Posts about blogging, including about blogfests.
Emily in Ecuador is moving from Blogger to WordPress
After months of planning, excitement and a lot of work, I am moving Emily in Ecuador from Blogger to WordPress. I have converted all of my content to a new website that I administer (WordPress) instead of using Google’s free blogging software (Blogger). Why am I moving? Blogger (owned by Google) has not been updated for years. During the past year, I noticed some things that did not work properly in Blogger. Two in particular pushed me to make the decision to abandon ship: People filled out my contact Emily page and I never received the email. Comments on my blog stopped being emailed to me. Thank you to Jz,…
Puerto Lopez, Ecuador A to Z Summary and Reflections #AtoZChallenge
Summary I survived the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge! Throughout April, I wrote about Puerto Lopez, Ecuador, where I live with my husband and cats. This post contains a complete list of April 2018 Emily in Ecuador posts and my reflections on the Challenge. Links to all April Posts The 5 most popular are in bold. Almuerzo – Good Lunch Choice in Puerto Lopez Boats in Puerto Lopez Coconut Water on Puerto Lopez Beach Dolphins – Puerto Lopez Emily in Puerto Lopez Fish Market – Puerto Lopez Greenery Delivered to Your Door in Puerto Lopez Hammock Time on Puerto Lopez Beach Internet Cafes in Puerto Lopez Javico, A Puerto…
A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal #AtoZChallenge
Ready for Puerto Lopez, a coastal Ecuador fishing town, A to Z? Throughout April, you will see one photo per day with a 26-word description. Update on April 9 (letter H day): A Note on Theme Changes Before the A to Z Challenge began, I loved the idea of sharing one Puerto Lopez photo per day and writing a 26-word description. I placed both restrictions on myself. Now that I have used this theme for a week, I sometimes want to use a few more words. This paragraph alone has 55 words.Also, I spend an inordinate amount of time trying to decide on just one photo.Announcing AtoZ Challenge theme changes! Beginning today, more…
We Are The World Blogfest
I will be participating in the We Are The World Blogfest on the last Friday of each month. What is the #WATWB? Social media and news in recent times has been filled with hate and negativity. Just as you cannot fight darkness, only light lamps, Hate and Negativity cannot be fought. You need to bring Love and Positivity forward instead. If you’re tired of negativity and strife on blogs and social media, check out the We Are the World Blogfest! I bring to you the We Are the World Blogfest, along with these fabulous co-hosts: Belinda Witzenhausen, Carol Walsh, Chrissie Parker, Damyanti Biswas, Eric Lahti, Kate Powell, Lynn Hallbrooks, Mary…
2017 A to Z Reflections #AtoZChallenge
I survived the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge and earned a badge! It is tradition for participants to post reflections after the Challenge. These are my 2017 A to Z reflections. How it started In the last week of March, author Donna B. McNicol asked if any of her friends were participating. I said yes! I had been wanting to get into blogging and figured this was a great opportunity. Why not sign up and learn as I go? Theme I wrote about Ecuador since I live in a country that is not well known globally. Topics On April 1, I had a list with a topic for…
Blogging from A to Z April Challenge
Can I complete the A to Z Challenge, writing a blog post (almost) every day in April? We are about to find out! I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. Every non-Sunday in April, I will post a blog based on a letter of the alphabet. So, April 1=A, April 3=B, etc. That is 26 posts in one month! If you write a blog or have thought about starting one, I encourage you to participate, too! Comment with the URL of your blog so I can find you. Tweet about it with #atozchallenge so others can find you.