AUSTRALIAN BLOGS I AM STUMBLING ACROSS THIS COLD WET TUESDAY

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Its cold and wet here today so I am taking what used to be called a Surf through the Net. Mine is more like an amble. I am trying to stay Australian with this selection. I have already come across an Australian Ethos which pleases me well. Through the SYDNEY EYE I discovered FREE FALLING who indulges in GENERAL BLUDGING . Me, myself, I describe as perfecting the ART OF IDLING. And SYDNEY EYE   is subtitled “ besotted with shabbiness”. Kindred spirits the three of us.

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thrifty treasures, general musings, garden stuff, walks, cancer stuff, holidays, bit of booky and music stuff.

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… besotted with shabbiness …

Sydney Eye leads me on to CLARENCE VALLEY TODAY. The Clarence is just up the road from here – maybe an hour’s drive.

CLARENCE VALLEY TODAY

A photo a day from Grafton City and surrounding towns and villages.

SYDNEY CITY AND SUBURBS

Sydney – City and SuburbsPhoto Blog
A new photo posted here every day from the city of Sydney, the nearby suburbs or beyond.

And here is another one of the Australian Ethos

SYDNEY MEANDERINGS

Musings of a middle aged misfit.

REFRESHMENT FROM THE TROVE

I am going into the NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA’S TROVE to see what other dimensions there are to the concept of REFRESHING.

Western Mail (Perth, WA 1885-1954), Thursday 30 May 1946, REFRESH The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld.  1866-1939), Thursday 12 February 1931

Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885-1954), Thursday 30 May 1946

REFRESH YOUR WINDOWS.

The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866-1939), Thursday 12 February 1931
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23135167

DOES YOUR BATH REFRESH YOU?
(1938, February 9). The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860-1954), p. 8 Supplement: Woman’s Realm.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article29204159

CRETONNE CALLING. (1937, September 16). The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866-1939)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23590864

REFRESH Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. 1878-1954), Thursday 9 July 1936 REFRESH The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. 1933-1954), Friday 26 April 1940
Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton) Thursday 9 July 1936 The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld.) Friday 26 April 1940

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: REFRESHING.

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Nothing like the drinks and foods at shows and festivals for true refreshment. Food and Drinks you would not normally consume. Kati B seems to be armed with what we call a Spider.

PHOT CHALLENGGE SITES 2Clorikeets

http://judichow.wordpress.com/2011/06/26/weekly-photo-challenge-refreshing/

http://bigskyken.wordpress.com/2011/06/26/simply-refreshing/

http://nrhatch.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/photo-challenge-refreshing/

http://thepetalpusher.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/weekly-photo-challenge-refreshing/

http://amcnabb.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/weekly-photo-challenge-refreshing/

http://thirdhandart.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/weekly-photo-challenge-refreshing/

http://butterflybound.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/p-s-wish-you-were-here-a-deleted-addendum-andor-intermission/

28 JUNE 2011: WATCHING OVER ME: GRANDMA AND THE AUNTS

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The Hurrell Girls – a third version, all taken on the same day. Mary and Ellen at the back, Eliza, Lucy and Ann at the front.

Lucy is my Grandma. Well, my father’s Grandma. The end of June is coming up and its time to choose a new topic. one for the month of July. Last night when I sat down wearied to have a yaan with you, the picture of Grandma and the Aunts came up and they simply stared at me and I stared at them and didn’t write a word. This morning I dug up this second shot. Its only recently come into my possession through Cathy Gainge down Eungai way. Grandma looks a lot happier with me this morning than she did last night.

I am thinking that for the Month of July, I shall choose an ancestral pic each day, and they can come sit with us on the eBENCH and join in the Yaan.

Hurrell SistersTIPS ON WRITING BLOGS

From the UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY site.

http://blogs.usyd.edu.au/support/help/writing.shtml

Some blog-specific tips:

  • Write often
  • Don’t go on and on, keep it short.
  • Write headlines that grab attention.

Let’s see how we go with this.

Write often: I do write often. Its nearing end of month and I find myself in a slump and not wishing to write or post. No matter. I have been writing since I was a little girl with a typewriter. A big black old fashioned one. Writing when there was absolutely no audience and nothing to write about – so I guess I shall keep writing now.

Don’t go on and on. Keep it short: Well! I am not too sure what to say about that. Conceding that there would be times, I nonetheless find occasions for long windedness. Maybe there is a specific purpose to these Uni Blogs. I am going on and on today. The Ladies are urging me to do so.

Write headlines that grab attention: Yesterday I was sent this message from Vanessa G.  “You do speak very cryptically.” I am fond of a cryptic headline.

UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

Style

  • Identify your audience(s) and write in a style that is suitable for that audience
  • Keep text brief and meaningful, readers tend to scan text
  • Delete unnecessary words, limit your use of adverbs and adjectives
  • Use short sentences and paragraphs
  • Avoid repeating text
  • Ensure consistency in style if you have multiple authors
  • Put the most important message first
  • Use the shorter word where ever possible, e.g. “now” not “currently”
  • Avoid circumlocutions, e.g., “at a later time” for “later”
  • Wherever possible, use the active voice, e.g., “Vet Science had a BBQ” instead of “The BBQ was held by Vet Science”.
  • Check your syntax, punctuation and spelling.

A couple of the concepts seem a bit startling to me for a University article. How about you ? Just checked – yes they are linked to PRO BLOGGER

Hurrell Sisters

AH! The next link is one I prefer. http://www.alistapart.com/articles/writeliving

10 Tips on Writing the Living Web

I shall start the July Theme with the LIVING WEB.

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