Archive for the ‘Blogging’ category

LightPaper Publishing

Saturday, October 26, 2013 — 13:57

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


Reviews ‘n’ Tips reviewed

Thursday, April 4, 2013 — 19:57

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.



Sunday, December 9, 2012 — 9:03

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. 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 newsletter.  We did that at Belltowernews Daily.


The Last Piece for this Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 24, 2012 — 20:18

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.


The last official day of vacation.

Friday, August 17, 2012 — 12:33

Tomorrow starts “the weekend.” I know that is considered part of the vacation but it’s not a day for which I will receive any compensation.  We will be leaving the rocky shore sometime Sunday.

A vacation should be stretched to the last minute.  We are next scheduled for the last week in December ending after the New Year holiday.


Nexus 7 Apps

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 — 21:41

I am installing the Android apps for my new Nexus 7 & lastly came to the WordPress app too tired go write a review. You can find one just about any where on the Web right now.


On Which One Does it Have a Greater Effect?

Friday, June 1, 2012 — 4:42

It is of course monumental to the HS Senior, the last June of his Secondary education. But is it more so to their parents?  In this culture to advance to adulthood really starts when one leaves High School, whether by graduation or quitting. 

My three brothers all left early, each for their own reason. It is without doubt their adult lives began at that moment,  They needed to find work or go into the military.  One even started his family upon leaving.  I stuck it out and finished before going into the military.  I know I, and am pretty sure my brothers, didn’t think for a moment how our leaving school mattered at all to our parents. They were done parenting us.  Very done.

That was 43 years ago. Things have changed.  Though we’ll be attending a graduation in two weeks, or so, I don’t feel there will be that abrupt disengagement.  No “Thanks for all the fish” song.  But still, there will be the change.

Neil Gaiman’s recent speech was to a college audience.  I think this recording of it should be mandatory viewing for all High School graduates as well.