#ThrowbackThursday – How To Instantly Get More Traffic To Your Blog 

Incredibly useful post from Hugh here! Please don’t like or comment on my reblog – hop on over and say hello!

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Welcome to ‘Throwback Thursday.’ Here’s a past blogging tips post which contains a simple trick that WordPress users can alter in their blog’s settings. By changing this setting, some of your readers will then need to actually visit your blog in order to read the whole newly published post, resulting in an increase in your view/visitors stats.

Click on the link below and you’ll be taken to the post that gives all the details.

Source: How To Instantly Get More Traffic To Your Blog

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* Got an attitude?

I always love Katherine’s approach to Cee’s ‘Share Your World’ challenges… Please don’t like or comment on my reblog – hop on over to TeachezWell and say hello!

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How fun!  Another week of Cee’s Share Your World, one of my favorite blogging challenges.  I don’t know how she does it, but Cee not only blogs multiple times every day, sharing terrific photos, she also comes up with some cool questions.  Here are the latest.  I hope my snake-like attitude tonight doesn’t pop up in every answer!

What is something that people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point of?  I have erased many topics on this one, mostly because I don’t want to offend someone who adores whatever.  I DO get the point of them but simply don’t care much about celebrity culture and current fashion trends.  I don’t spend much time on social media, either, because it’s not a priority.  If I have any time that isn’t scheduled, I’d prefer to read.

What quirky things do people do where you are…

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How Planning and Organisational Skills are a Vital Tool in our Lives

Absolutely loved this post from Shelley – a really great read! Please don’t like or comment on my reblog – hop on over to Motivate Me and say hello!

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How to Plan and Stay OrganisedWhen working with my female clients, I always made sure to maintain direct eye contact. I found it interesting how varied eye contact could be from client to client, but by keeping my own gaze level and my posture upright, it often calmed my ladies enough to get them to open up about any physical or emotional issues they wanted to work on during our therapy sessions.

I’ve attended numerous workshops and training sessions over the years where I’ve had to correct myself when I realised I had crossed my arms and/or legs. Notably, it was often when the topic was a difficult one to cope with. Folding in on myself was something I started to do long before I left my abusive marriage. Over time, I’ve learned how to open up my body language and slow my speech, although this is still a work in progress. By being responsive…

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The Bloggers Bash – 2017!

The Bash was over a week ago – can’t believe how quickly time has passed since then! Here’s Helen’s take on it – please don’t like or comment on my reblog, hop on over to Journey to Ambeth and say hello!

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Ali Isaac, Sherri Matthews and your truly

This time last week my bag was packed, my outfit chosen, and I was looking forward to attending another Bloggers Bash. I’d decided to stay over this year, as in previous years it all seemed to end too quickly, conversations cut short as the day flashed by.

And I’m so glad I did. The day dawned sunny and bright, and I headed into London on the train, getting off the Tube one stop early so I could walk through the streets to the hotel. As I came into Vincent Square I was greeted by the bucolic vista of the Westminster Boy’s School cricket ground (at least, I think that was what it was called) – hard to believe I was in the heart of London.

When I got to the hotel the first person I saw was Ali Isaac, my roommate for the…

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* Fickle Technology

I can relate to this! Please don’t comment on my reblog – hop on over to Teachezwell and say hello!

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To paraphrase a former IT specialist: “You can love Technology but you can’t trust him.”

I wanted to wring Technology’s neck yesterday.  He promised me the moon: Discovery Education, Reading A-Z, BrainPop, and Google docs, to name a few.  He left me holding dust.

My student uses eye gaze for communication, so at least we had Tobii Dynavox I-12 and Communicator 5.  Technology pretended not to care; after all, he had reduced me to pen, paper, and my phone’s wireless hotspot.  I tried not to think about the gigabytes we were whizzing through, dollar signs soaring around the classroom.

To make matters worse, Technology told me there was no hope for today, either.  “I’m on a 24 hour freeze, darlin’.  But I’ll be back.  You can count on me.”  Sure.  I’ve heard that line before.

I used to pack a first aid kit, a safety net if Technology pulled a fast one.  I kept all…

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Win A £50 Amazon Gift Card And A Signed Copy Of Glimpses

Want the chance to win a £50 gift card from Amazon and a signed copy of Hugh’s brilliant book? Here’s a competition that is free to enter over at Hugh’s Views and News! Please don’t like or comment on my reblog – hop on over and say hi!

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Here’s a chance to win a £50 *Amazon gift card and a signed copy of my book, Glimpses, in this brand new free to enter competition.

All you have to do is answer a question and complete a caption to be in with a chance of winning.

So, here’s the question.

What number do you get when adding together the number of sweets in the following two photos, to the number of short stories in Glimpses?

#competition #prizes #Amazon#competition #prizes #Amazon

Tiebreaker: – Here I am reading my own book! Using no more than 15 words, come up with a caption for the photo.

Hugh W. Roberts reading his new book Glimpses #competition #prizes #Amazon

Email your answers to glimpsescomp@yahoo.co.uk, no later than 23:59 GMT on Saturday 30th September 2017, ensuring you enter ‘Glimpses Competition’ in the subject line.

The winner will be contacted by email no later than Wednesday 18th October 2017. The name of the winner, along with the answer to the competition and the winning…

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Wednesday Wander – An Italian Villa, Tuscany (eventually)

I’ve always wanted to visit Tuscany – check out this post from Helen! Please don’t like or comment on my reblog – hop on over to Journey to Ambeth and say hi!

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Each week, when it’s time to write another Wednesday Wander, I cast around in my mind to see where I want to go. It’s usually a feeling that inspires me – perhaps the weather reminds me of somewhere I’ve visited, or I find a photograph, or see something on TV or online. This week I thought – Monaco. I haven’t wandered there as yet, though I remember it well. All pink sky and blue sea, roads cut into precipitous green hillsides, the scent of blossom and the glamour of the casino at Monte Carlo, me desperately trying to put together something approaching a sophisticated outfit from the rather less-than-sophisticated contents of my bag.

And yet, when I went to the photo album to grab the photos I definitely remember taking, there was nothing there. Zilch. Nada. I suppose it’s because of the technology of the time – it’s been over…

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TWN’s Chris Murphy: Presenter of All Kinds of Weather!

Really interesting interview from Cher here!

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I had the distinct honor and pleasure recently to interview Weather Presenter Chris Murphy from Canada’s, “The Weather Network” (TWN). Without further ado, let’s dive in and see what he had to say in response to the plethora of questions I asked him!

I wanted to find out if he began his passion for ‘all things weather’ from childhood, so I asked him this question:  What was your favorite toy as a child?

Star Wars figures – Hans Solo, Chewbacca, Darth Vader just to name a few.  (He couldn’t get enough of them!)

I was trying to tie in his love for the Star Wars sensation with his love of the weather……you know, stars, sky, that sort of thing. 

He could tell where I was going with my silly inquiry and said, “Sky Wars with Mother Nature…. some days it’s sunny and other days it’s thunder and lightning.”  

In all…

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