Versatile Blogger Award



It’s not every day some generous blogger pops over with award nominations and shout outs to ones humble ramblings, but….


I am humbled to announce that a fellow blogger at the Ink Owl has nominated me for this particular award. This link is to their award post because the list of nominations has some excellent blogs that anyone with a spare half an hour should have a look at. Obviously, whilst there it would be crass not to have a rummage through Ink Owls stories and fiction writing too!


The rules for this nomination and award are as follows:

  1. You have to thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Link the nominees and inform them about their nomination.
  3. Nominate at least 15 bloggers of your choice.
  4. Share 7 true facts about yourself.


Seven facts about me:

  1. I have three degrees; although no albums.
  2. I listen to Planet Rock radio; which explains no albums by The Three Degrees.
  3. I was a research scientist and have 12 published papers.
  4. I gave that up to raise two boys.
  5. I was chair to a pre-school charity and a school governor; both for five years.
  6. I write books, short stories and memoirs.
  7. I have been blogging for one year.

I thought that might have been a struggle, but it seems, when one starts to think, that life, looking back, has a way of surprising me.


15 blogs you should visit.

While these are my nominations there is no pressure at all to do this. Consider it a shout out to your blog, a kindness if that suits you better. It is, in part a thank you to my top interacters, many of whom have become friends.

And remember, I can’t nominate or shout out everybody. Not being mentioned does not place you higher or lower than anyone  here. I try and rotate lists over time so consider yourself in waiting, as it were.


  1. Lovely person who holds mystical knowledge on cats and crystals: quite possibly a witch, but I didn’t say that!
  2. What can I say about Marje? Supportive blogger who loves writing. In fact she is close to publishing too. I recently introduced her to Samantha (above) and I’m thinking the cat and crystal connection might also be coven making.
  3. Well deserved shout out and always supportive. Blogs about positivity and kindness. Often pops  over with generous comments.
  4. Niki blogs voraciously on kindness and well-being, and has set up a business as a life coach. Her first book on the subject is due out soon and I’d urge anyone interested to sign up for Mays Kindness Challenge. There is a link on my blog to it, or visit hers for more information.
  5. What can I say about Daisy? Wonderful heart and, dare I say, good friend. Despite her troubles, she blogs with enthusiasm to help others and share her experiences: an incredibly supportive person. Well worth a visit.
  6. Another wonderful blogger with an eclectic mix of stories and tales about her life, thoughts and reflections on life.
  7. Published author Lucy Brazier has carved a fabulous blog based on her book “Secret Diary of PorterGirl.” Not to mention the new blog saga of “Who Shot Tony Blair?” in a post Brexit dystopia.
  8. Lovely lady and writes zany posts rich in wordplay and puns. Also writing a book which will some day dazzle the world. Even beta reading my own book “The Assent of Rose Marie Gray.” Massive heart and full of support wherever she goes.
  9. Ritu is new to my network of friends. A teacher and mother of two with a poetry book published called “Poetic Rituals.” Posts about anything and everything. Well worth a visit.
  10. What to say about Patty? Often drops onto my blog and leaves generous comments. Her own blog is wonderfully presented and is mine of writing, poetry and information. From the Netherlands exemplifying that within the blogosphere there are no borders or divisions. Definitely worth a visit and a follow.
  11. Juls is also new to my world. Self proclaimed eeejit, but no way do I believe that at all! Zany blog and zany banter yes. Eeejit, definitely not.
  12. Now this lady is immense. An “irreverent view of life after 65” is how she describes her blog. A Grandma of two girls, active blog battler and short story writer. I’ve already mentioned borders have no boundaries and this blog proves neither does age. Says things as she sees them too so let’s cut the crap and go visit this blog!
  13. Just cannot mention blog battle and leave out Rachael. Author of “The Chronicle of the Twelve Realms”, of which I’ve read “The Beauty Thief.” Prolific blogger and plenty of advice for budding Indie authors.
  14. Sarah is also a frequent visitor and writes evocative dark poetry and fiction. Her about page is all it takes to know where her words come from. Another wonderful and supportive blogger.
  15. Can’t not include Matt, only person I’ve met so far that’s doing the 365 days continuos post challenge. Currently day 282. How he keeps going is beyond me, although his posts might be getting more and more insane. Will he be the same man by day 365?


