Blogging and Writing · Prompts

Why I Started Blogging

When I was in my preteen years, my grandmother would bring a whole stack of magazines to my mum each month. She read just about every magazine going, I think. My favourite parts of the magazines were the little columns about peoples’ lives. There’d usually be a woman in each magazine who would write a… Continue reading Why I Started Blogging

Blogging and Writing · Prompts

Being a Blog Reader

I’ve taken another of the Summer Blog Social prompts for today. I’m looking at things from a different point of view to yesterday’s post, which covered starting out as a blogger. Today I’m exploring some of the things that I look for as a blog reader.     The Prompt – “When you visit a blog,… Continue reading Being a Blog Reader

Blogging and Writing · Prompts

Tips for a New Blogger

These are the things that I’d pass on to someone starting a blog for the first time (with a little note somewhere that I’ve not been very good at following them all myself…). 1 :: Use WordPress.com to start with. It’s neater than Blogger, for both the writer and the reader. There’s less opportunity to… Continue reading Tips for a New Blogger

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From WordPress.com to Self-Hosted WordPress

I made the decision to move over to self-hosted WordPress last week. I suppose it was a sort of indulgence; it’s not something I really needed to do. But I felt that I wanted to move onto the next stage while my blog’s still fairly young. Partly because a bit of me thought it might… Continue reading From WordPress.com to Self-Hosted WordPress

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Coming Back. Squirming.

Many years ago, when blogging was just a fringe activity and friends repeatedly told me that online social networks would never really catch on, I used to write fairly regularly on blogger and livejournal. The blogosphere was remarkably small in comparison to now and I was a very tiny part of the edges of it. … Continue reading Coming Back. Squirming.