Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Plan










This is the beautiful city I spent the last few days at. These aren’t my photos...while I took A LOT I am a terrible photographer and didn’t do justice to Perth at all, so I decided to let more talented people do my work for me.

Remember the short-story competition I mentioned? Well my lovely father had some frequent flyer points, and since we have never really spent any time together just us, off we went on an adventure. While I didn’t win (I did get a commendation though, which I was pretty excited about!) it was wonderful. Lots of wine, cheese and crackers thanks to the Qantas club, days spent exploring the city and eating at Paris-style cafes, catching up with extended family, and looking around the university; which I automatically fell in love with. (photos 1,4,5 & 6...Blogger is being lame and won't let me move them around)

Isn’t it just beautiful? Who wouldn’t be motivated to study in a lovely place like that?

On another note, having a break did give me a chance to do some thinking about this blog. It has been difficult to get motivated to post; it’s hard not to ignore it in lieu of school, writing and life. So I have decided to have a different ‘theme’ for each day. This way my posts will be shorter, less time-consuming to write and (hopefully) snappier, as well as much more frequent.



So, here’s the plan thus far, though I’m sure it will change often!

Mondays: Inspiration (quotes, pictures, music etc.)

Tuesday: Contemplation

Wednesdays: ‘Article’ type posts

Thursdays: Health. This will include a lot of different things, like recipes, links, and discussions about issues surrounding body image etc.

Friday: Miscellaneous. But after reading High Fidelity, I will be posting a few lists, because I love lists, and I love reading people’s lists.


And that’s the plan. I will read and comment on everyone’s blogs as much as possible; however I found that trying do it every day is impossible. I don’t want to just skim read people’s posts and write one word responses. I really do enjoy all of your blogs and want to soak up as much of them as I can. So I won’t be commenting as often as I am posting, but I promise I will always respond to your comments, even if it takes me a couple of days.


Photo links in order (it won't let me link either! Grr...)

http://www.cmseng.com.au/portfolio.html, http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/186/perth10fq7.jpg/sr=1, http://www.lifestyleclotheslines.com.au/clotheslines-perth, http://www.western-australia.australiaccommodation.com/, http://www.cmseng.com.au/portfolio.html, http://luxoticworld.com/luxury-travel-articles/australia-luxury-vacation-a-luxury-vacation-like-no-otherntheworld.blogspot.com, http://shop-heritage-perth.com/map.html, http://mbaintheworld.blogspot.com/2011_04_01_archive.html


24 comments:

Kacey Hayes said...

I think your posts are wonderful, so no matter what I'll read them. Perth must be so cool to see ( I know
Heath Ledger is from there and have always wanted to see it.) congratulations on the dad time. Fabulous.

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SJ said...

trying to load pictures on blogger drove me crazy!! i now link them from flickr as it's a lot easier but even then it's gets frustrating.

i've never been to perth but i'd love to check it out. pic i've seen of the beaches look amazing (though stories of shark attacks there make it a bit less appealing :)

I know what you mean about trying to find motivation to post regularly. I think having a plan is a good idea, it will probably make it a bit easier. I like having Monday sorted every week with weekend photos but quite often I'm at a loss for the rest of the week. I mean, my life really isn't that exciting!

Gentri said...

I totally understand. It's hard to find time to read everyone's. I am lucky and do a lot of it (most of it) from my phone. I'm the same way and hate skim reading and leaving weak comments. I like to let people know i actually read and care about what they wrote. :) I am excited to see what you come up with for your themes! And that second picture literally made me gasp. GORGEOUS!

ellie's desk said...

So Lovely! Great atmosphere! Cheese and wine. Love it!
What great plans too.

lucy and sarah said...

Awesome pictures. So lovely. I'm so glad you had this get-away.

I do love lists too!

keishua said...

I need to get some sort of motivation to blog. i've been trying to do it more but it's hard.
oh, blogger has been finky.today it erased a whole post of mine!!

Tuesdai Noelle said...

Very nice vacation!



I think I'll be enjoying your Monday's & Thursday's! I only have two themes for my blog, I too realize how trying to come up with a steady subject can be very hard--sometimes the mind is just to busy to think of one. So, I just have go after theme of my blog, "Crumbled letters & Diary entries." Those are always subjects that you not only never get tired of writing about, but also always have "something" TO write about.

Anait said...

Oh I love the idea of a schedule!! Really looking forward to all your posts :) Perth looks absolutely wonderful...I've always thought Australian cities were pretty bare compared to Sydney, but now I see I'm wrong! :)

Ashley said...

I LOVE high fidelity (the movie and the book). Nick Hornby is a fabulous author!!!!

Perth is gorgeous!!! I had no idea :)

Blue said...

I love your blog plan, I just started something similar! The structure really helps, even though it is a little screwed this week because I was on vacation and had a few guest bloggers...

Hazel said...

Great plan, hope it works for you!

P.s those photos are gorgeous! :)

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

thats a good idea. it is really hard to read everyones blogs all the time and comment when you are so busy!
i understand
your adventure sounded so lovely xxxxxxxxxx

Sara Louise said...

I think it looks good, but just do whatever you feel like doing on whatever day. You stick to the schedule, great, if not, I'm sure we'll all still be happy to read whatever you write :-)
And that city looks lovely!

Mandy said...

That place looks phenomenal! I am glad you got to spend time traveling with your dad, always fun! Looking forward to your new posts, good luck with everything and congrats on the commendation for your piece!

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

Looks like an awesome plan, but I always love your posts. I didn't have a plan for a long time, but even over the last two weeks having one has been a huge help in getting me organized. And Perth is gorgeous. I so want to visit. Congrats on the commendation too!

~BB~ said...

beautiful pictures! And it sounds like you had fun! Congrats on the commendation too, that's wonderful. Excited to see how well your new plan works out :)

Alex said...

What a gorgeous city!
I'm excited for these theme posts :)

becky said...

D'you know what makes me immensely happy about this post? Not so much that you went to Perth or spent time with your dad or had, really, a lot of fun--but that you classed writing as one of the things that is getting in your way of posting. That means its a big deal--that means its a really, really big chunk of your life. I couldn't be happier about that, Kaylia. I couldn't be happier about it at all.

Katie said...

Yay for your blogging goals. Love reading your blog!

The Book Florist said...

They're very beautiful pictures. Actually, to be brutally honest, I don't think I've ever really seen any specific photos of Perth before, but gosh, that does look like a lovely city, and a lovely uni campus not to mention. It's lovely to hear you had a good time, and I'll certainly be looking forward to watching you achieve your goals for blogging. Take care.

Mimi said...

good plan! and these photos are beautiful!!! :D

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Bonnie said...

I love lists. Lists, lists, lists.
P.S. "High Fidelity" is the shitttttttt.

I love the idea to write on a different theme every day. I'm excited to see this!

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kimbirdy said...

congratulations on the commendation, and for being chosen to be a part of it in the first place! that is a HUGE accomplishment, and i hope that can be solid evidence whenever your inner critic talks to you. the whole trip sounds amazing too - family, cafes, the city, the university! i'm just so happy for you. and i love the idea for your blog. having themes definitely makes blogging less stressful and more fun. i keep running lists of ideas in different categories which keeps me constantly inspired. this is your blog, so it's good to make it fun for you. if you're having fun with it, then we'll have fun with it.