Posts Categorized: Blogging

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 »

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 »

The internet says the darndest things

I wanted to research an abstruse question this morning and therefore typed it into my browser, up came 233,000 results. For an abstruse question. Asking a generally obvious question, such as, “Why is summer warmer than winter?”, generated 2,060,000 results. Chief among both searches are excellent answers from reputable sources. Further scrolling leads to some… Read more »

Will wonders never cease?

Gee, I sure hope not! The final day of shared self-reflection on my (now willing to admit) interesting life. We pick up from where we were yesterday, fired at the nadir of the financial crisis of 2009. Nobody wants me There I was, just shy of 50 years old and fired (let go, laid off,… Read more »

Deciding what not to post

Blogging every day is tough. I’ve mentioned this a few times over the seven years I’ve been at this. Coming up with something every day is really tough. Coming up with something interesting every day is impossible. Which is why you sometimes get posts like this. It’s came to my attention, while wracking my brain for… Read more »

It’s all about me

When this blog was first created, it was because of my books. There was no way, I was told, a writer could succeed in today’s market without a web and social media presence. Fair enough, but even back then I made sure there were no illusions about my blog. From the choice of its name… Read more »

I’m not preaching…

…I’m just having a conversation here! A thought burbled up while I was shaving the other day, “I wonder if people think I’m being preachy in some of my posts?” If you’re wondering why I would be thinking that instead of concentrating on the dangerously sharp piece of metal angled precariously near my carotid artery,… Read more »

Good grief, what a mess

Seven years. Seven years I’ve been manning this website and doing just fine as editor, writer, blogger, graphics designer, publisher, administrator and webmaster. Until Tuesday. After years of (mostly) trouble-free webmastering (look, ma, a new verb!) the website, I managed to destroy the whole site. Not just take it down, mind you, but vaporize it… Read more »

I can only take 4 days off

We interrupt this series of politically inspired posts to talk about something I observed yesterday. On the very last day of 2010, the first post on my website blog was made. It was always my intent to make the blog as random as possible, limited only by my ability to come up with something to… Read more »

I can’t hear you

I do a good job of keeping politics out of my public exposure. Rarely do I post a blog related to politics. On Facebook, those types of posts are among the few I actually hide from my news feed when they show up. While I enjoy a robust discussion about politics, I find all too… Read more »