This tweet by @mims_words and the comments are great “resources” if you want to fire off writing insults, but be warned. If you go on the attack with these, expect it right back and so, so much worse. I will never use these on you and request the same courtesy. They are great and I just had to share them.
This Tweet by Haiku Book is just perfect for today.
My feet have been dragging a little lately. I haven’t been thinking about quitting, but when I came across Read This if You Want to Quit Your Blog by Cristian Mihai from The Art of Blogging, I thought I’d better read it. I did, got inspired to pull myself out of the mud of a couple of slow-going days, and I wanted to share it with you. It was just what I needed to read; I needed to remember why I’m here, “punching those damn keys.” I’m here because I want to be, because I want to write fiction, nonfiction, haikus, and about writing itself.
From Day One, I’ve struggled to come up with interesting post titles. No more.
Cristian Mihai from The Art of Blogging has written The Art of Crafting a Brilliant Headline. It’s a post worthy of being saved, printed out, and kept near at hand when you’re blogging.
When I was picking a pseudonym to write under, I did a quick check to see if there was already a well-known author with the name I was planning to use.
There were people with the same name, but none of them appeared to be authors.
I did find something cool: a character named Hyacinth Grey.
Scandal’s Heiress by Amelia Smith.
I haven’t read it yet, but I’m thinking about it.
Have you read it? What did you think? Have you ever met a character who shared your name?
My first web-hosting company didn’t work for me. It was Weebly, and I’m sharing that because it may work great for you and they are still hosting one of my domains.
Last year, when I realized that I needed to find a different company to host this site, I tried to think of where I could turn to get a platform I would enjoy using.
Then it happened. I remembered the name WordPress. I thought they were a blogging site, and I was considering starting a blog at the time, so I decided to check them out.
What I found blew my mind!
1. They were ready and willing to hand me a FREE blog.
2. If the free features provided weren’t enough, I could choose from five paid plans.
3. If I purchased any of those plans, I could get e-mail and chat tech support and a domain name registered free for one year.
4. They offered an iOS app as well as the usual web interface.
5. I could choose from three different editing modes. First, there was the Classic Editor, which is well-designed and easy to use. Then they had the Block Editor, which is more modern and I’m not very familiar with it yet. Last, but definitely not least, there was the HTML Editor, which is a basic box into which you can type HTML code. WordPress keeps insisting that the Block Editor is worth trying, and has it enabled by default for new posts. I found the idea of parts of my site as “blocks” interesting, and I tried it when I wrote my haiku for May 25. It works well for me for short posts, but I don’t seem to be able to find my word count, so I don’t think I will use it for longer posts.
6. Like most people, I sometimes need technical assistance. I have both e-mailed and live-online-text-chatted with WordPress Support. Both services are wonderful, but I prefer a live chat, where I can provide and receive help in real time.
If you need a different web-hosting company, I urge you to give WordPress a try.
I’m similar to number eleven on this list, but I love number sixteen.
Writers Writing Place. Indoors Or Out? 17 Confess. by Dr. Shelly C from Success Strategies.
Every Sunday, I share posts or other links that are interesting, inspiring, or thought-provoking, and
How to Build a Web of Content That Hooks Your Readers for Hours
by Cristian Mihai from The Art of Blogging is all of those.
I like it so much, it’s the only thing I want to share with you today.
This is a list of all the blog posts I’ve ever liked. I haven’t been using the Reader for very long yet, so there are seventeen of them so far.
The list goes from first liked to most recently liked, so the numbers don’t reflect how much I liked the post.
- The 5 Tricks That Will Instantly Get You More Followers by PoojaG from lifesfinewhine
- Virtual Book Marketing in a Self-Isolated World by Outskirts Press, Self-Publishing News
- Vegan: Endive • Fig • Onion • Flour Sprout 🌱 by Mums – the food blog
- Welcome to the Weekly Blog! by dudelmtu from Dude, Let Me Tell You
- Writing Stamina is a Real Thing by ssjcedar from Writes Of Passage
- How to Grow a Vegetable Container Garden for Beginners by Robin at Haphazard Homemaker
- Why Your Blog Is Not Growing by PoojaG from lifesfinewhine
- Vegan: Salsify • Purple carrot • Apple • Wild garlic 🌱 by Mums – the food blog
- The Secret Of Success by Tony Bologna, tonysbologna : Honest. Satirical. Observations.
- Expert Advice: Get Started on Your New Website by Selena Jackson, The WordPress.com Blog
- How To Work From Home Effectively by A Curious Mind 🙋🏻♀️, Share What You Feel
- Read Your Interests by ssjcedar from Writes Of Passage
- Vegan Dalgona Coffee with a Trio of White Asparagus 🌱 by Mums – the food blog
- Stupid Phrases Part 3 by Tony Bologna, tonysbologna : Honest. Satirical. Observations.
- Stupid Expressions by Tony Bologna, tonysbologna : Honest. Satirical. Observations.
- Discover Prompts, Day 22: Tempo by Krista Stevens, Discover
- When Blogging Sucks by Cristian Mihai from The Art of Blogging
What’s your favorite blog post of all time? If it’s one of yours, that’s okay, just make sure you link to an actual post in your comment and not the main page of a blog.