What have I done with my life?

Apologies for the somewhat melodramatic title, but while I’m not actually questioning the worth of my entire existence thus far, this article did motivate me to reach for something greater, something immeasurably more worthwhile than the daily routine. The compassion, fearlessness, determination, innovation and creativity of this young man are truly inspirational.

How one homeless child inspired this Bangladeshi to help hundreds – The Guardian

Happy reading!


Do something different…

This is my attempt to do something new-to-me for day four (yes, I’m mind-numbingly behind, but haven’t given up hope!) of Blogging 101. I’m embedding a tweet…see below.

The question I have is what embedding the tweet achieves. Is it just to add interest and variety to a post when claiming someone tweeted something, like using images rather than describing everything in text? Or easier and more authoritative than copying out the content as a quote? I found the above article interesting, but would normally have just linked straight to it, rather than ‘linking the link’, as it were. Please comment with your thoughts!

Right, on to day five!

I’ve thought along the way, now from coding to crochet!

The blog has a new name! I thought long and hard about what I’m blogging on (again thanks to Blogging 101), and the answer seemed to be, ‘everything!’ – see my previous post for explanation. I decided a title that shows this as a varied spot about things linked to my interests was better than the completely non-communicative, ‘Thoughts along the way’.

Hope the new title communicates that; opinions welcome!

Why am I here?

So, for the third time I’m taking part in WordPress’ Blogging 101 course to try to learn a few things to help my blog. The first challenge for this week was to post a piece on why I’m doing this; my first ever post here did just that, but a lot’s changed since then and now seems a good time to take stock again. Originally I was more focused on blogging itself than being motivated by a specific purpose, and I’ve recently asked myself whether it’s worth putting up my own random thoughts online, rather than just keeping them in my head.

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