On Blogging

Erick, thank you for this very informative blog post, and for Charles French for reblogging it. I wish I had seen this five years ago. Your information is so clear and pertinent to what a successful blogger must do to reach the audience he or she is looking to develop. Just wonderful.

Perpetually Past Due

I have been thinking about creating a post with some tips and tricks for blogging for some time now; though I already made a post regarding the unforeseen consequences of blogging, I wanted to give some advice and examples that have helped me gain the dedicated following I have. When I created my blog 3 years ago, WordPress provided a free e-book that gives tips for starting a blog and gaining traction. I will preface my advice by saying I followed a lot of what the e-book said, especially regarding tags and using SEO to get views and draw an audience to my site. What follows is advice I wish had been shared with me when I was first starting out.

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Music Column with William Price King – Glenn Miller #Trombonist, Composer, Big Band Leader

What a wonderful post, Sally. My mother and father loved Glen Miller and they would dance to his music all the time. I learned to dance on my father’s toes. This post brings back so many memories. I still love Glen Miller’s music. Thank you, Sally

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This week one of the iconic band leaders of all time whose music is still played today by big bands for those who love to dance. The legendary Glenn Miller has been immortalised on film and many of the war-time generation felt great sorrow at his untimely death in an air crash in 1944 at age 40.

This week William Price King pays tribute to this incredible artist.

Glenn Miller was born in Iowa in 1904 to Lewis and Mattie Miller. When he was eleven years old his family moved to Missouri and he made enough money from milking cows to buy his first trombone and began playing for the local orchestra. He also played cornet and Mandolin but dropped them to focus on the trombone. The family moved again in 1918 to Colorado where he went to high school. Despite playing for the school football team during his senior…

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Comment Oops

Marlene, I love this post, that is straight from the heart. To answer your question: Yes…I have regretted a number of comments for one reason or another (left out a word, a sudden realization that I missed the point of the blog, or it was overly gushing with compliments, even though it comes from my head and heart. I had to reblog. I do love your self expression! I can relate, I was never a child either.

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I have a hard time with certain blogs I visit. I also have difficulty with groups I belong to when it comes to discussing childhood activities.

I was never really a child. I sometimes think I was born old in a tiny body. Well, not so tiny, actually. Does 13 pounds qualify as an infant?

Dr. French often asks questions on his blog and I really want to answer. Especially since he has been so kind and encouraging of my continuing to write my drivel. Most of the time I click the like button and disappear. This time, I wrote a comment, copied it to a word document that I keep for unpublished comments and began to delete the comment from his post. I hit send instead. You can read the drivel I left here.

Another blog that makes it hard for me but I usually gush over even…

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About Kezzy

I believe in supporting young authors. This young author is soon to have his first book published and he deserves to have our support. He has been writing most of his young life. He loves to read as well. He loves Paranormal, fantasy, and Sci-fi.

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I, Kezzy Sparks, am a Toronto, Canada based author of fantasy and paranormal thrillers and romances. I’m relatively new to actual book publishing and ALIENATED is my debut work. This is not to say I’m new to the art of writing, though, and I have been seriously working on fiction pieces since the early months of 2010.

Now, guys, I can hear some of you say hey Kezzy if you have been writing for this long why haven’t you been published in all those years. Well, the simple answer is all my older efforts were not accepted by the system, if you know what I mean. It takes years to perfect the art but I’m now at a point where I can be confident that whatever I put out there will be at par with the very best.

Apart from writing I also read a lot. My interests are spread…

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Magic In Books — Quotations

I love this post by Professor Charles F. French, and he knows about the magic of books, because he creates magic in his own paranormal books.

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“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

                                                                 Stephen King

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“I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”

                                                                 J. K. Rowling

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“The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.”

                                                                Ray Bradbury

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A Dwelling Here #WritePhoto

What a beautiful poem that says everything that needs to be said and the poem says it with grace. I love this poem.

A View to A Book

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To dwell here in the bright

of verdant green and sunlight

of sweet scents that delight

I would lay me down

listening to the sound

of nature, all around

she sings to my soul

her music, lyrics of old

a treasure, far better than gold

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Best Job Ever

This event is too wonderful and must be reblogged! I love this and what the children are learning from you, and how lucky they are to have you.

A Teacher's Reflections

Friday was a rainy day.  I played the autoharp, and children sang and danced their hearts out.  I love rainy days.  I love music.  More importantly, children love music.  A child came up to me in the middle of the songs and asked, “Jennie, can you play “I Want to Hold Your Hand?”

Did I hear that correctly?
“I Want to Hold Your Hand”, by the Beatles?
Yes, that was exactly the song he wanted to hear.

After I got over my initial shock and excitement, I said, “Better yet, I have the real song, a record album.  I’ll bring it in on Monday.  And I did.  You could have heard a pin drop as I pulled the record out of the album cover with fifteen saucer eyes staring at what was happening.  It was wonderful.

I turned it on, and children watched in amazement at the spinning record and…

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