Sleep – Poetry Day 3

It’s time to think deeply about sleep. Dive into the pool of night and let whatever it is you find there take poetic form. (I hope this prompt doesn’t make an insomniac out of you!)

SleepSoft
Lullabies
Evolve into
Epic tales as my physical momentum is put on
Pause

*This post is part of the Poetry 101 course from the WordPress Blogging University. 

December Poems – Magic

A Bee FlyingMany of you know I spent years working as a professional writer, but did you know about my connection with poetry? Yeah, I don’t know about the connection, either. And that’s why I’m taking the Poetry 101 class with Blogging University.

If I can keep up with assignments, I’ll be writing a poem each weekday based on a topic/style assigned. Feel free to laugh at me, give me pointers, encourage me, whatever. It’s a learning experience and at the very least I should make everyone else feel great about their poetry 🙂
Assignment 1 was:

Write a poem involving magic, whatever your take on the magical might be.

Magic

Carnival music

And a hawker’s call

Ready to reveal

Mystic powers to all

 

It’s fun, yes, that’s true

But don’t you agree?

No magic’s quite like

The flight of a bee

 

My First Contributor’s Day

IMG_20151030_120931811While I’ve been to numerous WordCamps, I’ve never been to a contributor’s day before. It’s pretty wild seeing people group themselves by strength and interest, dedicating a day to make WordPress stronger and better. Nothing like seeing the community in action. My group? Lesson plans. We are working on creating, testing, and fine-tuning lessons for meetup organizers and educators. Love it!

I Get to Work in Blogging 101 Again – Yahoo!

Blogging 101Blogging 101 is one of my favorite courses, and we start again in a few days! Woot!

If you have ever wanted to learn how to make a free WordPress blog, this is a great way to do it. Just make sure you sign up before Sunday the 7th.

The WordPress Blogging University offers free month-long classes you can take at your own pace. Each weekday you get an assignment to work on with your own blog. The assignments get you publishing, customizing your site and engaging with other bloggers. It’s really fun!

One of my favorite aspects of the course (aside from meeting lots of awesome bloggers) is that one can take it at their own pace. While assignments are issued–nobody is keeping track of what you do. There are no grades. And since there are no assignments on weekends, you have time to catch up if you want.

For sign-ups just go to Blogging 101: Zero to Hero: June 8 – 26.

Hope to see you in the class 🙂