A question for authors

Over the spring and summer this year, I read quite a few books. Most of them brilliant, I have decided that if I get too bored I don’t continue right away. I still give the book a second chance later on, because sometimes it’s not the book but my mindset, the weather, distractions or not being keen on the genre or style at a given moment. I read in my three languages from traditional as well as self-published authors, and I stumbled across mistakes of all nature. Continue reading “A question for authors”

Weeping Willow Parc Monceau

What if?

What if?

If you were still here, then today we’d spend some time together to celebrate your 56th Birthday. You’d be so happy to now have two healthy grandchildren. We’d go for a walk in the park. Maybe we would be making plans for the weekend. Would you like to go searching for mushrooms, just the kids, you and I? Continue reading “What if?”

P is for Permission #AtoZChallenge

P is for Permission

I have the tendency to ask for permission. Until recently, until coming to the realisation, I had the unexplained need for an acknowledgement of my decisions, a green light, a “go ahead!” All of these things often delayed me in my actions, put me on a detour or kept me from undertaking projects. This need for permission is probably linked to my number.

You would think that as an adult, one no longer needs to ask for permission. But often times I would find myself in situations, sharing a project, looking for advice or some input, that I received an opinion, which I sometimes mistook for a permission or the lack of permission.  Continue reading “P is for Permission #AtoZChallenge”

Is your blog ready for the #AtoZChallenge?

Is your blog ready for the #AtoZChallenge?

I am not even going to ask if your posts are ready for A to Z, because mine aren’t in the slightest. But there are some things which you might want to verify before the challenge starts, they can be useful for your blog even if your are not participating in any challenges soon.

Commenting

Is it easy to leave a comment on your blog? Or do commenters need to sign up for a service? Are there some strange security features that will keep them from commenting? Continue reading “Is your blog ready for the #AtoZChallenge?”

Great Blogging Events – Part 1: Weekly Events

Great Blogging Events – Part 1: Weekly Events

When I started blogging last year I quickly realised that there are various events that can tickle ones creativity, gain readers, find new blogs, build a blogging habit… Many of my readers found me through such events, and I found many of the blogs I read through events.

I often find myself recommending events to other bloggers. Below I have compiled a small  huge list of events that I can recommend you join. I initially wanted to do a post including weekly, monthly and yearly events, but by the look of it I am going to split this post into at least two parts.

If you are a blogger this list might be interesting if you are looking for linkups, prompts, new readers, new blogs to read, developing a blogging habit, motivation …

If you are only a reader, you might find some great posts to read, and some new blogs to follow. Why only read my blog? Continue reading “Great Blogging Events – Part 1: Weekly Events”