Three Thoughts on Sustainable Blogging Resolutions

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I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, writing-related or otherwise. Something about the ritual feels contrived and ineffective — possibly because I’m an undisciplined, chronic procrastinator who loves finding loopholes in self-imposed rules. As esteemed behavioral economist Dan Ariely said a few years ago, “If you don’t have resolutions, you can’t break them.”

And yet here we are, mere hours before ringing in 2016. You want your blog to shine next year, you want to feel productive and energized, and you might think to yourself that maybe a little champagne-fueled commitment can’t hurt. And unless you’re one of the writing 1 percent — that group of three self-satisfied people who think that “writer’s block” is an actual block on which you write, prolifically — you’re right. Ceremonial rituals can’t hurt (why would anyone ever get married otherwise?).

So here are three ideas to ponder as you make — or consider making —…

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Wednesday Wisdom – New Beginnings

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What story will you choose to “write” in the coming year? Will you have more adventures to national parks, landmarks or wildlife refuges? Is there a daily routine you’ll adopt to support a greener way of living? Just as Mother Nature renews herself in Spring, the coming year can be a type of renewal for us…

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See the #fireworks I created by blogging on #WordPressDotCom. My 2015 annual report.

See the fireworks Locating Frankenstein’s Brain created by blogging on WordPress.com. Check out their 2015 annual report.

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Schulte Sports Bringing “FanFest Presented By Panini” to 2016 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

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NFLPA_CB_BlogSchulte Sports, Inc., a full-service sports marketing and public relations agency, recently announced that it has been retained by the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), the union for professional football players in the National Football League, to spearhead management, marketing and public relations initiatives for the inaugural FanFest Presented By Panini at the 2016 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, January 23 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

“We are very excited to assist the NFLPA in creating and managing their inaugural FanFest presented by Panini,” said Ray Schulte, President of Schulte Sports. “Our goal is to elevate the overall fan experience through this new component onsite on January 23 at the StubHub Center.”

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The Force is Strong

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Image Credit & Copyright: Goran Strand.

The Force is certainly strong in this image by the incredible night sky photographer, Goran Strand of Sweden. The aurora in and of itself is an amazing event to witness but when you throw in some creative artistry, an image can transform to take on a life all its own. Mr. Strand is no stranger to creative imagery or northern light imaging. I hope you all enjoy this great image and if you do, go check out hos page for more fantastic shots!

How many of you went to see the new Star Wars movie this week? How many more than once? Of the entire series, do you have a favorite or one you’d like to forget? Feel free to comment below.

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#ThursdayDoors 12-25-15 –Merry Christmas!

It’s time to play Thursday Doors again, and this week, we return to the Nelsonville American Legion Building. The side entrance is all prettied up for the holidays.

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Check out other posts about the Legion building:

https://rjbailey.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/photo-challenge-double-shot-wpc-thursdaydoors/

https://rjbailey.wordpress.com/2015/11/05/thursdaydoors-11-5-15/

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2016 Indy Power Rankings Changes

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More changes coming to the Indy Power Rankings in 2016!
At the end of every year we evaluate our processes so that we are doing the best possible service we can to independent wrestling as a whole, its fans, and wrestlers alike. In 2015, any matches consisting of wrestlers in WWE, TNA, ROH, GFW, Lucha Underground, or NJPW are ineligible for this list. We simply ignore all matches in these promotions as we do not consider them independent wrestling companies. In 2016 we will be adding NOAH, All Japan, AAA, & CMLL to that list.
The four companies being added (along with the ones that weren’t being considered in the first place) to the ineligible list could be argued for or against as independent wrestling companies. We put it to a vote and felt that leaving them out of the discussion would do no harm to those competing in the…

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Wednesday Wisdom – Edith Sitwell

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For some that comfort is found indulging in the sweetness of mini marshmallows melting into a sea of hot chocolate.  For others, that comfort is found sauntering along a wooded trail in solitude or sitting fireside with a great read. For me, the comforts of Winter are found in time spent with extended family and relatives, in meals shared that bring us closer together. This December, unusually warm weather in the Northeast warrants little need for a fire or hot chocolate – but there are numerous other ways to enjoy the comforts of the season. 

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#ThursdayDoors 12-10-15 and A New Theme

I just switched my blog’s theme to the new default Twenty Sixteen, and what better way to show it off than by playing this week’s Thursday Doors!

This week, we visit The Plains Baptist Church in The Plains, OH.


The Plains Baptist Church, The Plains, OH.

The Plains Baptist Church, The Plains, OH.

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