Blogging and Tech

Wordpress CMS

WordPress favours hosted over self-hosted blogs

#wordpress has made some changes within version 3.9.1. Whereas nobody relishes change, sometimes it’s necessary to make improvements. And in today’s world we all know the...
We love blog pin

4 things every blog post needs

Aside from your personality, style and tone there are certain things that every good blog post should have. The following elements are essential for...
Dapper old man

Computers getting more complicated or I’m just getting dumber?

So a few days ago all my websites went out of commission for almost 3 days.  The end result was I started contemplating the...
Joan Rivers

6 things Joan Rivers taught me about life and blogging

I always loved #joan rivers and her edgy sense of humour. Of course, she could be over the top at times, but at the...
YouTube

How to create your 3-second intro for YouTube

This post comes courtesy of a hat-tip from +Kate Sutton. We are in the process of building our You Tube channels and increasing engagement and decided it...
Woman blogging

Secrets of a killer blog post

Choosing a topic: Although it’s a good idea to write about what you know, otherwise your post won’t be any good or display any...
Social media robots

Just automate social media and get back to our day jobs?

“Why don’t we just automate Social Media, we can then go back to doing our day jobs” This is a direct quote from one of...
Blogging conference

Blogging conferences: useful or waste of time?

So tell us, if you were the master of the blogging universe, how would you design the perfect blogging conference? Do you attend, or...

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Recipe for a #writing prompt

This week we'd like you to write about a dish or recipe that is close to your heart. For instance, butter, sugar and flour being...
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Silly season #writing prompt… (be warned)

Who remembers that silly game we played as children where you had imaginary fights between things or people? My siblings, friends and I would...
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Write a letter you need to read

I was speaking to one of my young people this week about the foundations of their blog. They said: "I'm just writing the letters I...
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What do you know?

One of the joys (and pain) of being older is that we know stuff. From our first scraped knee to our devastated heart at...
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Hang-ups

We all have hang-ups. Mine is unfairness, the origins of which are lodged in my childhood. There was the time it was suspected a...
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How are you? No, really, how are you?

The Post-40 Bloggers' writing prompt this week asked a simple question - "How are you?" The question was stunningly answered by blogger Hilary Farrow. Ed Whenever you...