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
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
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?
The first piece of work I do every morning when I sit down at my desk is to write a blog post that is published on this blog. Some days it is easy, and the topic comes easily for I will have seen or thought of something from my daily life. It may be to… Continue reading The first piece of work I do
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
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?
Back in February, I think, I made a promise to myself to show up here every day and write a blog post. It could be a short one, a long one, and about anything and everything under the sun. But I would write something. And I am proud to say, have stuck with it. It… Continue reading Maintaining the daily writing habit in Sorrento
Sometimes I toy with the idea of writing a novel. I have written a number of non-fiction books but wonder if I would be able to write a fiction book. If I could write one it would open up a whole new world of writing for me. Often, I am discouraged and say ‘you could… Continue reading Perhaps I can write a novel
I discovered a new word yesterday. “Autotelic”. It means having a purpose in and not apart from itself. It is an adjective. “Autotelism” is the noun. So, you might say something provides an autotelic experience. In other words, doing something for the sake of doing it, not in anticipation of any specific outcome such as… Continue reading Autotelic-art for art’s sake
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