Meet Hugh

Hello, and a very warm welcome to my blog.

My name is Hugh. I live in the city of Swansea, South Wales, in the United Kingdom.

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Hugh W. Roberts

My blog covers a wide range of subjects, the most popular of which are my blogging tips posts. I’ve learned a lot about the world of blogging since I first came here in February 2014. All of the tips and advice I give are free of charge and will cost you nothing apart from a little bit of your time.

Here is a list of categories I write about on my blog. Click on a category to view all the blog posts under that category.

I have always enjoyed writing, and the fact I suffer from a mild form of dyslexia has not stopped me from enjoying the passion I have for writing.

Now in my fifties, I thought it about time I let my writing become public. Becoming a blogger seemed to be the perfect way for me to do this. Blogging has put me in touch with hundreds of other writers, many of whom have been supportive and helped me with my writing.

More about Hugh

I lead a happy life and always try to stay positive. I share my life with John, my civil partner, and our two Cardigan Welsh Corgis, Toby and Austin.

#dogs #pets #corgis #books

Austin and Toby.

I write about life because I find it so fascinating. I have many stories to tell.

I think my life has been incredible, and I want to share it with anyone who wants to listen. I enjoy being interactive with people. I guess you could say I am a ‘people person’.

You will find some of my short stories and flash fiction on my blog, and I hope you enjoy reading them. Flash Fiction has become a big part of my writing, and I enjoy participating in various writing challenges.

Blogging is a marathon, not a sprint!

Blogging and Social Media Tips

As I mentioned earlier, I also write articles giving free blogging and social media tips. Click on the ‘Blogging Tips’ and ‘Gutenberg – How To’ buttons on the menu bar to access all my articles.

These articles have proved very popular. My free tips are a way of thanking everyone that supports my blog by visiting, reading and commenting on my posts.

If you have any questions about blogging, let me know what they are. I may respond with a brand new post that could feature you and your blog.

#socialmedia #bloggingtips #blogging
Image credit: Pixabay

Blogging Awards and Tags

As much as I appreciate being nominated for blogging awards and tagged in blog post challenges, I took the decision a few years ago for my blog to become ‘award free’ and to no longer participate in ‘tagging’ challenges on here or on social media.

You can read why I took this decision by clicking here. However, I’d like to thank everybody who has (and who still does) nominated me.

Book Reviews

I have also taken the decision to no longer publish book reviews on my blog, so please do not send me any requests to review books.

You will find lots of book review blogs and book bloggers on WordPress and other blogging platforms. Please save yourself some time and send your book review requests to them rather than to me.

What kind of blogs do I like to read?

If you blog about any of the following subjects, then leave me a link to your blog. I’d love to connect with you and read your posts.

  • Blogging tips
  • Blogging
  • Social media tips
  • Writing
  • Writing tips
  • Photography
  • Photography challenges
  • Flash fiction
  • Flash fiction challenges
  • Short stories
  • Short story challenges
  • Blogging challenges
  • LBGT topics
  • Science fiction
  • Television
  • Films/movies
  • Technology
  • SEO tips

My Books

My first collection of short stories is available on Amazon.

Glimpses is available as both a paperback and an eBook and contains 28 short stories and flash fiction full of twists, turns, and unexpected endings. The Kindle version is 99p.

Click the link below to order your copy.

 Amazon

My second collection of short stories and flash fiction, More Glimpses, is now also available on Amazon.

Price cut! – The Kindle version of More Glimpses is now £0.99. The paperback version is now £4.99.

Click here to buy a copy.

#MoreGlimpses #Glimpses #books #shortstories #flashfiction #fiction
The second collection of short stories and flash fiction from Hugh W. Roberts

Alternatively, contact me to buy a copy.

#books
Hugh’s books

Latest Interviews with Hugh – Click on the links

Writer’s Treasure Chest

Annette Rochelle Aben

The Writer Next Door – Vashti Q

Judith Barrow

Podcast with Missinglettr

Sunday Blog Magazine – Getting To Know You

Bad Moon Rising – Books And Such

G. J. Stevens

Norah Colvin

Art By Rob Goldstein

Bad Moon Rising – Books And Such (Oct 2019)

Esther Chilton Blog

Latest Guest Posts by Hugh – Click on the links

The Write Stuff

D. G. Kaye Writer

A View From My Summerhouse

How To Contact Hugh

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

You can contact me by clicking on the ‘Contact Hugh’ button on the menu bar at the top of my blog.

Thank you for visiting me today.

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    1. Thank you so much for nominating me for this award. I am both deeply touch and honoured that you thought of me when nominating other bloggers.

      However, I decided to let my blog go award free earlier this year. Here’s a link to the post detailing why I made that decision.

      https://hughsviewsandnews.com/2015/02/22/forget-about-the-oscars-welcome-to-the-mildreds/

      Once again, thank you so much for thinking of me. I wish you every success in the blogging world.

      Best wishes,
      Hugh 🙂

    1. Hi Hollie, and welcome to my blogging community. You are very welcome here and I hope you get to meet some other of my followers as well. They are a great bunch of people.

      A big “woof!” from Toby.

  1. Hello there! I have just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Congratulations and thank you for all of your wonderful and thoughtful comments you have placed on my stories. Your own written words are what have captivated my interest and I look forward to finding out more about you through this award. Congratulations my little blogging friend! 🙂

    1. Hi Belinda, thank you so much for the award nomination. I am very honoured that you have thought of me when nominating other bloggers.

