Category Archives: blogging

*Draft* Comment policy

Somewhat late in the day, I realised I don’t have a comment policy here. I do have T&Cs on roughseas which sort of hints at blog policy, so I thought I should make a belated effort to provide something on … Continue reading

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With reference to ‘baiting’ and ‘playing games’

Or blog etiquette? My last post referred to a comment of mine on one blog, that was then made the subject of a post on another person’s blog (Tricia’s). Just to summarise, I pointed out that police officer is a … Continue reading

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Things that puzzle me

In no particular order: 1) Why do people have comment moderation for blogs about cookery, books, photography and other presumably inoffensive subjects? I can’t work out whether it is paranoia, over-inflated sense of self-importance or some strange form of blog … Continue reading

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Just an everyday in a sexist life

It’s easy to say, ‘I’m not sexist, racist, disablist, fattist, ageist’ etc. But what happens when someone challenges that? None of us like being challenged so the automatic response is ‘Oh, no, I’m not’. Except, how do we know? Ruth … Continue reading

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Comfort zones

How many of us step outside? A comment by EllaDee made me think about how often I read blogs that have little or nothing in common with me. Or to put it another way, vegetarian, left-wing, atheist, feminist, environmentalist, veganic … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, blogging, christianity, feminism, Religion | 70 Comments

Intent v impact?

Six years ago I wrote this: Browsing on the internet this week I seem to have read a lot about misunderstandings. They happen every day. We rarely see the world from someone else’s perspective. If we are lucky we occasionally … Continue reading

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To speak out, or not to speak out …

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they … Continue reading

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An exercise in creative writing

Remember this: What do you think you atheists are doing??? You most certainly are “inflicting your views” about abortion, homosexuality, feminism, and every other form of evil your kind worships! You are such hypocrites, but you don’t even see the … Continue reading

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Lies, damned lies, and ‘The Bible’

Sadly I have wasted far too much time reading some religious blogs of late. Given that I am not religious, I have no exposure to crusading missionaries and religious zealots in my day-to-day life. And while I am not easily … Continue reading

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How to fall out

What better to do with a million things on the ‘to do’ list than write a blog post to avoid doing what I should be doing? Writing about comments over on Kev’s stuff, I was minded to think about issues … Continue reading

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Hey! I can do that!

Writing, writing, writing I’m sure there is a song out there, that goes ‘riding, riding, riding’ but could I find it? However to move away from the previous posts about language, I thought I would write about, um, writing. Over … Continue reading

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I finally found a decent Freshly Pressed post!

And as it follows the same theme as the last couple of posts on here: Bitch-slapped and harlot and Free speech I recommend a read. (Link at the bottom) The words feminist and vegetarian aren’t mentioned, but it is about … Continue reading

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An exchange

So, run away all those of you who think feminism is silly, don’t like PC language and think there is no problem out there anyway. That will be most/all of you. Here we have the usual story of me pointing … Continue reading

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A scary tale – keep your distance

I read a disturbing blog yesterday. In fact I probably spent most of the morning reading it, and the nearly 300 comments on the first post. Ironically, I found it through a vegan blog, which I had found from another … Continue reading

Posted in blogging, feminism, relationships, thoughts, WPlongform | 60 Comments

Whacky week on WordPress

Flitting around earlier, as you do, when there are more important things that needed doing, I came upon one of my pet hates. One of those requests that you head over to some site or other to vote for the … Continue reading

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Fighting a losing battle

Browsing around a blog that I read from time to time, one of those I sometimes comment on, who doesn’t comment on mine etc etc I noticed an interesting photo. It referred to ‘Fisherpeople’, and the comment was: So very … Continue reading

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No! Not more blogging tips … sadly, yes

Down to basics, or nuts and bolts or whatever you call it. Some simple, very simple tips about the mechanics of blogging. But first, another dream comment from WP. Publicising their 2014 theme – which I do NOT recommend – … Continue reading

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A blog is a minestrone, served up with Parmesan cheese

I should, of course, have called this Ten Top Tips for Blogging, or Ten Golden Blogging Rules. Except there aren’t any. One person’s view of the correct way to blog isn’t another’s. But as I have read a plethora of … Continue reading

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Relatively fine

Browsing around WordPress, as you do, when you want to find a distraction from things that really need doing, I came upon a gem. It’s not that easy to find, but they have some commenting guidelines. Mmmm, just what Cloudy … Continue reading

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Apple or PC/Windows? The endless debate

I see WordPress has managed to introduce an inconvenient new feature in my absence. I can just imagine the conversation at WP HQ. ‘Hey have you noticed that cranky roughseas isn’t around at the moment?’ ‘Yeah, life’s a bit quiet … Continue reading

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