Meet Hugh

Hugh W. Roberts

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.

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.

Blogging has put me in touch with hundreds of other writers, many of whom have been supportive and helped me with my writing.

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.

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.

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.

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

New Column

I’m delighted to announce that I now have my own column (Diversity with a Twist) at the Carrot Ranch blog. Click the image below to read my current post. I hope you’ll join me and all the other guest columnists there.

My new column at The Carrot Ranch blog

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.


28 short stories and pieces of flash fiction take the reader on a rollercoaster of twists and turns.

Available on Amazon

Paperback – £4.99

Kindle – £0.99

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

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

Let’s Get Inspired – Affirmation and Gratitude

Bad Moon Rising – Books And Such (Oct 2021)

Latest Guest Posts by Hugh – Click on the links

The Write Stuff

D. G. Kaye Writer

A View From My Summerhouse

Marsha Ingrao – Always Write – 2020

Marsha Ingrao – Always Write – 2021

Don’t forget to check out the pages on my blog where you’ll find lots more information.

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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386 thoughts on “Meet Hugh

  1. Hi Hugh, nice to meet you through your blog posts.
    Glad I am learning a lot from your blogging tips and there is so much you have written I am yet to complete.
    But sure to go through your posts one by one and wish and pray ‘time’ is sympathetic to me.
    I am unable to guess the date since when I am following you.
    Thanks a ton for your contribution.

    1. Thank you so much for following my blog, Namaste. I’m delighted when readers tell me how helpful some of my posts are.
      Feel free to ask any questions about blogging. I’m always happy to help.

  2. I am surfing your website today. Looking for blogging tips.

    I accidentally noticed the text to your interview on my blog says. ‘Let’s Get Inspired – Affirmation and Gratitude’. Have I changed something that makes your title be different to the blog post itself?


    1. No, it was me that changed the title on my reblog of the post. The reason why is that SEOs such as Google downgrade posts that have duplicate titles. I always make a minor amendment to the title before republishing a post.

    1. Jane, thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving your feedback. Easy navigation around a website is so essential, so your feedback is excellent.

      You, too, have a great weekend.

  3. Hi Hugh I have been following your blog for a few months now and I just wanted to say thank you for all the blogging tips. I started my blog in January and had no idea what I was doing. Thankfully I found your blog which have helped me immensely. I also wanted to say I started reading your book, Glimpses, this morning. I am really enjoying it. As a matter of fact, soon as I am finished with this comment I will be reading it some more. 😁 Have a wonderful day 😊

    1. How very kind of you to reach out and say thank you for the information I publish for other bloggers on my blog. I’m delighted my posts help you. Hearing feedback like that always makes my day.

      And thank you for buying my book Glimpses and reading it. I hope you enjoy the rest of the stories in it. If it had not been for blogging, I’d never have written the stories in it and published them in a book.

      Thanks again.
      Best wishes,

  4. Hello Hugh, It’s a pleasure to meet you. I stumbled onto your blog chasing information on Reblogging. I’m new to blogging and find WordPress to be difficult at times – good thing I know HTML as I had to use it to get the theme format the way I wish.

    Best Wishes,

    1. Hi Danny, it’s good to meet you too.

      Practice makes perfect. The more you use the WordPress platform, the easier and better it gets. Well, that’s what I discovered anyway.

      Welcome to the world of blogging.

  5. Hi! I’m Janie Junebug. I’ve come to visit because Urspo has a link to you on his blog. Now I’m one of your subscribers. I sometimes write about writing and I sometimes review movies, books, and TV shows, but I don’t do any one thing all the time.


    1. Hi Janie, thank you so much for coming over from Michael’s blog. Welcome to Hugh’s Views And News. I hope you find lots that will interest you on my little blog.
      Best wishes,

  6. Amazing blog you have Hugh. I personally like the section of photography in your blog because i also love to capture moments in a frame.
    amazing Guidelines in your blog i really appreciate your work.

  7. hi Hugh – i have been following you in and off (you know how our blog circles expand and pull in with a certain ebb and flow)
    but i recall the release of Glimpses (first volume / and the excitement in the blogosphere was fun) and then a couple months ago i saw where you left a comment that was humble.
    i have been meaning to mention it – but the person was talking about how their book made it to one of amazon’s top lists for a day or something like that and you noted how yours was like 800 at one point? again – don’t recall it all
    but it was the essence of your humility – “heck – my book was listed as …..” and just had the celebration of that as success
    anyhow – see you around with your column at Carrot Ranch and hope
    your year is starting off well!

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Prior.

      I do remember that comment. I was just delighted that I’d been able to make one of my childhood dreams come true by publishing a book. It was the best feeling in the world when Glimpses went live on Amazon. I was so proud of myself, even if it only made it to the dizzy heights of number 800 in the charts.

      I’m looking forward to starting my column over at the Carrot Ranch. My first post goes live on 16th Feb. Another exciting day for me.

      Thanks again for your lovely comments, Prior.

        1. They are, aren’t they, Frank? I’ve taken several of them over the six and a half years I’ve been blogging. The longest was for six weeks, the shortest was only a couple of weeks. However, I’ve always got a lot done when taking them and have come back feeling refreshed and full of ideas.

        2. That sounds interesting, Frank. I’ve taken breaks for different reasons but always had the same outcome at the end of them. They’ve always worked for me, although I know of some bloggers who don’t believe that they work. I guess we’re all different, but when I take a break, it’s a complete one where I do not publish any posts, nor do I read any and leave comments.

  8. Nice to meet you, Hugh. Annika Perry brought us to your blog.
    Sincerely looking forward to following you into the future. 🙂
    Have a good weekend❣️
    The Fab Four of Cley

    1. Hi Dina, a big warm welcome to you and a big thank you to Annika for sending you my way. I hope you find plenty of interesting blog posts here on Hugh’s News And Views.

      Have a wonderful weekend.

      Best wishes,
      Hugh ☃️

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