On Sunday afternoon (7 February) I did some housekeeping. Not the kind entailing vacuuming floors and dusting furniture, no I went through the links on my “About” page and deleted those which no longer function. I had meant to perform this task for a while now but had never quite got round to doing so.
One blogger who has hosted guest posts by me had deleted their site, while another webmaster removed all guest posts (including mine). In both instances anyone clicking on “dead” links would have received an error message informing them that the resource in question could not be found. Having removed the non functioning links, visitors to my “About” page should now find that all links work (please do let me know if this is not the case by emailing me at newauthoronline (at) gmail dot com) putting “broken link” in the subject line.
As bloggers we have no control over links to external sites (unless, of course we happen to own the resource in question). It is therefore in my view good practice to periodically check whether external links work. This makes for a better “visitor experience” (how I hate that term but I can not at this early hour think of a better one)!
I have updated my Youtube page, to better reflect the fact that I am a poet on visiting my channel. ‘K Morris Poet’ is now displayed. My Youtube currently hosts 55 videos, most of which are me reading my poetry. If you haven’t yet subscribed, I would be delighted if you would please consider doing so!
I will be spending much of this weekend preparing for my first poetry reading, which will take place on Wednesday 10 February, (http://newauthoronline.com/2016/01/29/poets-corner/). My colleague and fellow poet, Toby Wheeler has sent me a list of poems he will be reading and it now falls to yours truly to knuckle down and make my own selection! There being so many poems to choose from makes my task difficult. Where I to read all the poems I’m minded to recite the hour allotted to the reading would pass by without Toby having an opportunity to showcase his excellent poetry. Consequently I need to be ruthless as regards my selection criteria.
I intend to read poems ranging from the humorous through to the dark and brooding. I have already determined that the first poem in my latest collection, “Lost In the Labyrinth Of My Mind” which is entitled, appropriately enough “Lost will be read. I am also inclined to recite “Autumn Rain” which can be found in “Dalliance; A Collection Of Poetry And Prose”. Turning to the humorous verse, I am minded to read my poems “She Stood Upon Her Head” and “Shall I Compare Thee”, both of which appear in “Lost In The Labyrinth”.
If all goes well, the event will be videoed and if things go swimmingly the video camera will actually work and an edited version of the reading will appear here!
While attending boarding school in Liverpool I attended a number of clubs, among which was a woodwork group. I derived a great sense of satisfaction from making a bookcase. Sadly I have no idea what happened to it nor the spice rack I also recollect having made. Kevin
All of this made me laugh out loud because, being a knitter myself, I have recommended knitting to patients as therapy countless times over the years and have pondered starting my own knitting circle at the clinic to teach those who are interested. I would call it myStitch And Bitch group, because of the history behind the name.
AND because profanity by itself can be a bit therapeutic in its own right.
In fact, though, it is not just knitting. I have recommended crafting of all sorts. “Find a constructive hobby where you create!”