Posts Categorized: Blogging

Blasts from the past

It’s a new year on the JMD blog and I find myself bogged down with mundane tasks I need to get done in order to make the site ship shape for 2012. Accordingly, I’ll be re-posting the most popular posts from 2011 over the next week in order to give myself some time to do… Read more »

Oh, sorry. Were you gone?

Well, you passed the test.  Or failed it, I suppose.  Depends on your point of view. Though there are many plugin applications available to track and catalog readers’ activity on web sites (though without any real information on the users themselves – relax), the data is useful but not always insightful. So while I know… Read more »

Meanwhile

Right after regaling you about why my blog is not about selling more books and only nominally about my writing, here’s a post that is about my lack of posts about my writing. If you’ve been to the Facebook page, there have been no more photos of the beach.  If you’ve been to the forum,… Read more »

Then what’s it for?

I had someone ask me the other day if my blog was helping me sell any books.  I paused a moment before replying and then, knowing what kind of response it would receive, I told him the blog wasn’t meant to sell any books.  Thus you have the titular comment for today’s post. This blog… Read more »

Spoiler alert

It’s a puzzler, make no doubt about it.  What to do?  What to do? When I first imagined this site, I thought of it as a journal, chronicling my travels as I wandered the cluttered, but strangely desolate, paths of fiction writing. In my mind, I had always pictured this as a ride with as… Read more »

Oops

It was bound to happen.  It was probably inevitable.  Still, I made it more than halfway through the year, so that’s something. After multiple updates to my blog and forum, I finally managed to obliterate my discussion board two days ago.  Poof!  Gone. Oh, the files are still there.  The directories are still there.  I… Read more »

A little bit of mish, a little bit of mash

Before starting this scintillating public blog, I used to blog more “privately” (it was still accessible by anyone who cared to look, I just never “advertised” it).  Occasionally, I would hit a day when I didn’t have anything that would take up an entire post, so I would blather a “potpourri” blog that day.  I… Read more »

I laugh so as not to weep

Yes, this was supposed to be on Friday, but these things happen. If you’ve been following along up until now, you’ve noticed the tone of the posts is usually light.  Even the occasional rant (such as Thursday’s) is hopefully accented to the positive.  That’s obviously on purpose. With the recent disaster in Japan fresh in… Read more »

This space for rent

I was about halfway through a long blog on memory when I stopped to reread it and discovered it was utterly boring. This creates quite a problem, since I can’t think of anything interesting to fill the space here today and yet I have committed to daily blogs.  That leads to the question of whether… Read more »

Briefly

It came to my attention after reviewing the recent blogs that many of these posts are long.  Given that some of you possibly have lives outside my website, I am designating this week as “brief post week”. There may be some cynical people out there that say this is nothing more than a transparent stunt… Read more »