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Things To Do Before I Turn 50

  (also known as my "TA-DA" list as opposed to a "to do" list) It was my 49th birthday a few days ago and this got me thinking. Any birthday that ends with a zero always feels a bit like milestone or a landmark and, when I hit the big "five-o" in 2022, I don't want huge parties or celebrations but I would like to have ticked a few things off my low-effort bucket list.   I see these things as a way to improve my mental and physical health, plus a few slightly off-the-wall experiences that would make for great memories.  Start running again and include the following: Lead a C25K group again  Participate in parkrun EVERY week where possible  < ongoing (now parkrun Run Director too) Visit local landmarks whilst running  Train for a long race - building up from 5k > 10k > 10 miles > half marathon, with a couple of longer trail races mixed in  Lose a lot bit of weight Post more on Instagram or give the blog a bit of a reboot < ongoing Look at

The Bloggers e-Course - Review

When I decided to dust off the blog again back in July 2009 I started out slowly but felt that there was more to know and new ways to get myself noticed.  I heard about a free e-Course that Erica from Little Mummy was writing centered around "mum blogging" and I was intrigued.

I signed up and received a lovely introductory email from Erica detailing an overview of the first ten lessons and ways in which she hoped that the course would help me.  The e-Course lessons were to be delivered weekly which I felt was an acceptable amount of time to try out Erica's suggestions and to implement my own ideas onto my blog.  The first few lessons are aimed at people just starting out as bloggers but I felt it was good to revisit the basics to make sure that I had everything covered.

There are many subject matters covered in the course, including links, vlogging, blog etiquette, social network promotion, basic HTML and much more and Erica is always working to have the most up-to-date information available in her e-course.

This e-course comes highly recommended by me, not just for beginners or mum bloggers, but for anyone who has thrown themselves into blogging at some point.  To start the e-Course just head on over to the sign-up page and get ready to have the most useful blogging information delivered direct to your inbox.

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