Slimming down and reorganising the cats

I’ve mentioned a couple of times that fewer people are reading my blog; there was a policy change or a decision made or some new idea was put into place where blogs are no longer automatically posted on Facebook – I guess I was sent a message but didn’t see it.  Maybe the lovely summer with people staying away from the computers contributed… or maybe what I was writing just wasn’t very interesting or appealing. to as many people.

So… I’ve tried to take more care over what I write and post but I’ve also had a think about other things. Two people mentioned I have rather a lot of categories here, so after some resistance, I began to realise that the categories, the cats, were probably more useful to me than my readers. I have attacked the cats; I have amalgamated, deleted, retitled. It’s hard work and I hope it will be worth it.

I also wonder if my featured images aren’t as good, eye-catching, interesting or enticing as they might be; once I finish the cats I shall go through my photos and eliminate and replace… there are some pictures which are definitely not very good, and some, now I look at them critically which are actually quite bad. I have always used my own photos,, but maybe I should go to a photo-sharing site, share some of my own better ones and use some of theirs – crediting the photographer of course.

If my figures don’t improve… then what… well, I have always said that I enjoy writing, I’ve also always said it is good practice, knowing I have an audience even if a tiny but very valued one… so I shall carry on… Maybe I am just out of fashion, so maybe I’ll come swinging back into fashion again!!

Just in case you haven’t read any of my novels, here is a link to them – these are why I blog!




  1. david lewis

    I love every blog you post and think of you as more like a pen pal or an old friend that I knew and correspond with but to be honest you spend a lot of time promoting your own books. I don’t mind but others may get bored or even annoyed. I’ll stick with you till the end Lois so don’t give up!

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      1. Lois

        Oh dear… it’s all about money… we’ve lost the days of innocence and sharing… BTW have you come across an artist called David Bez? He does some remarkable paintings – way beyond my price range though! And also btw, would you mind if I wrote a review of some of your work and shared it on my other blog Somerset Writers? With all the links etc of course!


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