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Update – Poll for Pingback Users

My totally unscientific poll (which I’m reblogging so you don’t have to go looking for it if you’re interested in the results) showed nothing, really, except what I suspected anyway–that the pingbacks were spotty and most people still use the classic editor.

It seems like they’re working again now, though. (Yay!) Thanks, I’m sure, all go to John Holton, who contacted WordPress on the matter.

So ping away! 🙂

Pingbacks have been unreliable for a while now, but it seems in the last week or so they’ve gone from fickle to downright unstable.

I’d like to conduct a little experiment, to see if different types of accounts/different editors have anything to do with the recent issues.

Please choose one of the following, and let’s see if there’s any clear correlation between the technology we’re using and the pingback failures many of us are having.

Thanks for participating!

And thanks for the idea, Shelley!

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update #Reviews – Hugh W. Roberts, Judith Barrow and Linda G. Hill

I’m honoured to be one of three featured authors in Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore once again! Click on the original post to read Ritu’s wonderful review of my book–thank you so much, Ritu!! So happy you enjoyed the book!
And thanks again to Sally for your awesome support of Indie Authors!

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Welcome to the second of the author updates for authors in the Cafe and Bookstore where i share recent reviews.

If you are not already in the Cafe and Bookstore and would like to enjoy free book promotions and update for your own work… take a look at this link: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-free-author-promotion/

The first author enjoying a recent review is Hugh W. Roberts for his second collection of short stories, More Glimpses.

About More Glimpses

Do you believe in fairies at the bottom of the garden? Or know the real truth about what lurks inside every mobile phone? Would you steal items from a blind person, or send your neighbours on a time travelling adventure fraught with danger and menace to save the human race from a bug? How about staying in a sleepy village where many murders have taken place or coming to the aid of royalty while out shopping?

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An open letter to the writer who told me I’d likely NEVER be published

Inspiration. Congratulations, Louise, for being able to write this letter.

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Hello,

While I was going through some papers I found a report you’d written on my first novel and as I read it I felt incredibly sad. You probably won’t remember it, or me, but in 2015 you almost crushed my dreams.

Almost.

I’d longed to be a writer much of my life but, always lacking in confidence, being published seemed unachievable. I didn’t have a degree, any A Levels. I didn’t have the courage to sign up for a writing course.

In my 30’s an accident left me with a disability and my life radically changed. I then spent several years struggling with chronic pain, and my mood until I started writing a story, then entitled ‘Dear Grace’ about best friends, Grace, and Charlie.

For the first time in a long time, I felt I had something to get up for. A purpose. Often I was awake throughout the…

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Reblog: MASTER LIST #AtoZChallenge 2019

Joining the A to Z Challenge this year? I might. 🙂

Here’s how!

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It’s that time again!

Reblogged from the A to Z Challenge blog.


To see all the available badges for this year, click on the Banners and Badges page.

Here’s the link to the Master List:

https://goo.gl/forms/iVrbiZdbx0KQNybC2

The Master List sign up is how participants officially register to join the A to Z challenge.

There is NO OTHER way to officially sign up for the challenge.
Need a refresh from last year? Is this your first time? Click here.

What you need to know to sign up:

  • Blog Name : What your blog is called.
  • Blog Link : The main link to your blog (NOT to a website or an individual post)
  • Category : Usually the type of posts you have. Or, if you prefer, the type of blog you run.
  • Comment :This is NEW for this year! We’ve made a column so you can keep track of which blogs…

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The Magician’s Blood by L G Hill #Review #The GreatDagmaru #Paranormal #Romance #Book2o

A lovely review of The Magician’s Blood! Thanks so much, Lisa. 🙂
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Wrong side of forty

Synopsis

Embrace a realm of family secrets…

Herman Anderson, assistant to The Great Dagmaru, returns to her hometown—the first stop on their magic tour. Her family has moved without a trace.

Stephen Dagmar, a powerful stage magician, sets out to live his dream … until Herman’s father makes a prediction and resolves to come between them.

Darkness descends when the reality of the Dagmar’s incubus bloodline surfaces for the first time in over a generation.

And the consequences may be deadly.

A Gothic tale of beauty and intrigue, this sequel to the award-winning novel “The Magician’s Curse” will chill you and leave you breathless for more.

Escape into the twists and turns of this extraordinary romance.

*18+ Contains explicit scenes.

My Review

My first read of 2019 and boy was it a good one!

This is the second in The Great Dagmaru series.

The first book, The Magician’s Curse was…

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It All Depends On How You Ask The Question.

It really does depend. Dog owners will understand.
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I have three dogs. One is a good sized mixed breed who is getting on in years (13). The other two are small breeds who are about two years old. All of the dogs I’ve had through out my life have always stayed (adequate shelter provided) and enjoyed being outside.

With the addition of the two younger dogs, so began a new experience with small breeds who are not as tough when it comes to outside weather elements. With these two I had to invest in a metal crate so that they could be brought into the house during the cold winter months. They aren’t the best trained dogs, but they do alright.

So this morning I let them out for about an hour. They started running to the door and when I went outside they decided to come in. I put them into their crate and they proceeded to…

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January’s Award go to…

I won an award! Thanks to Teresa Grabs for her support of other bloggers, and for creating this wonderful Writer’s Soul Award!
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