Making good Mondays is like making coffee -

The week is before us - like the coffee pot - waiting to brew. Making it good is a matter of choice, luck, creativity, patience and acceptance of the outcome.

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Active elements on this page: Occasionally I will publish a new blog post, but I write mostly at other sites.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Blog writing in transition. . . at an intersection

My blog writing has been in transition for a few monthsbecause  I am bored with my Blogger sites.  They are not as user friendly as Posterous, but they are probably better looking,  according to Heather.  Posterous publishes to most all my websites, however,  with just a few keystrokes.  And Posterous gets a lot more traffic than my Blogger sites.  So much of my dilemma is a matter of trade-offs.

Today I am writing this post using Yahoo! mail for the first time, rather than Gmail.  Via reviews (see previous two links), and my writing experience, I am researching which platform is the most stable and user friendly for composing blog posts.  Both services provide autosave to draft, which seems essential to me.   There is nothing worse than working up a complex, lengthy or creative post -- only to lose it when my computer crashes.  This will happen on using the Posterous website for composing; there is no autosave yet.

My Yahoo! Mail Platform has become a habit
for keeping in touch electronically, perhaps it could also serve for blogging, another way to keep in touch. 
My phone service is with At&T, so I routinely write and receive Emails via Yahoo!, "the world's most visited homepage."  I have three separate "boxes," web addresses as a way of managing my communication.  There is a "public" box for the bulk of the mail, a "private" address for friends and family, and a "social" box for everything connected to social networking.
Facebook is a hybrid form that hosts both Email (messages) and blogs (updates).  Twitter is also a kind of combination.  A writer can compose a mini-post of 140 characters, as well as send "E-mail"  (what you are doing) to followers.  So, to my readers I say, have patience.  I am at the intersection of Blog Road, Email Avenue and Network Boulevard, waiting for the light to turn green again.


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References on Spirituality -- Favorites from my old collection

  • "A Return To Love: Reflections On the Principles Of a Course In Miracles" by Marianne Williamson. Harper Collins, 1992
  • "A World Waiting To Be Born: Civility Rediscovered" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1993
  • "Chicken Soup For the Unsinkable Soul" by Canfield, Hansen and McNamara. Health Communications, 1999
  • "Compassion in Action: Setting Out On the Path of Service" by Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush. Bell Tower Pub., 1992
  • "Creative Visualization" by Shakti Gawain. MIF Books, 1978
  • "Finding Values That Work: The Search For Fulfillment" by Brian O'Connell. Walker & Co., 1978
  • "Fire in the Soul" by Joan Borysenko. Warner Books, 1993
  • "Further Along the Road Less Traveled" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1993
  • "Guilt Is the Teacher, Love Is the Lesson" by Joan Borysenko. Warner Books, 1990
  • "Inner Simplicity: 100 Ways To Regain Peace and Nourish the Soul" by Elaine St. James. Hyperion, 1995
  • "Insearch:Psychology and Religion" by James Hillman. Spring Pub. 1994
  • "Man's Search For Himself" by Rollo May. Signet Books, 1953
  • "Mythologies" by William Butler Yeats. Macmillan, 1959
  • "Myths, Dreams and Religion" by Joseph Campbell. Spring Pub. 1988
  • "Passion for Life: Psychology and the Human Spirit" by John and Muriel James. Penguin Books, 1991
  • "Peace Is Every Step" by Thich Nhat Hahn. Bantam Books , 1991
  • "The Heroine's Journey" by Mureen Murdock. Random House, 1990
  • "The Hope For Healing Human Evil" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1983
  • "The House of Belonging" poems by David Whyte. Many Rivers Press, 2004
  • "The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth" by M.Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1978
  • "The Soul's Code: In Search Of Character and Calling" by James Hillman. Random House, 1996
  • "The World Treasury of Modern Religious Thought" by Jaroslav Pelikan. Little, Brown & Co., 1990
  • "Unconditional Life" by Deepak Chopra. Bantam Books, 1992
  • "Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation" by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Hyperion, 1994
  • "Zen Keys: A Guide to Zen Practice" by Thich Nhat Hahn. Doubleday Dell Pub. Group, 1974

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A retired counselor, I am equal parts Techie and Artist. I am a Democrat who came to the Southwest to attend college. I married, had kids and have lived here all my adult life.