How I Read A Blog Is How I Write A Blog

Does the way you read other people's blogs influence the way you write your own? My fellow blogger and photographer Jim Grey recently wrote about how he reads blogs and compiles posts of interest for his weekly "Recommended Reading" round up, which I recently, er, recommended, along with a few others. It prompted me to think about… Continue reading How I Read A Blog Is How I Write A Blog

5 Inspiring And Enriching Blogs To Follow (Especially If You Think You’re Bored Of Blogs)

I’ve spoken often about my love of the blogging format, especially the greater depth and community I've found, when compared with newer social formats like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Despite blogging myself though, I don't follow hundreds of other blogs. In fact currently, it's less than 30, and a good proportion of those haven't posted… Continue reading 5 Inspiring And Enriching Blogs To Follow (Especially If You Think You’re Bored Of Blogs)

Thinking About How Much I Think About What I Think About (And Then Blogging About It)

Don't know about you, but I’m a rather thinky person. On numerous occasions in my life, a conversation I’ve started with “Have you ever thought about...” has been quickly shut down by the other person with a brief “um, no, never...”, and a look somewhere between baffled and bemused, as to why anyone would give… Continue reading Thinking About How Much I Think About What I Think About (And Then Blogging About It)

The Importance Of Finding Your Frequency

With anything in life, I think it’s important to find your own frequency. By this I mean engaging in an activity not so little that you’re always craving more and feeling frustrated, and not so much that you’re often feeling overwhelmed and in a constant state of scrambling to keep up. Discovering that "just enough"… Continue reading The Importance Of Finding Your Frequency

The Power Of Redefining Normal (Via 145 Days Of Cycling)

On 13 August last year I decided to invest in an ebike, almost entirely to use for my 3.5 mile work commute. One year on, I've used it for a total of 145 days (of course I've been tracking it on a spreadsheet, you know what a stats geek I am!). I need to be… Continue reading The Power Of Redefining Normal (Via 145 Days Of Cycling)