If you want to get in touch my email is: email@example.com
Thank you for following my web log. I’ve enjoyed reading your book-reviews and thank you for sharing your story. I hope you keep writing and painting. Both can be great companions as you struggle through all the twists and turns of a life that is really lived.
Best of wishes to you.
Takes the initiative to invite you to be my friend on DUET OF POETRY. Do you agree? Let me explain: I send a verse and you build another on the same theme. I await your response. poetic hugs
Thanks for liking my review of The Kaiser’s Captive. I’m afraid its not a book that I would recommend, for the reasons stated on the review (http://paddybc.com/category/book-review/ if you are interested).
Currently I review one or two books a month for the Army Rumour Site. Inevitably they tend to be military history related. I have also written and published a guide to land warfare for the non-military specialist. Details (and a review) on http://paddybc.com/my-book/
I’m a little idle when it comes to reading new fiction as I am an avid re-reader of books that I enjoy.
I also try to make a weekly post on something in the news, although I am averaging rather less than this. Blogging is harder work than I thought. But like so much in life, the more effort you put in the more you benefit.
Finally can I congratulate you on your picture – its not often one sees a woman choosing IK Brunel as a backdrop. Was it Neville Shute who said “an engineer is someone who can do for a shilling what any bloody idiot can do for a quid?”
With you following my blog, This and That, I became aware of your blog. I’m glad I did. I enjoy reading (though I haven’t done as much of it as I want the last few weeks).
There’s a book I read about six months ago that I have an inkling of a thought you may like: The Golem and the Jinni. The story isn’t one that I’m usually interested in, it having a significant fantasy, supernatural component, but I was thoroughly captured by it.
That sounds really interesting. Thanks for the recommendation.
I have been enjoying your blog. Sent you an email at the gmail addy listed to contact you, but never heard back. Is that an account you seldom check?
Laurie (silkhopefarm), another avid reader
Hi Laurie. Sorry I didn’t see your email. I was unwell for a couple of weeks and must have missed it. I will go have a look now.
Hello there!, I’m really impressed of your blog, it’s so inspiring an fun the way you present yourself and your interests, just love it!
Thank you so much for following mine, I’m a newbie in this game, and it’s still a bit scary.
Best regards from
Thank you. If you’re needing any help getting started with your blog feel free to ask 🙂
Oh, my gosh, aren’t you a sweat person!
I have been at it just about non stop for a couple of weeks now. And finally I think I maybe start to understand how it works. But just maybe! So, I might very well need some assistance in the future…
But for now, thank you thank you thank you! You have no idea how much your mail meant to me, no idea at all!
You’re welcome. But really its no problem. I have lots of free time and I know how hard it can be just starting out with a blog 🙂
Hi again! No I’ve been trying to manage my Google+ profile as well. Seems like I’m trying to do all at the same time, I must try to focus on one thing at the time! The story I want to publish is more than enough challenging in itself.
If you would help me a little, I’d appreciate it a lot! Just now my brain is drained for to day, but if it’s OK with you I’ll come back to you tomorrow with some questions?
Yeah sure. Just ask any time.
Hi again! I just wonder if I’ve found a solution: What if I delete all the pages and go for categories only. Maybe it’s far to complicated to manage pages, sub-pages, social links, and so on and on and on, for a mid-aged self-thought woman… Do you think that is a good idea?
Your blog looks so tidy, and by the way, it’s a very nice blog to visit when my mind gets all worked up. It’s sort of like coming home. But I saw that you unfortunately are suffering from fatigue syndrome. I’m not sure if that is the same as ME, but anyway, I am sorry for you, and I hope you are well enough to enjoy blogging and painting!!!
Pages are quite useful for information that isn’t going to change. So for example you could have an ‘about me’ page and then maybe a page for your book. I use categories to organise all my blog posts. So my posts about books and my posts about art are all easy to find from my side bar.
Unfortunately I’m not so good at managing all the social media stuff. I have the sharing turned on so my posts are automatically sent to facebook, twitter, tumblr and google+ but I really don’t do anything else with those accounts.
Yes I have CFS. Chronic fatigue syndrome and ME are basically the same thing. My doctor explained the difference to me a while ago. I can’t remember exactly what he said but it was something to do with ME being caused by a brain infection. But its all fine and I’m getting better. Very slowly.