Remember, nominees are in no way obligated to reciprocate. This is my way of saying thanks for following my blog and being there!





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  1. I have no idea where my head is sometimes 🙂 I read this (I think it was on a rare lunch break at work) and meant to say Congratulations and Thank You!!!!!!! So sorry for the oversight, my friend…so sweet of you to think of me….and, your praise really made my heart sing full voice…to think that someone of your writing skill is impressed by my novel-in-progress is such a blessing 🙂

    1. Don’t worry Truly, my years been like that so far!! Seem to be miles behind in many places.
      Thankyou for your kind comments too. Your writing is excellent though so never do what I do and doubt yourself 😊

    1. Thank you Daisy; and I thought you might be. My apologies for being MIA; you are on my list of catch up blogs to read and comment on. Just had some time out to try and reinvent my social media directions 🙂

        1. Definitely; I know you post loads as I’ve seen them in my “special” reader list. I’m about caught up in two places now, so hope to be over before the weekend 🙂

    1. Haha.. yes I met those two on the BlogShare group and count both as friends now. The others listed here I also call friends and they are an amazing bunch of people 🙂

  2. YAY!! Congrats, Gary!! so good to hear from you today!
    So, I’m in waiting, as it were? lol
    The three degrees, but no albums took me a minute!!
    Sue, I think it is, from Cut the Crap is quite a hoot!
    To my shame, I didn’t post WEd. I Something had to give. 365 posts continuously??? Wow!! That’s impressive!
    You are going great guns!!

    1. Not me!! That was one of my shout outs above. He’s doing that and I’m amazed last I heard he was still on track!! I’ve been rubbish at posting of late. Been busy on other social media and writing issues. Also about to overhaul the blog too. Been toying with a new theme and general revamp of things. Oh and a post…must do a post 😱

        1. I’m more than amazed! its lunacy lol And yes; I’ve already got a .com domain address. Next is theme change !!!!!

    1. Apologies for the delay; it got shunted into the spam folder for some reason unknown to me. Thanks for the comment 🙂

    1. Thank you Stephanie. Very kind of you and some of these bloggers have become good friends too. Pretty diverse mix and more to follow shortly. I owe shout outs to quite a few people at the moment!

  3. Nice to meet you at this months’ “MB Meet and Greet”. I know many of the blogs that you mention above…and am excited to check out some new ones. Thank you for sharing this!
    Donna from Retirement Reflections

    1. My pleasure Donna. Great to meet you too. Lovely to hear you’ve already almost met me before via blogs in common 😊 I try and shout out blogs I follow when opportunity arises. Hoping to do another one this week too. Thanks so much for dropping by!

    1. Hi Donna, great to see you here and more so from one of Janice’s meet and greets. I’ve made quite a few friends from there (including her!). Will pop over to yours righ now 😊

  4. Congrats on the award Gary!!! Thank you so much for the shout out with generous words!! 🙂 🙂 Will do this sometime, as I’ve few pending for the same. Good to learn few more interesting facts about you 😀

    1. Thank you 😊
      Generous words are in good placement with you, as was the shout out. Obviously a no pressure nomination. It’s aimed to show thanks to supportive bloggers that have become friends. I think I have a backlog too. Wasn’t sure about doing them, but I needed something to step away from writing decision making and get something up here. Seem to need a few more posts to get back into a routine! Fabulous to hear from you 😊

        1. Ish…lol…been focussed on tidying up some novels and publishing directions lately. Although I do need to get some posts up and get into the habit again so it might well inspire that 😱

          1. Oh, but that is good progress!! 🙂 Curios to know- so can we expect the book to be out? 😀 I’m afraid my April schedule doesn’t look cooperative with the AtoZ challenge. But wondering if I could write the posts before hand and schedule them to publish as necessary. Not sure though ,lol.

