Glitches and Clutter

When I log into WordPress, my routine includes checking stats, checking my home page, then checking my drafts. I got this message clicking on 'view site': I put something in the forum, and changed my password. I figured it had a good 5 year run anyway, and lead to another change. This post will mark the 390th …

Rev Up Your Writing with Our Blogging U. Challenge

Sometimes I can’t resist a challenge. I have waited with baited fingers to hear about Blogging U. Nothing like a blog challenge to kick off June.

Tally-hoooooo!!!!

The WordPress.com Blog

Lots of us start blogs with the intention of writing regularly, but quickly find ourselves struggling to sit down at the keyboard. Cultivating a consistent writing habit isn’t as easy as starting a blog — but we can help!

Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit is a write-every-day challenge designed to help you create a writing habit, publish posts that mesh with your blog’s focus, and push you a bit as a writer. It’s also a great way to make new friends and find new favorite reads. All bloggers are welcome, whether you use WordPress.com, are self-hosted, or use another platform entirely.

Here’s how it works:

  • We’ll post a new writing assignment just for Writing 101 each weekday in June on The Daily Post. Assignments will publish at 10:00 AM EST (14:00 PM GMT). You can follow The Daily Post to get assignment notifications.
  • There are no weekend assignments — you’re…

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2013 in review

Helper monkeys only come with the best websites.  No surprise WordPress employs such creatures to help put together their annual report.  It's fitting to look over the old year as the new one just turned a little over an hour hold.What will 2014 hold?  I have a few vague ideas to put into action.  For …

Forgo the Minutae, Keep an Eye on the Details

It came down as a choice.  Bore people with the minutiae of my recovery, or stay off the blog until I feel a little stronger sitting down. I still can't get back into running yet.  I have some sciatica confining itself to the back of my thigh, plus a few minor spasms.  I can downplay …

Google Reader Soon Goes Good Bye

I have a routine like any other human being on this planet.  I get to work, fire up my computer, then have a look at Google Reader for tidbits.  (Fatima speak for anything trivial related to work, life, and writing.) On Thursday Google Reader has a news-breaking pop up: Of course I read more to …

I Know What You Mean

After logging into WordPress, I zoom straight the Freshly Pressed section.  I may find a new blog to follow, but most of the time the ones by writer usually serve as a pick me up.  Usually their downs, along with their ups, helps me to not go over the self-deprecating rails.  One blog entry from …

Tuning Into a Frequency

I get the Daily Post from WordPress  in my e-mail to catch up on tips for better writing.  One of the best tips, the most simple, yet the most difficult is frequency.  I looked at the two badges for 2013 (Post Everyday and Post Every Week) trying to make up my mind what's more realistic.  …