Thank’s a lot, you sure replied quickly! Good to hear that you’re getting better!!!
Then I’ll try again with the organization job, gosh it really is a lot to learn! But I just had an eureka experience, I found out that also categories can be put in a menu, and how easy it is to move them around.
However, I don’t understand if it is possible to glue a post into a page. Neither do I understand if, lets say I create one “about”-page and one “book”-page, can they be at the same level? And in that case, do I put them under “Home” or under “Select”?
As you see, I’m not very good at this blogging activity, but, if there is anything else I can help you with, I hope you’ll let me know!
Strange thing, this web-thing is, by the way. I have been warned against bullying and nasty comments.But so far I’ve met only polite and nice people. What a nice surprise!
What I would do is copy the contents of your ‘about me’ and your ‘book’ posts then paste them into pages by going from Dashboard> Pages> Add New. You can then create a custom menu from the Apperance> Menus option. But thats just what I would do personally.
I think you could also use a post as an item in the menu buy using the Links option and just pasting the URL of the post. But really its your choice what you want to do.
Thank’s a lot! I just need a little brake, and then I’ll get back to it! I think the blog will be properly up and walking this weekend. This is exciting!
Hello! I think I’ve managed to get more structure on my site now. But, could you please take a look at it, and tell me if you agree? I have been so intensely into this project that I almost feel blind, and a fresh pair of eyes would be highly appreciated, if you understand what I mean…
Yes everything is looking pretty good now. Just a few things you might want to change.
In your categories widget it looks like you have ‘Book-publishing in progress’, ‘Reflections’ and ‘Tussila’s Creativity Vent’ as a sub-category of ‘home’. These don’t really need to be sub-categories. Sub-categories are used for things that are related to the top level category. So for example I could have a books category. With a ‘book reviews’ and ‘book haul’ as sub categories.
Also your contact me widget. It looks like you’ve use a link widget. You should use a regular text box widget. You should also fix your email address. It is currently displaying as http://firstname.lastname@example.org you don’t need the http:// (unless that is your full email address) and it doesn’t need to link to anywhere. A user can just copy the address and paste it into their email client if they want to email you.
Thank you so much!!! I’m amazed that you are so helpful to a newbie. I think I understand what you mean, and will try to fix it. You are good at explaining things, and your help is really appreciated! I’m sending you a lot of warm thoughts right now!
I’m always happy to help 🙂
Emma, you my dear are the very first person to visit my blog. Thank you so much for taking the time to read. I am very much looking forward to keeping you entertained. I will be following your adventures online as well. Happy New Year and cheers!
Thanks for liking my blog. I liked your blog layout, very organized and I see you enjoy reading. Why not start your own international book club? How are you going to stretch yourself this year? why blu chicken ninja – I’m dying to know!
Thanks for liking my blog post “a hug in a mug”! Thanks so much for reading through the post:) I followed you as well and we have a love for reading in common, so I look forward to seeing what books you get through! Thanks again:)
You’re welcome 🙂 and thanks for following!
Thanks for linking my post on Dostoyevsky! I love the layout of your blog, a very clean look with lots of interesting information.
Hi Emma! Thanks for popping over and liking my post about my books. Loving the pale green colour of your blog 🙂
I wanted to let you know that I’ve tagged you in my most recent blog post. I hope you don’t mind. It’s the Seven Deadly Sins of Reading tag. https://secretlivesoffictionlovers.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/the-seven-deadly-sins-of-reading-tag/
I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. You can find all the information about it here in my post about it. http://mountainrhinestones.blogspot.com/2015/03/versatile-blogger-award-2.html
Thank you Andrea!!!
Hi Emma 🙂 My name is Sarah. I wanted to thank you for liking my blog post, the one where I gave a tour of the second floor of my new home. Your blog looks great! I like your post on Scotland. I also wanted to say that I think it is really cool that you are studying graphic design. I have been taking an online course learning how to code and create a website. I find the photoshop portion difficult sometimes but rewarding so good for you 🙂 Keep at it!
Hi Sarah, you are very welcome 🙂 and thanks.
If you ever need help with your website coding just ask. I did Computing at college for 3 years and mostly learned about web design. I know how frustrating it can be if your code doesn’t work the way you want it to.