            1. It is, spent way too long procrastinating and overthinking. Part of my low post rate is down to trying to get on top of the books. Starting to submit to places next week and maybe agents too. Replies, if they do reply, are usually 5 to six weeks. I think a lot of people probably schedule ahead on the A to Z too. I’ve still not ruled it out mind lol

                1. Best get decision heads on then!! You’re right too, I really need to make time to post stuff. It’s do easy to lose the habit when other things are going on 😱

                  1. Yes, been there 😀 ,totally get it! I decided on not having a theme again for the challenge (if at all I can do, lol), as I’m unsure of the time I can allot for AtoZ. Just hoping for the best! 🙂

                    1. Apart from the time thing, it’s totally doable. Pre-scheduling would have been the way to go if I’d thought of it a month ago 😱

  5. Congrats on the award, Gary! You’re blog has been doing great. I didn’t know you were a research scientist. What did you research?

    1. Thank you so much Elise, lovely to hear from you and apologies for absence…been a very slow start due to outside (of blog) interference! Most of my research was in molecular thin films and non-linear optics although I have worked in clinical biochemistry too. Favourite topic is and was molecular biology. Long time ago now though 😱

      1. That’s okay, no worries, life gets busy like that. I hope everything’s going okay in the offline life?
        Molecular biology is fascinating! I haven’t studied it, but just had brief snippets of it in school. Plus I watch any Nova or science shows I find.

        1. It’s not entirely offline, one must keep on top of platfirm building in other places, but posts here have suffered a shade. I’m hoping to change that shortly, but life stuff first yes? I find the subject fascinating. To think of all the minutia, reactions and biochemistry going on all the time and how we seem to be blissfully unaware of it all. The sheer awe at DNA unraveling, being copied, error checked then zipped back up is mind boggling.

    1. Aww so kind Rachael 😊 I know a few people have already been over to the blogs I mentioned too! Every single one has a blogger who will engage and are proper amazing!

        1. One tries…or is that one is trying? I’m still in awe of all the bloggers actually, including the ones I’ve not met yet 😊

  6. Gary, your nomination is quite an honor. I am a huge fan of your writing and enjoy taking your comments to heart (and always try to put into practice what you suggest). I have checked out all of the blogs you nominated as well. WOW! You have some seriously talented blogging friends. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Congratulations on this well deserved award!!!

    1. Treat it as either a nomination or shout out Melanie. I know lots of bloggers don’t do challenges or awards, but I will spotlight their blogs in order to thank them for help and support. I hope you find you can follow and engage with some of them too. They aren’t just talented, they are also fabulous people too. I have the latter way ahead in terms of who I will call friends too.
      Thank you for your comment too, it’s lovely to see you and I do hope you are in a better place now. I know your loss cut deep x

  7. Congratulations! You totally deserve the award. 🙂
    #3 on the facts about yourself list of totally cool! Well, it’s beyond cool because 12 papers is no mean feat. Out of curiosity, what was your area of interest?

    1. Thank you Nandini, it came as a surprise because this year has been a slow start in blogging terms. I’m trying to get back up to speed though! My interest areas are/were molecular biology, although the papers were all in molecular thin films and non-liner optics. If that helps at all lol.

      Thank you so much for popping over. I’m intending to do a shout out post once a month, so anyone I know could quite easily be thrown in. It’s not a bias thing or list of who I regard higher or better than anyone else…more a thank you for support and general blogosphere appreciation. I’m still awed by that aspect given the state of political events recently. Not that I give politicos a great deal of time. Too many personal agendas and jibber jabber!

      1. It’s okay to have a slow start as long as you’re putting out quality content and your readers are enjoying it. 🙂 I know a bit about molecular biology (a very teeny bit), but you lost me at the others. 😂 They sound very cool though (to be fair, all science sounds cool to me).
        Hey, that’s a great idea! I’m sure everyone can do with a little more of gratitude in their lives, given how the world seems to be dividing itself, and we need people to stand united to show that political policies can’t change the fact that we’re all human beings in the end, no matter who we are and where we come from. I’d love to see what you come up with. 😊

