The modern poet, or: Slave

An American sentence: Busy blogging, I must not forget to post poems on Twitter too. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt… Continue reading The modern poet, or: Slave

4,000 – Thank You!

Your support really matters Friends, It's hard to believe that the Skeptic's Kaddish has now been active for almost exactly 1½ years. Also, it may amuse you to know that I never expected this to evolve into a poetry blog. Sure, I thought I might publish the occasional poem, but never did I expect to… Continue reading 4,000 – Thank You!

Tips for bloggers #10: Dealing with spam on WordPress

A different kind of tip Dealing with spammy comments on WordPress is not entirely necessary. Most bloggers simply delete them and move on. Therefore, this particular piece of advice is not essential... Still, there is a best practice (in my opinion); and I would like to share my lessons learned with the community. If you… Continue reading Tips for bloggers #10: Dealing with spam on WordPress

Blogging without barriers

My undergraduate degree is in engineering, but, as I've written before, it was a mistake for me to pursue that path because my strengths have never been in the sciences, nor in mathematics. I should have listened to Papa at the age of eighteen when I was applying to universities; I should have pursued a… Continue reading Blogging without barriers

Tips for bloggers #9: Time management

Preface At the outset of this blog post, I would like to make a few important points. Firstly, this advice is intended primarily for bloggers who are invested in increasing their subscriber numbers. For the purposes of this blog post, the concept of 'time management' should be understood in the context of a blogger's efforts… Continue reading Tips for bloggers #9: Time management

Concerned with time management?

Checking in with you Ever since I published a series of blogging tips, I've started receiving questions from other bloggers and requests for more posts. This particular post is not part of that series, but, rather, it's related to that series. I hope it is clear that I am no subject matter expert, but, rather,… Continue reading Concerned with time management?

Consistent blogging & relationships

Much ado is made of blogging consistently among those who strive to increase their subscriber counts. This is almost always among the first (if not the very first) pieces of advice that new bloggers will get from veterans of the blogosphere: be consistent! Generally, I agree with this. I mean, what's to disagree with, right?… Continue reading Consistent blogging & relationships

Tips for bloggers #8: Network with smaller blogs

Food for thought Here's a thought that I've been chewing on for a while: For those bloggers who hope to expand their networks on WordPress and increase their subscriberships, it's more fruitful, on average, to interact with and support blogs with few subscribers of their own. Sharing this is, basically, like shooting myself in the… Continue reading Tips for bloggers #8: Network with smaller blogs