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The Enermazing Weekly Ticker (4)

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Testing the schedule for a month led to some insights:

Topic of the week: One week is not enough to explore a topic the way I want to. Instead of giving structure to this blog, it limits its potential.

Featured: For many topics of the weeks (talking about those to come) it’s difficult to find appropriate blogs or projects which I would like to feature.

Weekly Ticker: Too much of a mix-and-match. At the moment I still prefer this format to three-line-posts, but I’ll only insert items I find interesting, rather than search for bits to fill each and every category.

Have-Your-Say-Day: Might make sense once this blog has more traffic – but then again, any day you can say what you want :)

My life rhythm: Is only to a certain extent predictable – and I prefer it this way (well, I could do without my computer crashing due to overheating – I’m looking forward to winter). It means though that unless I write and schedule posts a few weeks ahead I may not find the time to produce an article of the quality and length I’d like.

Content and presentation: The recent break in my schedule made me browse through my previous posts. OK, I have added photos and quotes, but on a whole they look more and more like excerpts from a textbook. In my experience, when the author gets bored the readers will be bored as well :/

Conclusion: A blog, to me, is organic, needs space and time to grow. Instead of trying once again to press it into a template (just to do something “reasonable” with it), I’ll continue testing and refining until this blog becomes what it wants to become.

PS: My comments on other blogs: Due to my irregular work load, I have more or less time to comment on your blog. Out of sight is not out of mind – when I like it, be sure I’ll visit again :)

Update: I just read Reflections: Lessons From The Blogging Journey… “Revisiting our blogging style and goals is imperative.” – Thank you for this booster, Eliz :)

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A Day Is…

A day is a gift, give thanks for it.
A day is an opportunity, seize it.
A day is a journey, travel it.
A day is beauty, see it.
A day is precious, cherish it.
A day is life, live it.

Poem courtesy Wyletter Whaley throughhereyesblog.com – Thank you, Wyletter :)

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Have you been yet to Kate’s Crochet Market? Kate Jenkins, based in Brighton/UK, has stitched up food found on supermarket shelves.

Heinz Tomato Stitchup, Hotdogs in Wool, Sequined Scampi Fries and other delicacies – which is YOUR favourite?

You’re not into wool? Well, then maybe you are interested in this motorbike made from lobster shells, created by Taiwanese food carving artist Huang Mingbo.

Bon appetit :)

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The Enermazing Weekly Ticker (2)

Topic Of The Week 7th – 13th August 2011:  Vision

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My “vision” for the next weeks is to tweak the editorial calendar. I spend so much (enjoyable) time blogging that the Enermazing Project is suffering – although it is the main reason for the existence of this blog :/

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Do you trust your eyes? Can you spot the change?

Positive psychology for well-being: Does the World Need ‘Positive’ Psychology?

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Post the story of your own small and big successes in the comments section. Next week it will be featured in this spot. Nobody posted a success story last week – be the first :)

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If you had a magic wand, what would you do? Where would you stop?

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“…sometimes we become so obsessed with where we think we should be we forget to be where we are now – and most of all we forget to enjoy it!” comment by creatingreciprocity on enermazing-Featured: Tayla Kelley and David Barth

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How would it make you feel to be a tree?
You’re welcome to post your response in the comments section :-)

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Topic Of The Week 31st July – 6th August 2011:  Potential

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Provisional editorial calendar:

  • Sunday: New Topic Of The Week
  • Tuesday: Have-Your-Say-Day
  • Wednesday: Featured
  • Thursday: Follow-up on Topic Of The Week
  • Saturday: The Enermazing Weekly Ticker

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About creating and destroying potential – the two most recent posts by photographer Tom Bradley:

Enhancing user experience  – or limiting potential? Eli Pariser on TED Talks: The Filter Bubble – the dark side of web personalisation

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Post the story of your own small and big successes in the comments section, and next week it will be featured in this spot. This week read for example what Chris Guillebeau (The Art of Nonconformity) found out in his interviews with “unconventional entrepreneurs”: The Moment You Knew.

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If you had super-powers and could make people do whatever you wanted them to, how would that affect your everyday life? What would you ask for, and where would you stop?

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 “Whatever limits us we call Fate.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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If you were a house, what would you be like?

You’re welcome to post your response in the comments section :-)

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Aside

Here’s my provisional editorial calendar – let’s see how it goes. Sunday: New Topic Of The Week Tuesday: Have-Your-Say-Day Wednesday: Featured Thursday: Follow-up on Topic Of The Week Saturday: The Enermazing Weekly Ticker Have a good weekend :-) Maria