Posts Tagged: blogging

It takes more than good material

I’ve got some great blog post ideas. I had all of them yesterday, too, when I decided not to post. And, I’ll still have them tomorrow, when I’m finished with this “post”. Because, it takes more than good material. Yes, some distractions came up yesterday. No, none of them are really why there isn’t a… Read more »

Upon which side sit my better angels?

Producing a blog can be a reasonably comfortable affair. Even those, like mine, that attempt to create a new post every day. Unlike mine, though, many of those blogs stick to a single subject. The dilemma in a rambling blog like this one is the debate over what subject matter should be included. And that’s… Read more »

Time traveling with Facebook

A little over seven years ago, I was preparing to publish my first book. Everything I had read as well as my publisher said I needed a web presence. So, I created this website and also a Facebook page. What was needed was regular content and what I decided on ultimately has me time traveling… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Escaping the trap

‘Twas the morning of Christmas And all through the dark, Not a creature was stirring But me on my walk.   Shortly into my journey, As is often my way, I began composing my blog To post later that day.   Perhaps it was the manner The solitary full moon shone That led me to… Read more »