Don’t be afraid of white space

Have you ever come across a blog post or a comment that is quite lengthy and the words are all grouped together and the thoughts are one big mixed-up jumble and there are no pauses or breaks or spaces and the entire thing runs on and on quite possibly with multiple thoughts within the same paragraph and after reading a few sentences you notice your brain starts to hurt?

Add some white spaces.

Insert some empty lines.

Like I just did.

Just hit enter.

It’s not hard.

I love reading longer posts or comments but it is so tiring on the eyes and brain to see a huge clump of words all grouped together into one giant paragraph without a break or a breather.

Especially in comments. Comments require white space just as much as regular blog posts.

Don’t be afraid of a little white space. You will encourage, rather than discourage, people to continue reading. Because I can guarantee you, I am not one to stick around for long if you write on and on without white space. And I really do want to read you!

So please, remember:

White space is your friend. 🙂

Funky stuff happening with my comments

Good morning…it is 7:30 am in Toronto, Canada, and I am obsessed with some a dysfunction on my blog.

The last three posts I had posted did not automatically have the comments activated.

I wondered what the heck was up with that…why why why? I love reading comments during my morning coffee. Especially when I write stupid, ranty stuff.

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Writing under a pseudonym: why or why not?

So. I never did find my broom yesterday. 🙂

I also noticed my comments were off on my witch selfie post…WP does have a mind of its own some days it seems…

This is me today:

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How do YOU brush your teeth? :)

I saw this posted on social media in various places and thought it was fun! Let’s have some fun on a Friday afternoon…

Your turn.

1) How do YOU brush your teeth? Pick a number.

2) How do you think I brush my teeth? (Because my way is the right way… hahahaha) 🙂

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Monday answers to your questions – part I

Well, I asked and you delivered. Thank you to all of you who participated in the ask me something post. It was fun to contemplate my answers for you!

There are 16 people who posed questions, so in order to keep this blog post from becoming a rambling essay, I have grouped the questions together by type and will answer each type (by subject) every Monday until I’m done.

The schedule for future Mondays is posted below the first group of questions.

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GenXers, digital technology and the authenticity of blogging friendships

I am interrupting my vacation memories reporting to bring you some other thoughts percolating through my head. 🙂

There are people in my life who consider internet friends not real.

Most ‘real’ people in my life consider all things social media ‘fake’. Essentially, they consider a person I ‘met’ through a blog or social media as ‘not a real friend’ and thereby ‘fake’.

As if meeting in physical life is a prerequisite to authentic friendship.

I am not one of those people.

Are you?

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