Class Act: Advice Day Friday

At the recommendation of my Blogging 101 course, I’ve begun a new posting feature! My other posting feature thus far is Deep Thoughts. Check out the latest post! The 8th of each month I post a new fantastic, life changing quote!

My new feature will be Advice Day Friday. As some of you may know, my dad passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. 

I need advice. From the brilliant minds of fellow bloggers. How do I cope? How do I heal and move and not feel guilty about it?

Class Act-Disappearing Act

Again, I am doing the Blogging U 101 class and around day 6 or 7, I lost interest. It’s my self diagnosed thus unmedicated ADHD.

So I took a few days off! Yay me! 

Just hopped back on and my reader was FULL of Blogging 101 post about people apologizing for being a day or two late with assignments (blah, blah, blah) and I got grumpy annoyed. See my post on apologizing to blog followers for being MIA. 

So I’m going to sit here at the back of the class with my antisocial hat on, passive-aggressively learning. Sorry kids, you’ve done nada wrong, I’m just PMS-ing like a mofo.

But lookie, I’ve posted a link to a blog post I found super interesting! That’s the latest Blogging 101 assignment, right? Yes, true it’s my own post. But remember, I’m the gal who likes to quote herself.

Her et al. out

Mic drop

(I’ve always been a sucker for dramatic endings…,may be fueled by that pms thing I mentioned)

Class Act-3rd Times a Charm

Yesterday’s assignment: target audience. Well my “dream reader” changes with my mood. I’m sure this is a rookie mistake made by many amateur bloggers.

I’ve even debated posting in this assignment because I didn’t want to write “I have no target audience”. I am my dream reader as narcissistic as that sounds.

Class Act-Part Deux

Six years of French and that’s about all I can say. Deux. It means “two”. Soooo today’s assignment for Blogging 101 is to reevaluate our title and tag line.

I’m quite fond of my title, so it stays and I’ll explain it. I’m a nurse with nearly a masters degree as a pediatric nurse practitioner. In my education and professional life as an RN, I’ve written various things. From papers to thesis, to contributing to journal articles and it’s always been written in the style of APA. I’m quite fond of APA, it’s my happy place. 

When quoting a source in APA with multiple authors, one would use the primary authors last name and then use the term “et al.” to show the reader that there are multiple authors. Your reader would then look to your reference page for more information on authors.

You still with me? Anyways.

When I began my blog, I had wanted to give credit to the people in my world who have helped write on the story of me and I found that “et al.” fit me well.

Now my tag line. I’m not sold on it. I’d love to be quotable! I strive to be quotable. So it’s included in my tag line. 

I would LOVE advice, suggestions, help me fellow bloggers with my tag line!!

Merci! <——see what happened there?

Class Act

To the few followers of my blog:

I’ve entered the Blogging 101 course offered by WordPress and will be publishing some post related to that. This is one of them! I’m sinfully addicted to education, so joining this free class was a win-win for me!

Soooooo. I’m Her et al. Im here to chat and write anything that pops into my head. I have no focus, no direction, and I cuss sometimes. I’ve decided to blog publicly instead of private journaling because it’s easier to type on my handy dandy smart phone, than put pen to paper. I also love reading other blogs and hope that someone out there may find me entertaining or occasionally thought provoking. 

What topics will I write about? Yes. All of them. I try not to limit myself! In the past my post have included my stories about my kids/husband, my experience in the medical world and my education, bizarre/crazy crap I see in my life, and recipes! So I pretty much have no specific topic I stick to.

I hope to connect with everyone who is interesting! Lame-o’s need not apply. I kid, everyone is interesting in their own way…or so I’ve been told. I love getting advice though! No joke there! 

Over the next year, I hope to accomplish something with my blog. I’d like to meet new people and make 2 people laugh. Only two. So no laughing your asses off if I’ve met my quota…and yes I know those fancy abbreviations the kids are using these day! So follow me and see some of the crap I come up with as I learn the ways of world of blogging!


Her et al.