NaPoWriMo: Day Three and Four

So day three and four are upon us yet I am still poem-less! (well until after this post anyhow.)

Here Goes!

The black birds sing,

Sing from their souls,

The bliss and hiss,

Of the rules,

That must obey,

Yet they are nothing,

Compared to today.


NaPoWriMo: Day One and Two

So the annual NaPoWriMo – write a poem a day, for the whole of April – started yesterday, and I thought that it would be a good idea to participate purely to practice writing poems. Who knows, I might actually turn out to be okay at them!!

Instead of writing one poem every day of April, I would like to write one poem every TWO days of April. So here goes for the first two days!!!

Looking at the pane,

I gaze through in vain,

As the trees dance,

Slowly as the glance,

Moves to what it only can,

Be as the van,

Leaves the trees standing,

Alone on the landing.

I am not sure whether that makes any sense… But it’s a start!!

Are any of you participating in this year’s NaPoWriMo?

Social Networks, Do You “Get” Them?

I think yesterday’s Daily Prompt is quite relevant to today and our up-coming bloggers (such as myself!) to help start themselves up and create fresh traffic to new blogs. So here it is:

The Social Network:

Do you feel like you “get” social media, or do you just use it because that’s where all your friends and family are?

Widely speaking, I would say the majority of people use social networking sites purely because their friends and family use it, so it’s a very easy and accessible way of keeping in contact with them. I say this, because this is probably the reason why I first started using Facebook or Twitter – to keep up with the “now” and see what everyone is up to. Pretty stalker-ish when you look at it like that isn’t it?

However, having linked up both of my blogs – including The Design 411 – to my Twitter accounts, all of my posts get shared with not only my WordPress followers but also my Twitter followers. For this reason you could say that I “get” social networks because I know how to maximise the sites and get as much from them as possible.

In terms of Facebook, I like to keep things personal – share family and friend photographs etc, on LinkedIn I like to keep it professional in terms of my degree etc and I think this is how it should be… But my Twitter account is just a bunch of everything put together! Even still, I was shown these sites by my friends and family.

In conclusion, I understand how social networking works and how I can get the most out of each site but I choose not to put myself out there too much because I don’t like being “up in someone’s face” all day long – I like to gain true followers and friends.

Why do you use social networking sites?


What brings out your competitive side? A game? Sport? Or is it just an activity…?

I think my downfall is the amount of things/activities/games which can make my competitive side come out. It can be almost anything that involves Continue reading

Do You Crave the Energy in Crowds? Or Exclude Yourself?

Two days ago, the Daily Prompt from was this: Do parties and crowds fill you with energy, or send you scurrying for peace and quiet?

In terms of parties, it really does depend on the mood I am in for me to really enjoy it. If the crowd of people there are full of those I know, or have met once or twice before, I think it would be great. Parties are always fun when you have had a bit of alcohol, you can’t lie. So long as the company is good, fun and interesting then there is never very much of a problem for me going to a party.

So in terms of an answer, yes; parties do fill me with energy, but that is dependent on the company I’m in. I think I would enjoy the crowds at a music festival – at the end of the day, everyone is there for mainly one reason, the music.

However, if I were to go somewhere filled will people I don’t know particularly well, I am not sure how I would fair. It would be exciting to meet new people and find out more about each person, but I would feel a little intimidated and shy to start with. There needs to be someone with common ground. It would be wrong to exclude yourself from making new contacts – that is more important than knowing at least something about everything. Be open to discussions and leaning from other people.

I think everyone likes to have a Friday and Saturday night off from socialising every once in a while – it gives you the chance to relax and take some time out for yourself.