Just Thinking!

There are some really interesting writers out there and the “Just Thinking” Category is an open invitation to anybody to spend a few moments there, think about the content, and comment as you feel necessary. My life, probably like yours, has had its traumas; successes; failures; celebrations and disappointments. My life, probably like yours, is an ongoing course of learning. This could well be the perfect place for “thinkers” to meet and share thoughts!

This Blog was originally created with only “Dog Stories” in mind, and later expanded to include the “Just Thinking”, “Poetic Verse” and “Dear Diary” Categories, so the “Home Page” will present the latest Posts regardless of which Category they are in however, you can filter the Posts to be displayed.

If you are using a pc, simply either select the desired Category on the far right of the screen (may have to scroll down), or select the Category on the left of any Post (just under the Post date).

If you are using an iPad, then you can select the Category on the left of any Post (just under the date).

I hope that this helps you navigate around here, and I wish you a pleasant (and perhaps informative) visit.

Hopefully see you again. Colin.

23 thoughts on “Just Thinking!

  1. Hi Colin and a Hi to your sweet Ray!

    Hope both of you are doing well..
    I had been away and still couldn’t get back to reading the blogs as I used to in the past.
    And I am missing a whole load of interesting stories.. ;(
    For now, I am just grabbing tiny bits here and there.. Hope to get through more than that real soon.. 😉

    I had been reading your posts through reader so far and I am visiting your blog just today I think.. 🙂
    Interesting to know about your first booka and Good luck.. 🙂

    I was feeling bit weird when I started up a page with the idea of having a space dedicated just for talks.. Though there were few convos there, I have realised one thing by now.. It usually and almost always happens only in the comments of posts.. Let that be a simple hi or for discussions upon the post. The conversations grows and goes far beyond topic of the post but still under the post.. 😛

    Now I hope you could understand my joy in discovering a similar page in here.. 🙂 To me, this is like having a little room opened for everyone who wishes to drop in just for visiting me and for those who don’t care on invites to the parties held.. 😉

    Feeling better to know that I am not alone in thinking of a page like this.. 🙂

    Thanks for this space and open invite.. 😉

    Happy Weekend and ahead!!

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    • Well thank you so much for dropping by and any time you want to initiate a dialogue here, just let me know. For your information, I still have total control over Posts as moderator but, to date, I am happy to say that with over 12 months of blogging behind me, I have only chosen to block 1 Post. Blogging certainly seems to encourage interesting and educational conversations.

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      • Of course we have the moderating control over the comments. I must have mentioned clearly that, though the conversation moves apart, it is interesting and intriguing.. Why else would there be a conversation flowing otherwise.. 😉

        Times ago, I used to think that the comments are to be related to the post and has to stay that way all through. Now I am understanding that the comments are related to the blogger and not just to that post. 🙂

        And now I am looking forward for the comments section as much as the posts as they give away more perspectives and more interesting stuff.. 🙂

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  2. Hey Colin, what a wonderful idea for a page–a great place for jumping into conversations and mixing. It’s like being invited to a cocktail party without the cocktails and after-six attire. You must post a conversation opener or two…
    I’ll start…your dog photo on your blog banner is irresistible (reminds me of my childhood dog) and the reason I decided to spend my morning commenting on your blog instead of, well, writing. However, I am not alone as a writer with an affliction for procrastination–I heard it’s an inherent part of the occupation.

    Keep blogging!

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    • Well clearly you are having fun (and a break from writing) here. The strength of the photo that you reference is (to me) the eyes. If that makes sense to you, go to the Home page and in the search field (upper right) enter Big Brown Eyes. I think you will like that Post! 🙂

      As for mixing? I have a wonderful group of Followers regularly visiting the various Categories and so often, an interesting dialogue starts! As you say, a cocktail party without the cocktails and no dress code. 🙂

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  3. I think this is a great idea — having a special page to expand your blog. You actually have two other pages, don’t you? I’m thinking of doing something like this myself, so let me know how it works for you. I’d be very interested in knowing.

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    • Yes…. 3 Pages – Dear Diary, Dog Stories & Just Thinking. Note that the Pages only introduce the subject. Functionality is triggered by the Categories so Page = Category. The only downside is that WP will only allow a Follow by Blog and not by Category or Page however, so far no problems.

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    • The problem with Following is………. do you really know where they are going? If you cannot answer that with a “Yes” …… then are you really up for the adventure? Welcome to meandray.com ………. your one stop shop for anything to do with a large dog with attitude, some (hopefully) thought provoking writings and some answers to a question you may soon be asking …… who is he anyway?:)

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    • This depends on where your followers might be, and how many hours before your second cup of coffee you’d care to be kicked…
      From just another fellow writer (who happens to be on Pacific Standard Time) that totally gets your sentiment and the motivation we give each other in this wacky worldwide WordPress community. 🙂

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