Daily Prompt: Morton’s Fork

If you had to choose between being able to write a blog (but not read others’) and being able to read others’ blogs (but not write your own), which would you pick? Why? Read others’ blogs. Of course, that’s not what I am doing now, is it? Let’s ignore that fact. Like everyone else, my…

Moving along

Hey, how do you like the new duds? I changed the theme on my blog. If you read via something other than a browser, you might want to come take a look. It is called Sunspot, and is the latest free offering from WordPress. I thought the colors matched my old and current Gravatar picture….

Weekly Photo Challenge: Egret Ready

This is not the best picture of an egret (specially, a great egret or Casmerodius albus). But it does fit the WordPress photo challenge topic, ready, and the next letter in the alphabet, ‘e‘. The bike paths that run through Santa Rosa, CA are part of the old canal maintenance roads that run along the upper banks…

Photo Weekly Challenge: ‘A’ Launch

In 2011, WordPress had a daily challenge and a weekly photo challenge. Everyday a WordPress representative would post a topic for the public to use and abuse.  Likewise, every week they posted a topic for photographers (laymen and professionals alike) to interpret as they saw fit. I didn’t discover either until late in the year….

Widget Nirvana

The wonderful WordPress wizards have answered our prayers: we have a GoodReads widget now! Check it out!  Over there, on the left sidebar.  Cool, huh?  I got all three of my book shelves going. GoodReads, an online community of readers, is a place where you can list all the books you’ve read, rate them, and then…

My very first blog award

I’ve blogged for some time now, but yesterday I encountered a first – an award! Isn’t that sweet? Bestowed upon me by a lovely WordPress blogger, what else can I do but wallow in its glow? A few weeks ago, I started following Emmie Mears, who blogs about her writing adventures.  Her posts are honest,…

Post a day

So…I obviously have something way more important to do, but am dutifully procrastinating. I decided to sign up for the Post A Day challenge (through WordPress.com) in preparation for NaNoWriMo coming up in November. The goal is to finish the second novel in my series in November.  The idea of starting to post everyday right…

Getting personal

How personal do you get on your blog? I try to keep my blog solely about my writing adventures.  Occasionally, life intervenes and I put up pictures of my dog, or a good recipe, but generally, I try to keep this blog life-clutter free.  If I get the urge to talk about stuff that is…

WordPress Woes

I shouldn’t complain. Seriously. WordPress.com provides hundreds, no, thousands…okay, millions of free blogs to the world. But. They. Do. Not. Let. Us. Use. Javascript, full HTML, or Flash. WTF!? After trying many ways of getting around the above fact, I have given up trying to show you those nifty Goodreads widgets.  I’m bummed. :( But,…