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200605 Saving ENERGY

Do you need plastic to be happy? Does petrol give you glee? How about stress of traffic, moving tons of metal about? Does that bring you harmony? Do we really need trade and high GDP with the collateral ecological damage? My local beaches are better than the ones I used to fly to. I’m cooking my own food now, healthy wholesome and chemical free; no packaging to fill rubbish tips. Come on maties, this lockdown is AWESOME.

The Garden of Eden

STEGI stands for SPACE, TIME, ENERGY, GRAVITY and INFORMATION.

Each one of us has a desire to draw the entire cosmos into our minds and bodies. If we are near an apple tree, we desire to pluck an apple and eat it. This “desiring” is an aspect of our need to GRAVITATIONALLY draw all that we see into ourselves. We desire that partner, we desire that house, car, caravan and boat. This desiring is like the GRAVITY of Earth, which sucks things into itself cicumferentially, from all directions. Here is knowledge: (INFORMATION) for you: If you succomb to this desire, you have to be cunning like that serpent in The Garden of Eden and you then have to toil for that accomplished desire by the sweat of your brow.

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus your own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.