NaBloPoMo Archive

Making Government Fun in Four Steps

The prompt: If you were the new leader of your country and had the chance to transform something that’s currently an annoyance (or worse) into a very fun activity, what would it be? How would you go about the change, and why would you choose that particular thing? I have a list Recycling – add a positive incentive to
Category: Activism

Eight Ways I Get My Day Off To a Good Start

What are some of your best tips for getting your day off to a good start? First on the list is a consistent sleep schedule. My goal is to be in bed by 11 PM and wake up at 7 or 7:30 every day, seven days a week. If I cheat and either stay up
Category: Health

First Daze of School

It’s back-to-school time: do you love the start of school or dread it? Living, as I do, in a family with no school-aged children, no children at all and no one attending school, my feelings at best are mired in nostalgia and too many hours on Facebook. Ahem. My original thought was to make a
Category: Education

My New Gig – Artist in Residence with Most Wanted Fine Art

Exciting news to share – after wrapping up my current project, I’m moving in an entirely new direction with social media as a 2015 Resident Artist with Most Wanted Fine Art. The artists in residence each invest their talent into community art projects and exhibit their work. My project will be an expansion of the
Category: Culture

Queer Identity and Blogging as an Art Form

In response to yesterday’s post, Jenna left a very thoughtful comment. Just because someone doesn’t blog solely about LGBTQ issues doesn’t mean you’re the only LGBTQ blogger in Western PA (or Eastern Ohio, where I now live). Lots of us use our social media streams as great forms of sharing and connecting. Many of us
Category: Activism

Exploring The Art and Craft of Lesbian Blogging

Today, November 1, marks the launch of the *real* NaBloPoMo – National Blog Posting Month. This group-blog idea was founded in 2006 as a little sibling to National Novel Writing Month. Now managed by BlogHer, NaBloPoMo has a simple aim – post something every day. They offer blogging prompts, a blogroll and the opportunity to
Category: Activism

Blogging Brings Stuff

How has blogging changed your life? Tell us one thing that is different now than from before you started blogging. I have stuck with blogging longer than I have done almost anything else in my life – longer than any one job, longer than all relationships with the exception of Ledcat, longer than any project
Category: Activism

Would You Bring a Casserole to a Mental Patient?

(Content note: don’t read this if you like content notes because the list is longer than the post.) What helps you keep thoughts in perspective so they don’t overwhelm you? Sometimes I’ll come across a story about a random act of kindness that changed the world or at least changed one person’s world. A simple
Category: Health

Oh, I Cry Over Spilt Milk

Another day to combine prompts. This time: Do you have a bad temper? How often do you lose your temper? Look in the mirror. Does the person you see match the person you feel like on the inside? How much stock do you put in appearances? I’ve been looking in the mirror for over a
Category: Culture

How To Do Less With Less

The Prompt: What do you want to do less of in 2014? I’m striving for relentlessly upbeat here. First, drive less. In 2013, I put less than 500 miles on my personal car. Granted, we put a lot of miles on Laura’s vehicle, but overall I drove a lot less. How I will accomplish this will
Category: NaBloPoMo