Dusting off this space…

My poor blog has languished this year, and I haven’t had much inspiration to write. I was also having some technical issues that are now a thing of the past thanks to getting someone different to take over hosting of this space and helping me to maintain it when needed. Speaking of which, for any kind of WordPress type set up or digital strategy, consider Flax Digital, they specialise in this area and they took my stressful mess and fixed it. Now I’m inspired again. Plus, supporting small business with ethics directed toward other small businesses, non-profits and sustainability.

I’m not quite sure what I’m doing again with this space yet, aside from continuing my theme posts – and that’s likely to be one of the next major posts I write. But we’ll see. I’m letting ideas percolate, not the least of which is, do I want to write more about midwifery given I’m now undertaking Masters? Maybe.

Apologies for the dust and the silence, have some tea and let’s see what I come up with.

Oh look, new look, new site! New post!

Wow! What a sojourn it’s been! Posterous declared that it was closing up shop some months ago, but it’s taken me a little bit to get my own domain and wordpress setup sorted out. So, if you’ve been following me via the old rss, you’ll need to add the new one.

Many thanks to the very darling Hope who provided me with support, tech expertise, and hosting.

I’m now on my way to learning the intricacies of CSS – so far it makes more sense than programming in Ruby does, namely… I tell something to do something or look a certain way, and hey presto! It does! So, expect the look and feel to change over time while I find my feet and prettify the site accordingly.

It is nice to have an audience writing space again though.  I have a heap of things I need to write, so a preview of posts to come…

  • A link salad of the Grand Slam Gauntlet of Misogyny in Australia recently – because there were a bunch of spectacular links and I want the awareness of how big and exhausting the whole thing was to stay in our minds.
  • A post on the talk I went to by Karen Pickering about the CWA and how awesome it was.
  • An update on my theme for 2013, because wow, Bravery has been demanding.
  • Some posts about the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2013 – and maybe one about what I’ve been reading and loving in general.

Now that I’m flexing my writing muscles again, is there anything you’d like me to write about in particular? Mostly, I’m curious…

This past weekend I’ve been pet sitting, one of the pets has been the Pointiest Greyhound In The World (PGITW), affectionately known as Princess Ally. Below is a picture of her cuddled up in the crook of my arm while I was catching up on all my blog feeds.

Ju and Ally the greyhound cuddled up together, Ally is very pointy.

Ally and I cuddled up together…