So, Why? aka meet the other blog in my life

Ok, So I’m trying to some self branding here. Will keep willowdove.com as my experimental and my casual site. But given my name was available I thought I’d grab it for branding purposes and to eventually put the entire collected life n times (or links to them) of me online on the one site I guess. Writings and such especially.

Unlike willowdove.com though which only really had content on the one /blog/ subdomain; I plan to spend the new year padding joannanicol.com out with different sections and ongoing activities. There might be some cross posting for a while, but as I continue to work and think and write for myself and others, I think both domains will serve a purpose each.

Hosting willowdove since 2005 has been great. I’ve learnt a lot about blogs in that time. What I like. What I don’t and what I wanted to do differently if given a fresh start. I sort of regretted not having my own name more prominent especially when I’m now known professionally as my own person. i didn’t and don’t want to change willowdove’s purpose as a place to chill and muse as a weekend/ hobby blogger

I don’t want to over promise and under deliver though. I’ve done that before. So the safest thing to say is at this point at least is “watch this space”. But feel free to poke around and see what you find. Please don’t be offended is some places are locked up. Joannanicol.com is a place for my record of my writing and online documentation as much for me as everyone else.

I can say it will be very low fuss in terms of clutter. It’s about the words!

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Awww

Pope Francis being a Dad

Too cute.
I remember growing up Luke 18:15-17 was alway quoted at infant baptisms (Uniting Church).

Luke 18:15-17
New International Version (NIV)
The Little Children and Jesus

15 People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 17 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”

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Quote from Facebook

Quote

I choose to live by choice, not by chance;
to make changes, not excuses;
to be motivated, not manipulated;
to be useful, not used;
to excel, not compete.
I choose self-esteem, not self pity.
I choose to listen to my inner voice, not the random opinion of others.

I’m learning this one in a deeper way at the moment and it’s working.

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sorry

I’m sorry to anyone that’s been waiting for news or updates from me or coffee catch ups or blog posts.

January has been a tough month on a few fronts, including ill-health which has somewhat frustratingly set a slower pace than I’m used to. Sorry. I’m fine and I’ll be in touch soon.

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A quote that exemplifies my head at the moment

From John Donne

No man is an Island, entire of itself;
Every man is part of the continent,a part of the main;
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less,as well as if a promontory were,
As well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; Any man’s death diminishes me,because I am involved in Mankind;
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee”

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just saying (and please excuse the hash tags)

Can I just make a minor point regarding the debate in #australianpolitics at the moment on #gaymarriage . While the debate is vitally important, this alone will not be the silver bullet for the #equity and #inclusion of all #Australians as some seem to be claiming.

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Tiny and tech Tuesday: iOS 6

I finally saw the video of WWDC. Finally got my head around what’s coming in iOS 6 “this Spring”.

My favourite feature of the ones they covered: Do Not Disturb. The ability to keep your connection active for iCloud without getting calls or text messages.

The one I think is missing so far? Caller announcements, especially for use with Bluetooth and Siri. Almost enough to tempt me to Android. (Relax folks I said almost)

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