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Why do I blog? (aka The power of words)

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A friend of mine who reads this blog recently asked me two simple questions…

Why do you blog? Why are your posts so long?

In looking at my posts, the usual length is anywhere between 1500 and 1800 words. Consider for a moment that short story competitions typically request submissions to be between 4000 and 6000 words, that makes one post approximately a third of a short story in size.

So, why do I write so much when I have something to say? Read the rest of this entry »

Comment moderation blues…

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Every so often people will post comments on this blog for something that I’ve posted.

Sometimes it’s funny, such as Yvette’s ‘Internet Police’ comment to the ‘Weapon toting Leprechaun‘.

Sometimes it’s a nice tip of the hat, such as Hitesha’s comment about my ‘Crossroads‘ post… even nicer since it’s come from a complete stranger from afar.

And of course, there’s the mountain of spam, automatically condemned to digital purgatory.

But then you get those who feel that they have to post comments that area akin to a waste of time, words, energy and oxygen. Thankfully, my blog has been one where, so far, I’ve not had to censor myself or any of the comments people have posted.

That is… until today… Read the rest of this entry »