Rambling On…

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My favourite hedge row flower ‘The Rambling Rose’

Brings back memories of Sunday mornings spent at Tabbits Hill Riding Stables in Purbeck   which were spent – with any luck – riding my favourite little New Forrest type mare Rambler – she of the permanent ‘hound jog’  when she didn’t have the wind up her tail and we were belting up ‘the sheep track’ or chasing through the twisty path, under the low branches of ‘the under hill’ and of course when I cycled home Dad would have Jim Reeves on the record player … I can imagine she is another one of ‘mine’ in Horsey Heaven fidgeting in the back row and lighting smokes from the flames ‘next door’.

My current squeezes  are fine – Flax and Rufus have been exercising more and watching what they eat and Buddy has also had to stop his free range activity as the grass in his patch was knee high – his not mine.

The paddocks were topped but have grown again! The loss of the sheep flock really shows in the Grass Dept.

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Web site amalgamation

For who knows what reason I am engaging in this today of all days and it is as chaotic as the rest of life around me – I may cancel the lot and get my money back Blue Host are impossible to deal with from the UK given the time differences and the gap between their operators and my knowledge level  – the next week will tell so this may be my ‘last post.’ 🙂

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To Blog OR Not To Blog…

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I honestly don’t know…

This takes up a great deal of my time – takes an investment of time and money and right now provides no tangible return on either – intangibly it could be argued it is experience so somehow adding to my skill set.

If I spent the combined time on these three blogs  on creating my books, I would get on a lot faster and I could sub this out at the relevant time – by then things might have lent another way anyway in terms of marketing trends and advice – already folk are noticing that this format doesn’t work well for fiction from the get go… only may be later when established.

So…

Do I get anything out of it? Um well it is different from the novel production, and studying novel production – and it is more immediate – the novel stuff is rarely Right Now’s views and reflection – It demands I say something about my experiences, but equally makes me stand back a little rather than just dump into a journal – makes me see balance where it may not feel like there is any. Is it worth the money? No probably not  -a free Word Press site would be more than good enough – if I am not running a shop from it – the editor is easier on the WP site than the self hosted one as well.

Lots to think about…

OF course the European Referendum  will be in the ballot stage and counting when this posts on Friday – how will our world have changed because of that? How will that affect my writing journey – let alone my blogs?  The VAT situation if we come out will be appalling for digital sales – with no threshold in place and no VAT MOSS to help UK  productive creatives but on the other hand other countries have to deal with it…

As I write this I feel as a Nation we should be flying Nelson’s ‘England Expects…’ from every set of flag poles in the land as it really is a DUTY to get out and vote on this – not to do so is a loss to us all – as a decision based on a low turn out will fester and cause trouble for years to come… which ever way it goes a decent turn out at least makes the result palatable for democrats – pragmatists will always find a way to make things work – and those who lacked a conviction either way will just have to live with it now – BUT don’t moan near me!!!

Truth To Tell…

I guess it is the storm clouds ahead which ever way the vote goes that give me most pause for thought – all other things being equal I would rather blog than not.

 

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Baby Steps…

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Seems Like A Long Time…

Since I set that up and yet it was only last year. Only when I look back sometimes can I see how far I have come but equally the excitement I felt over designing this has evaporated and the tiny baby steps of progress are just vague indentations in sand.

When Those Times Strike…

Focus on the horizon and keep moving forward anyway

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There is no way back. 🙂

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