Write Drunk, Edit Sober: What I Learned in My Travel Writing Course

Earlier last month, I mentioned a five-week travel writing course that I had enrolled in through Vancouver Island University. A few commenters asked me to share key takeaways. Here's what resonated. 1. Sharpen Your Hook Think: Title, opening sentence and accompanying photos. A great hook captures your readers’ attention, draws them into your story and …

What Do You Do When Your Blogging Buddies Come to Visit?

You solve the problems of the blogging world. (NB - I was taking notes and not multi-tasking...honest!)   Meanwhile, your partners solve the problems of the political world (for at least two countries)….impressive!  You eat and drink...and then eat and drink some more!  And relieve the guilt with a stunning hike!  You share your passions. …

Grammy’s Grid

Thank you to Dee for featuring me today in her Blogging Grandmother Series. It has been a pleasure to participate. At times, it was an eye-opener to reread what I wrote just a few short months ago. Dee and I would both appreciate it if you would stop by and visit her site. You can …


The unique and varied paths which lead us to individual bloggers whom we follow are often far from straightforward.  Several local bloggers whom I follow, I met via bloggers in Australia or the UK. Recently, I had the chance to meet up with fellow Vancouver Island blogger, Erica from Behind the Scenery. We follow many …

Have You Used The New Gutenberg Editor?

Thank you to Hugh Roberts for featuring my blogging question about the Gutenberg Editor. He has given me just the push I need to give it a try.  Have you used the new editor on Word Press? If so, do you agree with Hugh?

Hugh's Views & News  

Thank you to Donna Connolly, who blogs at Retirement Reflections, for asking me a question about blogging after reading my recent blog post ‘Do You Have A Question About Blogging…’

Here’s Donna’s question in full.

#bloggingtips #blogging #Gutenberg #GutenbergEditor

Yes, I’m using the Gutenberg editor, Donna. I’ve written this post using it.

I’ve read more blog posts complaining about the new Gutenberg Editor than those that give it any praise or credit. I found that to be of great shame, given some of the circumstances surrounding the reviews it’s been getting.

Many of those who complained about Gutenberg hadn’t even attempted using it. They’d ended up getting to it by mistake; many panicking as soon as they saw what was in front of them on the screen.

Others had tried using it but had not given it the time it deserves. Just like learning to ride a bike, or ice-skating for…

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