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.


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.

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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341 thoughts

  1. Hi Hugh I have nominated you for Song Challenge (Music That Means Something)
    The rules are:
    Post a song a day for five consecutive days.
    Post what the lyrics mean to you. (Optional)
    Post the name of the song and video.
    Nominate 1 or 2 bloggers each day of the challenge.
    willow xx

    1. Thanks so much for the nomination, Willow. I’m afraid I decided a little while ago not to participate in these challenges anymore. Of course, I have my current music feature ’51 Weeks: 51 Songs from the past’ also currently running, so I’ll mention your nomination in next week’s feature and invite anybody who wants to join in, to give it a go. I hope that’s OK?

        1. Thanks for your understanding, Willow. I go on that if it involves nominating other bloggers, then I’ll now pass on it. I did so many of the awards and these kinds of challenges in my early blogging days. I did very well out of them but felt it was time for me to move on from them.

  2. Hi Hugh, I am originally from Swansea and lived in Morriston, most of my relatives live there. I was born in Cardiff and also lived in Neath and Port Talbot. I have been living in New Zealand for 30 years.

    1. Hello, Deb. Thanks for introducing yourself. It’s great to connect with other Welsh people in the blogging world. Do you miss Wales at all? I came back to live here after 30 years. Swansea Bay is beautiful. We’re so lucky to have the beach right on our doorstep.

    1. Hi, Willow. Thanks for tagging me in this challenge. I’ve already been tagged by Geoff Le Pard and Debby Gies. Unfortunately, I no longer have my very first post. I deleted it some time ago when I was clearing out some posts that contained images that I was not 100% certain were free to use.
      Thanks for tagging me, though.

        1. Yes, I’m sure many people have. It can also be a time of loneliness and pain. We must never forget those that are alone over the festive period. It is something I dread but know will probably happen one day.

        2. Sadly Hugh I fear it comes to us all
          But I do care about the poor, the homeless the abused and those trapped in war and it’s fall out. … God that list is too long. But I do do what I can. xxxxx

    1. Thanks so much, Marsha. Well, I’ve tried that on this blog and people do seem to rather like it. I was quite shocked at first, but now I’ve made some great new friends from all over the world. The community here at the best. 😀
      Welcome aboard.

      1. I can see why. I’ll have to come back to find out more about that door. 🙂 It looks like the back side of a Disneyland ride to me. If you open it, you’ll expose all the secrets of the magical ride.

    1. Thanks so much, Trina. I really appreciate it very much. I’ve been on a blogging break since June 27th, while I work on my book. I’m slowly returning to blogging, but won’t be back full-time to it until next month.
      Hope all is well with you?

  3. Hi Daily Echo #write photo gave me this blog as I am an absolute technophobe and have lost this comment at least once trying to find Sue’s blog to let you know how I found yours! Thanks for the pingback advice as Sue tried to explain it as well as others. Hopefully I will be able to do it properly. The other blogs about techy things were also helpful. But I did set up my own blog…so it can be done! Also really liked the other things on your blog too Just saw the rusty picture…Thank you

    1. Hi Cheryl, thank you so much for visiting my blog. I’m so pleased that my blogging tips posts have helped. I’m on a blogging break at the moment, but I have more blogging tips posts planned for when I return. A big thank you to Sue for referring you to my blog as well.
      If I can help with anything blogging wise, them please don’t be afraid to ask. I’m always happy to help.
      Best wishes,

  4. Just found you through Terri Webster Shrandt’s blog – nice to find a fellow blogger living on the same land mass as me – and in one of my favourite places on earth – Wales!

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