Category: Personality

The 30 day V7N blog challenge and going forward 0

The 30 day V7N blog challenge and going forward

The last few days saw the ‘end’ of the V7N blogging challenge for many of us – a 30 day (starter at least) blogging challenge ran by the amazing Cricket Walker. But really, it’s...

Natural (aromatherapy) perfume creation 1

Natural (aromatherapy) perfume creation

One of my biggest passions and indulgences is I design ‘scents’ from pure aromatherapy oils.  I’ve been doing it on and off since I was a teen, mixing orange blossom, neroli and rose to...

Making it easier on myself 3

Making it easier on myself

I’m infamous for biting off more than I can chew – it might be the Scottish in me, it might be the fiery red hair – even though in that picture of me I...

The difference between writing for publication (traditionally) and blogging 0

The difference between writing for publication (traditionally) and blogging

One of the biggest discussions I’ve been involved in recently between some of my closer friends and some newbies alike, is what the difference between traditional publication and blogging actually is. SO I thought...

Toys and tools for writers – part 2 – the novelist 0

Toys and tools for writers – part 2 – the novelist

Ok – so, one way or another, you’ve got the tools I recommended – whether you went with all free, or a mix of free and paid, or you’re ready to experiment with each....

There and back again 0

There and back again

Image via Wikipedia So Monday morning, I went into hospital – and I’m home again now. For personal reasons I tend not to talk about my medical problems on the blog (I have a...

Guest blog posts with free tech support 0

Guest blog posts with free tech support

I thought, given there’s a lot of people have been asking how to ‘hire’ me as a guest blogger recently so I thought I’d sweeten the deal. If you’re running WordPress self-hosted, I’ll log...

Of literary merit 2

Of literary merit

What makes a story good – or great? It’s a question that gets bandied about a lot in class – I’ve been studying creative writing for the past four years and it’s been one...

Honestly?  I’m feeling kinda overwhelmed right now 7

Honestly? I’m feeling kinda overwhelmed right now

Today is the first day of the ‘blogging challenge‘ that’s run by a wonderful woman that I encountered about…errr…I think it’s been five years ago now, called Cricket Walker (she teaches SEO on Yahoo...

Schedules and other erratta 1

Schedules and other erratta

So I’ve got a rudimentary schedule for the blog – Monday ‘me’ day – which is information mostly about me. Monday also covers ‘mental health’. Tuesday ‘tech days’ – I’m going to talk ‘WordPress’,...