Category Archives: internet

Tea-time laughy

I occasionally check junk mail. Big mistake. Although, I did laugh. I won’t even bother with the critique. Well, just one, why are marital status and sex essential info?! Dear Sir/Madam, I pray this mail finds you in a state … Continue reading

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Raggy trousers part dos

Such a dilemma. Animals or people. Animal rights, people rights. Dead lions, dead elephants, well just dead animals really. What to write about? Jo posted a nice one about it all and the hypocrisy surrounding okay to kill these animals … 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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Clear white light

Or perhaps that should be titled a light bulb moment? Except I don’t like clichéed and hackneyed phrases. (Or even tautology). Whichever tosser decreed that we can only have light bulbs of 60watts or whatever the latest lowest wattage light … Continue reading

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Virtual addiction

You might as well have put crack cocaine in my tea, he said I’d only asked him to be my neighbour in Farmville Did I ask him to play? And later, he wondered am I addicted to you? No. You … Continue reading

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Copyright – to © or not to ©

Does it matter? What has it got to do with the average blogger? There is no ‘average’ blogger though is there? I’ve read a couple of blogs recently discussing the use of copyright on photographs. leannecolephotography and Mike Hardisty Photography … Continue reading

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Please employers..?

Remember those halcyon days before the internet? When you looked at newspapers or magazines, noticed a job advert and sent for an information pack? It gave you the whole family tree about who was who, the bosses, your colleagues, what … Continue reading

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On journalism (1) – it’s all in the name

Journalism, as everyone knows, is the most exciting, well-paid and rewarding job any ambitious graduate who thinks they can write, can aspire to. Including those who end their sentences with prepositions. And start them with conjunctions. But back in olden … Continue reading

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Consumerism (6) – living boxes

After all, home entertainment sounds so dreary. And I can hardly title a blog, TVs, computers, gadgets, smartphones, iPads, video/DVD recorders, fax machines, can I? All suggestions for a better title will be carefully considered and will most likely be … Continue reading

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Consumerism (4) – all I need is a pound a day

THOUGHT OF GIVING IT ALL AWAY TO A REGISTERED CHARITY, ALL I NEED IS A PINT POUND A DAY. (thanks paul for that one – ETA Band On The Run, suddenly realised people may not know that) Apparently that is … Continue reading

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Happy World Sleep Day

Honestly I despair. I have read on a couple of blogs that it is World Cancer Day so I looked it up. Apparently 4 February is World Cancer Day as designated by the World Health Organisation (WHO). So what’s with … Continue reading

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Finding the right words

I’m a journalist. It should be water off a duck’s back, or inkless type on a computer, to find them. I can write a blog post in minutes – the time taken is faffing around with photos, and endless proof-reading … Continue reading

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Note to all bloggers

I suppose I should have called this ten top tips to successful blog posts or recommended crap like that. Or maybe ten top tips to pissing people off. That’s more like it. Anyway, back to note to all bloggers. 1) … Continue reading

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The other day, I noticed the person belonging to one of Pippa’s dogpals had landed an interesting blog/position. I checked it out, and it seemed quite demanding, you had to write two or three posts a week, be an absolute … Continue reading

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Him, her, she, he, – or – they, their?

Browsing around, I happened upon The Daily Post. Which I might say, is not very easy to find, so note to WordPress, suggest you publicise it more obviously. Now, being new to WP’s latest incarnation (ie since I first … Continue reading

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Week One

To date: One less internet friendship (although I have no idea why, as for once, I did not break it off). A letter from the newly appointed management company for the block informing us that the proposed budget for next … Continue reading

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Sometimes I wonder

I was going to write yet another boring post about internet fallouts. And really, who gives a fuck apart from me? Thanks to those of you who have sent olive branches. And to the one who is no longer around, … Continue reading

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A Cloudy 2011? – A Happy 2012

As the dogblog and my news/reportage blog are getting their annual reviews of 2011, I thought I would write one on here too, of the more personal type. Readers may remember my dilemma back in March when I was invited … Continue reading

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Cloudy netiquette?

Always good to have a little post about netiquette I feel, as it changes by the week, or maybe by the day or the hour. Let’s start with dirty linen. It doesn’t get washed in public. Or shouldn’t. So that … Continue reading

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The one that got away

Here is the post I started writing nearly four weeks ago, and then, wasn’t really sure what to write. Or even why I was writing it. Or whether to. Time helps with most things, even writing blog posts, and mulling … Continue reading

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