Category Archives: Blogging tip

The Ideal Gravatar


I have been noticing experiments with new gravatars lately, and it has given food for thought. What attributes should a good gravatar have? 1) It should be distinctive. 2) It should reflect something about the blog or blogger, or the … Continue reading

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A subject heading for disappointment, but not tailing off.


    This is an observation rather than a complaint or lament.     It has occurred to me that although during the many years I have been blogging I have generally managed to get some form of wordplay into … Continue reading

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I AM S(P)AM


Dr Seuss: I do so like green eggs and ham. Thank you. Thank you, Sam-I-Am.”   Me: I hate green eggs and ham a lot. Thank you. Thank you, Spam-I’m-NOT! In spite of communications with Akismet and responses from them, … Continue reading

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NO SOUND ON YOUTUBE AFTER ADOBE FLASH PLAYER UPDATE …


  I could watch the movies move, but the sounds were soundless.  After searching the web, I found all sorts of ‘settings’ suggestions and tried them all.  I reinstalled the player in various ways.  I tore hair out and swore … Continue reading

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Net losses – Scrabble proves how ephemeral online stats or storage can be.


  International fury has been mounting at the unilateral change in the Scrabble game which has been hosted by Facebook in so many countries.  Even if there were the strongest reasons for replacement with the new version – which appears … Continue reading

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MOTIVES FOR BLOGGING


  (See sidebar for Translator, Music, Novels, Awards etc.) There can be little doubt that fundamental reasons for blogging differ widely.  There seem to be some main categories, though: (1)         Those who blog mainly to be entertained by others; (2)         … Continue reading

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OF SIDEBARS AND TRANSLATIONS AND BOOK EXTRACTS


Today I had the sudden urge to spring-clean my side bar – it would count as a win ter me, and I thought I autumn do it even if it should fall some, er, time beyond spring. I tidied and … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFULLY IMPORTANT COMMENT AND VISIT DECISION


  Because I need to regulate My comments and my views, Reluctantly I have to state In future I will choose, To visit, and to comment on, The blogs that now and then Leave evidence, my posts upon, That one’s … Continue reading

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DRAGON HOMES AND SPIDER SPOT


Thanks,  readers!  Your votes have given me this ‘Honorable Mention’ for second place in the ‘There Be Dragons Here’ Contest.  !  I am most grateful. Check out the full results here. Meanwhile, I have been a trifle scarce while I … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFUL NO FOLLOW-UP TIP


  It seems I am quite sadly slow Some blogging things to get to know – I wondered why by far the most Of blogs I follow, when they post, Don’t generate an email note – In fact, it really … Continue reading

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