Give to get

I’ve been working through this WordPress 101 course which is meant to help improve your online presence – boost your blogging super powers. One recent homework assignments was to “follow five new tags in the Reader and five new blogs.” As I am wont to do, I didn’t follow the instructions as written. As a…

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A secondhand introduction

Sometime around mid-December, this space, Thin spiral notebook, turned five – that’s, what, 35 in bloggy years? Prior to that, I had another site, more of a memoir-slash-mommy-blogger kind of thing for another three years. When I opened this notebook, I wanted it to be a place where I could just be me. Where I…

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30 days hath November

It’s that time of year. The month of November has been the catalyst for many writers to hunker down and finally write that Great American Novel. Yeah, that’s not going to happen here. I am attempting the November NaBloPoMo, but not the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I’ve done the novel writing thing a few…

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Comment shenanigans

Dear Friends, A recent update to WordPress.com commenting options has forced commenters with emails attached to WP.com accounts to be logged in before their comments are accepted. That apparently is true even though I don’t require commenters to register and log in to comment. The explanation for the update was to protect against counterfeit comments…

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