For me, the concept of flow is vitally important in many areas of life. By flow, I mean getting immersed in an experience to a degree where you shut out pretty much everything else, and your focus is only on that one activity. As well as beautiful escape, I would also say it feels like… Continue reading Immersion, Flow, And Magic Spells (And How Blogs Get In The Way)
Having our own little place online and being in control of what, when and how we post, means almost unlimited opportunities to experiment. Back in May 2018 I tried a “week streak”, publishing a new post every day for a week. I ended up with an eight day streak, a five day streak, and 22… Continue reading 36 Hours – A Publishing Experiment
With the world moving faster than ever, and online sharing sites like Instagram and Twitter seemingly all about the right here right now, we might be fooled into thinking that any article or content online only has any worth the moment its published. And perhaps for five minutes afterwards... Obviously after that, we're told, it's… Continue reading The Love Of The Long Haul (Or Why We Should Keep Blogging)
A number of blogs I've discovered in the last year or so have either published very few new posts since I've found them, or none at all. Some might think this is reason enough to visit them no further, as the author has little or nothing new to say. But the beauty of blogs of course is… Continue reading The Beauty Of Blog Archives – Gifts that Keep Giving
You're probably familiar with the philosophical question - "If a tree falls in a forest and there's no-one around to hear it, does it still make a sound?" Well I've been wonder about the blogger's equivalent... "If a blog post has no comments, has anyone even read it?" Generally I'm not one to obsess over… Continue reading If A Blog Post Has No Comments, Has Anyone Even Read It?