      Unfortunately my blog went award free back in February this year. Here is the link to the post I wrote about it.

      https://hughsviewsandnews.com/2015/02/22/forget-about-the-oscars-welcome-to-the-mildreds/

      However, I really appreciate you thinking about my blog when you nominated other bloggers. Congratulations on your award.
      Best wishes,
      Hugh

      1. I’m so sorry I missed that when I checked! Sorry Hugh … that’s my fault for not looking properly! (lol … you still have your internet connection! 🙂

        1. No problem at all Belinda. I’ve been meaning to put a notice on the front page of my blog about awards but I am always honoured when ever anybody nominates me. It is such a wonderful gesture and when I did accept awards I always remember the wonderful feeling I got when I was mentioned, so thank you again for thinking about me. I really do appreciate it.

          Yes, I’ve managed to find a way to stay connected to the internet…for now! I’m not sure how long it is going to last but I am keeping my fingers crossed 🙂

  2. It happens all the time. I promise myself that I can not take on any more bloggers to follow. Then a post shows up, and I remember seeing comments by this same person on bloggers I’ve loved and followed for a while. That would be you, Hugh. ☺ Thank you for that, I look forward to exploring your posts. Van

    1. What a lovely comment, Van. Thank you so much. I really appreciate hearing all of that.

      Ensuring we visit bloggers as often as we can is tricky when we follow so many. I tend to visit those first who support me the most, then those who visit every once and in a while and then, if I have any time left, those who never visit (even though they may follow me).

    1. Steve, I don’t like it. No, I absolutely love it!!!!!!!!!!!

      Sorry to do my little bit of BGT on you there, but you get the Gold buzzer treatment from me for this.

      Am I allowed to use it on my blog? Of course, I’ll give you full credit for it so it may even bring you over some traffic.

      1. Oh my god I fell for the BGT treatment there and my heart literally sank for a second lol! I’m so glad you like…nae…love it 🙂 Let me know if you want any changes made as that was just a first attempt and I’d be so flattered if you decide to use it on your blog 🙂 🙂

        1. Lol, sorry for the early particle joke.

          Changes – well here are some. I like the picture you have used. I see you got it from my ‘about me’ page. Can you add it on some of the other pinned bits of paper and post-it notes that you have added? Say about three of them?

          Can you add ‘&’ between the ‘Views’ and ‘News’. Can you change Hugh to Hugh’s?

          I do want to use it. I may change to a new theme and use it as the banner across the top of my blog (the current one does not allow that), or I will put in on the widget bar (currently on the righthand side of my blog page.)

          Thanks Steve, I’m really pleased what you came up with.

        2. Love it!

          Thanks, Steve. I’ll certainly be using it. Thank you for taking the time to put this together for me. I really appreciate it.

          I’ll see you at your party on Saturday (if not before).

  3. Hi dearest Hugh, I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. I bet you are quivering in excitement… or perhaps you might be hitting your head against a wall repeating the phrase “Not another award, not another award!” You don’t have to accept this award, but I would love for you to pop over to my blog and come celebrate! There will be imaginary champagne, disco balls and a drumming cat! What more could one want? Hehe. If you’re interested click on the link: https://insidethelifeofmoi.wordpress.com/2015/04/29/my-big-fat-award-ceremonystrike-two/

    1. Thank you so much, Amanda. I am really touched and honoured that you have thought about me in your award nominations. Coming from such a wonderful blogger like yourself, this is as good as it can get.

      Unfortunately, me and my blog went award free in February this year. It was a tough decision to make, but having had so many wonderful award nominations from other bloggers I thought it about time I gave others a chance. However, thank you so much for thinking about and nominating me. You’ve just my day even better. 🙂

      I’ll be over to check out the celebrations very soon, as soon as I can find my platform shoes and flares.

    1. Thank you so much, Ritu.

      I am very honoured that you have nominated my blog for this award. I’ve been nominated for this, and other blog awards, in the past and wrote many a post about them. My blog went award free in February this year with this final award post.

      https://hughsviewsandnews.com/2015/02/22/forget-about-the-oscars-welcome-to-the-mildreds/

      However, I am very humbled that you choose my blog as a nominee and would like to thank you very much for choosing my blog over many others you could have chosen.

      Best wishes,
      Hugh

    1. That is so very kind of you, thank you Lance. I am very honoured that you even thought of me when giving out this award. Unfortunately, my blog went award free a few months ago, on its first anniversary, but I want to thank you very much for considering me for an the award anyway. It is very kind of you.

  4. That’s a pretty nice “about-page” sharing images of your thoughts fluidly and so lively indeed..Thanks a lot for stopping by my “mission”:) and here am returning the gratitude by joining you in your “journey” 🙂
    Stay blessed and happy 🙂
    Rosalyn

    1. Hi Rosalyn, thank you so much. I’m so glad Lance introduced you and recommend you blog to me and my guests at my weekend blog hop party. I’m hoping to do another in the not to distant future so I hope you will be able to participate at that one.
      Wishing you a great week ahead.
      Best wishes,
      Hugh

      1. Oh!! am so honored at this moment, thanks for making me all smiles now and making my day so bright, also i must extend my gratitude to Lance for recommending my world” to you. I really wish to join the upcoming “blog-hops” that would be fun and would be too exciting indeed..Thanks for all the kindness.
        Sending you my prayers and smiles 🙂
        Rosalyn 🙂

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