Guest Blog Post: “Connected,” in Viola Bleu’s exact words

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Viola Bleu invites us to tea!

Getting us to laugh is fellow blogger Viola Bleu’s mission. Photo of the back of Viola Blue's head, her mullticolored braidToday she invites us to share Earl Gray tea and custard cream sandwich cookies (simply called ‘custard creams’ in Viola’s London, where biscuits are what gringos call cookies) while she ruminates on publishing, friendship, and helping each other …

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A quickie today because I have a to-do list as long as my leg (usually they say arm but I prefer to think outside the box and it’s a bloody long list).

I have a children’s book to type up for a friend, about which I am starting to think I’ve bitten off more than I can chew because she’d like her words interwoven between her Enid Blyton-style illustrations 😬 (and there was me thinking I was merely typing up a rough draft. This amazing 83 year old lady and friend of 24 years has written it out on random pieces of paper. In pencil.)

She feels is it her final chance to get something in print before she is “too old” (her words not mine) and I am delighted to pause in my own humble writing efforts in order to assist in any way I can. All being well…

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2 Fab WordPress Tips by da-AL

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Thanks, generous rockin’ fotog Ryan McGuire of Gratisography.com

Thanks to learning these two glorious WordPress antidotes, my blogging stress has diminished enormously.

Problem (causing utter confusion and hellacious frustration)

Ever have questions about using WordPress yet are totally frustrated by their tutorials, emails, and how they don’t take phone calls?

Antidote (causing blue skies and twittering birds)

They have live chat!!! Click here for merry chatting 🙂

Problem (resulting in teeth gnashing)

This past couple of months, I’ve gotten tons of daily spam comments. All in reply to the same post. Sure, it’s easy enough to delete them as spam, but a) more come back, b) what a bother, and c) there’s so many that I might accidentally delete comments I want to keep.

Antidote (reducing dental bills)

Thanks to chatting up WordPress, I was reminded that I could uncheck ‘allow comments’ on that particular beleaguered post.

Got any totally amazing tips to share?