Happy birthday to the Insecure Writers Support Group – 12 years old today! A birthday review of the last 12 years When I read the question of the month, I realised that in 2011 I was preparing to publish the
Organising short stories on your blog is a pretty useful thing for a writer, insecure or not. It certainly helps my insecurity to know I can find stories I’ve written again. This is relatively easy for people using WordPress, but
I took my first steps in using the WordPress new Gutenberg system last week. For non-wordpress users, this is an upgrade which changed the way we write our posts. You no longer have have one frame to write your blog
George’s Guinea Pig World. You may never have heard of it. My guinea pig George, brother of Fred, my first two pets, became a star of the Rodents With Attitude Forum, taking up the role of Forum Mechanic. I’m not
Reflections … again. It’s always good to reflect on the A to Z Challenge, but I doubt whether I have anything to say that I didn’t say last year, except for some new observations about the state of blogging.
Privacy is an issue we all need to take heed of online. All those scammers waiting, lurking, to steal our identities and act fraudulently, incurring the wrath of who knows whom on us. As you know, I tend to take
I’m sharing Sally Cronin’s guide to getting yourself as tidy as can be while Google+ gets rid of itself. You’ll remember that Google+ had a security breach leading to thousands of accounts being compromised. Apparently many bloggers have seen a
My blog name dooms me to failure. Well, relative failure. Of course, ‘relative’ depends on what success you hope to make of your blog. Among the many excellent features reblogged by The Story Reading Ape each day, one from Just Publishing
30 Days Wild is more difficult than the AtoZ Challenge. That’s my first thought, and it’s because I need to do many of the actions only a day or two before I post about them. My second thought occurred halfway
Mondays are days most people blog. I get a strew of emails from people I follow. Okay, some of those are from posts on Sundays, but still… Last Monday, someone changed my life. To be fair, he changed several hundred,
The Bloggers Bash for 2018 was on Saturday. I travelled down to London from Norfolk, negotiated the usual engineering works on a trainline somewhere, and arrived in time for my promised hug from Hugh. I got my nametag and a
The A to Z April Blogging Challenge sign up starts today! You’ll remember how much fun we didn’t have last year, when the sign up list was abandoned in favour of daily link-ups. During February the team ran a survey
Website performance seems to be the latest tool to get bloggers in a spin. The Story Reading Ape reblogged an interesting post by Jean at Jean’s Writing asking Do you know the visibility of your website? Naturally, I spent yesterday evening
There’s a party going on over at Smorgasbord’s Variety is the Spice of Life. Sally Cronin is celebrating four years of blogging and new things for September with a three day bash featuring games, people, music, laughter, food, and stories.
The Mystery Blogger Award was given to me by J Lenni Dorner around June 6th. I do say on my ‘policies’ that I don’t accept this type of award, but there’s always an exception, especially when I need a blog