Suddenly Lift Off

What do you do when suddenly you find yourself flying through mid-air and you are not in the least bit prepared for this?Well, one thing is ... you wing it.I have completely neglected my blog audience by virtue of having been ensconced in doing a Mastermind & Knowledge Broker course since mid-March and, as a … Continue reading Suddenly Lift Off

How The Podcast Journey Begins!

For those who have been following my blog since the blogging journey started in January 2015, it will come as no surprise that I have now added a podcast to my 'repertoire' ... not least with some trepidation!As has been the case with most other things that I have been doing online, this journey to … Continue reading How The Podcast Journey Begins!

A Writing Fundraiser Story

    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

A Quick Catch Up

  Dear Readers, It has been nearly two months since I last wrote a blogpost or published a poem or wrote about something of interest, fun, practical or even in all seriousness on my Blog.  No doubt some of you might have been wondering whether I had fallen off the planet! Never fear,  however, I … Continue reading A Quick Catch Up

An Accidental Writer

  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

Thank You for 1,000 Likes

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

Being A Blogger Is A Process

Dear Readers,

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.

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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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Why Has WordPress Withdrawn Support?

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?

A Mindful Third Anniversary Of The Holly Tree Tales

    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