St. Valentine may be horrified by the cherubs touting candy, flowers or jewelry. The overemphasis of eros, or romantic love, may have merged out of rampant marketeering. Between Christmas and Easter, after all, is a lot of retail silence. In modern society, with women marrying later, and partners divorcing earlier – not waiting for children to grow up – does love still exist? Continue reading
OK, I know it’s February and I missed my New Year deadline, but it is the first newsletter of this year and hopefully you’ll allow me to raise a glass to you all and say ‘let’s all look forward to a fab 2014′. Continue reading
This week I’d like to welcome Joel Orr to the Thursday Throng author interview hotseat. Joel is the author of How To Write a Book: The Simple System for Writing a Nonfiction Book in 30 Days or Less, a book which many writers and would be authors might like to get hold of to help them in their quest to attain authorly success. In addition to creating his Book Program Method, he is also an expert in engineering automation and computer technologies and is one of the founders of Cyon Research Corporation, a publishing and consulting firm. Continue reading
I’ve been working online for many years and during that time I have come across so many people selling the idea that I can make money while I sleep through ‘passive income’. To be honest, I already do a lot of what they suggest works and I make a very decent income as a result of it. But … and it’s a big but, the phrase ‘passive income’ just doesn’t do it for me. Why? Because it’s anything but passive, and today I thought I’d weigh in to the argument and share the reasons why I know there is no such thing as passive income. Continue reading
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Welcome to the final Writerly Tidbits for 2013 and I have some interesting updates from the Thursday Throng clan. Perhaps though, the big news is that Hysteria 2, the anthology of winning entries to the Hysterectomy Association’s writing competition was published on 1st December. If you’d like to take a peek you can pick it up in the usual places: Continue reading
This week I’d like to welcome A. Katie Rose to the Thursday Throng hotseat. Apparently she is a self confessed workaholic who writes in what little remains of her spare time after she’s worked, rescued cats, drunk wine and beer and ridden her horses. The sequel to In a Wolf’s Eye’s, Catch a Wolf, was released in July this year. Continue reading
Over the last few weeks I’ve been spending time thinking about what’s important, not only in life, but also on this blog. To be honest it had become unwieldy to say the least and I was never quite happy with how it sat or how it was organised. It was time for a serious declutter.
Social media for business summary … “Facebook is social media equivalent of the jolly put on for corporate clients; Twitter is definitely more the fast paced networking event; LinkedIn is a one to one business follow-up meeting from the (Twitter) networking event whilst Pinterest is your trade show stand and Google+, well that’s the presentation or seminar …” LPH