More About Me

James Proclaims (4)

In a controversial move,  I’ve decided to redo Blogging 101 – the online blogging course run by WordPress.

If you’re a longstanding reader (if you can be a longstanding reader of a blog which is still less than three months old), you’ll know that I did Blogging 101 in June. You’ll know because I wrote about every single task in painstaking detail, whether the task required me to or not. The ‘hilarious’ results of this can be found here.

The thing is, because I wasn’t really taking it very seriously, I may not, in truth have gotten the most out of the course.

Having just spent the last two weeks completing Blogging 201, which I did in all earnest and without blogging about it once, I definitely think that both I and the blog benefited hugely from the experience.

So I thought, if I do Blogging 101 again, but this time I do it properly, then who knows what I might achieve?

In any case I’ve got a bit of time on my hands, with it being the summer holidays (and me being a teacher) so I can invest in the course properly, and as I can’t really afford to go away this summer, it’ll stop me from getting bored…

Aside from this post, I’ll be completing the course more discreetly this time and with genuine hopes of ameliorating ‘James Proclaims’.

But I’m posting something about it today because the first task tells you to, and even though I’ve done this task before (which you can read by clicking here) I thought it might be worth revisiting.

Anyway, I’m supposed to kick off the course by writing something about me and why I blog. So here goes:

I blog because I have ambitions of being a writer, and because I’m mildly narcissistic. I could work on my writing skills in private but doing it in public gives people an opportunity to tell me how talented and clever I am, and my fragile ego needs that level of validation.

Fortunately I’ve noticed that other bloggers are incredibly nice people and frequently say nice things about me.

Anyway, I think the main point of this blog is to make people laugh. Humour is of course subjective (and spelt differently depending on where you live) so if you don’t find me funny then don’t worry, it’s perfectly fine. I won’t judge you.

But for all the cerebral, gifted and downright lovely people that do enjoy my proclamations then keep coming back. In theory you get better at stuff the more you do it, so imagine how good this is going to be a year from now?

I think we can all look forward to that!

  12 comments for “More About Me

  1. August 3, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    I am there too. Good to be in another course with you.

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  2. August 3, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Seems like there’s quite few 201 alumi on the course!

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  3. August 3, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Hey. Never worry about repeating a course. I “left my self back” purposely in adult French classes three times. I’m happy to say most of my knowledge of French has been in the form of music or my French better half! I wanna read more of your stuff!

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    • August 3, 2015 at 5:05 pm

      Please do read more of my stuff! I used to teach an adult French class weirdly enough…

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  4. August 3, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    I’m currently very much not doing Blogging 201 at present, nor indeed any blogging – mostly because of bubonic plague and Year End at work, oh an d no progress on the visa, so I look forward to reliving the good times with you 🙂

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    • August 3, 2015 at 5:06 pm

      And they were good times weren’t they?
      Sorry to here about your troubles – hope to see you back and active in the blogosphere soon!

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  5. August 3, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Your tagline alone makes me want to read your blog. And I would hazard a guess that all bloggers are slightly narcissistic, so you are in good company. I mean, who wouldn’t want to hear what we have to say?

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    • August 3, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      Tis true – we’re a fascinating bunch…

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  6. August 4, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    I like your title! I think it fits the tone of your blog perfectly — it says “I might be mildly narcissistic, sure, but I can also laugh at myself!”

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    • August 4, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      That’s me in a nutshell!

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  7. August 5, 2015 at 10:24 am

    “I blog because I have ambitions of being a writer, and because I’m mildly narcissistic. I could work on my writing skills in private but doing it in public gives people an opportunity to tell me how talented and clever I am, and my fragile ego needs that level of validation.” Boy did I relate to this! Your writing is so funny and (hate to use the word, but) relatable, I’m looking forward to reading more of what you have to say.

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    • August 5, 2015 at 10:41 am

      Thanks for the validation! 🙂

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