• Miscellaneous

    Move to WordPress.org Painless

    My move to WordPress.org looked nothing like this, but you have to agree these young college students look pretty organized. Fortunately, for me at least, I chose one of WordPress’s recommended hosts, Bluehost, who gave me the best of their tech support and direction. I also was lucky enough to come across the site, WP Beginner, which provides easily accessible information for those new to WordPress or those making the move from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. WP Beginner offers a free transfer of your site from here to there, and again I received amazing tech support and education on what was happening. Although there was a little reorganization and cleanup afterwards, I don’t think…

  • Notices

    Taking a Leap of Faith!

    Later today I’m taking a flying leap! A leap of faith is more like it. I’ve made the decision to move from WordPress hosted blog (free) to a self-hosted WordPress blog. What this means is that either I or a host of my choice will be moving my blog from the WordPress server over to their server. I have decided to trust my host to do the move. I can only imagine the mess I would make! This might also mean at some point over the next few days (depending on the day the make the move), your ability to get access to something here will be impeded. Or it might mean…

  • Book Review,  Giveaway,  Memoir

    And the winners are …

    The winners of Kindle copies of Marie Abanga’s memoir, My Unconventional Loves: My Hurts, My Adulteries, My Redemption, are Sharon Lippincott and Michel Short. This is the giveaway associated with my review of Marie’s memoir. Thanks to Sharon and Michel for reading, commenting and entering the giveaway.

  • Guest Post,  Publishing and Marketing

    The Dip or the Dead-End?

    My guest today is Mary Gottschalk, author of Sailing Down the Moonbeam and most recently, A Fitting Place. Mary shares her insights into marketing and the challenges marketing presents to writers today. I encourage you to visit Mary’s blog and to take a look at her books. Mary is an excellent writer and someone I look to for guidance in many ways. Now let’s welcome, Mary. Back in the days when I was a financial consultant to multi-national corporations, I loved Seth Godin’s little tome called The Dip.  In it, Godin offered a way to deal with that awful feeling of being ”stuck” … with those days when you’re wondering why on earth you’re doing…