        1. Oh my, then I do hope readers are enjoying it!! Actually my slow start is more to do with trying to decide a publishing direction for a novel that’s ready to go. I am a terrible procrastinator and pessimistic optimist (oxymorons R Us).
          Quick précis, molecular thin films are exactly what it says, films one molecule thick…non-linear optics is a bit like it says, fire one wavelength into something you expect it to reflect or pass through at the same wavelength. However if it reacts with the material then things happen, such as the frequency doubling of light (eg 1064nm infrared laser radiation can be switched to visible 532nm green). That ones called Second Harmonic Grneration. Clear as mud lol

          You are so right too, I’m very dispirited with the way world politics is going. My view is most people would rather get on and solve differences rather than bicker. Solutions not problems approach. I just don’t get why some folk are so stuck in there little world’s that they miss all the wonderful people around the world that have great cultures, history and tales to tell. Friendship has no borders in my book. I think the shout out is definitely on my agenda now too. Maybe first week of each month!

          1. Oh, that must be a hectic time for you. Hope the publishing goes well and in a direction you want. 🙂
            Thanks for that explanation! Non-linear optics sounds fascinating. I’m more of a physics nerd myself, although I’m getting a degree in engineering.
            I’m glad that there are such people in this world. Living in India, diversity is something I see every day and it’s hard to picture a place where people might be biased towards other people speaking a different language or having a different skin colour. It’s heartening to see that the common folk don’t have this narrow-minded viewpoint that some of their representatives do and those are the voices that really matter. I’m sure that the future has better things in store for us and that one oppressive regime in one country can’t destroy the aeons of togetherness among human beings. 🙂

            1. Me too lol. So far it a case of too much research muddying the water. I have to stop doing other stuff and just concentrate on it. Time is the consistent enemy on that one!
              Good for you too, an engineering degree is pretty impressive stuff. Physics is fascinating, as are all the sciences…but boy do we get some dull presentation of it in classrooms and media coverage. I totally agree with you about people in general too. I think blogging really opened my eyes to that side of folk. Also to hear optimism in the face of current world affairs. If that message grows then maybe at some point politicos will have to listen 😊

  8. You, my friend deserve this 🙂 and how wonderful you get to shout out to other great fellow bloggers and their sites 🙂 It’s also intriguing when others get to know a little more about oneself 🙂

    1. Thank you Helen 😊 Not sure about deserve though as posts this year have been rather lacking. However, I have met some amazing people here and try to visit as often as the beast Time permits! I think the shout out is important too, to recognise and thank people for help and continued support. Really appreciate you commenting too 😊

  9. We’ve only met just recently, so I am extra honored you nominated me!
    Interesting seven facts about you, which leaves me with a question; I am under the impression you are a man…where/are you a stay at home dad? Or am I totally of base and are you a woman…in that case: oops!

    1. Ha ha, that made me chuckle! Go with the first impression and yes, primary carer at home by choice…I have decided the adage of women are the only ones capable of multi-tasking is an urban myth. I believe it’s raising kids that forces this adaptation upon the primary carer!!!
      As for nominations and shout outs. They go to established followers or new ones with no discrimination, apart from good blogs, friendly people and those that freely interact. Oh, and I must like them too lol.

      1. In this modern times, Gary could have been a woman’s name..that’s why I was a little confused 😉
        So, as the multi-tasking man you are, you are also watching tv, reading blogs, typing comments and keep an eye on your children (in my case naughty dogs) at the same time? As an example?
        We share the same ‘system’ for nominations 🙂
        About the liking part: Yippee, I like you too! (doing a little dance and smiling, hihi)

        1. Really? I’m now feeling gender imbalanced lol. As a rule I don’t watch much TV apart from the odd film. I find general viewing soaks up too much time and guilt trips in at doing nothing. Ergo it’s radio, reading blogs, trying to keep up with all my social media and trying to stick to my plan laid out in the last post wrt writing. Your example is pretty much on base though. Amidst never ending everything else! Hardest part I find is nothing is connected, each thing is unrelated to the next one, whereas working in science was, while variable, focussing on one train of thought in an A to B fashion. I’ve recaptured that in writing novels to some extent…apart from publishing any at this point in time (see plan 😱).
          And anyone who takes the time to engage in banter and stuff is always going to end up being liked…in fact I’ve made quite a few good friends from blogging too! Can’t say, as a newbie last year I expected that to happen!!!!

