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.
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.
- App Reviews
- Audio Story Corner
- Blog Post Promotions
- Blog Promotions
- Bloggers Bash
- Blogging Tips
- Book Promotions
- Book Reviews
- Cee's Foto Challenge
- Charity Appeal
- Daily Squares
- Everyday Life
- Flash Fiction
- Flashback Friday
- Guest Blog Posts
- Guest Bloggers
- Gutenberg – How To
- Lens Artist Photo Challenge
- Monthly Wrap-Up
- More Glimpses
- Short Stories
- Social Media
- Sunday Stills Photo Challenge
- The Entertainment Files
- Thursday Doors
- Thursday Doors
- Time Travel
- Wordless Wednesday
- Writing Prompts
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.
Austin and Toby.
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.
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.
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
- Social media tips
- Writing tips
- Photography challenges
- Flash fiction
- Flash fiction challenges
- Short stories
- Short story challenges
- Blogging challenges
- LBGT topics
- Science fiction
- SEO tips
I’m delighted to announce that I now run my own column on the Carrot Ranch blog, which is run by Charli Mills. My first post will be published on Tuesday 16th February 2021. I hope you’ll join me and all the other guest columnists there.
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.
Alternatively, contact me to buy a copy.
Latest Interviews with Hugh – Click on the links
Latest Guest Posts by Hugh – Click on the links
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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