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Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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How does one develop a new and interesting title for each post? Usually, the first thing I do is add that title line. When I started writing a few years back I always had the title first and rarely changed it. Now I bet over 50% of the time it gets changed. I guess it’s the first thing that comes to mind and I go with it. But then I start writing and another topic or a better idea for the title rolls around.

Sometimes a photo I decide to use influences me and changes my title. I haven’t published some posts because I thought they had the wrong title. Sometimes I’ll change a title two or three times.

Which Title to choose today? Photo by Mike Hartley

In some way, I’m tempted to go back through my 2300+ posts and see if I repeated any. I’m sure it will happen if it hasn’t already because I really don’t go back and check for identical titles.

Lately, though I’ve just started to write a bit differently and let thoughts just flow and then go back and flush some out more thoughts and then add a title as the last thing.

I think I do much better at photo caption writing than a headline. Well, it gives me another thing to add to the list to work on harder.

What a beautiful day. One that had some seat time in the convertible after the chores. No, this one below isn’t mine. I do like the color but glad I don’t own something like this. Would always be worried someone would steal it or dent it.

Used to be you would never see a car like this in the county. Now they and many more are commonplace. Photo by Mike Hartley

I stood outside a while this morning watching some deer in my back yard and it was quite still with no breeze. I noticed the sound of what I thought was rain. Then I realized it was leaves dropping through the trees hitting branches on the way down and hitting the ground against other leaves. What a peaceful sound it is. Of course, it has a limited timeframe and most are down already. And after those winds, this afternoon not many are left clinging to branches.

This weekend was definitely the last cutting of the year. It had better be, of course, I thought that over a week or two ago. My better half caught me looking at riding mowers online. I thought my daughter could get a few more years out of it and save her some time and energy and I could get a new one. Busted.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Suntan in November. Life is good. My neck is a little tender though.
  • The more closely I look at my home the more work I see I have to do.
  • I just discovered what was wrong with this week. No naps.
  • We went back and looked at our first home this evening. Interesting memories.
  • Entitlement is out of control.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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