          1. Married to someone who is very analytical I feel for you 😉 However, like my hubby, I think you have experienced by now, there is more between heaven and earth and that is a good thing 🙂
            Yes, I know! I discovered that too: there are truly beautiful souls here in blogoland 🙂

            1. I think children does have a tendency to reset life balance and say, hang about what you thought was important is now suddenly not quite so in your face. I’d never have started writing fiction for example and might never have blogged, or done anything beyond point 3 on my lists. Well, I would, but it would have been a continuation in science. The other things have given me experiences that wouldn’t exist there. Crumbs, that sounds glass half full tending to overflowing !!!

              1. Not only children (we have none).
                But yes, everything happens for a reason and in your case a fantastic reason 🙂
                Just take another glass, hihi

                1. Sorry, meant the children thing as an in my case thing…many things can reset life thinking and direction. I think the trick is to embrace it as an opportunity to go in a new direction. All too often a change can be taken badly. Although, that’s quite general. Some changes can be exceedingly traumatic…been there too 🤔

                    1. Excellent 😊 I rather think everything can be a life lesson if, and sometimes it’s a big IF, we look at it the right way!!!

                    2. And be honest with ourselves 😉
                      Going to wish you a pleasant evening/day…could talk for hours with you, but almost dinner time here 😉
                      Until we meet again 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! I’d like to do a monthly thing similar to this to just say thanks to my followers and let people that haven’t encountered them before have an opportunity to do so.

    1. Thanks Traci, the seven facts I thought were going to be tricky. Sometimes I forget past achievements and think eek, what have I done? Not what you might call very mindful that! The listed blogs cover quite a few areas, BUT, everyone on it is friendly and absolutely brilliant wrt support, kindness and willing to engage. I hope you enjoy the writers especially 😊

    1. It was the black cats that gave you and Samantha away! Of course I’m now being uber nice…I’ve seen Friend Request !!!

      1. LOL !!! Black cats search out their owners I expect, a stray came looking for me… shame I couldn’t keep him as both my hubby and daughter are allergic… I haven’t seen Friend Request!

        1. Hmm I see…or…they seek out owners with some macabre witchy scents 🤔 Shame as you say about the allergy thing though 🤕 Friend Request has just been mentioned on this post by your coven friend Samantha. We’ve both seen it and….it changes your thinking about social media 😱

          1. Oh, macabre witchy scents huh? Now, you’re making me want to watch Friend Request and I’m normally a bit of a scaredy cat about scary movies but I’m much braver what I read… strange really…

            1. Friend Request is not for the faint hearted. It’s quite scary in places and graphic. Topical because of the social media link, but suggest you don’t watch it alone! Reading can be easier to cope with I agree, you can always put it down if need be, although some writers have the knack of creating very good mental imagery and that can come a haunting at night 😱

  10. Hey you cheeky sod!! I’m an eejit through abs through. Give it a couple of weeks and I’ll have you converted too!! Lol
    Thank you so much for the shout out 🙂 I’m glad we crossed paths!

    1. Ha ha…is it cheeky to say you are NOT an eejit?? My pleasure too Juls. You have some intersting posts about your life journey. Sharing those is both brave and helpful to others at the same time !

  11. Hi Gary,
    Exciting news! You totally deserve the award and the recognition. I am happy for you. I consider you a friend as you know so I guess it won’t sound too weird when I say I am proud of you.

    1. Hi Janice, lovely to see you again! And yes, you are a friend so it’s not weird at all. Thank you so much, especially all that help and info you keep putting up. It’s helped me massively, even if I still feel like a newbie!

        1. So kind of you Janice, and I may be trolling your stumble upon posts soon too. Need to get a handle on that at some point this year. Thank you again x

    1. Thank you Sarah and I do hope the shout out for you was Ok. It’s no pressure, but me acknowledging some great bloggers and writers.

