Here‘s a brilliant idea for anyone who wants to get more eyes on their blog. Comes with a health warning, though, only works if your blog is interesting. Continue reading Getting Noticed
I have no tickles, never had. I used to tell my kids that they all fell out as I snapped back up from the bottom of a bungee jump Continue reading A Date With. . . Max Power
I particularly enjoy doing live marketing events, reading to children and answering their questions. Young children are my main audience so their feedback is the most valuable. Continue reading A Date With . . . Sylva Fae
Today I’m linking to a post on Sally Cronin’s blog. Sally mostly posts about writerly things – she is one of the most helpful of people when it comes to supporting writers with reviews, interviews and guest posts. She also runs a health column (she is a nutritionist by profession), a gardening column and writes regularly abut music. But this week a particular piece of news that certainly incensed me also drove her to write a long and well argued piece about immigration and racism. Since I certainly could not have put it any better, I am happy to refer … Continue reading Saturday Sound Off – Immigrants are not the Problem, Politicians Are.
It is not too late to register and participate in the experience of walking from darkness into light at a venue near you if you live in Canada, Iceland, the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia or, of course, Ireland. Continue reading Focusing on Mental Health #WATWB #DIL
Inspiration! That”s what every writer needs and, if all those TV Christmas Specials are anything to go by, not to mention dozens of Christmas No. 1s from singer/song writers, Christmas is a great source of inspiration. But we all know that genius is only 10% inspiration, the rest is hard graft, especially when you’ve got a deadline to meet. Here’s how Paul Andruss handled the problem last year, courtesy of Sally Cronin over at Smorgasbord. via Smorgasbord Christmas Posts from Your Archives – Have Yourself a Merry Little Writer’s Block by Paul Andruss Continue reading What do you Give a Writer for Christmas?
creative thinking can ensure that human scale solutions will be found to the problems that scare us Continue reading Promoting Creativity #WATWB
Hugh, of Hugh’s Views and News posted this video tutorial about the return of the WordPress ‘Press This’ sharing button which now has improved functionality. via The WordPress ‘Press This’ Sharing Button Is Back Continue reading Welcome: the new, improved ‘Press This’
Not thanks to WordPress for not letting us know they had disabled this handy button. I found out via Chris the Story Reading Ape who shared a post by Hugh’s New and Views. Turns out that it was disabled sometime on Friday night/Saturday morning 3rd/4th November, depending where you live I guess. After Hugh did his post, which I shared, explaining how much more useful that button was than the reblog button, I had started using it a lot. It turns out that nasty folk had been misusing it to spam people with phishing software. So what to do now? … Continue reading Farewell to Press This
There were some terrific stories entered in Stevie Turner’s competition. They are all listed in this post, along with the announcement of the winner. I have no quarrel with Stevie’s decision – the story she chose was the one I also rated best of the bunch. If you like a good read, this is for you. Source: Short Story Winner for October Continue reading Short Story Winner for October