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Blogging ABOUT school # 01

So back in 2013, I was sitting in the classroom and wrote this post about blogging! Fast forward to 2017 and I was once again in a blogging workshop, although for a different course. This time, I thought I’d put my time to good use and update the blog that I started at the beginning of the course (back in September of last year) and post a few things.

One big adjustment was to invite myself to be an administrator for the school blog. I thought at the time I should set it up as a different user, then I found out that the WordPress app does not handle that – as in I couldn’t sign out as myself and sign in again as my other self! So now user Kanvera has rights to post on the school blog I’ve set up – and shortly will usurp the existing ‘owner’ of the blog so that all of my blogs will be under the one roof / user id!

There is an associated Facebook page as well (of course) which is also getting plenty of attention from me – I’ll be using that to ‘check in’ to places when the class out in the field.

My hidden talent # 02


You may recall one of my first posts of 2017 was a tribute to the akismet spam filter and the lovely comment that was spammed. Since then I’ve been saving the comments that the filter so generously sends to the spam folder and once again it’s sharing time.

I’m beginning to notice a bit of theme here and I think I can incorporate the wishes of my random commentators into future postings.

It is the best time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy.
I have learn this post and if I may just I desire to
recommend you few fascinating things or suggestions.

Apparently here I can be master and student at the same time, happily in the future perhaps.

Perhaps you can write subsequent articles
relating to this article. I wish to learn more things about it!

Again with the teacher – perhaps I have missed my calling…

Hurrah, that’s what I was seeking for, what a stuff! existing here at this webpage,
thanks admin of this site.

Yes, what a stuff! As admin of this site I say: you are very welcome.

What’s up, I log on to your blog like every week.
Your humoristic style is awesome, keep it up!

Only every week?!

I am sure this post has touched all the internet people, its really really good
post on building up new webpage.

ALL the internet people?! I’m flattered.

I will right away seize your rss feed as I can’t to find your
email subscription hyperlink or newsletter service. Do you have
any? Kindly permit me understand in order that I could subscribe.

I do believe WordPress has a nice button down on the right hand side. Just click that and I will appear in your reader. Well that’s what WP tell me anyway.

I am sure this piece of writing has touched all the internet visitors, its really really nice article on building up new website.

First it was all the internet people, now it’s all the visitors. Is there are difference? Which one gives me more?!

So fellow bloggers: what’s your approach for dealing with spam that sneaks through?!

My new theme is…



Now I have some editing to do to make it more appealing on the front page 😉 and then go back and customize to make it mine 🙂

Things may seem a little weird for the next couple of days while I get myself sorted!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience


This gallery contains 6 photos.

I always have trouble with any challenge that talks about mood. It always involves lighting and I just don’t get lighting at all… so I thought I’d turn this challenge on its head and post one little corner of the … Continue reading

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Another trophy for the case!


Long long ago in a blogosphere far far away there was a trophy case.

The idea was to collect all the WordPress achievements in one place – starting from the very first post and gathering steam from thereon. From everything that I’ve read, the trophy case was a virtual tracker of blogging milestones. The more blog posts, the more likes, the more follows etc. meant that the trophy case would grow.

Sadly the WordPress trophy case seems to have gone the way of the dodo. However the trophies keep coming. Happily my most recent achievement (on top of 200 posts) is… drum roll… 200 followers – well actually 201. WordPress wait until you go over the 200 and then award you 🙂 Thank you each and everyone of you for sticking around – it’s an honour to share my bits with you (you know what I mean!).



The other trophy that I didn’t share earlier – mainly because I hadn’t logged on during the latter months of 2016 was my 5 year anniversary badge. So as I am in a ‘look at me, I’m so good’ frame of mind I’ll share that one also 😉

Happy 5th Anniversary

Happy 5th Anniversary

Here’s to another 200+ followers and another 5 years – who knows where we’ll be by then!

Monday mutterings 03/2017


It’s only taken me 5 years and a couple of months to post … 200 blog posts.

The world’s greatest blogger I am not – and with this post now I have posted more in 16 days than I did for the whole of 2016. I’m not sure if this warrants tears or laughter (or both!).

So let’s see if I can double up this achievement within the next twelve months 😀


My hidden talent


I love spam.

Let me clarify. Digital spam, not the meaty treat that comes in a can. I love reading the spam.

I hate getting it. It clogs up the mail box and sends the wrong message to my server which means that my outgoing mail sometimes gets mistreated. The lengths that these ‘people’ go to get my attention is astounding. Here is one of my all time favourite messages:

you’re actually a excellent webmaster. The website loading velocity is amazing. It seems that you’re doing any unique trick. Moreover, The contents are masterpiece. you have performed a magnificent activity on this matter!

How did someone ever come up with velocity for the loading of a website? Indeed, it is a unique trick – my hidden talent if you like 🙂

Side note: if you asked The Engineer what my hidden talent is he would probably say that I see the positive in just about every situation. Sadly, nothing to do with velocity or magnificence!

Is a facelift warranted?


This happens every time that I return after being away for a while. I look at the theme, and think bleugh. You know what I mean – that sound that people make in their mind when they’re not entirely happy with the state of play. So once again, I feel the need to update my look.

BUT, and it’s a really big but – one of my big things for this year is to make my online time count. I know myself and I know that once I get going I can lose myself for many hours bouncing from page to page, following the interwebs to goodness knows where… occasionally learning something, usually coming away shaking my head at the bizarreness that is out there…

So, now I need some feedback from you dear reader / follower – do I refresh my blog or is this facelift I am planning an unwarranted luxury?

Hints / tips to blogging satisfaction appreciated – I think that’s one of the big issues here. I haven’t bestowed enough love and attention lately 😦



Apologies in advance. For the weird posts.

Yesterday I spent a few hours scrolling through all the available themes that use all the different posting formats (aside, audio, gallery, image, link, standard, status, quote and video). Turns out that the theme I am using is just right. I just need to tweek it a little bit.

Hence the sticky post I put up yesterday.

So, once again apologies in advance for any weird stuff that pops up here 😉