Blogging from A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal

I haven’t been posting here with any degree of regularity over the past few months. Moving is a lot of work and relocating 1800 miles away from family and friends by yourself is another story. I know people do it every day, but I was so ill-prepared for the move.

Anyway, this post is not about my relocation trials and tribulations. It’s all about the Blogging from A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal. Yup it’s that time again. April 1st ushers in the 2015 Blogging from A to Z Challenge. And this year over 1100 bloggers are taking on the challenge of blogging through their ABCs. I hope you’ll sign up too and join in the blogging fun, but if you don’t have the time, please stop by from time-to-time to cheer us on with your words of encouragement.

Hello Kitty RandomnessSo, what’s my theme? I’m recycling my theme from last year: Randomness and Tomfoolery in Progress.

I’ve been racking my brain trying to figure out what this year’s Blogging from A to Z Challenge was going to be about. After thinking about it long and hard and coming up and dismissing a lot of ideas, I remembered how much fun I had writing my randomness and tomfoolery posts, so I thought why not do it again. It’s less restrictive and it gives me a whole lot of creative license. Muhaha.

I might as well kill two birds with one stone in this post. I’m also doing the Blogging from A to Z Challenge on my short story blog – A Short A Day. I’m going to write 26 short stories using song titles as inspiration. I was quite surprised that my iTunes library had all but 6 letters of the alphabet. Some of the songs I selected are a little sappy, so you might get to read some romance stories, which is out of my wheel house. But what would a challenge be like if you didn’t step out of your comfort zone every now and again.

Anyway, I hope to see you back here and A Short A Day throughout the month of April.

Enjoy! Good Luck! And happy blogging! 🙂



What I’ve Been Working On

I’ve been nursing a yuck-tastic sinus infection, which I officially found out I had today. Thank goodness I had my allergy appointment this morning.

While I was waiting for my prescription to be filled, I started brainstorming a few blog posts. And once I got home I started on some short stories.

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2014 Annual Report and Beyond

Last night WordPress sent my Annual Report and according to the WordPress stats helper monkeys (their words, not mine) approximately 11,000 prying eyes viewed 20/20 Hines Sight in 2014. However, me being the anal retentive person that I am when it comes to numbers, I can’t deal with approximates.

As of this write up my total views are 10,788. Thanks stats helper monkeys for rounding up. That was a great ego boost. My best month was April, which I’ll talk a little more about that in a bit.
End of Year Stats

I’ve been viewed by people that live in 119 of the 196 countries in the world. The United States led in views with 6,291. The United Kingdom and Canada rounded out the top three voyeurs with 773 and 658 respectively.

There are 61 countries that have under 10 views Continue reading

New Goals & Goals Continued

Today’s Daily Post is:

We’re entering the final days of 2014 — how did you do on your New Year’s resolutions these past 11.75 months? Is there any leftover item to be carried over to 2015?

I learned a long time ago not to set New Year’s resolutions. I usually failed pretty early on. Instead I set little goals as I go along in order to achieve that one big goal at a specified time. That way if I fail I don’t feel so deflated. I can easily pick myself up and move on by either repeating the failed goal and/or rethinking and recalibrating it.

Having said that, I have some pretty lofty goals for blogging next year. I’m not sure if I will achieve them; but I have a plan, which is simply: Continue reading



Where did the time go?!

I hope you’ve enjoyed!😃
And it’s been my pleasure getting to know you! 

I decided to go back and look at my first couple of posts: Tis the Season and A Chick Making the Most Out of  2014 and took stock of how much I’ve grown as a blogger and as a person. Who would have thought that blogging would have helped me grow personally?

Looking back over the year. I’ve had some highs and some lows. Continue reading