Picnic in July, Finnish style

Poetry and Photography

“In the bible it rained for 40 days and 40 nights. They called it disaster. In Finland we call it summer!”

Picnic in July, Finnish style

Going on a picnic
Come snow, hail or shine
After all, it is still July
Hoping not to get sick
Sitting on the beach
Shivering with cold
The warmth at arms reach
It’s summer I was told
Not time for mission abort
Should not have worn shorts
The rain soon falls
Drops like thick walls
Clothes getting wetter
Running to shelter
Looking for a hide
Getting inside
Cold and wet
And unfed
Cursing and swearing
Of this life unfairing
Looking outside again
Hoping no more rain
What the f…k?
The sun is back up!

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Blogging 201, Day Ten: Give ‘Em What They Want, II

“Blogging isn’t about publishing as much as you can: It’s about publishing as smart as you can” Jon Morrow

Blogging 201, Day Ten: Give ‘Em What They Want, II

Today’s assignment: create a poll and/or a survey to collect feedback from your readers on your site and its content.

Why do this?

– Because data deepens your understanding of what readers love (or don’t love).– 
– Because data can illuminate traffic drops and boosts you might see in your blog’s stats.

First off, thank you a great many for this excellent and interesting Blogging201 event. The assignments have been of interest and even needful for myself and I really have learnt a lot and gained new blogging buddies during the process too!

That being said, regarding today’s assignment:

I have had the illusion, in which blogging can be everything and nothing. You can be either a professional blogger or a writer posting your own thoughts, images, what have yous.

As for myself, I am mainly writing for myself. As for what ever else I do, photography, videography, songs, poetry, etc, I am truly happy if anyone else enjoys what I have to offer, but, I absolutely will not change my direction, my style or the things I do if there are those who do not like them. I will always try on new things, but that usually comes from within, not by suggestion. Well, that is not entirely true, someone may suggest something and I will pick up on that, but still do it my own way. I love prompts, but I usually do not follow the guidelines exactly, rather add my own twist to them.

Of course I am interested in statistics and how many likes I get, who wouldn’t be! But then again, you cannot always please everyone every time.

To summarize my ranting, polls and surveys are not for me, not for my current blog at least.

Related posts: An Homage to Bloggers

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