Why I stopped checking my emails at breakfast

Every morning, as part of my routine whilst eating my breakfast, I check various websites on my iPad. Sites like Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, the Irish Times, TikTok, Amazon, Instagram etc. I need to check comments on my own channels or pages and remove any that are offensive. And I check the growth in subscriber numbers… Continue reading Why I stopped checking my emails at breakfast

The dilemma of my daily writing habit

I wrote yesterday about the commitment I made in January 2022 to write and publish a blog post on this blog/site every day. I have managed to achieve that daily goal and have developed what I believe to be a tremendously valuable asset; an asset for me personally and my business. The mental health benefits… Continue reading The dilemma of my daily writing habit

The daily writing commitment I made in January 2022-how has it gone?

I have been writing on this blog every day since 31st January 2022. I made a promise to myself at that time and made a public commitment to write a blog post every day. I confess to taking some pride in having done so to date. For the most part it has been easy to… Continue reading The daily writing commitment I made in January 2022-how has it gone?

Getting greater benefit from writing every day

I made a commitment back in January or February to show up here every day and write something. I would write something no matter how short. But I would show up and write. And I have kept to that commitment. A brief perusal of what I have written will show you the good, bad, ugly,… Continue reading Getting greater benefit from writing every day

Kindle Short Reads-a great opportunity for would be writers?

I only discovered yesterday, when doing a bit of research about how short an Amazon Kindle book could be, that there is a whole, growing section of Amazon dedicated to ‘short reads’. These books can range from 1 to 10 pages up to 100 plus pages. When you think about it and the narrowing and… Continue reading Kindle Short Reads-a great opportunity for would be writers?

Charles Bukowski-a gateway drug back to poetry

I came across Charles Bukowski for the first time on YouTube, I think. Short videos, most less than two minutes long, with haunting music behind a narration of one of his poems. Bukowski came to the United States from Germany with his family when he was a child. He had a rough childhood with a… Continue reading Charles Bukowski-a gateway drug back to poetry