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Blogging 101: Customising

I’ve thought about customising my blog a number of times to make it easier for dyslexic people to read. Alas, I don’t have the spare cash to fork out on doing such. I think it’s a bit of an unfair assignment from Blogging 101 for those of us who don’t have the spare cash flow to customise our blogs, but there we go.

Blogging 101: The Journey

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Education isn’t just about what you learn, it’s about who you meet and the adventures that you have. I know that I have been very blessed.

Blogging 101: Adult Visions

I am a few days behind with Blogging 101 still and on the ‘Make a Prompt Personal‘ assignment from Tuesday. I’m going to try to catch up while I am off work feeling sick and very sorry for myself. I really didn’t understand the assignment at first, but after having a look at the previous Daily Prompts I figured out what was meant and chose to write about Adult Visions.

Now, when I looked into this particular prompt, I decided to choose the title as a prompt rather than the description given.

As a kid, you must have imagined what it was like to be an adult. Now that you’re a grownup (or becoming one), how far off was your idea of adult life?

Instead I am going to go back to one of the topics I am most passionate about: dyslexic adults.  Read the rest of this entry

Blogging 101: Blogroll

Yeah I am really behind this week. New job is really wearing me out. By the time I get home I am having my evening meal, letting it digest (while watching Game of Thrones) and then falling asleep before 10pm. Exhausted!!!! Here is Monday’s assignment two days late!

I don’t have a blogroll on my blog. I have in the past, but I actually removed it recently. A lot of the blogs I read have nothing to do with the topic I post about. I like to read about music and sport as well as education blogs (especially blogs on dyslexia, autism, ADHD etc). I have thought about reintroducing a blogroll, perhaps just having a few very select blogs, but I just cannot decide whether or not to restrict it to solely other dyslexia related blogs or to throw a bit of my own personality in. I fear all my heavy metal loving blogs might scare readers away.

So readers, if I reintroduced the blogroll to my blog, what types of blogs would you want me to share? Would you like continuity with other education related blogs or would you like my scary heavy metal blogs in there too?

Dyslexia Awareness Month: #dyslexicselfie

It’s Dyslexia Awareness Month! So let’s get this party started!!! Dyslexia shouldn’t be seen as a negative thing. It’s time to rise above the stigma!

@Hidden_Ability have created a wonderful hashtag for all you lovely dyslexic people and dyslexic supporters to take part in: #dyslexicselfie

All you need to do is take a photo of yourself and Tweet or Facebook it with the hashtag #dyslexicselfie

Here is my contribution, so make sure you join in! Come on! Let’s show the world that we are a diverse bunch from various backgrounds!

#dyslexicselfie: wearing my signature cap to stop my visual stress related migraines

#dyslexicselfie: wearing my signature cap to stop my visual stress related migraines


Target smashed!!!

Target smashed!!!

Oh my goodness! A huge thank you to all those who’ve sponsored me and manage to smash the second target of £100! I really didn’t think I would manage it, so I really cannot thank you all enough!!!

I will be switching to a new charity on 12th of October, so you can still donate money until then to Dyslexia Action via my JustGiving page here: or text DYME51 £1 (or £2, £5 etc) to 70070 to sponsor me today. Texts are UK only, online donations are worldwide.

The Journal: Part 2

Journal 01  Read the rest of this entry

Blogging 101: This Week

This week the assignments on Blogging 101 have covered a lot of things I have done or do anyway.

Monday: Make Your “About” Page Irresistible


My About Me page has been edited and edited until I’ve been happy with it. I did change a couple of bits around on Monday, but I had only just changed it from saying I was a ‘student’ to a ‘graduate’ the other month when I graduated! I like reading people’s ‘About’ to find out about who the blogger is, it makes it feel a lot more personal for me. Even when I read business websites I like knowing about who the company are and what it is they do or aspire to.

Tuesday: Start Personalizing Read the rest of this entry

The Journal: Part 1

Journal 01 Read the rest of this entry

Blogging 101: Themes

I am a day behind with Blogging 101, so I will try to get back on track today. Unfortunately for us, the plumbing in our new flat decided to back up on us and we ended up flooding our downstairs neighbour. Not nice! We’re out of the flat and living with family until Monday, otherwise I’d have managed to keep up. Life eh?!

Yesterday’s Blogging 101 assignment was to look at themes for our blogs. I have only just changed mine in the last week or so, perfect timing to remember why I chose this specific theme and why I moved away from my old one! I have stuck with a free blog and free themes because I just do not have the spare cash to pay for the extras. Plus, with my blog being very much a specialised topic, I don’t know if it would really be worth me spending the extra money at the moment.  Read the rest of this entry

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