One idea I've entertained (which has been done before by other bloggers) is to profile and/or interview fellow writers whose content I particularly enjoy. This is something that's long been on my back burner; and it will probably remain there for the foreseeable future because I'm simply too busy to invest myself in another new… Continue reading Profiled by Ken Hume
My most recent reassessment Ever since applying for and being offered a new job, which I will be starting in two days (on Sunday, May 8), I've been thinking about how to manage my blogging & poetry writing time. Not so long ago, I publicly promised myself that I would submit a poem for publication… Continue reading Prompt, yes. Publishing, no[t yet].
Two years of blogging Friends, I have been blogging here on WordPress for just shy of two years now, and I've learned a great deal along the way, much of which I've tried to share with my readers. As I was getting my feet wet in the waters of the blogosphere, I came across bloggers… Continue reading 5,000 – Thank You!
A recommendation for all bloggers If you would like to increase the likelihood that others will come across your content on the Internet and make their ways to your blog, it behooves you to enable 'sharing buttons' (Twitter, FB, etc.) on your posts and pages. Personally, I always appreciate it when people share my posts… Continue reading Confusion about bloggers who share my posts
Then v. Now In 2014, I began my journey into the blogosphere through the Times of Israel, writing about issues related to Israel and Judaism. Then, after my father died in 2018, I blogged at TOI throughout my year of Jewish mourning; and, following that, I launched The Skeptic's Kaddish here at WordPress. At first,… Continue reading Jewish blog v. Jewish blogger
Where I'm at As I've mentioned before, I've recently become active on Twitter, which, for me, primarily entails responding to a lot of micropoetry prompts and networking with other poets on that platform. It's fun. And ~ it's time-consuming. It's very clear to me that writers in the modern world must expand their networks on… Continue reading Taking stock and thinking ahead
Quick caveats Before getting into the substance of this post, I'd like to offer two caveats, as I've done in the past. I am not a professional blogger. All of my advice is based upon my experience and research as an individual. Obviously, I wouldn't be offering these tips if I did not think that… Continue reading Tips for bloggers #11: Long game & Blog identity
Poetry Partners #34 A poem by Cindy Georgakas of 'Unique Times with Cindy' Force Quit wires crossed, keyboard crashed Undo won’t do the trick, Hit the off button Take a break Voices over flowing No time to meditate Insides fried Overload Data stored… not found Storage full Plastic bouncing more money needed Pick from a… Continue reading Force quit, or: No! I won’t go to bed!