Denying Digital Demands

Regular readers will know I’m a little ambivalent about the digital world that enfolds and sometimes threatens to overwhelm us. Social media has a lot going for it, but it also absorbs much of our time and attention. There are times when a simpler, less demanding lifestyle calls. A period of spiritual refreshment is needed. …

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The Ubiquitous Mailing List

Authors are told their most precious marketing asset is their mailing list. This advice has become so common it’s now accepted as gospel. I have my doubts. Over the past few weeks, admittedly a little late in my writing career, I’ve been attempting to set up this promotional tool. I’d love to report it as …

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There is No Other Way.

This year has been one of change and adaptation. We moved home at the beginning of 2015 and that meant certain changes were inevitable, of course. It also meant many distractions took my mind off my writing. The house and garden needed, and continue to need, attention to make this our home rather than a …

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#Tips for Sharing Posts Online

Time and again, I read a post on a writer's site (or some other interesting blog) and want to share the information with my own readers and/or friends. And, time and again, I discover the blogger hasn't provided any sharing facilities. That makes it awkward to share, so I often don't bother. And, yet, it …

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Returning to the World of Technology

On 25th June I wrote a longish post on the way technology seems to have taken the role of master instead of the servant it was intended to be. You can find that post by clicking here. This is the follow-up post I promised then. How did I manage without an online presence, without the …

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1 Day to Reconnection.

The final scheduled post on this topic. Did I make it? Hopefully, Tomorrow, I'll at least give you a clue! https://stuartaken.net/2015/06/25/technophobe-technophile-or-technosceptic/

4 Days to Reconnection.

The penultimate scheduled post. But am I still offline? https://stuartaken.net/2015/06/25/technophobe-technophile-or-technosceptic/

7 Days to Reconnection

A scheduled post again. Am I still offline? https://stuartaken.net/2015/06/25/technophobe-technophile-or-technosceptic/

12 Days to Reconnection.

Another scheduled post. Am I sticking to the challenge? https://stuartaken.net/2015/06/25/technophobe-technophile-or-technosceptic/

13 Days to Reconnection.

A scheduled post to tease. Am I still here? https://stuartaken.net/2015/06/25/technophobe-technophile-or-technosceptic/