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2/17/14 9:05 A

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It still goes at the end. I've never been able to make heads or tails of it.

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2/17/14 6:54 A

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This is just a test reply, so I can see where the reply goes when you're responding to the first post in a string rather than the most recent.

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1/10/14 3:46 P

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Wednesday was a very tough day for me for some reason - I got nothing done!! Yesterday was better. Did a lot of writing on some renewal letters.

Today I wrote a promotional piece for a leadership webinar and I've done more than 4,000 steps - hopefully I'll get to 7,000. For sure I will tomorrow!!

How's everyone else doing?

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1/9/14 6:18 P

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I've been doing a good job sticking to my 7000 steps a day, too! I get at least 4000 steps from my half hour exercise, and I'm finding more and more places to keep moving during the day, which is great!

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1/9/14 8:52 A

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I've been contacted to do a series of B2B promotional emails, so I'm busy writing them! And of course, my new Blog!! I've also stuck to my schedule of more than 7000 steps per day although yesterday I think I only got to 6500. Ten minutes of dancing for the 12 Weeks to Walking Team ... It all adds up!

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1/6/14 12:36 P

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WooHoo!! Go Marcy!

I spent this morning writing a promotional "call to action" letter for an employee assistance program, so I got in more than my ten minutes! And I'm walking at lunch despite the cold weather. It's supposed to warm up to 2F.

Stacy, KS

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1/6/14 12:03 P

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Sorry - I didn't realize this was here. I am happy to report that I have met my team goals every day. I am back in my routine of exercising right after breakfast followed by a day of writing. So my 10 minutes a day is somewhere between 60 and 100 minutes and my sentences are more than required as well.

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1/5/14 10:51 A

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Camy - gosh darn it, I did it again and fixed it again. I'm going to have to see why my PC isn't paying attention to that capital "C" stroke!!

I think I'm going to start with a WordPress blog. I have a couple of programmer friends who I think would do the setup work for me, but I want something simple and free while I see if it's what I really want to do.

I definitely met my goals today!!

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1/4/14 7:39 P

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Right now I am trying to have my blog published on my website rather than on blogspot.com in order to increase my SEO ranking. It's a bit technically challenging since I'm not very savvy on website stuff.

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1/4/14 7:22 A

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Go Camy! And welcome! Glad it's not just Popeye and me.

I met my writing goal yesterday trying to come up with a name for my Blog that wasn't already out there. Sheesh!!

Never you mind about technical writers, Popeye. We make the world go round while you fiction-types entertain us!

But I love your idea for a Writers - not a challenge really, more of a game. If we have a health topic, who knows? We could really have something at the end and all get to retire, rich and famous. For those of us who are retired, we'd just be rich and famous!!

Let's see how we'd put it together.

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1/4/14 2:52 A

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I met my writing and exercise goals today! Actually, I'm doing a line edit for a novel so over the past hundred pages, surely I've written 3 sentences? :)

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1/3/14 11:36 P

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Three in a row. It looks like it; just you and me, kid. Wow! That sounds like a great line for a book or movie.

As for your blog, do something I do for security in my passwords. use a number - as in Blog Name #1, or substitute a 0 for a capital o. You can also add to the name of the blog, like "Blog Name - A Higher Plane", or "Blog Name - A Different Slant", or a take of on the name. We could rename Our team Writers - Of Purple Prose/Poetry with the initials of WOPPP.

I have an idea for a 'Writers' game. One person starts a story and writes 1-3 paragraphs, the next person takes the info in the first "chapter" and writes a second with 1-3 additional paragraph and we see where the 'storey' goes. We would have to have a sign-up thread so two people didn't both write a follow-up, each going a different way, within minutes of each other. We could make it a part of the rules that the person who accidentally, or thinking there were no rules, deliberately posted first (according to the time-stamp would be the way the story would go and the second poster would voluntarily reduce his/her post to a single . (period).

I think even technical writers could contribute if someone jump-started the story. Actually, I think that's what James Patterson does. He comes up with the basic plot, contacts a promising new writer and they write the rough draft, Patterson comes back and edits the story, then submits it under his name and "writing with Popeye The Turtle" and because he's the big star, takes a 70% portion of the book earnings.

Unless he's super human and can write 3-4 full length books a year, for years and years in a row.

And I was just teasing about that "technical writer" poke.

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1/3/14 8:23 A

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Hey POPEYE - is it only you and me?? I definitely did my ten minutes of cardio already today and it's only 7:30am. Love those morning walks!

As for the writing - not sure whether I'll be doing a lot of writing today, but I am sure I'll get in my ten. I found that my desired domain name for my gardening Blog is, of course, taken. So I'm brainstorming...

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1/2/14 9:59 P

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Jan 2 = two days in a row for meeting cardio goal.

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1/2/14 1:52 P

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Yay POPEYE!

I've been doing more reading than writing, since I'm checking gardening Blogs online. Thinking of starting one at the same time that I start my kale/lettuce seeds under the grow lamps. Next week maybe?

Meanwhile, I'm researching Blogs.

Think I'll make today my intro to the Blog. See what happens.

Exercise? I've done my 10 of cardio for the day on the treadmill. It's way cold outside!!

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1/2/14 4:09 A

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OK!

I have met my writing goal all the way through the end of the month - and then some.

I sat down after dinner and asked my Muse, "What if .....", and before I could complete the sentence, I was writing. By the time I finished writing, it was 2:30 AM and my wife was telling me the bed was calling.

I haven't counted the exact number of sentences, but there are five pages of Calibri 11pt print.

I also wrote a 6th page with thoughts and questions I need to answer and to keep the creative juices flowing, and to keep me in this groove.

I need to keep this idea down to one chapter (I'm calling it "Interruption", or "Interruption 1" in case I have to expound on this farther along in the book). This character is definitely going to be a great addition; painful, but a very interesting and devious fellow..

I'm pumped!

OK, so I wasn't so over achieving on my cardio. I did get in 10 minutes - and I could tell I need to make a stronger effort to do this every day until this 67 year old body once again can do it without puffing. ..... I mean, puffing is good, as opposed to not breathing at all, but I need to increase my cardio stamina by a significant amount.

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