Art of BloggingThese days, I think I know a thing or two about this blogging lark but when I started in 2010, I hadn’t a clue. I learned the trade the hard way, through trial and error. It was a trial and there were loads of errors. Mine was a solitary journey. I did quite well for a while, a bit of a sell-out tour. But when Liam and I packed up our drag in our old kit bags and paddled back to Blighty, I feared that Perking the Pansies might wither on the vine like some dried-up old fruit. I soldiered on, deliberately posting less but still regularly. Much to my relief, the blog’s gone from strength to strength and I have more subscribers than ever. Now the sum of my knowledge (or lack of it) is about to be put to the acid test. I’m running a Pride without Prejudice workshop called The Art of Blogging as part of the marvellous Norwich Pride Festival. I’m about to put my money where my mouth is. But will I fall flat on my face? Help.

24 thoughts on “Life in the Old Blog Yet

  1. You’re going to be brilliant …. so quit your whining! You’ve gone from strength to strength over the years, because you’ve finally found your niche in life. I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for your next book and I’m excited that you’re going to be sprinkling your blogging knowledge amid to my fellow Norfolk Dumplings … they live a secluded life up there… so this should open the world to them. I’m a blogging disciple … and wouldn’t have it any other way….


      1. Can’t wait to hear how it goes … hopefully Liam will be there taking lots of photo’s … saw you were also doing an exhibition as well… so much for enjoying the sleepy life in Norfolk.. sounds like it’s all go-go!


      2. I shall be reporting back. Got loads on at the mo. The Exhibition post goes out tonight and I’m setting up the display tomorrow. Phew!


  2. Sounds absolutely brilliant Jack! Congratulations… You and I have been blogging for about the same length of time and it is challenging at times…but you have made the transition from hot, sweaty Turkey to the calmer (?) waters of Norwich. How wonderful that you are doing this, and I wish I could be there! Good luck! (and guess what, I am going to do the same thing for a bunch of birders in Grenada!)


  3. . . old soldiers like me used to get ‘jacked-up’ before ‘serving Queen and country’ – get out there and do what you do best – service like never before!


  4. I’m sure it will come good, and that as long as you are yourself in the workshops it will be fun all round – break a leg or whatever they say for workshops in blogging!


  5. Your story is very inspiring. I am sure you will be a big hit and look forward to hopefully reading your gems of wisdom forthwith!


  6. Love you – love your wit and wisdom – I’ve just moved form the civilized and exciting city of San Francisco to Hollywood! No, no that one: Hollywood, Florida – known for masses of “emigrays” and Winter Lopers and perpetual sunshine. An acquired taste… Delighted to be counted as one of your loyal – inspired- fans. Page Larkin


    1. Well, thank you. You’re making me blush :-). Good luck in Florida. I hope the perpetual sunshine doesn’t get on your nerves (as it did us in Turkey). Presumably you can expect a few hurricanes to break up the monotony 😉


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