WordPress Raises Bloggers’ Hackles

Well isn’t this just grand? I’m composing this little treatise using the old WordPress editor. Much like returning to one’s own bed after a few days away, there’s no place like home. I know my way around this editor, how to set a post to be published later, how to copy a post so IContinue reading “WordPress Raises Bloggers’ Hackles”

Missing Bloggers

One of the most enjoyable benefits of blogging is that, over time, you come to know other writers, or at least you get an idea of their blogging persona. Subscribing to their blogs and trading comments leads to a sense of camaraderie. There are several bloggers I read faithfully, others that I check out occasionally,Continue reading “Missing Bloggers”

Blogging Research From Bizarro

DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! PleaseContinue reading “Blogging Research From Bizarro”

Skilled Blog Reader!

Early this morning I was surprised to see the skill of one of my readers. He or she has visited once, seen 21 pages, but did so from six different countries!!     DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bitContinue reading “Skilled Blog Reader!”

Dear WordPress.com, Please Fix Your iPad App

Dear WordPress.com, I’ve got a bone to pick with you! As fine a blogging platform as WordPress.com is, the WordPress.com iPad app falls short of what one would expect from WordPress.com I have been using your blogging platform for some two-and-a-half years now. I’ve published over a thousand individual posts. It is a wonderful applicationContinue reading “Dear WordPress.com, Please Fix Your iPad App”

Blogging: Spam Definition Too Broad; Time To Lighten-Up!

The Blogosphere can sure be a funny old place. One minute they’re telling you it’s supposed to be all about community, interacting, reading and sharing posts, and comments. Engaging one another in an exchange of ideas. The next thing you know you’ve been accused of being that most evil and egregious of blog villains, theContinue reading “Blogging: Spam Definition Too Broad; Time To Lighten-Up!”

Celebrating 1000 Blog Posts!

Dear Valued Reader, Well, well, well. Who would have thought little old DCMontreal would run … okay, crawl and walk sometimes, to a thousand posts. Certainly not me. But here we are marking this momentous occasion, the millennium – at least this time we have no worries about computers exploding like Y2K. When I startedContinue reading “Celebrating 1000 Blog Posts!”

Surprise Guest Blogger

Would he gripe about the life-altering procedure that was forced upon him before he was of an age to even give fatherhood a serious thought, along the lines of infant baptism? My human has taken refuge from our exceptionally hot weather in Montreal and gone to sit in the shade of a tree at aContinue reading “Surprise Guest Blogger”

Writing Styles: Less is More

Writing styles tend to be very personal; like fingerprints, no two are exactly the same. Tomes have been compiled about the finer details and nuances of various writing styles. For me the concept that best sums up my own style is: “less is more”. There was an old university freshman exercise where the professor assignedContinue reading “Writing Styles: Less is More”

A Blind Man Running: An Ode To Being Average

This was his way of pointing out that while his work wasn’t perfect, any imperfections were so small as to be essentially unnoticeable. And more importantly, they weren’t going to be corrected, he was done! When I embarked upon this blogging adventure some two years ago I had originally considered calling my blog “A blindContinue reading “A Blind Man Running: An Ode To Being Average”