I created this blog in order to chronicle my journey towards completing 30 goals before turning 30. Since its inception however, my passion for writing has dwarfed my obsession to check items off my list. So I’ve begun to take the blog in a new direction; one that involves more storytelling and creative writing and less “30 Before 30” focus.
For all you list lovers out there, fear not. The list and its updates will remain on the page appropriately titled “the list”, and while I am no longer focusing on its completion, I still intend to follow through on several incomplete items. If an item is crossed off the list, there’s a good chance a story came out of it so I will post those tales from time to time.
The one list item that will remain a focal point of this blog going forward is #30: Begin writing my first novel. As I begin this process and throughout its journey, I will be devoting posts to the book. Ask any of my 6 or 7 loyal readers and they will tell you that I always try to engage readers and bring them along for the ride in my stories. This will be critical to me as I move forward with the writing so look for those in the weeks and months to come. For now, I hope you’ll meander through my blog and enjoy what I’ve shared to this point. Then I hope you’ll subscribe and be a part of what is to come…it should be a fun ride!
I always enjoy feedback from my readers so please feel free to contact me at: email@example.com
Heidelberg Kindergeburtstag said:
Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an extremely long comment
but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing
all that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say fantastic blog!
It’s exhilarating to see in depth information that is not autospun junk on the first 2 pages of the big g. The majority of helpful websites are 5 and 6 pages back in the big g now, glad to see one has broken off from the lot of em.
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Jim Chapman said:
Hey! I just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD!!! (Details on my blog)
Family Matters NZ said:
Hey Jim, just ran across this post http://phdincreativewriting.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/howw-anne-germanacos-became-a-writer/ and thought the last paragraph especially telling:
“And one more thing: publication is the icing on the cake. The act of writing itself gives you a way to be in the world and is its own reward. Publication just makes it okay, finally, to actually mention that you’re a writer.”
Leonard G said:
Jim, I’ve nominated you for both the Genuine blogger award, and the Sunshine award. I really appreciate your writing!
Thank you sir, you are too kind!
If you’re up for sporting some pink on your blog, I’ve nominated you at http://frifflethoughts.wordpress.com for the One Lovely Blog award. I really enjoy your commentary on life and wanted to let you know. Keep up the writing!
Leonard G said:
Jim, I really enjoy your work and nominated you for a “Beautiful Blogger” award. Thanks for some awesome work!
Well thank you kindly. I am humbled and gracious indeed. And thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment as well!
Emily January said:
I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. It seems to be the equivalent of a chain letter for blogging, but it seemed fun too. You can see details here: http://emilyjanuary.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/the-versatile-blogger-award/
I’m enjoying your blog!
Why thank you Emily! And the blog love continues to spread…
Standing on the Steps of Darlington said:
hello, I am new to Blogging and have hit a wall. Would you please tell me how you added pages to your tool bar, the about us page etc. I made the pages but they are not showing up on my toolbar.
Kourtney Heintz said:
Hi Jim, I really like your blog so I nominated you for the Sunshine Award. No pressure to do anything. You can pass it on or just bask in it. 🙂 http://kourtneyheintz.wordpress.com/2012/03/29/favorite-blog-qa-lucky-7-game-sunshine-blog-award/
You like me, you really like me! You are too kind!
CONAL FLAHERTY said:
You found yourself drifting into a funk, I like that expression. Now I turn 58 this year so I’m drifting into a funkadelic, not a group I ever liked really but hell I’m going to celebrate with gusto’
Gusto is a friend of mine, he’s happy to travel anywhere to add some excitement to the proceedings, I suggest you celebrate with him later in the year…
Love your posts
Haha…love it. I think everyone should have a friend named Gusto to hang out and party with. I might name my next son Gusto because he’s sure to be popular, even if people are just using him for his name.
Hello Jim! I just happened to see your blog and I just admire men who love their family. 🙂 Gusto in the Filipino language means ‘want’. 🙂
Nice. I turned 30 this year too, and it definitely messes with you. “Not So Little Dogs” was in your “About Me” and I think it’s time I added that to mine, too. Nothing beats 30 like a big friend.
Haha…thank you for stopping by. I appreciate the encouragement of someone who has recently hit the Big 3-0! Hope you’ll come back again.
For sure. 🙂
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This Italian Family said:
1. I love that we’re opposites when it comes to “being Italian” – you because of your heritage, but not your name; me because of my name, but not my heritage.
2. We have the same blog layout! Fun! 🙂
Looking forward to reading more, Jim!
The layout…another reason why I stopped on your blog. Thanks for coming by, hope to see you here again!
Sandi Ormsby said:
I can’t believe someone hasn’t done this yet…
Hell- LOOOO Ballllltimore! There’s the flasher that lives next door…
hahahah…we’re big on watching movies and tv shows in our home. There’s always something on and for awhile, it was Hairspray. Now I feel like putting that on, my 5 year old loves musicals. Just in case you feel like hearing:
I’m about to turn 40 and listed I was in a “funk,” as well, on someone else’s blog last night- how odd! I started my blog in Jan. 2011, so it’s new. However, it’s my 3rd blog…and actually started plugging away 2 years ago!
I’m all about developing a close community, so let’s visit back and forth and make comments, it’s so fun to get to know people in other states. My goal is to have a blogging friend in each state! I don’t have one in MD, yet!
We’re just about as far as we can get, I’m in Southern CA, about a few hours drive from Mexico.
See you soon,
P.S. Are you participating in the A-Z challenge? Starts in April. There’s a link on my header to the site. It might be a great way to meet others.
I was checking out the whole A-Z thing and it’s a great idea. I’d love to participate, just not sure if I can commit to an everyday post. I’ve been pretty good about doing 3 a week but I’ll give it some thought.
I have some cousins in Baltimore! I love going down to
visit them. They always take me to Little Italy, the Inner Harbor,
and other suburbs of the city. Gotta love Fells Point!
Mary Louise Wehunt said:
Okay, I’m in : until the sports theme takes over that is .
. . after that no promises. I think I might like reading about your
30 before 30 as you are less than 1/2 my age : so I can live
vicariously through you 🙂 if you don’t mind. Hey! A gals got to do
what a gals got to do for excitement.
Thanks Mary! I’ll tell you what, I’ll do my best to keep you entertained even after the big 3-0! Sports is my passion but so is telling a funny story about something ridiculous in my life…and there are no shortages of those stories so stay tuned!
Sounds good, Jim.
If you are looking for any contributing writers, I would be willing to contribute. I have lots to talk about with Sports. Even if you don’t, good luck with the site.