Oh wow! That so cool of you. I really appreciate that. It can definitely be frustrating. I will take you up on that offer sometime. Thanks a bunch! 😀
Hi Emma, i love the way you post a like to my blog almost as soon as I put it up there! hope you are well. keep writing and thanks for the follow
Oh do I? I didn’t realise, you are very welcome 🙂
Hi Emma, thanks for reading my blog post about college housing – and from another continent. I’m in the US, New York State, and while I blog about a major bridge project here, I often venture into personal stories. Cheers!
You’re welcome 🙂
Thank you for liking my post 🙂 ! I am so happy that you blog about books too! I WILL follow, I’m just checking to see how to go about doing that through WordPress (I’m a newbie). If not I’ll follow you through bloglovin 🙂
Hi thank you 🙂 If you’re wanting to follow people on WordPress the easiest way is to go on their actual blog, then as long as you’re logged into your WordPress account you should see a black bar at the very top of the page. It should say ‘follow’ on that somewhere. You just click that.
Firstly, thanks for liking my 1st ever post and secondly, your critic is really good and shows how much you love what you read and read what you love. 🙂
You are very welcome 🙂 Thanks!
I would like to nominate you for the Liebster Award, but I wanted to make sure that you hadn’t already been tagged for it, or whether you even want to be nominated or not 🙂 (Just making sure it won’t be an annoyance)!
Sorry to say I think I have already been tagged for it. A number of times…. But thank you very much anyway 🙂
Hey, just wanted to let you know that I tagged you for the One Lovely Blog Award. If you’ve already been nominated before, no worries. Just wanted to share with others how much I like your blog. 🙂 http://theliterarycounsellor.com/2015/06/14/one-lovely-blog-award/
Really enjoy your blog, I’ve just started doing something similar, any tips? 🙂
Uhhh, don’t just copy everyone else, do what ever you want. Write about stuff you like and are enthusiastic about. It doesn’t matter if you start out bad, you’ll get better. Did that help?
Really helpful, thankyou so much!
You’re welcome 🙂 Good luck!!!
Thank you for stopping by my blog I love the way you review it shows your love of books and it’s great to read a personal review from the heart, keep blogging 🙂
Hello 🙂 you’re welcome. And thanks very much!
I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Blog Award. If you visit my blog post, it will give you more information 🙂
Hi Emma. I found your link on Sneak Peek books. I have a book listed. ‘Broken Wings’. I have a website and yes a blog but I am not very active. I have to place myself in the cat lover category although I have owned more dogs.- I was a farmer – dogs were part of the workforce. Dogs look up to you, cats look down. Pigs look you straight in the eye. I have farmed pigs, but I don’t fancy them as pets.
Most of my novels can be downloaded free on Smashwords Nook and iBooks.
Hello! I love reading the reviews of the books you’ve written and once I’ve finished reading the mass of books I have to read for coursework over the summer I’ll definitely take a look at some of the books that you’ve recommended! One of the books I’ve had to read was The Passion of New Eve by Angela Carter. It’s an extremely bizarre story and it felt like I was on something whilst reading it, but if you’re looking for something different (and I mean different, I’ve not read or seen another book like it) it would be interesting to hear your opinion on it. It’s up to you of course! Keep doing what you’re doing, have a lovely day! 🙂
Hi, thanks that looks really interesting. I will have a look into it.
I have really enjoyed reading your posts! So I went ahead and nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award. https://breakawaybold.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/blogger-recognition-award/
Always looking for book recommendations. You should check out everyreadthing.com also a book lover.
Thanks! I shall.
Thank you for stopping by and following me! Being a fellow avid reader, I can’t wait to read more of your posts 🙂
Hi Micheala, you are very welcome 🙂
Good to see you stopped by http://www.lindaleierthomason.com today and liked my post. Best wishes to you! Linda
Hello Emma! Nice to meet you! Thank you for liking my post about “PLL” book. Have a nice day! -Kay
Hi Kay, you’re welcome!
You came onto my blog so I thought it only fair to repay the complement and I find that you are a very talented young lady indeed, and someone who has taken what is on offer on the internet by the scruff of the neck and used it very well. I am knowhere as proficient as yourself but having read some of your writings you are indee an accomplished blogger.
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