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
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
Some days the word won't flow. I have several posts half-written, but over the past few days I haven't been able to find the inspiration or energy to complete any of them. I guess a big weekend away, is enough to throw my routine these days. So it's time for a housekeeping post to clear … Continue reading Stories & Shout Outs #25
A heads up. Google+ is about to go. This may affect your ability to interact with blogs, emails and other social sites that you use Google+ to log in with. Here in blogger-land we've been getting loads of emails and messages about how to get ready for this. I've now reactivated my blogger profile account … Continue reading Stories & Shout Outs #20
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
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!
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
I'm having one of those days, when I WANT to write, but have done everything possible to make it NOT happen.I started two posts (another JA on the screen post & another CBCA post) early this morning but neither were working so I cleaned the kitchen instead - top to bottom - the silver is … Continue reading One of those days….
It has occurred to me that my recent blogging/reading malaise was actually part of a bigger problem. It slowly dawned on me that my life had got out of whack. A growing disconnect existed between what I thought, what I felt and my actions.At the beginning of the year I took some time to reflect … Continue reading Bookish Personality Tag
My current mood and recent events have led me to tidy up my TBR pile. Mr Books is cheering me on from the sidelines and I feel better for the mini decluttering. I returned a whole stack of books to work for someone else to have a go at and, perhaps more controversially, I have … Continue reading Spring Cleaning (a season early)!
Have you ever been lost for words?I'm in the middle of (although hopefully coming to the end of) a blue funk with words.I've got nothing to say.But I have been reading.And walking - a lot.When the words do come back you can expect a flood of catch up posts!For now, though, I'm still searching for … Continue reading Words, Words, Words
This is my 1000th blog post.That's a big number of anything!Can you imagine how many words and hours have gone into writing 1000 blog posts?I've been doing this blogging thing for nearly 8 years, however the bulk of my blog posts were in the last 4 or 5 years.In July 2014 I celebrated 5 years … Continue reading 1000
I am!Since returning from my holidays and finishing my #20booksofsummer (winter) challenge and my Home and the World readalong with Cirtnecce, I've been thinking about what I want to read next and with who.I love the classics and would like to read more. It would also help my TBR pile tremendously.Working in a small Independent … Continue reading Are You Readalong Ready?
It has been quite some time since I wrote a housekeeping post and I feel the need, the need to read...and to chat about it some. During the week Melissa @Avid Reader Musings put me onto a new book app called Litsy. I know, I know! We all need a new app like a hole in the … Continue reading Stories & Shout Outs #9