Published writing, then and now

I found a passage in a book which was published before blogging was invented that suits me perfectly.

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On the quest for fresh content

While on the quest to find new and interesting content to read, I went back into my old Medium account and read a couple of fantastic articles.

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English language rules and why they can/should/must be broken (sometimes)

This is the worst title in the history of blog post titles ever constructed by a blogger. Thank you, I’ll take that award now. 😜

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Here’s what happened when I saw Kafka’s bug

Today I saw a giant, disgusting, creepy-crawly, icky bug with a million legs which was at least a foot long. 😵

Reminded me of the bug in Kafka’s Metamorphosis, although that one was more like a cockroach if memory serves… 😳

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How do writers capture, and maintain, their readers interests?

I read a lot. I suppose most of us who write, or like to write, do the same.

Here’s a thought about that:

Not all reading material we pick up we end up enjoying.

Am I right?

I have come across quite a few blog posts in recent days on this topic. It preoccupies me, but not in the way you might expect. There are always more books you can get your hands on, more reading material. These days, fresh topics are literally within reach of the palm of your hand. A click away.

But does this mean you always enjoy reading what you picked? People like Deb and LA talk about this in their blogs, as do many others.

I think about reading in conjunction with writing. Often, reading something is what inspires me to write something.

But I want to dig a little deeper:

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Reading and Reflecting: 11th edition

It’s been a while since I’ve found noteworthy material to post here on a Saturday. Well, I’m back with two really good ones, this time. And I added some link-love. ❤

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If it takes a fight then so be it

I made them dinner last night even though their dad wasn’t coming home to eat. Typically on those days, I let them fend for themselves or throw together leftovers.

Making dinner was relatively easy as I had pizza dough in the fridge, a foresight from two days ago to double the recipe. I am the queen of recipe-doubling! Ask me how many packages of ready-to-eat Mexican beef, pasta sauces, or meatballs I have in my freezer. 🙂

While I rolled out the dough I made them sweep, vacuum and de-clutter the entire open concept area around me.

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Reading and Reflecting: 10th edition

I have recently joined Goodreads. And Tumblr. Just shoot me. The internet is my worst enemy… 🙄

But, as an avid reader, I have come to appreciate the internet in ways I never thought possible. If you know where to look and can stay away from the brain rot type of distractions, you can find yourself immersed in a bottomless pit of literary gems.

So let’s begin with some cool quotes:

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Reading and reflecting: 9th edition

Here is a thing that seems appropriate in snowy weather – adults in snow pants. Do you wear snow pants? I do sometimes when I’m out walking the dogs…
Why do adults in Ottawa wear snow pants on the bus?

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