Welcome! It’s great that you could join me for coffee today. You’re looking fabulous. Have you had your hair done? That outfit really suits you.
I can’t believe that the first week of 2016 is already over. I don’t know what it is, but I seem to have been snowed under with ideas for blog posts this week. However, I have all of you to thank for that because I’ve been so inspired by what I’ve been reading on your blogs.
Take, for example, a post from Sacha Black this week. She challenged her readers to write something about lipstick. As soon as I read the prompt word, my latest short story came hurtling towards me. Have you had a chance to read it yet? No? I’ve had such a mixed reaction to the story, especially from you ladies. If you’ve not met Amy Lushwick yet, then she’d be delighted to see you so you can hear her story.
Did you know that there’s a competition prize to be won this month here on Hugh’s Views and News? Beverley A. Young is my guest blogger and her blog is my blog recommendation of the month. Beverley is offering three lucky readers a chance to win one of three mini numerology readings. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to read her guest post and leave her a comment. You’ll then be entered into the draw at the end of January. Winners will be announced here on Hugh’s Views and News during the first week of February.
I was delighted to announce that I donated £250 to The Dogs Trust charity, this week. Donating was the easy part for me and it was all of you that entered my Christmas Tree Topper charity challenge that did the hard work, which resulted in the challenge being a success. Thank you to everyone that entered the challenge, donated to The Dogs Trust and who shared the post on social media. When it comes to raising funds for a good cause, the blogging communities on WordPress always come out on top. Thank you so much for what you all did. You can still donate to The Dogs Trust, by clicking here.
Talking of Photo challenges, Hugh’s Photo challenge will be back very soon. All eight challenges I have set so far have been really successful and I am always delighted when I hear that you’ve been having fun participating in them.
Before I get us both another cup of coffee, I must tell you to look out for a new series that is coming from me very soon. Entitled, ‘How To Become A Successful Blogger’. I’ll be publishing lots of blogging tips over the whole of 2016. I’m launching the series over on Jemsbooks, a blog run by author, writer and blogger, Janice Spina. Janice kindly invited me to write a guest post for her blog and asked that I write about something I knew a lot about. I don’t admit to knowing everything about what makes a blog successful, but I wanted to share my thoughts on the subject. This seemed the perfect way to launch the series. Part one will be published soon.
I’ll get us another coffee now and then you can tell me what you’ve been up to this week.
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