The time has come to close Blaugust 2018 and as such you are all owed a post wrapping up the numbers. Firstly I want to give special thanks to Armagon/Nogmara for chiming in and volunteering to help when I posted on twitter this morning. I went from the top down on the list and they went from the bottom up and we knocked out the official tabulation of posts way faster than would have been the case were I doing it entirely by myself. Things I have come to appreciate… blogs that have a monthly tabulation of posts. Things that I have come to dislike… themes that do not clearly show the date a post was made. Regardless we made short work of the counting and as such I have a bunch of numbers to share. Of course we are fallible human beings and if we failed to count your blog correctly, please let me know and I will remedy this. First some general commentary. This is without a doubt the most successful running of Blaugust to … [Read more...] about Blaugust 2018 Wrap Up
Parents going back to school
MOP reader and Patron Brett has a burning question about the lessons we’re learning (and not learning) from playing MMORPGs. “In his book Theory of Fun, Raph Koster suggests that games are really just systems of learning things in a way that we enjoy with fewer consequences. In his words, ‘That’s what games are, in the end. Teachers. Fun is just another word for learning.’ If that’s true, then modern MMORPGs and their narratives would seem to be a pretty mixed bag of lessons – individual power can be accumulated like wealth; evil can be conquered through solo and group acts of courage; violence is a feasible solution to almost every problem; your race, nation or profession defines a lot about who you are; and accessorizing with the most expensive bag is possibly the most crucial decision to make before leaving home. “So with so much opportunity at the moment for our real-world societies and communities to be better, I’d like to … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: What important lessons are MMORPGs failing to impart?
Named one of TIME’s one of the top 25 Blogs of 2012 – herbadmother.com is owned by Catherine who is also the Editor In Chief of Disney Interactive Family. Catherine has an ambition to be an author of political thought and children books. Catherine loves to write about Africa, babies, bad mothers, celebration, Canada, blogging, breastfeeding, HIV, digital life, Disney, feminism, social media, photography and motherhood etc. on her blog herbadmother.com Achievement of Catherine and herbadmother.com Named one of TIME’s Top 25 Blogs of 2012 She has also made appearances on TVO, Lifetime Television, and Disney Family’s ‘Get Hatched’ video series with Teri Hatcher Her Bad Mother has been mentioned in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the American Prospect, the London Times, and sundry other publications, as well as on CNN, ABC, CBC and the BBC online. She also speaks regularly on mothering in the public sphere, … [Read more...] about Best Mommy Bloggers and Their Achievements
Believe me you learnt a good deal about blogging in your school days. No teachers did not specifically tell you that they were teaching you how to blog. In fact the they or you did not know blogging was there in what they taught or maybe things have gone wrong with me. Some of the best things are learnt by observing the world around us. I still vividly remember the time before my 10th boards. Read: Three lists every Blogger should maintain Everyone around me was telling me the importance of class 10 in my life. My parents would tell their experiences and teachers would tell us tips, the rest of them would banter on the importance of tuition classes and so it went on. Even today I get SEO tips from teachers. Here I’m sharing few of those Blogging lessons which I have learnt in my School and college days, and I’m sure you also learned it and this Blog post will refresh everything: What School taught us about Blogging? 1. Use sub headings for your answers For the … [Read more...] about 5 Things You Learnt About Blogging in School
Why is today’s world SO BUSY? We keep hearing people complaining that their life has become so hectic. They say they have no time to spend on what they really like to do. As a boy growing up in Bangalore, India, I never heard my parents complaining like this. Once my dad came back home from work, it seemed like he had all the time in the world to spend with us. He never said he was stressed at work, and he never said he had to work overtime on weekends. So what has changed now? Why is everyone talking about ‘balancing work and life’? Give it a minute’s thought and you will realize that the main change has been “technology”. But of course, the ever-evolving technology sector has helped mankind achieve what it couldn’t before. Man has gone to the moon and back, and now Man is thinking of setting up homes on Mars- things which were unthinkable a short while ago. But with great innovations come mighty … [Read more...] about How To Maintain A Perfect Work-Life Balance In 5 Simple Steps