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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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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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A Thick Skin

A Thick Skin

It takes courage to have internet presence. It takes courage to keep a blog, and to pour your thoughts and your feelings into a post and then click ‘publish’ without knowing exactly who will read it. It takes courage to make a video when you’re feeling insecure about yourself and to upload it to YouTube without knowing whether you’ll become the victim of harsh criticism about your ideas, your appearance, or your editing skills. It takes courage to go onto…

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Escape! A Play

Escape! A Play

Today, as part of the Teens Can Write, Too! blog chain, I’m writing a post based on the prompt: “What is the first thing you remember writing of your own accord?” I urge you to read other posts on the chain – I had the hard job of starting, and I’m sure they’ll all render me insignificant as soon as they post! All the details are on this page. Just recently, on the internet, I’ve started using my real name,…

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Feather Pen Friday: A Day Late: PROOF COPIES

Feather Pen Friday: A Day Late: PROOF COPIES

I’m so sorry, dear readers, I really am. I fully intended to write this post yesterday and, well, the only excuse I can offer is that I was having technology issues and couldn’t get onto the internet. I wanted to talk to you about my proof copies! Yeah! Proper printed books! Basically, if you complete NaNoWriMo you get given this code thing, right? It’s for a company called CreateSpace who are a self-publishing company. Right now I’m not sure that…

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