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
Dear Readers, Last Saturday, 18th November 2017, was an auspicious day for The Holly Tree Tales blog ... it became A Dot Com ... and was apparently "doing somersaults in excitement!" In other words, this website, The Holly Tree Tales, went from being a WordPress Dot Com, to a Dot Com in its own … Continue reading When Your Blog Becomes A Dot Com
Dear Readers, This is an auspicious day. Today The Holly Tree Tales has been registered for its own domain name! Thank you for following the Blog and being on the journey with me. ❤ Holly x [posted retrospectively, on 3 January 2018, to mark the exact date it took place … Continue reading The Holly Tree Tales Becomes Dot Com
This is about "The Versatile Blogger Award", which I have been trying to tell the fifteen people whose blogs I nominated, on 1 November 2017, about their nomination for. Having tried numerous times to post a special comment under the latest blog post of several of the blogs whom I have nominated, only to … Continue reading Dear WordPress And Versatile Others
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?
Dear Readers, I was thrilled to learn this morning that I had been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award yesterday. This is my first award nomination on WordPress and I am grateful for the recognition by a fellow Blogger. It is always lovely to hear that one’s writing is appreciated by others and I would like … Continue reading The Versatile Blogger Award
What a lovely surprise to receive a gift this week, from someone I have never met, a Reader of my blog. So special to see one's own words reflected in such a lovely way. The framed image acts as a reminder to do just this, and the focus of a few lines (out of one's … Continue reading A Surprise Gift
Today my attention wandered to the WordPress Reader, a screen where one can see a list of latest posts published by WordPress bloggers, feeling a little lost in the process of swapping computer screens, my day having passed fairly unproductively thus far. Perhaps I was instinctively looking for a little plank to stand on in … Continue reading What Is Brave?
In January 2015 I began the technological challenge of building a blog. For a few years before that, friends and family had suggested that I take my communication to a wider audience. Over many years, indeed since my teen years, people have suggested that I write my story and create stories out of my experiences … Continue reading Why Do I Have A Blog?
What a lovely surprise to discover, when I logged into my WordPress account today to prepare the next post, that The Holly Tree Tales has reached 100 Followers! Thank you so much to each and every one of the Readers of this website and followers of the blog, via independent email or WordPress itself. I … Continue reading 100 Followers