As the sun set on Winter Solstice, I was sitting in an office in Swansea, replying to customer emails for my paid job. I saw sunrise and sunset, sitting at that desk by the window.
The purpose of having a website is to attract visitors, right? And websites thrive with good quality, dynamic, changing content. Who wants to read the same pages, the same thing, over and over? Regular blogging can help with that. I will freely admit that I’m not the best at keeping my blog regular, and I … Continue reading Regular blogging
When the website asks for updates, I tend to just do them. It asks all the time, usually plug ins and themes, but this time it was a whole wordpress update! I just installed it, and wow, Wordpress 5, that’s different…
When you’re writing, inventing worlds, exploring new places, you will need to map your world. Making maps means you have an idea of where things are. You can keep track of what’s going on. If, like me, your drawing skills are sadly lacking, then Photoshop, or an equivalent image manipulation program is your new best … Continue reading Making maps
With A hopeless vigil – NaNoWriMo 2018 finished and won a day early. This is never the end though. NaNo starts the process, and now I have to decide if the story is good enough to carry on, to work on it and finish the book, and then edit. The story, as always, is only … Continue reading A hopeless vigil – NaNoWriMo 2018 finished.
NaNoWriMo 2018 is almost over. November is dying, December is rapidly approaching. Work is chaos, family life is a little more turbulent than usual. And I’m not quite on target. I have 3 days left. The story so far, has crashed a ship full of colonists, on the wrong planet, separated them and scattered them … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2018 is almost over
,Sometimes things break down, or go wrong, and often these can be fixed. But knowing when to quit is also an important skill. It’s important to assess the problem, see if you can work out what is wrong, and then decide if it is worth the time and effort, or cost, to fix it. The … Continue reading Knowing when to quit.
I think I’ve fixed the plug in problem! About a week ago, I moved some widgets about, and replaced a couple. I deactivated some, deleted some. You get the idea. I was tinkering! Then, every time I tried a blog post the screen would go blank. The post uploaded, but Yoast wasn’t working, Jetpack stats … Continue reading Fixed the plug in problem
There’s something not quite right behind the scenes, I think there might be a problem with the blog part of the site. I have no idea what I might have done, but I think I broke it. So, in the interests of diagnostics, I have backed everything up and this is a short blog post … Continue reading I think I broke it
This year, having said a few years ago that I wouldn’t do NaNoWriMo ever again… Here I am, typing at ungodly hours, describing a spaceship, an unexpected planet and landing, and I’m just a little bit ahead of schedule. This is a NaNoWriMo 2018 progress update. So, today I thought I would share a little … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2018 Progress Update