Thanks, Pete and Ajay. That was very helpful. I got confused because my son,Martin (Sticky) Round is a journalist and is often on line and I thought he was reading my blog! No such luck – the family don’t follow me at all. ( They are on facebook)
Now I need some help choosing what to write about as the advice on twitter is to stick to one subject so telling folk about the events I have attended and the things that irritate me should not be mixed in with the books and poems I have written.
My website http://www.juliecround.co.uk covers most of my background so I try to keep the blog up to date with happenings but I am finding my readers probably prefer it when I put poems on. If that will get me followers I’ll try to write one a week but it won’t be easy to illustrate them all.
Now I have finished the radio play course I need one on presentations!
How is it that I suddenly get ‘featured’ on my blog and an orange note that ‘sticky’ has seen it? At least, I guess that is what it means. I’m really happy if I am getting discovered but sorry not to have anything brilliant to impart. I can give you another verse, however, not mine, this time, but also from our new poetry anthology, “Reflections, Then and Now.”
It isn’t there, you cannot see or feel or touch this mystery
This presence is not noticed. It passes you unseen.
Only when it’s passed one by does one know that it has been.
When it seems to travel slowly we wish it would speed up
When seemingly it travels fast then we wish that it would last.
Only when it’s gone away does one wish that it would stay.
Where, I wonder, is it bound, slipping by without a sound?
It comes up from the future and drops into the past
Moving swift with certainty- it travels to eternity.
Something which is constant, defying understanding
Which is quite unbending and seems never ending
Providing freedom from illusion in a world filled with confusion.
Thanks,India, France and the USA. Without you I would have almost no readers. I am having to force myself to write anything these days.
I have started a file of poems, old and new, and hopefully will attempt to write a new one for every special occasion. My Christmas one has already been published in a Sea Scribes anthology so I’ll have to try a new one. I did get an idea for an Easter one but it floated away from my memory before I had time to write it down. I don’t keep a notebook by the bed as we are advised to do – or take one out with me when I go shopping!
Then there’s Valentine’s Day, Midsummer day ( I’ve done Halloween) Guy Fawkes Day and, of course, the opportunity to do another pantomime. I do have thoughts about that but I’ll wait to see how the 2017 one is received before I start writing it. Folk might say they don’t want me to do another one.
I did once say I would not write my blog if I had nothing to impart so I may give it a rest until inspiration strikes! I’ll just try to find a picture for you. Julie.
I am unsure whether to start posting my next story here on wordpress or on my website.
I believe there are other places I could send it but I would like to reward those followers I have already. I’ll just experiment and see if it will connect or if I have to type it out again.The Perfect House
Reading about an author blog on twitter made me wonder if this should be an author blog or remain as a blog by an author. If it is to be an author blog it should contain links to my websites or the ability to purchase books but , at the moment, that is only possible through http://www.juliecround.com, which is linked to amazon.
Also, I guess I should be demonstrating my writing style, while I have only been posting poems. My problem is that I don’t seem able to connect with readers in the UK. I know a great many of them do not use the computer but I think, perhaps, I do not use keywords or Google as well as I could.
Until I get more skilled on the computer I’ll continue as I am, mixing musings with advice. Sorry there’s no photo but the country walk we had at Bramber yesterday was a delight. All on the flat and the dog was allowed in the pub afterwards for lunch. In fact he nearly pulled us through the door!
Please bear with me while I try to find a picture that sums up my activities.
I have used an old stick as that is my publishing name but it doesn’t show that I also give talks and do recordings. The only way people can find out more is by going to my website http://www.juliecround.co.uk but I haven’t linked that up yet. This summer’s task is to get all my social media connected. Welcome to all new followers. Julie.