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And now for something completely different…

22/11/2012 logo

A change of subject.

As WordPress users will be well aware, whenever one posts a new blog entry, there’s a display where you can choose to Publish or Edit. It always features a literary quote, quite a nice touch.

So, I started to collect the ones I liked most. Here are 10 of them, in no particular order – except for the final one, which I really enjoyed.

I have made this letter longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.

Blaise Pascal

The best style is the style you don’t notice.

Somerset Maugham

Writing is a struggle against silence.

Carlos Fuentes

The first step in blogging is not writing them but reading them.

Jeff Jarvis

Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.

Carol Burnett

Be obscure clearly.

E.B. White

I do not like to write – I like to have written.

Gloria Steinem

Easy reading is damn hard writing.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.

Anais Nin

I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.

Steven Wright 


Apologies – WordPress blogging problems


I’m sorry about this but, as you see, I’ve tried changing the blog layout in an unsuccessful attempt to solve a problem with the New Posts editor.
Normal service to be resumed as soon as possible!

Some readers’ comments and questions


I’ve just spent some time reading through comments and feedback (and the dreaded, but effectively blocked spam!). In answer to some readers’ questions:

1: This is my first blog, the initial post appeared on 1st. March, 2011. There was a long hiatus last year, caused by my computer blowing up.

2: No, it’s not a paid site – no ads, no sponsors. It’s just something I do for fun, in my own time – which is why I don’t get around to posting regularly enough! This allows me complete freedom to write about whatever I want, within the themes I’ve set myself.

3: The design is a standard WordPress template – Kubrick. The only thing I’ve customised is the logo and title.

4: To the person wanting to start out – well, just go for it! I spent a while playing around with a dummy site, just to get the feel of things, before publishing. Do it, if you have something to say!

5: Thanks also for individual comments, liking particular items or even the appearance of the site. Feedback like that is very encouraging – so, thank you!

PS: Those comments that are in general complimentary: I shan’t acknowledge them, but they are definitely appreciated. As for ‘boilche’, please contact me as to why you are confused by my language – I’m trying to make it internationally accepted (apart from some local quotations, which I hope I explain).

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