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Inspiration is a spark. A flash of light. Ignition. But without the proper mixture of oxygen and fuel, inspiration both lives and dies in the same instant. My life, my experiences, my research; these things are fertile soil for the great blog posts hidden within me. I carry them always and they are present when I sit down to do my work.

But all too often, it’s a struggle. The raw material is there, but the inspiration is not. The oxygen is abundant, but the fuel is scarce. And I’m left wondering, “How?”

How do I harvest? How do I sift and pan? How do I mine the caverns within me for intellectual and emotional gems? How do I… write?

Or perhaps a better question is, how do you? Yes, you, my kindred blog reader. Surely, you are similar. Surely, you’ve wrestled the Great Muse down to the dusty earth, and won.

I know this: it starts before I sit down to type. Great posts begin with significant life challenges. With weighty problems to solve. With an urgent need or a mature discontent with the way things are today. Yes, I think all great posts begin before words are written.

So get up, reader. Walk away from your keyboard, and live.

Only then can you give life… to words.

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Nested And Mixed Lists

Nested and mixed lists are an interesting beast. It's a corner case to make sure that

  • Lists within lists do not break the ordered list numbering order
  • Your list styles go deep enough

Ordered - Unordered - Ordered

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Ordered - Unordered - Unordered

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    • unordered
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Unordered - Ordered - Unordered

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    1. ordered
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Unordered - Unordered - Ordered

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Test Post: This post contains test data designed to check a WordPress theme to see if the said data is being presented correctly. For the most part, the authors of theses test posts will be fictitious members of this site, you can find more info about these Tests here.