Posts Categorized: Blogging

I still have no dedication to my writing

Coming up with new ideas for my blogs isn’t easy.  After nearly five years and nearly 500 posts, inspiration is tough to come by.  That’s where my daily walks come in.  Turning “off” the brain during the walk allows all manner of creative thought to bubble up.  I will usually come up with the headline… Read more »

Is my face red!

A special emergency Sunday edition of the blog for a big mea culpa! So there I am, cleaning the shower doors and mirrors when I am saved from my least favorite thing in the world (cleaning) by the sound of an email.  Now, normally, an email isn’t enough to get me to jump up and… Read more »

Blogging on vacation

Time for my annual trip to spend Christmas week with my best friend and her family out in North Las Vegas (well off the strip). During my vacation, I usually stop blogging.  That’s not because of limited internet access so much as limited time access.  She and her husband tend to keep me pretty busy… Read more »

If you don’t have anything nice to say…

…don’t blog. Occasionally, there’s just nothing to blog about.  Work progresses on finalizing What Now?, the final book in the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures trilogy.  Other than that, life is quiet.  So…it’s a blog-free day. See you all tomorrow!

What have you done for me lately?

Not much, really.  But that’s going to change starting…now! After too long a wait, the website conversion has been completed.  More importantly, I spent time with the web designers learning what I can do (some changes already made), what I shouldn’t do (but will probably still try to not destroy the site) and what I… Read more »

Taking my book for a walk

Except on rare occasions, I don’t blog on the weekend.  The same goes for writing.  I treat my writing like a job:  work at it during the week and take the weekend to relax, do chores and visit family and friends. Which is not to say I stop “writing”; I just don’t do it on… Read more »

Of writing

Over the course of blogging, I’ve made occasional mention of the “right” way to blog.  Based on professionals and experts everywhere, having a single theme and targeting potential readers (subscribers) to that theme generates the best performance of a website.  Regular readers know I have no general theme, much like my brain.  Much like life…. Read more »

Your meter is running

Back when I first started this journey, back all the way to the first tinkerings on What if?, I considered how to keep all my previous co-workers and friends updated on my progress writing. Inspired and influenced, no doubt, by two decades of Life in the Land of Spreadsheets, I came up with a goofy… Read more »

But do you have any readers?

I got a birthday call from my oldest friend yesterday.  Not that he’s my oldest friend, he’s just my oldest friend. Staying friends that long usually means you have a few things in common and a decent amount of real care about the person.  We are unmerciful with our sarcastic pitchforks that we poke at… Read more »