Category Archives: Blogging

Happy birthday Jamoroki – it’s your first

It’s hard to believe that it is only one year and nearing 150 posts since I published – my first blog post – which to this day has still received no likes and no comments. I’ve polished it up a little but the message hasn’t changed. Could it really have been that bad?

But I’ve moved on and now it seems like I’ve been blogging forever. I’m no big hitter by any stretch of the imagination – just happy that my pages have been viewed over 10,000 times and nearly 300 people enjoy following me. Writing my columns every month for The Displaced Nation and Expat Focus gets me out of jamoroki’s box and is good fun. Thanks to both of you for airing my stuff. Continue reading Happy birthday Jamoroki – it’s your first

How to take control of your blog and make it fun again

I recently came across a post entitled ‘letting down my guard and writing what I want to write’ by Miriam. I find the post moving in it’s honesty. Therefore, I was not surprised to see the large number of emotive comments, in response, from people who feel the same way as Miriam does. The post and one of the comments from ‘lostandfoundbooks’ inspired me to write this post in support. Continue reading How to take control of your blog and make it fun again

Who are the blog competitions REAL winners?

In order to answer the question posed we need to recognise that blogging falls under the arts. Just like authors, painters, sculptors, photographers, film-makers and musicians, bloggers do not compete directly with each otherIn fact  it can be argued that , if anything, competition stifles creativity which is the very essence of art. Continue reading Who are the blog competitions REAL winners?

How to consistently produce quality blog content

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English: WordPress Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you are new or relatively new to blogging, having to learn the ins and outs of how WordPress works, managing the blog itself, the technical aspects plus integrating social media and fielding the myriad emails that fly in all day and every day, you will appreciate how undeniably daunting it is. I learned in a short time to respect all the part-time bloggers who have full-time jobs. If you are one, honestly, I really admire you. How do you do it? I still feel like I am back at college reading for a degree. Having said all that it is one of the most exciting, challenging and invigorating projects I have ever undertaken. Continue reading How to consistently produce quality blog content

Why did Zemanta disappear?

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Many of us WordPress bloggers got a shock when our beloved Zemanta plug-in disappeared from our blogs without warning a few days ago. I was writing a post when I thought ‘Hang on, something is missing here.’

When I realised what it was I immediately wrote to WP Support who have been absent for approximately 2 weeks and received this information today. Continue reading Why did Zemanta disappear?