Blogging and Writing

Reflections on Swanwick

“Pace yourself,” they said in the smoking tent. “Don’t feel you have to do everything.” I’ve spent the past week at Swanwick Writing School, an annual event taking place in the tranquility of the Derbyshire countryside. I didn’t pace myself. There’s a wall of exhaustion that kicks in somewhere around Tuesday evening. It hits everyone,… Continue reading Reflections on Swanwick

Blogging and Writing

My Kind of Funky

Four days from the Cybher blogging conference, and it turns out that most people have their outfits all sorted out and hanging in the back bedroom ready for the big day. I’ve never really been a clothes sort of person.  Not that I’m going to alarm anyone by turning up in my birthday suit, but… Continue reading My Kind of Funky

Blogging and Writing

My Relationship with Words

I’ve always loved words. I was one of those children who read everything. I’d read the words on the cereal boxes and whisper them so I could sense how they felt. Riboflavin. Thiamin. Magnesium.  I wondered a little about what they meant, and I loved the familiarity of seeing them every day. I’d make little… Continue reading My Relationship with Words

Blogging and Writing

Cybher Intro (now for BlogCamp too)

BlogCamp and Cybher are my first ever blogging events, and I’m really looking forward to both days. We’ve been asked to put up an icebreaker for the meet and greet linkies. So here’s mine… Name : Louise Twitter : @girlbehind Height : 5′ 6″ I think. Five things you should know about me 1. I… Continue reading Cybher Intro (now for BlogCamp too)

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Blogging and Anonymity

Anonymity and the internet used to be perfect partners. Or at least we felt that way. This used to be the place that we’d come to hide, to express things that would previously have been confined to a secret diary. We used pseudonyms, and every so often there’d be a bit of a rumble through… Continue reading Blogging and Anonymity