Month: September 2014
From the Endless Bucket of SEO Comment Spam
I know you have seen this same post in your comment spam. Sometimes I read them before flushing them. This one bugs me. It assumes we are all writing for SEO. As if writing were just a formula of HTML. Writing, making sense, having a voice or something to write about means nothing. You could write gibberish as long as you throw in keyword gibberish and use bold and italics and various sizes of headers.… Read the rest
Alltop in Decay
Looking at Alltop, the Writing section which my site is a part of, is sad. I was so pleased and proud to be one of the sites asked to join originally. But, now that is tarnished as Alltop seems to be yet another website which has been sold and left to fall into linkrot.… Read the rest
Because I am fed up with sites which expect me to register for another site, like Disqus, before I can leave a comment I am no longer going to share links to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, etc for any site which I can not comment on.
I have not been blocked or banned from Disqus. I just do not want to register for an account.… Read the rest
Blogging 101: Say “Hi!” to the Neighbors
Today’s challenge is one I am skipping for now. I’ve got a lot of blogs I follow, years and years worth of blogs I follow and I almost never read them. I would like to take time to weed through my list to find which are link rot, moved and can have a fresh link and find new sites which I would love to add to the list.… Read the rest
Blogging 101: Say Your Name
I haven’t re-named any of my sites but I have gone through and put more thought (and some humour) into giving them new bylines. I can’t promise they will still be the same a month from now. But here they are today:
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You set your blog’s address when you registered at WordPress.com, but your blog’s title — what readers see on your site when they visit — can be changed at any time.
Clear Your Head Before Writing?
I flushed this as a spam comment because it was on an old post which had nothing at all to do with the question asked in the comment. But, just before I clicked the magic button… I cut the actual question so I could paste it in here. See below:
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I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your head before writing.
Ideas for Halloween Blog Posts
Tired of the same old holiday posts? Try writing about these!
How to make your lawn look ghastly for Halloween using simple stuff like zombie flamingos, garden gnomes and such which you can buy on eBay and poke into your grass.
How to dress like a slut for Halloween without alarming your Mother
Lingerie in Halloween colours to perk up the late night trick-or-treaters.… Read the rest
Our Adventures with the Fiancé Visa (2000 – 2002)
Our Adventures with the Fiancé Visa was a blog I kept (beginning in about the year 2000 and ending in 2002) while my husband and I were going through the fiancé Visa process. I’m Canadian, he is from the US and now we are divorced and I’m back in Canada and he is still in the US.… Read the rest