Dear Readers, Today I have set up a fundraiser on the JustGiving crowdfund platform. I am raising funds to support the writing that I do on a daily basis and to help fund daily life, while I am getting various projects off the ground. Writing is a wonderful way to convey thoughts and … Continue reading A Writing Fundraiser Story
Dear Readers, A Catch Up It has been a while since I wrote one of my 'chatty' posts and so I thought it was time to have a catch up ~ this time, a letter of sorts. With Spring, in the northern hemisphere, came a sudden rush of visible activity outdoors - leaves popping open, … Continue reading May Catching Up With April ~ A Newsletter
What if I told you that authenticity is a key to a sustainable lifestyle and that being the real, most loving You is what helps others the most? I once cracked under the strain of trying to meet others' demands and expectations, in some cases people who had never ever gone beyond their own comfort zones in … Continue reading Authenticity Is A Key
I am an Accidental Writer. Since childhood, I have scribbled, shared, and taught out of what I've learnt. Never ever did I intend to be "A Writer" ... not consciously anyway ... although many encouraged me to get some story down in books. This is yet to be acquiesced to and I'm sure will … Continue reading An Accidental Writer
Asked: “Why Do You Write?” Answer: “I write because I can’t draw … No, that is not entirely true. I write because it is the music I make without a keyboard with sounds. I write because I have written since I was a little girl, learning to spell, standing in line to have … Continue reading Why Do I Write ~ Revisited
Congratulations on getting 1,000 total likes on The Holly Tree Tales. Your current tally is 1,010. Dear Readers, WordPress recently sent me a notification to say that 1,000 Likes had been received by The Holly Tree Tales' site. I just wanted to say a big ... THANK YOU and how much I value your … Continue reading Thank You for 1,000 Likes
This is a little technical experiment in ‘reblogging’ a previously published post. The original post was written and published on The Holly Tree Tales on 23 February 2017. I am reposting it now as a result of having attended a WordPress WordCamp at the weekend, this being a relevant piece to the subject of learning to manage and write a Blog on WordPress.
It has been two years since I began the journey of technically building a blog, and writing one. My first ever blogging experience began with the process of creating “The Holly Tree Tales” on WordPress, something that was completely and utterly unfamiliar to me, in every sense. It was early in January 2015, the first to be precise, when I gathered my two children together at my computer, in order to consult them where possible, and set off cautiously into the jungle that has been my complicated technical process of setting up and managing this website.
For many years I had been told, by all sorts of people, that I ought to write my story, communicate my philosophical thoughts, share about my experiences through childhood, describe my journeys in new places, reveal my trepidatious steps through parenting my children into the great humans that they are, discuss my gardening exploration and tips, reach out by telling others about my…
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The WordPress Daily Prompt has disappeared and some of us are mystified. Why has WordPress withdrawn support for Writers and Bloggers on the WordPress platform to quickly reach and read and encourage one another's work? This seems ludicrous, especially when one pays a Premium fee to host a website and does what one does with … Continue reading Why Has WordPress Withdrawn Support?
Some months ago, WordPress notified me that a new facility had been created, which would enable the owners of blogs like my own (Premium and Business themes) to add a payment button to our websites. At first I decided to 'file' that information, feeling that my technological muscles had been sufficiently challenged and that I … Continue reading Introducing a Voluntary Financial Donation Facility to The Holly Tree Tales And Why
This week I received a surprise greeting from WordPress, reminding me that the beginning of January marks the anniversary of the launch of my blog, The Holly Tree Tales. As has happened similarly in the previous two years, the reminder came with a little message saying: "Achievement Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com! You registered … Continue reading A Mindful Third Anniversary Of The Holly Tree Tales