Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Happy 2013! Let’s Get Busy!


by M. J. Joachim
In the interest of communicating, today’s post is about my prospective plans for this blog. As might be expected, I’ve learned a few things, since I first started publishing articles on the Internet in fall 2007. Some of them are nuts & bolt, ins and outs of web writing and publishing. Others relate to getting to know my audience and giving them what they want, as opposed to being bull-headed and writing only what I want to write.

Finding my voice and delivering my message efficiently and effectively has been quite the learning curve for me. This is the Internet, after all. Wasting your time is simply not an option, especially since you can always click the back key, quicker than I can edit a misspelled word or fix a punctuation typo.

 Here’s what I’ve concluded from feedback, traffic etc. so far.

Bible Study – Trust me when I tell you, I’m working on it. A couple of years ago (fall 2011), I started my first website Effectively Human. Talk about a learning curve; I’m so glad I dove in though! Just this past fall, I launched a compatible website to my crochet blog, Lots of Crochet Stitches. Recently, I found a public domain, pdf Catholic Bible, complete with verses listed in the text.

Bible Study posts were a bit long and overwhelming, not only for me, but undoubtedly for you as well. Web pages make it much easier to format them in a way that will be easier for you to follow and enjoy. You guessed it. I’m building another website (for Catholic Bible e-Study). My goal is to launch it in the next couple of months. I hope you’ll stay tuned for updates about this, and visit the website frequently once it goes live.

Church History – What I wouldn’t give for a few months to be a hermit or a monk! (Okay, not really). Research is intense on this topic. And sloooowwww.

Papal History – Our next pope is Clemente I. We’re getting into the foundations of Church hierarchy here; thorough research and extra reading are a must. I’ll be posting about him in the near future.

Pro-life – I’m all about this one, which is one of the reasons I started Effectively Human. You will continue to see posts, prayers and comments relating to saving and protecting our babies throughout this blog. However, I firmly believe “life issues” are not Catholic issues, but people issues, much like slavery and the Jewish holocaust were not specific to one group, but are blights on all humanity in general.

I also believe we’ve gone well beyond the babies in all of this. Our personal self-destruction is taking a monumental toll on our perception of the world around us. It is with this in mind that I added a Diet, Nutrition & Recipes category to EH recently. If we don’t value our own lives and take care of ourselves, how on earth can we be expected to value life that hasn’t even been born yet, or is aged and decrepit? And with all those toxins and chemicals we’re ingesting, is it any wonder so many of us simply can’t think straight?!

There’s more, but this post is getting rather long. Suffice to say, I’ve got a plan and you’re more than welcome to join me on the journey.

Also, please share your thoughts with me. Tell me what you want to read and learn about here. Comments are more than welcome. 

You can also email me privately: mjjoachimswriting@gmail.com if you’d prefer. I’d really appreciate itJ

Have a great day everyone J

M. J.

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