Since I am writing, it definitely is not a day off, so this must be free writing. The A to Z Blogging Challenge that is taking place this month gives participants a day off each week. I really, really like this whole thing of having a day off each week; it is civilized. But this month I am participating in BlogHer’s daily writing challenge, as well as the A to Z challenge, and it is an every single day challenge, although prompts, which are only suggested not required, are provided only for Monday through Friday with weekend days being topically free days when participants can write about anything.
For a day of rest, I had a very busy day.
The Meet Up group I coordinate, Tucson Women Bloggers, met this morning. It was a great experience, once again. Women of varying perspectives, experience levels, political persuasions, blogging types and needs all gathered together to exchange information, encourage and learn from each other, and strategize for how to build the best infrastructure we can for those will build upon the interconnected women’s history we create as we blog. Great new people, great returning members, and all of us together working toward the goal of getting the valuable information we all have as women out there to create change. Information is power.
Checked in on the home front and found all to be ok, so I went to pick up my new hybrid touchscreen laptop. I have only had my tablet and my desktop for almost two years. I have been wanting to try working on a PC so I will better understand what clients who are not Mac-o-philes have as context when they create their blogs, so I decided after an unfortunate iPad drop on the floor which left me with no sound on it, that this was the right time to return to using a laptop. I’d been checking out specs for a while and decided to look at ASUS because of price and good reviews. When I realized the inexpensive machine was light and smaller than most laptops, but bigger than a tablet and had a touch screen too. I decided to give it a go. So I picked up my new laptop today and I am now becoming reacquainted with Windows (though this is version 8), Microsoft Office and for the moment, Internet Explorer.
It has been an eventful day.