26 Things I Like

  1. Apples crunching juicy, crisp and sweet.
  2. Butterflies fluttering in soft silence.

    Australian Admiral butterfly

    Australian Admiral butterfly

  3. Carrots freshly pulled from the damp earth.
  4. Dragonflies hovering over shimmering water.
  5. Eucalypt trees towering into the deep blue sky.
  6. Frogs croaking serenades to campers cocooned in their tents.
  7. Galahs painting the sky pink as they wing home to roost.
  8. Hakea flowers spiking the air in pink pin pricks.

    Hakea multilineata

    Hakea multilineata

  9. Insects chirping the welcome raindrops.
  10. Jonquils splashing a crazy carpet of colour.
  11. Koalas high in tree forks snoozing the day away.
  12. Lizards skin soaking in the sunshine.

    Bearded Dragon lizard

    Bearded Dragon lizard

  13. Mandarines dripping juicy sweetness on licked fingers.
  14. Numbats nuzzling nosily in the leaf litter.
  15. Opals gleaming the rainbow colours in the sunshine.
  16. Pandas padding softly through the forest.
  17. Quandong fruits glowing stop-light red in the morning sun.

    Santalum acuminatum (Wild Peach, Quandong)

    Santalum acuminatum (Wild Peach, Quandong)

  18. Roses wafting perfume on the morning breeze.
  19. Sunsets glowing deep red on storm clouds.
  20. Thunder on a stormy night while warm and cosy in bed.
  21. Umbrellas blooming in colourful arrays.
  22. Violets painting the garden edge in mauve.
  23. Waterfalls crashing over sparkling rocks.
  24. Xanthorrea flower spikes spearing the sky.
  25. Yellow tulips nodding asleep in the drowsy sunshine.
  26. Zebras crossing the dusty road.

Writing exercise:

Try writing your own list of things that you like – or dislike. Use the alphabetic order like the list above thinking of one thing starting with each letter of the alphabet.

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2 Responses to “26 Things I Like”

  1. Vernell says:

    Hmm it looks like your site ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so
    I guess I’ll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly
    enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any recommendations for beginner blog writers? I’d genuinely appreciate it.

    • Trevor says:

      Hi Vernell,

      Thanks for your kind words. Blogging is a very rewarding form of writing and I particularly enjoy the interaction with readers – and between readers. While I don’t get all that much of that here on this site, my birding site gets plenty of reader comments.
      http://trevorsbirding.com/
      The following advice is very simplified;it can be quite complex but try to keep it simple. A few hints:
      1. Set up on a reliable platform – I use WordPress – it’s easy to use and free.
      2. Decide on a niche topic before you start. Too broad and no-one will want to read it. It could be about anything: your pet, your politics, gardening, travel – whatever. Choose something you are “expert” at – meaning, you have a reasonable amount of knowledge about.
      3. Keep articles (posts) to 150 – 300 words in general. Too long and readers will quickly get bored. Occasional longer articles are fine, but not too often.
      4. Post articles on a regular basis – daily, twice a week, weekly – whatever is achievable for you. Devoted readers expect regular posts – something I’m not good at.
      5. Add photos for interest (if appropriate for your topic).
      6. Respond to all comments in the first 12 months or so – then for selected comments (unless you have the time).
      7. Read other blogs in your field of interest. Comment on them regularly.

      These are the basics: as I said – it can be quite complex. One good source of information about blogging can be found here:
      http://www.problogger.net/

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