Wherein Sue began to blog daily

This is the fifth summary post for this blog.  I had begun to blog each day before the Blog Every Day in November challenge began.

Fear a daily prompt post which resonated with me.

Changing seasons As it was autumn I took a look at memorable dates for the rest of the year.

A statue in a strange land features my social life.

In the style of… …King David – a poem.

Childlike my Twitter verse

Blog Action Day – action for girls and slaves

The results are out for a writing competition I entered.

How to knit a cushion cover a knitting pattern for the cushion mentioned in an earlier post.

Raindrop race results describes the race between my two blogs to pass the next milestone number of followers.

Shakespeare and me (Part 1) I recounted my introduction to the plays of Shakespeare in two posts.

Shakespeare and me (Part 2)

Another string to my bow An explanation of my Twitter handle

Butterflies A post recalling my recent observations of the world about me.

Dawn This was a daily prompt about whether we are larks or owls.

Johari window Queen creative introduced me to another new concept with the prompt for the promptless

UK Blog awards 2014 I entered my blogs.  Regular readers will be aware of the saga!

My first day at school was in a different age!

Halloween treats is what I’d give out to visitors to my blog.

Introductions Blog every Day in November – please see link (in the menu) above for more posts

The first day of December has many associations.

Craft group in the Guinness Book of Records?  Surely not! This was unexpected.

Superpower I wrote the power of being able to appear or disappear at will in literature.

To be continued…


More of what Sue wrote

This is my third summary post in view of my blog’s imminent anniversary.  Many of these posts were for the Daily Prompt.

Facebook – a necessary evil?

Birthday parties This is a more recent post about my childhood memories.

How I met a blogger I follow I really would like you to read this post.  The blogger in question is having all sort of adventures at present.

No doubt about it – I’m a logomaniac! (mad about words)

My biographer Links to my childhood memories and asks a question.

Mythological beasts for a prompt for the promptless includes book recommendations and fancy dress.

Holiday craft includes four projects in knitting and crochet.

The key to success was a post about blog statistics.  I tried to boost mine by linking to all the other daily prompters that day.  It had an effect, but now I do not link to any posts I have not read and enjoyed.  I apply the same policy to pingbacks.  If I have not had time to read a post I do not approve a pingback.

A year of blogging My first blog, Sue’s considered trifles, was one year old.  I thought it more appropriate to write about it here.

Qualia – a personal experience A new concept from prompt for the promptless jogged my memory.

Back to school was a daily prompt asking what we needed to learn.

Alphabetical challenge was another prompt I had fun with.

My year so far was a daily prompt, which led me to review my adventures in real life.

Collage was my response to a prompt for the promptless about DIY.

What makes you click? This post asked a question about readers’ habits.  It generated more comments than most posts.

A short history of two blogs I am beginning to think I am addicted to looking back!

I remember was a challenge to write for 10 minutes.

How can tomorrow affect today? Two posts after I claimed this blog is lighter than my other one, Rarasaur’s prompt for the promptless tempted me to write a more philosophical post!

Dull A poem

How do you deal with distractions from writing? This turned into a post about books on the Kindle app!  I must have been distracted previously and stored up ideas for writing.

Moved to tears is a book review.

Politically correct? My views here were well-received.  I wonder whether people are shy of on-line arguments?

Friendship was a post I wrote in response to a daily prompt about palmistry.

Too soon (or too late?) A discussion on humour with another joke.

Mirror, mirror This was for a prompt about our blogs being mirrors of ourselves.  I did another quick review and ended with an original rhyme.

Neologisms – a post about words, which were in the news.

Procrastination In which Sue coins a new word!

On an even keel was another daily prompt.  This was about maintaining a balance in life.

When was the last full moon? includes some messing about with words.  (Oops, I mean experimental writing!)

Schooldays Reminiscences led me back to words and US and UK English…

I say tomato… which I followed up for the next prompt.

Limericks Three limericks and a chance to vote.

These boots were made for walking and the places they have been!

The secret of success is not likes or follows… another prompt about blogging ambitions.

Only joking! A post about humour and links to some of my humorous posts.  Don’t laugh!

Knitting for fun More items I have knitted recently and a mention of the local flower show.

A day to remember A survey of my limited experience of meeting people from other cultures and an Indian wedding reception.


What Sue wrote – wandering happily

Daily Prompt: The Happy Wanderer

by Krista on March 19, 2014

What’s your travel style? Are you itinerary and schedule driven, needing to have every step mapped out in advance or are you content to arrive without a plan and let happenstance be your guide?

When it is a journey I have to make, I like everything planned in advance.  Once I have arrived at my destination each day’s activities may be planned at short notice.

My blogging journey at least here on Sue’s Trifles has been more spontaneous.  Most days I look at the Daily Prompt from WordPress before posting anything here.  If the Daily Prompt does not tempt me I look at 365 Days of writing prompts.  I also use that at busy times.  Sometimes I wish to write about different topics, which do not fit either of these.  This includes taking part in other blogging events, such as Blogging from A to Z in April, Blog Every Day in November (BEDN) which take me out of the Daily Prompt arena for a month at a time.  There are also other blogging events which last for a single day.  One is coming up at the end of this week – the Theme Reveal for the A to Z Challenge.

As my blogiversary approaches I am reviewing my posts so far.  I hope this will help you, valued reader, to find any of my earlier posts, which might be of interest to you.  It will also help me in planning future content.  I have already discovered one promise I made, which I have not yet fulfilled.  My contents post is now almost up-to-date.  In future updates will be made on a regular basis.  (Experience with my other blog has taught me that it is more time-effective to update several entries at once than to add each new post immediately.)

This is the second post reviewing my 1st year blogging on Sue’s Trifles.  The first one is I believe my blog’s anniversary is not far off

Alter ego was a prompt for the promptless, which I used to write about St Paul the Apostle.

Interview with Tigger was a daily prompt asking us to interview a fictional character.  When I am “full of the joys of spring” I suspect I can be as irritating as Tigger.

A chance conversation is a real-life event.

Pentecost is a post about a season in the Church’s year. I managed to contact the present vicar at the church, which had the Whit walks.  They no longer do this, but at another time of year a donkey takes part in a service.

My phone or i-phone? Another daily prompt asked about smart-phones.  I am still using a basic phone.

My blogging goals I notice that I was only blogging, “Whenever I had something to say,” on this blog.  Now I blog every day, I wonder whether I am just doing it for its own sake!

Trinity Sunday I talked about God being three Persons and one God yesterday.  I had forgotten that I had written about names of God beginning with A in this post.  I have not revisited my promise to write about more names of God.

On my Journey I couldn’t help being an onlooker.

Blog switching was an opportunity to promote another blogger.  I think she must be busy in real-life now.  If you are reading this, Victoria, “Hello!”

My name is… was a prompt about names.

…but what will it be? This was something which struck me the same day and also fitted with the prompt.  I do not usually post twice in the same day.

Not exactly a running gag is a post, which includes a joke.

Silver linings – a daily prompt I used to describe a recent narrow escape.

Craft group crack includes my story of a charity/thrift shop find.

The first book of Samuel was the subject of our group Bible study.  A book review is included here.

Buzz, buzz, buzz describes a real-life situation.

Monet prompt was from Rarasaur.

My next series of posts were from writing I had done almost 20 years earlier of my childhood memories.  There is a separate link to these on my contents page.

Perhaps my blogging journey does resemble my real life ones.  I have planned sections and last-minute ones.

To be continued…