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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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Flying Beyond Your Limitations

Striving for improvement of ourselves and our environment appears to be a constant struggle against restrictions, rules, and other limitations: at home, at school, at work, within the community or country we belong to, “the rest of the world”, and, not to forget, against our own flaws, beliefs, and habits.

Because of this struggle – or rather, our desire to control – we tend to perceive “limitation” as something negative which stands between what we want and what confronts us every moment. Potential and limitations however are nothing but the two extreme aspects of “What Is”. It’s up to us to choose, actively and consciously, which side of this coin we want to look at.

Accessing potential

There’s one problem though: How much of our potential is “visible” to us? Continue reading

Potential For Personal Growth

Topic Of The Week: Potential

An onion seed won’t turn into a rose, a puppy will grow up to be a dog, and I can’t become you.

Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. Erich Fromm

What contributes to “potential”?

Everything around us has its special properties, characteristics, and individuality. All living organisms, including us, have Continue reading