Silly SOD Limerick: One

In a comment conversation with Colin from Getting On recently (I'll link to one of his posts so he knows we're talking about him), we discussed doing something with the WordPress reader's 'Suggestions' words--the three words under the search box you see when you log in to the Reader--as prompts for a post of some … Continue reading Silly SOD Limerick: One

Why Change Your Blog Theme?

New Readers The above title has been chosen because asking a question in the title can apparently make the post more popular. According to many blog posts advising on the best ways to title blog posts to hook in readers--I was hooked in by one titled 'What are the Best Ways to Title your Blog … Continue reading Why Change Your Blog Theme?

Five Line No-Rhyme Time: So Nearly

I used to try to make my Five Line No-Rhyme Time posts topical, thus I called them Topical Five Line No-Rhyme Time. But I am trying to give up being quite as topical as I have previously been. Not 'nothing topical at all', but certainly less so. This leaves me with no choice but to … Continue reading Five Line No-Rhyme Time: So Nearly

Sometimes I Don’t Rhymes: Ronovan Writes – Fool and Head

Time for another Haiku, of the Ronovan Writes prompt variety. This week's 348th prompt word pairing is Fool and Head As ever, if you want to read proper examples of Haiku writing, or have a go yourself, follow that link. But, while you're here, it'll only take a few seconds to read mine, which follows. … Continue reading Sometimes I Don’t Rhymes: Ronovan Writes – Fool and Head

Scribble: Sshlebrating Shntt Piransh Day

As a resident of Cornwall, and being half Cornish--probably the left half, although there is also a chance of it being the bottom half--and today, March 5th, being St Piran's Day, I felt I should write something about how I am celebrating our Cornish patron saint. Although I have lived in the place for some … Continue reading Scribble: Sshlebrating Shntt Piransh Day

Converting Large Units

There are relatively few absolute certainties in life. This both keeps bookmakers very happy and is a lesson to us all. That lesson is "Don't walk in to a pub and tell your mates you've got a tip on a race horse and it's a dead cert." But here is something that is actually a … Continue reading Converting Large Units

Sometimes I Don’t Rhymes: Ronovan Writes – Ache and Ease

Time for another Haiku, of the Ronovan Writes prompt variety. This week's 347th prompt word pairing is Ache and Ease As ever, if you want to read proper examples of Haiku writing, or have a go yourself, follow that link. But, while you're here, it'll only take a few seconds to read mine, which follows. … Continue reading Sometimes I Don’t Rhymes: Ronovan Writes – Ache and Ease

Sunday Evening Blogging Tips and Other Things

In general, I've never had much response to blog posts made on a Sunday evening. That is tip one. Sunday evening (GMT) posts are nearly always a waste of time. My second blogging tip is slightly more positive, although there will probably not be any readers to get the full benefit of it as my … Continue reading Sunday Evening Blogging Tips and Other Things