Schmutzie's National Blog Posting Month 2013 Best Of Wrap-Up

During this last month, I took part in


, aka National Blog Posting Month. I posted at least one blog entry every day, and I thought it would wrap things up nicely if I shared my top five NaBloPoMo 2013 entries about how to back up your blog, depression, a brief overview of the last 23 years of my life, the argument between the spirit and the flesh, and my own personal cake invention. Enjoy! (Or don't. There's no pressure, really.)


How to Back Up Your Blog and Keep Your Content Safe

It takes only minutes to add it to your weekly task list and get it done, and backing up your weblog on a regular basis will save you both insanity and heartbreak if some terrible nastiness should befall your website.

I Fell Headlong Into November's Depression Again

Depression might be a honey badger, but even honey badgers get tired eventually, and this will get better, even if we have to talk to doctors and take meds and call hotlines, because it's worth it.

From Naked to Self-Employed: 10 Things That Changed My Life

I have since learned that it is actually possible to find and craft work you love and that the work you love might sometimes turn out to involve things you never expected, like public speaking. Who knew?

In Search of the Alchemical Spark of Superheroes

I will learn to marry the internal/external-ethereal/corporeal-spirit/flesh-infinite/finite, to make them co-conspirators, winking spies in each other's houses. I am adrift when held in the sway of either, but something inside me insists that, together, they hold the alchemical spark of superheroes.

Schmutzie's Chocolate Chocolate Chip Coconut Microwave Mug Cake

I invented yummy chocolate cake that you can microwave in a mug. The future is delicious. Enjoy, and pass it on!

I don't think I can keep up the pace into December, but it was good to run a bit of a marathon. Thanks for reading!