We’re going around to see what still works

Posted Saturday, March 31, 2018 — 9:43 by sgtret
Categories: Blogging

It has been a while since all of the Grazing blogs were in active use.  The main purpose of creating them was to see how each of the diverse methods of blogging worked as far as convenience and features.

This is a WordPress blog and it still seems to be actively supported.



LightPaper Publishing

Posted Saturday, October 26, 2013 — 13:57 by sgtret
Categories: Blogging, editors

I think we may have got LightPaper to work with Scriptogr.am. We’ll find out when this is published successfully. Until then it’s just a guess.


Reviews ‘n’ Tips reviewed

Posted Thursday, April 4, 2013 — 19:57 by sgtret
Categories: Blogging

Through the magic of Twitter @DanielSharkov brought his blog REVIEWS ‘N” TIPS to our attention.

We want to compliment him here on the timeliness of his clearly written pieces on the joy and science of blogging.

In just a few pages he went from technical to social lists.  (We are suckers for lists.)

We were drawn with the lead article about reasons to get of social media for a few days and were hooked  with

8 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Sidebar’s Effectiveness .

If you read the Famous Grazing blogs you have an interest in the mechanics of blogging.  Mr. Sharkov’s site is worth a visit, a browse and probably a subscription.


The Art of Asking

Posted Sunday, March 3, 2013 — 8:12 by sgtret
Categories: Gaiman, Musing

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In a day and a half over half a million people have watched this talk, at the TED website and on YouTube.
I am so proud of her.

The Art of Asking
Neil Gaiman
Sun, 03 Mar 2013 10:59:00 GMT

Above is the beginning of Neil Gaiman’s latest blog entry.  I have great empathy for him because I am as well very proud of my wife in the good work that she does in supporting children and the families of children with special learning needs.


While we still have power…

Posted Friday, February 8, 2013 — 14:40 by sgtret
Categories: Musing


So far this well touted blizzard has been very well mannered.  Two PM was its scheduled time.

I find seeing questions on the various weather related sites as to the “scheduled” time for this natural phenomenon to arrive.

We are so attuned to seeing the world through the eyes of one lens or another, and there are SO many more lenses out there of late, that we have come to see the world as a scheduled event. 

The close-by passage of an asteroid in the very near future is being posted with the times it will be visible with hand held magnification.

It takes away a little of the wonder, a little of the mystery of the world. Consider the mythology that would be written if our less electronically connected ancestors looked up and saw a rock flying really close to the earth. Now our reference point is it will pass inside not only the orbit of the moon but inside the orbit of communications satellites.

The glad tidings reported is that it isn’t “scheduled” to hit either the earth, the moon, and most important, any communications satellite. And we go about our business sure in the veracity of that information.



Posted Sunday, December 9, 2012 — 9:03 by sgtret
Categories: Blogging

A hashtag on twitter is an indexing tool that allows users who don’t normally follow each other to open a discussion, add to a poll, or just add to the graffiti/noise. Don’t get me wrong here. Graffiti can be art and noise can be music when mindfully created and presented.

Paper.li is promoting the ongoing hashtag #Blogchat on twitter this month. They’ve broken the topics down starting each Sunday. The one beginning this Sunday  is” Email + Blogging – This is always a fun topic, we’ll explore ways that email can help us grow our blogs.”

The one thing this hashtag has done is inspire us to take a poke at setting up a Paper.li newsletter.  We did that at Belltowernews Daily.


The Last Piece for this Thanksgiving

Posted Saturday, November 24, 2012 — 20:18 by sgtret
Categories: Blogging

I don’t plan to come near pumpkin pie until the family gets together again for the Christmas Holiday.  I don’t love it, but I have been eating twice a year for more than six decades. Twisted logic says this trend must continue.