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Getting Bookish

Getting Bookish

As part of my ongoing blogging existential crisis, today I decided that I’ll be merging my book blog with this blog, effective immediately. I already talked about this on my book blog itself, but I thought I’d post about it here so that you know what to expect. What this means: I will no longer be posting book reviews at Miriam Joy Reads, although given that the blog has been on indefinite hiatus for six months, this isn’t a huge…

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What Is Blogging Even For, Anyway?

What Is Blogging Even For, Anyway?

I’ve been finding myself in a weird space with regard to blogging recently. My posts have become more and more infrequent over time, and while part of that is that I’m easily distracted and frequently lose track of my ideas before I have a chance to put fingers to keys, it’s also because my relationship with social media has been undergoing a metamorphosis of sorts. I live on the internet, to an extent that’s probably somewhat unhealthy. I’ve become uncomfortably…

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Who Is Finn Longmore?

Who Is Finn Longmore?

I started using the name Miriam Joy in 2011. Until then I’d been mostly using the username @delorfinde — that was the name I was known by on Protagonize, which was by far the platform where I was most active, but also on Twitter and the NaNoWriMo website and more or less everywhere else I signed up between 2007 and 2011. (The only place I still use the name delorfinde is on the NaNo website. For a long time you…

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I’m Just Not Pinteresting

I’m Just Not Pinteresting

As you may have noticed, I’ve made a fairly sudden return to the blogosphere. My book blog has been completely inactive since March and this blog little better, but now that I’m finally living in one place, not trying to do a degree, and reasonably settled, I thought it was time to fix that. My stats, however, have suffered from this extended break, and while the numbers aren’t why I do this, it’s still fairly discouraging to write a post…

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Back Online

Back Online

Cornwall turned out to have very little internet. It also lasted a day longer than I expected, due to a detour to visit family friends that my parents managed to forget to tell me about. I’m finally home, though, after a very long stationary tailback on the M25 that left us all sweltering (our car doesn’t have working air-con anymore), and reacquainting myself with the world of functioning WiFi. Pictures will follow, including the disappointing results of spending a really…

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Confidence And Planning

Confidence And Planning

I’ve been taking a bit of a break from the internet lately. Not a break from using it, although I probably should do that at some point, but a break from contributing anything more than a handful of tweets and Facebook status updates. You’ll have noticed my blog posts here being few and far between, and my videos even fewer and further between. I’ve been posting regular book reviews, by virtue of sitting down once every few weeks and scheduling…

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A Culture Of Commenting 

A Culture Of Commenting 

While I was writing my last post I added links to a couple of old posts from 2012 and 2013, and out of interest decided to go back and read them. I was surprised when I did so to find that they had a lot of comments. Not, like, hundreds, but a decent collection — some of them replies turning into conversations, and others first-time readers popping in to give their thoughts. Over the past year or two I’ve really…

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I’m In Exam Hell

I’m In Exam Hell

You’ve probably already noticed that I haven’t been posting very frequently over the last few weeks. That’s partly because I’ve had nothing to say, and I try not to blog unless I feel like I’ve got something to contribute to the general mess of words floating around on the internet. And it’s partly because my health has been fairly rubbish. But it’s also because I’m in exam hell and need to be working more than I currently am, rather than…

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Answering The Internet

Answering The Internet

I find it very entertaining to look at the search terms that have led people to my blog. They’re not nearly as funny as they used to be, because there aren’t as many of them — what with privacy settings and incognito windows and stuff, a lot of them are hidden beneath the heading of “unknown search terms”. But there are always some that really make me question how people ended up here. Most of my recent ones seem to…

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Tenth Past The Post

Tenth Past The Post

Okay, I have basically no idea what’s going to happen now. That’s always a good way to start a post. A few people said to me that they weren’t receiving email subscriptions from my blog. Those for whom the problem was recent (only the last couple of posts) are probably suffering the effects of my own incompetence in failing to update a plugin; those for whom it’s been a more long-lasting trouble, I don’t know. Sorry. It explains why I…

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