writesquire.com: News + Posting Schedule 10.09–15.2017


Coming attractions; theme customization resource; calendaring “me” time.Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes


1️⃣ I added a few static pages, including:

  • The Funeral Rule: Protecting Death’s Grieving Survivors
  • 8 TV-Favorite Legal Terms, Explained (several types of objections; not guilty vs innocence; “appealing to get to the facts” (spoiler alert: puhhhhlease! 😏))

2️⃣ Last week I switched themes (Sorbet → Rebalance) to better accommodate a portfolio. During the implementation, I discovered a super helpful resource. A gentleman lists and explains the precise effects of certain custom CSS coding, within the context of a targeted theme. Translation: indulge a copy/paste party! Example:
The Rebalance Theme by Automattic Customization: Modify the style, header, footer, menu, content section and more.”

Be sure to also study the extensive comments. Lotsa good stuff in dem dere hills!

Several themes receive this tutorial-style break it down treatment. To see if the nuances of your preferred theme enjoy the spotlight, try a google site search:
→ “xyz theme” site:AllAboutBasic.com

Coming Attractions: Blog

Temminck's Tragopan Pheasant  (China) /  Sylvan Heights Bird Park   Scotland Neck, North Carolina
Temminck’s Tragopan Pheasant
(China) /
Sylvan Heights Bird Park
Scotland Neck, North Carolina

✧︎︎︎ Thursday’s Article:

Create a Customized Section-Based SiteMap for Your WordPress.com Site

Learn which shortcode best meets your need, and how to manipulate the various parameters/ options to construct your dream SiteMap.

✧︎︎︎ Daily: Quote of the Day

The week’s legendary personalities include Viola Davis, Magic Johnson, Sammy Davis Jr., and Bill Russell.

✧︎︎︎ Monday the 9th:

Audio: Grover Washington Jr.

✧︎︎︎ Tuesday the 10th:

QuickNote: Easy Way to Pinpoint that Tune Played on xyz TV Show

✧︎︎︎ Wednesday the 11th:

Bird Photography: A snazzy feathered friend from Down Under

✧︎︎︎ Friday the 13th:

Video/ TedTalk: Adventures in Twitter Fiction

✧︎︎︎ Saturday the 14th:

QuickNote: Healthy Coffee Alternatives

✧︎︎︎ Sunday the 15th:

blogging holiday

Schedule: Twitter #5amWritersClub 4-5a 🎵 Daily Tweet 🎵 (@writesquire)

Couldn’t enjoy the fruits of daily predawn rising without my Old-School tunes:

  • Mon/ 9th: The Temptations – Treat Her Like a Lady
  • Tue/ 10th: The O’Jays – For the Love of Money
  • Wed/ 11th: LTD – Love Ballad
  • Thu/ 12th: The Impressions – It’s Alright
  • Fri/ 13th: Aretha Franklin – Natural Woman
  • Sat/ 14th: Phyllis Hyman – Living All Alone
  • Sun/ 15th: Dionne Warwick – Walk On By

(Psst! Wanna see the YouTube videos of previously tweeted tunes? Check out my Pinterest stash.)

Passing Thought

Yesterday/ Saturday (10.07) I bumped into a C-Span conference, focused on a live discussion between Michelle Obama and Shonda Rhimes. One particular gem gleaned from that conversation resonates.

Michelle continues her years-long calendaring habit. Per Michelle’s mandate, at the start of each year, the schedulers first enter the children’s activities. Next, Michelle’s workouts; then, appointments involving hubby Barack. Everything else fighting for calendar space must bow to those priorities. Michelle tolerated few deviations from this prioritized scheduling during the White House years.

Simple, yet profound. Frankly, I had it backwards– gotta do’s first, then “me” only after all other bases were covered. Predictably, the Pam item frequently fell off the reality map. Example: forest therapy, combined with bird photography, serves as my Xanax. Yet my pattern reveals a lack of respect for the critical role the combo plays in my well-being.

The wonderful thing about lessons learned = the ability to implement them. Suffice to say, when I attack my calendar today/ Sunday I’ll do so with a revised mindset. The week’s timeblocks will reflect “me” priorities — first.

Y’all enjoy a healthy, fun, productive week! 👋🏽😎

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