An Interview with Widget Dave

The Vine Inn was established in the year 1600 in the village of Chertsey near to the River Thames. For over four hundred years it profitably provided food and ale to the local community and to travellers going to, or returning from, London. But when the 21st century credit crunch hit the business failed, and the inn closed for business in 2009. Continue reading

Blogging 101: Plug into a Social Network

Today’s assignment: if you’re active on a social network, set up Publicise or highlight your profile in a widget or menu item. If you’re not, explore your social options to see whether one might be helpful.

When I set up a blog, three long weeks ago, now, a friend advised me to engage with everything.  Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Pinterest, and anything else that came along. Continue reading

Blogging 101: Be a good neighbour

I must write four (or more) comments on blogs to which I have not previously commented. Should I comment on posts that ring true to me, which would be easy?  Should I try to comment constructively on views I would spend a lifetime opposing, which would be hard?  Or should I seek posts in areas where I am currently on the fence, which would be unlikely as there are fewer such areas around, nowadays? Continue reading