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
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
I did think that blogging was a kind of a niche in itself; kind of a geeky sharing thing that came without having to worry too much about fitting in or being pushed into one particular area. But the more I discover, the more I realise that most people to seem to fall into some… Continue reading Niche. Or Not?
I went along as a guest of our local Toastmasters group this evening. I’d been looking for a bit of something to do outside of work and decided that it sounded like this might be the thing. I’ve also been attempting to get myself started on blogging again; for the past couple of months I’ve… Continue reading Joining Toastmasters
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.