Blogging University – “A” for Ambition, “F” for Failure

Blogging U - 101 and 201 Logos Ver 1

Nearly thirty days ago, along with hundreds or thousands of other bloggers, I started the Blogging University “101” and “201” challenges. My heart was in the right place. Maybe I was a little too ambitious signing up for both challenges, but I honestly believed I could manage both.

I was wrong.

Truth be told, my efforts were doomed from the outset. With the medications I was taking then and the ones I am taking now, from the moment I fell behind on the first day I never really had much of a chance to get caught up.

So here I am. The “201” challenge finished over two weeks ago. I never even got started with it. The “101” challenge finishes today and I only managed to get the assignments for the first three days completed. Give me an “A” for being ambitious, maybe overly so, but I’ll take a well deserved “F” for failing.

I’m okay with it, though. I have the information from both challenges. Although I won’t be following the daily lock-step of an official Blogging University challenge, I still plan to start implementing changes to my blog over the next few months using the knowledge from both challenges.

Congratulations to all of you who did complete your challenge and I hope the knowledge and skills you gained helps your blog soar to new heights of success.

As soon as I can get started, I’m confident mine will.


If you’re too open-minded; your brains will fall out.~Lawrence Ferlinghetti

“Predator” | Flash Fiction – Six Words

Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owl

Moonlit night.

Hooo! Hooo!

Still prey.








Another six worder for the Flash Fiction challenge. I must be on a six word roll.


So why am I depressed? That’s the million-dollar question, baby, the Tootsie Roll question; not even the owl knows the answer to that one. I don’t know either. All I know is the chronology.~Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story

“Last Shot” | Flash Fiction – Six Words

Awake. Depressed. Fired Beretta. Fell dead.

Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.~August Wilson

A six word tale for the Flash Fiction challenge.