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Weekly Roundup | 08/07/18

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Welcome to this week’s roundup. In this article I’ll be summarising my week in blogging, sharing a few personal reflections on my life at this time, and asking a Question of the Week to enable me to get to know you a little better. Let’s get started!


The Week in Review

On Monday I shared an update on the new WordPress editor, Gutenberg. After getting the latest news from WordPress support I thought it would be helpful to share what I know about the changes that are coming, which will affect all WordPress.com users. To read about Gutenberg, and to try out the new editor, click here.

I posted again on Wednesday to let you know about some technical problems I’ve been experiencing with the blog since upgrading from WordPress Premium to the Business plan. Many of these problems are ongoing and are rather complicated. I will persevere, and am learning a lot. To read the post, click here.

On Friday I was happy to publish a post that wasn’t related to technological challenges (Phew! This is not a tech blog!). In the post, entitled ‘Is Philosophy Important?’ I discussed what true philosophy is and the huge impact it has had on my life. I shared how studying the subject has led me to a deeper understanding of the nature of God and reality. To read the post, click here.


A Few Personal Reflections

  • A recent comment discussion on Perfect Chaos led me to realise that it’s been a long time since I wrote anything about suffering, and the reasons why we suffer. I’ve been working hard on an article on the subject, and God-willing I’ll be publishing it next week, probably on Thursday. I think it’s an important one so keep an eye out!
  • In just over a week I’ll be visiting Germany for the first time. I’ve got a lot to do between now and the date I fly (17th July), but I’m looking forward to this little adventure and catching up with my sister, who lives in Berlin and is the reason for my visit.
  • This coming Tuesday (10th July) I’m going to be releasing the final song of my music project. I’ve finished recording the song but still need to work on artwork and a few other things. There’s still time to enter the album competition. I made a short video explaining all the details, and you can view itΒ here.

Question of the Week

What is the focus or ‘niche’ of your blog, and why?
Let me know in the comments!


 

28 comments

  1. Hello Steven, happy Sunday!πŸ™‚

    My blog is faith-based. I do a lot around faith, hope and love especially to those who are hurting, burned out, depressed, distressed, or confused.

    The world is filled with pain. Someone has to reach broken people through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, a step at a time.

    1. Happy Sunday, Faith! I appreciate the focus and simplicity of design of your blog, very cool!

      Hope you have a great week πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you for the kind words, Cheryl! Your blog is wonderful, some amazing photos!

      Have a great week πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Steven, My blog is a reflection of my life and my ministry. It is on balance faith based, but there is a lot of cookery in it as well as it is my unwinding activity. There are also pieces on travel, education, and public speaking, but these appear less often than the spiritual and foodie posts. Thank you again for your blog, and your generosity of sharing your platform with others.

  3. First off, it’s great to come back to this blog, Steven. It’s been too long!

    As for the “niche” or focus of my blog; it focuses around Christian Living and how we are to “Take Up Our Cross and Follow Him daily”.

    We as Christians are called to live like Christ and that is what my blog focuses on and how despite the fallen world we live in; we should still defend our faith against those who have a distorted narrative of what it means to be a Christian; even some Christians.

    I generally post once a week on Fridays.

    1. Hi God’s Warrior, welcome back!

      Thanks for sharing about the niche of your blog, I’m sure my Christian readers (if they don’t already know you) will be interested to check out what you do.

      Blessings,

      Steven

  4. The focus of my blog is to encourage those who have faith but still struggle at times with the trials of life. I don’t want Christianity to come across as a “formula” to follow…that if you do A and B, you will automatically arrive at C. I try to keep things real, not superficial. And I also try to be very honest in what I share…no “fluff.”

  5. I work to share insights into things of God from my past as well as what’s happening now. I endeavor to encourage others in their faith walk and give insight they may not have gotten yet. I also pray it touches lives that may have turned away from the Lord or haven’t read much Bible. I aim to publish once a week on Fridays unless I re-post someone else’s blog, except today I accidentally posted my Friday post as I found out what NOT to do next time!

  6. Hi Steven! I am new to blogging, so I’m still learning my way around, but the primary focus of my blog is to shed new light on old Christian beliefs that have kept people from seeing the “bigger picture.” I’m a “deep thinker,” and I’ve always enjoyed helping people see things in a new way. My main desire is to help people release attitudes of Fear & Judgment and return to a state of pure, Unconditional Love, so that they can live happier, healthier lives. πŸ™‚

    1. That’s fascinating, Zina, and I can immediately see parallels with what I do here on Perfect Chaos. It’s great to meet you and I’ll look forward to exploring more of your blog. Keep in touch! Steven

      1. Thank you for your support of my blog. You are my first “fan.” πŸ™‚ Nice to meet you, too. I’m sure we could have some very interesting conversations. Feel free to write to me anytime.

        1. Funnily enough I’ve just been messaging my sister. The WIFI is still down so I think I’m going to buy a data boost before I travel. Otherwise, you’re right, it’ll be Internet Sabbath – not sure how I’ll cope!! πŸ™ƒ

          1. Sounds like a wise plan!

            I actually think you would do well with an internet sabbath, as I expect that you would pursue your creative endeavors (writing and music, among others, no doubt) even more intently, and you don’t necessarily need the internet to do those, do you?

            1. I think the main thing I would do if I was deprived of Internet access is… reading! I’ve got a backlog of books that I’m slowly working through. I love reading so it wouldn’t be a hardship! Can’t take my paperbacks to Berlin (I’m only taking one bag) but have quite a few unread books on my Kindle, which I’ll probably take πŸ™‚

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