Life has been pretty hectic this year, one way or another, and my writing mojo seems to have gone missing in action. Lately I’ve been resorting to old, half finished drafts to keep my blog active. You know those posts...started in good faith a while ago but never quite let out in public because you … Continue reading A Little Hiatus
Not much to say about 2021 really. Lots of intimate family time at home, lots of walking every street and byway in my suburb, again and again and again as well as a hard slog at work. A quick two week driving tour to Melbourne and back (between lockdowns) to see family at Easter was … Continue reading 2021 in Review
Last month Kaggsy celebrated her 9th blogaversary by actually remembering it! I made some smart comment about always forgetting my blogaversary. But then I decided, NO! Blogs have this marvellous, amazing technology that allows one to schedule posts. Why not use it to make sure I actually remember to celebrate my own blogging anniversary on … Continue reading 12 Years of Blogging
When I penned the first post on this topic a month ago, I did not think or suspect that it might turn into an ongoing series. I guess when you're in survival mode, it's hard to see that one day, all these new processes that seem difficult or unusual or unintuitive will one day become … Continue reading What I Learnt When I Moved From Blogger to WP – Part 2 #Bloggingtips
One month ago I made the decision to move from Blogger to WordPress. In some ways it was a spontaneous, reactionary move after losing my third post in as many months, thanks to changes being rolled out in the editing area. But in other ways, it was a long thought about, much mulled over decision. … Continue reading What I learnt when I moved from Blogger to WordPress #bloggingtips
Bookish Beck recently created a post all about her stats. I only remember to check my stats sporadically, but her post was all I needed to go there. I was curious to see what posts attracted the most views. The hard part then became working out why one particular post attracted so much love and not … Continue reading Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics!
I've done it again! I've let the 5th July come and go, forgetting yet another blogaversary. I may have turned missing my blogaversary into an art form. Thirteen days ago was the 11th anniversary of my very first blog post. That's, 11 years, 132 months, 573 weeks. 4015 days, and 96369 hours. In that time … Continue reading 11th Blogaversary
Photo by Mimi Garcia on UnsplashBehind the scenes, Blogger has been slowly modernising and updating.The changes have been gadually eked out over the past year.I first noticed that the stats page was set up differently last year some time.Then earlier this year, the comments moderation area was updated.Now the posting template has been modernised.I seriously … Continue reading Housekeeping – Blogger
You know those phases when writing and blogging don't seem to gel? I've been in one of those funks all year. I'm reading like mad, choosing books I want to read, for pleasure. And if I'm not enjoying it, I stop and move onto something else. But the though of writing about them, makes me … Continue reading Where I’m At Right Now…
It has been a while since I sat down to write a housekeeping post, and certainly this is the first time this year that I've considered my reading plans for 2019. Up until now I've had a lovely time, free-reading as the time and mood takes me. Which is actually how I read most of … Continue reading Stories & Shout Outs #18
almost...and a new one just about to begin!So it's high time I sat down to write my 2018 summary post.2018 was an odd year for me, full of personal challenges. I juggled, I compromised, I got on with it, I fell apart, I tried again, I reassessed, I held on tight, I let go. Through … Continue reading Another Year Over…
Wishing you all a peaceful, joyous holiday season, however or wherever you celebrate this time. Thank you for all your visits, comments and fellowship throughout the year.It has not been an easy year for me & my time in blogger land has helped me get through some trying days. Blogging & reading keep me sane even … Continue reading Merry Christmas
I mean really!Where did 2018 go?In some ways this has been a hard slog of a year. Personal challenges abounded, lots of change and compromise at every turn and a very hectic schedule. I'm pretty tired and run-down right now.The thing that keeps me going though, through good times and bad, are my good friends, … Continue reading 2019 here we come – ready or not!
I had forgotten all about my semi-regular Stories & Shout-Out meme, until a recent bout of blog-itis had me scrabbling for blog post ideas. The lovely, supportive NancyElin reminded me of this meme and a time when I used to have lazy, quiet Sunday evenings in which to write. My Sunday evenings may no longer be … Continue reading Stories & Shout Outs #16
There are times in life when everything feels like it's getting away from you. I'm in the middle of one of those times right now. (At least, I hope it's the middle and not just the start of something bigger!)My head space is full of routine stuff, life stuff, work stuff, planning stuff, organising stuff and I'm … Continue reading #JustSaying