My mood seems to dictate what theme I will use. My topic at the time may even dictate what theme I use. I will be discussing random topics and posting random pictures on my blog which makes it hard to commit. The flounder theme  was the very first theme I’ve used and I may go back to it. I’m trying to make sure to use a theme that is picture and widget friendly and is suited for personal blogs. I previously used the Cols theme which had minimal column layout and that doesn’t work when you want to post pictures, graphics etc.

My blog is evolving and I’m sure at some point I will commit to a theme for my writing.


Blogging 101

I was so excited last week about starting Blogging 101 and Photography 101 but have already fallen behind in each class. Today I took time to reflect on my purpose for registering for these classes and my purpose for blogging which was stated in my intro for the class. So today I have taken time to complete some assignments.

The following is a quote by Maya Angelou that pretty much sums up my interest in blogging or any form of writing – “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

Who am I

Hello everyone I’m Chan, a mom of four residing in North Carolina. I am a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp and have been a NC state employee for 15 years.

I’m here basically to learn how to blog. I have an interest in blogging in hopes of bringing more truth into the world, more beauty into the world and performing more service not to mention bringing more fun into the blogging world. It wouldn’t hurt to eventually earn some extra cash from writing either. This may explain why I’m blogging publicly though I do write daily in my personal journal as well.

I haven’t started blogging because I really don’t know what my niche is. I want to cover everything from current events, sports, traveling and even some personal matters. I would love to connect with anybody that wants to read a diverse blog.

Mental Health Bloggers Widen Their Support Systems on WordPress.com

The WordPress.com Blog

When we start a blog instead of simply keeping a private diary, it’s because we want to connect with others. When you start to blog, you join a community.

It comes as no surprise that many bloggers are drawn to online communities as a place to work through challenges — to heal and process, find others with similar experiences, and seek (or offer) support. There are lots of supportive communities around WordPress.com: women dealing with breast cancer, people managing diabetes, parents of children with unique needs, and many, many more. Throughout January, we’ll be zooming in on how bloggers use WordPress.com to support their health and wellness.

Today, on the heels of the Blog for Mental Health 2014 kick-off, we’re focusing on mental health. Read on for a look at the many ways WordPress.com bloggers use their sites to improve their own lives, and the lives of others who have…

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In three words …

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost” Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.” – Helen Keller (1880-1968)