      1. I really don’t mind the mention at all. I’ve had a migraine for almost 10 days, so I wasn’t sure what to say. I am honored that you thought of me. And the delicate way in which you explained my overarching dark writing made me a little emotional. I simply didn’t know what to say. Thank you so much. That days, I received this award s while back, but the questions might prove useful in a future conversation piece. 😊

        1. Ouch, ten days with a migraine is not very funny at all. Hopefully you’re feeling better now though. As for the mention. Your blog was always going to get a mention at some point. Your about page is quite amazing in that you’ve been very brave and upfront with things. Too many people hide that side of themselves when they shouldn’t. I also empathise with some aspects too. A lot of my writing comes from a similar place. I draw on it quite often, but am more out of the hole than in it now. I do hope it was not a bad emotional emotion too!
          This award has given me the idea to do shout out posts to bloggers more often. I feel recognition is pretty important sometimes. Just to keep the “Why am I doing this?” at bay. Really appreciate your comments as always Sarah 😊

          1. I understand completely. I often don’t feel like I’ve improved, and in many ways I haven’t, but when I look at things from outside my perspective, I see there are some ways I’ve strengthened. One of them was baring my story. It took a long time and in small pieces, but most of it is out there. And that helps. 😊

            1. It’s often hard to self assess progress because you normalise on things. Usually it’s outside people looking in that see the changes progress or when a relapse hits and you feel your mind is really in that dip and doesn’t like it. You notice that more the better you feel about things. Before it’s a static zone that surrounds itself with cyclic thinking…often called a comfort zone that stops things happening. I liken it to being on the platform of life where people board trains and speed off, leaving you watching and not going anywhere. It’s good you are aware of things you’ve strengthened in though. That’s positive. Another thing that might help is the Z Kindness Challenge in May. I used it last year to self reflect and apply mindfulness into thinking and writing posts for it. Just a thought 😊

                1. It’s what I call the cataract effect. The analogy being, very slow loss of sight over time is often not registered or perceived. You adjust as it happens. It takes an outsider looking in to say go get your eyes tested. MH I think is the same…it drips in unnoticed and you normalise on it. That’s why it’s seems hopeless and impossible to beat. However, improvements outwards also go unnoticed if they are small steps. I think often people fail there because they also adjust to the improvement not seeing it and then the default mind says sod it. Outside looking in, or even a mood journal, can act as a balance to thinking. It’s why therapists do the mood scores before each appointment so on their system over time they can see if mood values are trending and try to bend the treatment method to optimise it. If you can engage with people who’ve been through it then they will see changes easier. The kindness challenge does draw in those people and the host, Niki, has set it up after 17 years of low mood and depression. It’s her way of helping people self motivate. Just reading other people posts on it is quite amazing. Nobody needs to be alone. There also no pressure to do it all or at the weekly speed either. Even if you don’t do it, you might find following it very interesting x

                    1. Don’t mention it Sarah, anything that might help raise spirits and move things forwards is worth saying. It’s tough when the mind keeps tripping us up! 😊

  12. Aren’t you one fabulous fellow blogger! Thank you for the award and for your lovely words.
    It is always an honor to be chosen. Alas, I stopped accepting ages ago as I couldn’t keep up with awards.

    I know. No pressure. Just want you to know I appreciate the gesture and the added exposure this will give me. <3 🙂

    1. I think I’ve seen the no challenges thing on your blog somewhere…might be wrong, but I know some have that up….BUT…I tend to ignore that and contemplate nomination as shout outs to great bloggers and friends.
      Absolutely no pressure at all, but a gesture of good will and go connect with them pronto type of thing. No thanks necessary. If it draws a smile and feel good factor, then job done 😊

    1. Witch indeed for verily as I was mentioning my mention on your love paper post it seems you were scribing here! Most of these people, nay all of them in fact, are as lovely as Marje by the way. Plenty of variety and blogs. All ages and spread far and wide. Truly awesome IMO 😊

      And no need to thank either. I like the random surprise element !!

        1. If you refer to timing then spot on yes! I’ve tried to put up quite an eclectic mix of bloggers. I think they are all unique in their own ways. I know some don’t do challenges but my aim here is to give them recognition anyway. Especially those who have been kind to me over the past year.

            1. Food ones make me hungry lol…I might put up similar shout outs every so often to give my followers a taste of who I follow and let them find new bloggers too. After a year of help and continuous support it seems a nice thing to do once in a while.

