Posts Categorized: Web

Under my thumb

You probably haven’t noticed recently, but I’ve been having problems with my thumbs. Thumbnails, to be exact. And only with Facebook. My traditional method for posting my blog has been to publish it to three social media platforms. To do this, I use a WordPress (the blog program) app called “Jetpack”, which has many different functions…. Read more »

I’m not oblivious

There’s a lot of stuff going on in the world. Really, when isn’t there? In the moment, it tends to feel as if there’s never been a time like this. Unless you count the time before or the time yet to come. And still, it doesn’t stop pictures of pets or food being posted on… Read more »

Stay or go

My blog posts are not very “hip”. Owing more to my writing roots than my innate laziness (which I never refuse to give its due), I don’t do a lot of “fancying” up of my posts. They generally run on type: a single image followed by a lot of words. Occasionally, as in my “Out… Read more »

Save me!

There are many recurring themes threaded throughout my time blogging. One of them is that I rarely give an explanation for why I didn’t post a blog on day “x”. It’s a combination of why would you care and why should I have to. Another is that I rarely shy away from embarrassing myself in… Read more »

Charity begins at home

Never has that truism been more true than today. While there are still human involvement activities (Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club, local marathons and walks, etc.), the burgeoning internet has provided the motivationally and socially challenged (such as moi) with greater flexibility than ever before. Lest you think all my online money spending… Read more »

What More?

After a sinus or allergy (or both) induced dead day on Friday, I’m back to complete (or is that, “continue”) my “live” writing experiment from last week. For those coming in late, you can catch up by reading that post, which does offer some precious backstory to this post. Otherwise, the short version is that… Read more »

Back from the dead?

Okay, here’s a new experiment for me, “real-time” writing. In this case, my squeaky leather chair (quite annoying) and blog post will serve as surrogates for my chair on a sandy beach and baby laptop. I can’t suggest how successful this may turn out or even how entertaining, but today and tomorrow will be – sort… Read more »

To all things an ending

Six and a half years. It’s not a lot, but it might be more than other people get. Regardless, it’s all the time I had and despite some regrets and mistakes along the way, it’s something I can make peace with. Amazon has stopped offering my paperbacks for sale. Oh, copies are still available through… Read more »

Lonely is the blog

I’m going to make this “Return to Writing Week” here on the JMD blog. It’ll be a series of writing-related posts and maybe, perhaps, even a bit of writing. I’ll start off with this here blog. Almost simultaneous to me finishing my first book, I set up a website to help publicize my writing and… Read more »

Quality control

Size does matter. I’m an Amazon convert. Although I have been doing mail order and online ordering for years without reservation, I tended to be dubious about Amazon, keeping more to the eBay’s of the world. This may have had something to do with my investing leanings, where I just couldn’t grasp the concept of… Read more »