Snowed In? How To Pass The Time

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on January 22, 2016 in Internet |

As the threat of an all-covering blizzard threatens, and the first snowflakes fall across the States, it is time to seriously consider what you are doing with your life. Here you are, stocked up with all the necessities of life, warmly clothed, stuck at home for the weekend. Public transport is cancelled, Washington DC has […]

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Photography: You Don’t Need An App For That

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on September 24, 2015 in Photography |

When I started blogging I had no idea at all. I thought it would be as easy as everyone said it would be, and the world would just fall at my feet, begging me for more and adorning my posts with hundreds of deep and meaningful comments. There are bound to be people who still […]

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Yet Another Spam Failure

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on September 15, 2015 in Internet |

Now and then I get spam, when ‘now and then’ is every few minutes, which is automatically cast into the trash so that I don’t need to worry about it. Looking through the figures which WordPress so kindly supplies, I see that Akismet has dealt with over five hundred and forty thousand items of spam […]

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Blogging: Getting The Routine Back

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on September 5, 2015 in Personal |

I have finally left all the hard college work behind me and can turn my attention to so many other things that I wish to do. One of these is getting back into my Blog, into this small piece of cyberspace I call my own, and doing what I had always promised to do: regular […]

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I Blog, Therefore I Am

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on August 28, 2015 in Internet |

The art of blogging, it is fair to say, has come of age. Although more younger people are just beginning to write their thoughts and lives for the Internet public to see, there are millions of older bloggers who have managed to overcome the first three months of cyberlife and continue to write. They have […]

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Blogging: Installation Is The Easy Part

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 6, 2015 in Internet |

Anyone who happens to use WordPress will already know, when you want to set up your own blog on your own server, it’s easy. You unpack the package, point it through your chosen FTP client to the appropriate file and then click-through the installation URL in your browser. After that it gets a touch more […]

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The Joy Of Blogging

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on October 4, 2014 in Internet |

I read something very strange this evening which came as a great surprise to me. Not quite the chin-down-on-chest surprise, more of a mind-blowing, well-I-never surprise. Someone wrote this sentence on their blog and it threw me completely: I thought blogging every day would be a burden, but it actually became a great source of […]

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Blogging: Evolution Is The Way Forwards

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on July 19, 2014 in Internet |

It’s fair to say that after more than four years this blog has gone beyond the creation stage. It has a firm and relatively stable place on the Internet, frequent and regular visitors and a relatively good ranking against other, similar sites. With creation completed, it is once again time to look at how it […]

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Are Blog Comments Worthwhile?

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on June 23, 2014 in Internet |

As the owner of a weblog I take some interest in ensuring that what I write, what I publish, is not just of interest to me, but also to the many hundreds of people who visit here each and every day. If I didn’t this weblog would disappear very quickly: vanish into the ranks of […]

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Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on December 8, 2013 in Internet |

Another small change which has come with time, and with a change in my interests: the deletion of the articles sub-domain. Up until now I had a separate section for articles which I had published elsewhere, copying them here so that they were easy to find and so that the more prudish didn’t have to […]

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