                1. Thank you! It’s struck me over the past few months in various forums and Twitter blog shares that we only ever see a small fraction of what’s out there. Blog shout outs seem a good way to spread outwards and maybe point new blogs to people.

                    1. Yes, it’s posts out automatically to my FB author page, Twitter and Google Plus at the moment. GoodReads is also relatively new to me too, but there are an awful lot of blogger community groups on there too. Keeping up is a proper hobby in its own right!!!

                    2. Lol…Google Plus- keeps trying to update on my phone and I’m thinking “I don’t even know what you are…”ok…I can see it’s going to be interesting sorting them out…still slightly wary of AI…

                    3. I’ve not really warmed to Google Plus if I’m honest. It runs smoothly enough, but it’s not doing it for me as a user. Might revisit it once I’ve organised everywhere else!

                    4. Gosh, it sounds very persistent if it keep reappearing. Mind you, I’ve never tried to delete my app 🤔
                      As for Twitter, he he he, do it now. You have a username. Download app, create account and log in. Worry about what comes next afterwards. Simples. No thinking mind…that will stop you. Then, look me up and follow me and I will hook right back up! Link is on my contacts page 😊

                    5. Marje hasn’t seen that yet…I’m cross referencing comments from you both now lol. Remember…don’t think…do 😇

                    6. Um looked at it another way, there are probably a billion bloggers on WP who could stumble across your blog and how many nasties have you see? In fact how many on any blog comments anywhere? Twitter can accrue the odd bad egg, but you just block them and, fundamentally don’t engage them. Here set up moderated comments for new comments et voila…contra is yours. So far I’ve not found any disturbing or naff Twits…and I’ve got a few following my blog from there. I mean look at my pinned Tweet and see how many RT’s it’s got from kind people on that stage. What ifs….are terrible things to stop one doing stuff (mindfulness rationale and nothing to do with my own how to publish maelstrom….do as I say, not as I do type of thing!)

                    7. It’s that dreadful demon…lack of confidence..but logically you are quite right, it’s just nice to have the reassurance…ok..may need to collar son to show me how and actually press the button..then I can always blame him…

                    8. Ah yes, that one I know very well. #publishing trauma! It’s quite easy though, on the page you write your post there is a sharing option on the left. You can connect social media there or, alternatively, set it up from WP settings. If ever you write a post just for the blog just drop into the sharing option on the create post page and turn it off. Simples 😊

                    9. Er, master procrastinator here….stick the drier sheets in, pit the iron away and at least find the sharing settings for Twitter on your add post page 😊 Next weekend you can then send it out as a test!

                    10. Well, I’ve had a look..found the settings..mggt do it tonight…but also-will it just show posts from the time of linking or do I have go back and do them one at a time?

                    11. I think if you just set it up from the post page it may only work with that post once it’s edited and published. I’m not 100% it will roll back or carry forwards. I know in general WP settings you can set up sharing there and it will always default to those in new posts. That’s what I did at first. I use the page sharing one if I don’t want a particular post to go anywhere but the blog or specific sites. Try editing the post and save it again then go see if it’s on Twitter. Then on a new post see if the sharing remains active in the side bar. If not then set it up from the general settings. Give me a shout if you aren’t sure where to look 😊

                    12. Thank you, all my electrical stuff has mutinied, shouldn’t have written about the iron, I’m only just catching up now. Nice step by step instructions thank you..should be fairly me (idiot) proof!!

                    13. First steps see…get everything WiFi ready and then stuff can communicate with other stuff and bypass us altogether….how far have you got and where do you need instructions from lol

                    14. Sorry thought I replied…multiple media meltdown..right. So far I’m pretty sure I know what I’m doing …I just have to…do it…I think your suggestion was best, do this weekend as a test run..!!

                    15. You might have…it’s getting terribly tricky recalling all the different conversations! But yes, try it this weekend…from the create post page or general settings which I know will ensure every post flows outwards 😊

    1. One tries to shout out to friends and followers whenever possible…not that that happens much during writing fiction. The odd challenge or award recognitions are good places to do that though. And you are most welcome indeed 😊

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