Tech

Should you get a hosted or self-hosted website for your author platform?

You know what an author platform is and you’ve decided that you want one. Your next round of questions is about the logistics. Should I use WordPress, Wix, Squarespace, or something else? How much does it cost? How do I do it? Is it hard? Should I pay someone to do it for me?  The… Read More Should you get a hosted or self-hosted website for your author platform?

Writing

Welcome to my new blog

Hello, dear readers, and welcome to my new blog. If you came here redirected from my previous blogs Stumble Down Under or Magickly, you’ll find much of that content here and more is coming. If you’re joining me for the first time, welcome! You might be wondering what on earth I’m doing now. Let me… Read More Welcome to my new blog

Tech

On blogging and LiveJournal’s new terms

I don’t remember when I started blogging. It was on AOL Journals so it was at least 2003, but I left before it closed in 2008. I don’t remember what I blogged about, probably nothing. Although there were some pioneers in the space, a blog in the late 1990s and early 2000s was, generally speaking,… Read More On blogging and LiveJournal’s new terms

Tech

Free images for social media and blogs

Where can I find free images for social media or for my blog? This is a question that comes up often in my social media and blogger circles. I end up posting a list of URLs that I copy and paste each time. So I thought I’d collect a few of my favourite resources here and… Read More Free images for social media and blogs

Writing

Blogging and life lessons with Gala Darling

Gala Darling is one of my favourite bloggers and I had the pleasure to attend her Radical Self Love Ritual event in Melbourne last night. It sounds esoteric and frou-frou, but Gala is just a person that knows that happiness is a process, not a destination, and getting what you want out of life requires dedication and… Read More Blogging and life lessons with Gala Darling

Tech

The blog as the hub of the social media spokes

When people ask me what’s the hardest part about having a blog, I say it’s choosing a theme. After that, it’s making the time to actually sit down and write. I haven’t been blogging much lately. It’s not because I don’t have anything to say. I have plenty to say. There’s more going on my brain than… Read More The blog as the hub of the social media spokes