I consider myself to be a newbie blogger. I started my blog All Things Leisure in August 2013. I am an academic who does research in the area of recreation and leisure. I would argue that my work reaches a very small and specific audience – other academics in my field and some practitioners. Continue reading →
Next week it will be seven months since I published my first post. This “blogging thing” is new to me, although writing is not. Also new, is writing what I want to write about; my “un”-professional voice. When I mentioned to Tom that I had an opportunity to write a blog about blogging, he looked at me as though I had just crashed in from another galaxy. So if I haven’t, after seven months of blogging, been able to explain it to him, I wonder if I know, myself. Continue reading →
Imagine growing up listening to a spell-binding story-teller. What great fodder for a book.
My Dad shared some of his experiences on cassette tape so that I could write them up. He was an electronics engineer, made the first TV set we ever had and told stories filled with adventure, humor and danger. Continue reading →
The spaghetti had really hit the fan when I started blogging. The wheels had fallen off and the well was completely dry. Not one to indulge in wallowing, I did what any suddenly single parent without a job due to their sudden poor health would do. I started up craft and mending classes, took in mending, wrote and sold patterns and concentrated on all that was good in the world. To do this I needed to promote myself with a web page but there was a small snare here. My IT skills were, to be kind, not good. Continue reading →
My blog began as an online portfolio to home some of my published articles and to advertise freelance writing, but I discovered (Timethief told me) that new and regular content would improve my Google ranking and help my site become more visible. Continue reading →
Hi there readers.I am a member of one cool site for quite a while now. I am Italian but have an English mum and have traveled quite a lot. In my blog which now I have had several years, I post in both Italian and English because I have both readers. Continue reading →
The Comment Section on a Blog can really bring out the same personality traits you would exhibit at a cocktail party. Having OCD, this has been a problem for me. Since there is no 12-step program – – my only hope is to share my experiences so I can (hopefully) recognize that I am not alone in my Over-Thinking the Comment Section! Continue reading →
I’m not the best person to advise you about blogging. I’ve broken most of the basic rules: Have a purpose, have a specific topic/theme, publish on a regular basis, etc. I confess I haven’t and don’t do any of these things. I started a blog to please myself. Period. Continue reading →
I’m recovering. The swelling is subsiding and the pain is greatly reduced. I have full mobility again! I’m expecting to know what the results of my last scans will be later today and I’m feeling positive about what they will show. Continue reading →
My introduction to the open source community and WordPress software became a love affair that’s ongoing. Eight years ago I received an invitation to become a WordPress.com blogger. I accepted and discovered WordPress software and the community are the perfect fit for me. Continue reading →
This article is an invitation to think deeply about what you have given up in order to blog. A list of the top ten 10 activities I gave up over the last decade for the love of blogging is below. What have you given up for the love of blogging? Continue reading →
Opinions that have no basis in fact and are fueled by misinformation and emotionality may plump up your stats and comments, but that kind of discussion environment is not one most bloggers benefit from. Worse still, when one fails to research before publishing that slip can be a hard one to recover from. Continue reading →
I want to keep in touch with you Readers so you know what to expect and when to expect it. I am undergoing lots of medical testing.I have another scan today, but after it I do intend to recommence my twice weekly publication schedule on July 14th. I can only mange one post per week now. Continue reading →
Unexpected changes can throw us for a loop. We can log in to our WordPress.com blogs and find the way we formerly did things is not exactly as it was before. There are updates being added to this post.Continue reading →
I have given up on a blog and deleted it. The environmental/political blog I deleted in 2007 was successful, but a year after founding it I no longer wanted to deal with comments from legions of climate change deniers. I’m not referring to troll comments, which were even more numerous – those I simply deleted. Continue reading →
I like to read advice on how to become a a better blogger and how to build a better blog. But I don’t like reading “everyone needs a website, not a blog” because that’s bunk ie. absurd, ridiculous, nonsense. Continue reading →
YouTube is preparing to radically change the site, adding a subscription service that is intended to help them compete in the streaming music industry. The Google owned video site has already signed new licensing deals with all of the major labels, but many independents are refusing to take part. Read the full article: YouTube Is About To Delete Independent Artists From Its Site
Your blog posts should be directed to a specific audience and interesting enough to encourage them to return to read more. But don’t expect a growing readership unless you provide new fresh content frequently. Continue reading →
In past years blogrolls comprised of links to directly related sites were useful traffic driving tools. Then each blogroll your blog was listed in increased the possibility that readers of blogs with similar content would click in and and visit your blog too. Continue reading →
Are social media sites replacing blogs? Prior social media sites existing a blog did something a website didn’t do: a blog allowed us to personally reach and interact with far more people ie. potential readers than we could reach by any other means.
Firefox 30 is a minor update in terms of functionality that has been added or changed in the browser. Click Mozilla link or use the Get Firefox link to be redirected directly to the page where the latest official version of Firefox can be downloaded.