Blogging 101 – Day 3

I hope you are all enjoying the Blogging 101 Course as much as I am.  Much food for thought already, and we are only on Day 3!

Today’s assignment looks like fun.  “Getting to know the neighbours”, so I will be heading over to the Commons in a minute and also obeying instructions to pick and then follow 5 new blogs.

But before I do that, just a word on yesterday’s assignment.  The naming of the Blog, or the naming of our baby!

I expect, like many of us, I had a few sleepless nights wondering what to call my baby.  In the end I came up with ACT Made Lyrical, and actually at the time I felt it was quite an inspired choice.  True I knew not many people would know what ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) was all about, but I thought the strap line “Living Well Stressing Less” would compensate for that.

Yesterday I wrote a post entitled “The Birth of a Blog – The naming of ACT Made Lyrical” and overnight my misgivings about the title grew.  Was it too narrow?  Was it too obscure?  Should I reverse the title and strap-line etc?  By this morning I was all for throwing out the baby with the bathwater and ACT Made Lyrical as a title looked dead in the water.

Then quite by chance, and this is what un-nerves me about Social Media, the workings of which I don’t understand at all, I came across a blog post

Super-niching: The Dirty Little Secrets of Successful Bloggers Everywhere

and ACT Made Lyrical has survived to fight another day!

If you are concerned that your blog is too niche and too narrow, this blog post may help you to see it in a new light.  Suddenly your super-niche becomes something desirable and something to celebrate!

Happy blogging.  See you soon in the Commons.



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Corinne Shields

I am a wife, mother, grandmother, erstwhile teacher for thirty plus years, and permanent student. I have long been interested in psychology and spirituality and enjoy writing inspirational poetry. Hence the publication of this blog at ACT Made I play golf badly, piano a little better and I love reading, writing, and all things French. I divide my time between Wales and France and enjoy travelling with my husband, Len and my dog Charlie.

10 thoughts on “Blogging 101 – Day 3”

    1. Oh I’m glad you like it and I am going to stick with it. It does what it says on the tin, after all. It is about ACT and I’ve made it lyrical. I should have more faith!! Thanks so much for the comment I’m on my way to see you now.


  1. Just came over from the Blogging 101 Commons after reading the article on superniching that you had shared there.
    I look forward to your blog posts as I believe in the powers of Meditation as well. I am sure you will find a lot of takers for the subject among the gen next as well as stress levels are sky-rocketing at school, university, work.. just about everywhere.
    So, your tagline will definitely work at getting you new followers.


  2. So glad this page is getting out there! Hope you don’t mind but I nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award. Basic rules are to share your inspiration for starting your blog (which I believe you did below, ha), mention your nominator, write some advice to any new writers, and nominate blogs to pass the award to. No rush and am excited for ACT Made Lyrical to expand! 🙂


    1. Thank you so much, Gabriella. I would love to accept the nomination. I will look and see what I have to do. I would have nominated you!! But I guess I’m too late. Am enjoying the Blogging 101 Course. Have you done it? Xx

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      1. Aw well thank you! You immediately popped into my mind when I was thinking of passing on the award. I have really enjoyed your page and I feel you were one of the original contacts I made on here!
        I have not done the Blogging 101 course, but it sounds like a great thing! I was concerned whatever I post would also go on to my email followers who aren’t on WordPress and may overwhelm them, but do you know if it just stays within WordPress world? 🙂


  3. Gabriela, I wish I knew. It’s all still a bit of a mystery to me. Anything that you post on the blog as part of the course goes out to the world if that’s the setting you use, but I think you can probably change the setting, don’t ask me how. You could register for the course, it runs monthly and just do the assignments without posting though, then you would get all the information without having to post anything. I think a lot of people probably do that and that’s perfectly OK from what I can gather. Nothing to lose then. xx


  4. Hi Corinne!
    So sorry to just now get back to you. For some reason my notifications don’t always show up :-(! Thank you, that is a lovely idea! Maybe I could post some and maybe just learn from the others. Where do I register for the course? I am not good at this site yet 😀


    1. Hi Gabriella I think I got an automated email from wordpress but I just checked and you can type in Blogging 101 course registration and you should be able to register from there. You can get a summary of course details as well by searching Blogging 101. I think it has been really good and there is another course afterwards, 201 I think and I’ll do that as well. Hope that helps. PS you don’t have to do the assignments although I have tried to keep up, but the info is useful anyway. Hope that helps.

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