Helen Rittersporn, PMP
Helen Rittersporn writes a blog post every day – she has been blogging daily since launching AnchoredScraps.com on February 26, 2015; Her letter writing blog encourages old-style correspondence letter writing!
On June 09, 2018, Helen celebrated AnchoredScraps #1200 Daily Blog post!
This will connect you to view the AnchoredScraps Milestone blog posts for each 100th blog post, Yearly Anniversaries, and features.
In planning her blog over three years ago, Helen realized that we all can benefit from anchoring our memories, capturing our stories and sharing them with those important to us. Through her website and blog, Helen is looking to connect with kindred storytellers who are likewise looking for insights on how to balance our 21st Century technological lifestyles with the joy of traditional communication methods, using digital to connect with fellow analog letter writing enthusiasts!
The AnchoredScraps.com purpose and focus encourages others to regularly carve out time to connect with others via “old” styles of correspondence letter writing. This includes handwriting notes and sending cards to friends and family. Whether it is encouraging buying your first fountain pen, or dusting off your typewriter, it’s all fun and a daily journey!
Helen holds PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP) ® certification credential through the Project Management Institute (PMI). She blogs daily at her site, AnchoredScraps.com, encouraging old-style corresponding letter writing. Blog posts topics have included different postcards, stamps, fountain pens, typewriters, postmarks, stationery, scrapbooking, personal organization and other life interests and observations.
You can reach Helen through the Contact form and via email Helen [at] anchoredscraps.com.
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Thank you to Mack Collier for a fantastic #Blogchat on Twitter November 19, 2017, interviewing Helen.
Here is the link to Mack’s November 19, 2017, blog post: How Do You Blog Every Day For 1,000 Straight Days? which includes link “Here’s the transcript for this #Blogchat!”
This excerpt is from Helen’s first blog post on this site on the planned scope for AnchoredScraps.com on February 26, 2015, “There’s Been Talk!”
The 4 W’s – no, I don’t mean taxes! In determining the scope for my blog, I found advice offered recently at #blogchat to be very helpful. Each Sunday evening on Twitter there is #blogchat hosted by @MackCollier.
His 4 W‘s he tweeted helped me crystalize my scope.
1 -Why am I blogging? Anchor our memories – our stories – to make sure we are capturing them and sharing with those important to us.
2 -Who am I blogging for? Kindred storytellers looking for insights of how to balance the juggle of new technology along with old-style corresponding via hand letter writing to keep connected with our family and friends.
3 -What content do they want? Helpful tips on imprinting our stories with the people who matter to us, inspiration, and help that nudges us on towards this big picture.
4 -What actions do I want them to take? Encourage carving out regularly 15 minutes to connect with others via ‘old’ styles of correspondence, such as handwritten notes, and sending cards to friends and family – to invest in their “Important but not Urgent activities” as described by Stephen Covey.
WordCamp Wilmington Speaker – September 24, 2017
“Top 9 Lessons from Daily Blogging for over 900 Days & Still Counting” by Helen Rittersporn
The WordPress.TV presentation including Question & Answer is right under 48 minutes. This is a link to my Slides.
Here is a link to my blog post Thank you WordCamp Wilmington 2017 from September 24, 2017; and AnchoredScraps WordCamp Wilmington 2017 Postcards, from September 22, 2017.
From the WordCamp Wilmington 2017 website:
If you have ever found yourself staring at a blank screen to come up with blog topics this session: “Top 9 Lessons from daily blogging for over 900 days & still counting” with Helen Rittersporn will be of help. It is a continuation from last year’s WordCamp Wilmington 2016 where Helen presented “Lessons from daily blogging for over 600 days & still counting”.
Join Helen as she shares Lessons Learned from blogging over 900 daily blog posts (& still counting!). Her blog encourages old-style correspondence letter writing. Items will include Time Management of writing and posting daily blog posts; benefits of blogging daily; and insights using WordPress to blog daily.
Helen’s Milestone 1000th daily blog post will be on November 22, 2017, since launching AnchoredScraps on February 26, 2015! Whether you are new or a returning WordCamp Wilmington alumni this presentation will help inspire you to increase your blogging frequency and with confidence!”
WordCamp Wilmington 2016 Speaker – November 5, 2016, by Helen Rittersporn
From December 16, 2016, daily blog post – “The WordCamp Wilmington 2016 was the first WordCamp event held in Wilmington, North Carolina. It was my first WordCamp to attend and very exciting to be accepted as a Speaker! The two-day event was held November 5th & 6th. The Event Organizers were fantastic!
… and I’m already looking ahead to 2017 WordCamp offerings. Also, they are very reasonably priced!
There were several dear friends who were most helpful in preparing to be a Speaker and their support was a real blessing.
One of the really exciting things about having been a presenter was the opportunity to talk with the other speakers at the Kick-Off Speakers Reception the evening before the Event. During the two-day event getting to talk with other bloggers, and making new friends was a worthwhile weekend endeavor. And on a side-note, it is so much fun to have additional new email blog subscribers to welcome here at AnchoredScraps.com!
The AnchoredScraps Third Year Blogging Daily Anniversary was on February 26, 2018!
AnchoredScraps 1000th Daily Blog Post Milestone was on November 21, 2017!
#letter writing #postcards #stamps #fountainpens #typewriter #postmarks #stationery #wordpress #wordcamp
In conclusion, here are some links of interest.
Anchored Scraps Old-Style Correspondence Address Book
September 2017 AnchoredScraps Daily Blog Recap 9-30-2017
Trick-or-Treat October 2017 AnchoredScraps Daily Blog Recap 10-31-2017
November 2017 AnchoredScraps Daily Blog Recap 11-30-2017
“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve” & December 2017 AnchoredScraps Daily Blog Recap 12-31-2017
January 2018 AnchoredScraps Daily Blog Recap 1-31-2018
Sloane Ranger Anchor Journal & February 2018 AnchoredScraps Daily Blog Recap 2-28-2018
March 2018 AnchoredScraps Daily Blog Recap 3-31-2018
Revisiting Pollyanna & My April 2018 AnchoredScraps Letter Writing Blog Recap 4-30-2018
May Letter Writing Reminiscing & Camelot
Greetings from WordCamp Raleigh 2018 Postcard
Postal Museum Postmen Of The Skies Exhibit
Celebrating Star Wars Day 2018
Printable Mothers Day Banners 2018
Seaglass Notecards Greeting Set Stationery
Violets Stationery Writing Paper
Remembering VE Day May 08 1945
Sending Mothers Day eCard Featuring Billy Joel
Celebrating May 10 BirthDAYS
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive 2018 on May 12th
Vintage Mothers Day Card Printables Set
Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Amazing Mom book 5-13-2018
Flag Act of 1818 Stamp Bicentennial June 9, 2018 5-14-2018
Discovering Pantone Postcard Book 5-15-2018
Math Geek Themed Thank You car 5-16-2018
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