Site Planning

As part of Blogging 201 over at The Daily Post we’ve all been asked to think about the development of our blog and where we’d like to see it go. I’ve realized that it’s a journey, this blogging. I’ve got so much to learn and I need a safe place to experiment with the medium.

I hope to connect to myself increasing my creativity. I want to play a bit with words, meaning, and stories here while maintaining a safe place.

I hope to connect with others by listening to comments and feedback as well as by following the blogs other people write.

My goals derived from such reflections:
1.) Write regularly – Develop and maintain 15 draft postings
2.) Explore modes of storytelling – Use more photo, video, and original art
3.) Connect with people – read at least one new blog per week and comment, while still following others.
4.) Build Audience – Establish a new weekly feature.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Profile: Drama Llama

Name: Drama Llama

Achievements: getting elected at all.

Party: The Other One

Educational Degrees Held: Puppetry BS, Nannying MA

Tag Line: He’s a good llama

SOMEWHERE IN PARADISE — Born in the midwest, Drama Llama was raised on a farm. He graduated top of his class before serving as a scout leader. Afterward he earned degrees from the Connecticut College’s – School of Business and Politics (Puppetry BA) and Polyanna HomeTech University (Nannying MA). “I am the best candidate; the only candidate for this great state. I know everything and I will appoint the best puppets (I mean people) to serve on every local board for everything,” he reassured the public at a news conference in August.

Silly Llama

Drama Llama is a bit to the right of any politician who ever ran for election anywhere. He has been known to say one thing and do quite another every other year. Examples include his statement that he will, “… never raise taxes, no way, no how,” followed by the largest increase in sales tax the state has ever known. Gradually he’s taxed people out of their homes with his disdain for common sense. Another example is his profound assertion that the children in this state deserve the, “Best education, evah!” while he’s slashed state funding for education at every turn.

Vote for him ’cause, “He’s a good llama!”

The character in this blog post is fictional and any resemblance to persons (or llamas) living or dead is purely coincidental. This was written in response to the Daily Post Prompt – Genre Bender and attempts to mash-up Satire with Political Profile. If any candidate believes it resembles him or her, wow… that’s pretty sad.

One Year Today

She left one year ago today. I don’t know how to feel about that. I keep trying on emotions hoping someday one will fit and feel right. It was a shock when I got the call. Even though I expected such a call for years, I was surprised and sad. Then there was the social media and too many sappy posts from other people who were caught off guard by her death. I guess even though it’s been a year, it’s still kind of a shock. I mourned for the mom she never was and now would never be. I was angry, too. I think I deserved more from her than the “sometimes love” I got.

LongAgo

I think she was beautiful. I want to mourn for her, not just the memories that don’t exist. Yes, she told me she loved me, but that never lasted for very long. I was always confused by her perspective. Yes, we had some fun and laughed and talked for hours and hours… mostly about her.