Did You Miss Any Of These? Monthly Round-Up – July 2021

  • What’s Hugh’s Record Of The Week For Week Commencing 3rd July, 2021?

Something For The Weekend? – Katy Perry – Firework

  • Adrian has a question. Does an old photograph hold the answer?

Symbols #flashfiction

  • Reblog: Paul Ariss shares the work involved writing his new song – New Day Coming.

From Scribbles To Spotify – The Uncomfortable Birth Of A Song

  • What floats your boat?

Afloat #WordlessWednesday #photography

  • What’s Hugh’s Record Of The Week For Week Commencing 10th July, 2021?

Something For The Weekend? – Spice Girls – Spice Up Your Life

  • Have you ever considered turning off comments on your blog?

Why Are Some Bloggers Killing Off Comments Being Left On Their Blogs?

  • What is the source of the strange coloured feathers on the stairs?

Follow The Feathers #flashfiction

  • What have the dogs spotted?

What Is It? #WordlessWednesday #photography

  • What’s Hugh’s Record Of The Week For Week Commencing 17th July, 2021?

Something For The Weekend? – Janet Jackson – When I Think Of You

  • What had caused George’s meltdown? Could things get any worse?

Nightmare In Spring #flashfiction

  • Reblog: Looking for ways of getting your blog posts noticed and read? Check out this must read post from blogging expert Janice Wald.

Blog Description Example: How To Make Easy Choices About Your Blog, 6 Ways

  • Are you always running out of time when blogging? Here’s how to reclaim some of that time back.

Looking To Save Time When Blogging? Here Are 5 Things That Work For Me

  • When is a tree no longer a tree?

To Tree Or Not To Tree? That Is The Question #WordlessWednesday #photography

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Something For The Weekend? When I Think Of You – Janet Jackson

A little something to get you dancing this weekend.

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Something For The Weekend
When I Think Of You – Janet Jackson

Year Released: 1986

Peak chart positions

Australia53
UK10
USA01
Cananda06

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Something For The Weekend? Spice Up Your Life – Spice Girls

A little something to get you dancing this weekend.

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Something For The Weekend
Spice Up Your Life – Spice Girls

Year Released: 1997

Peak chart positions

Australia08
UK01
USA18
Cananda02

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FROM SCRIBBLES TO SPOTIFY – THE UNCOMFORTABLE BIRTH OF A SONG

Not only does Paul share his new song with us, but he talks us through the process of how he wrote it. I’m sure many writers will connect with the process.

Check out Paul’s new song ‘New Day Coming.’ I’ve already streamed my copy of the song from iTunes and added it to my ‘Writing’ playlist.
And if you like the song, don’t forget to tell Paul over on his blog.

SONGS AND SCRIPTS AND DUNKING BISCUITS

The insecurity around releasing a song can be creatively traumatic. What if it’s rubbish? What if I’ve inadvertently stolen it? What if I love it and no-one else does? Can I still change my name and live in an igloo without any internet connection?

Putting a song onto streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music and possibly an accompanying video is the somewhat glossy, shiny end of an often uncomfortable process filled with errors and doubt punctuated with shots of exhilaration. My new song ‘New Day Coming’ took ten months from conception to release and is a perfect example of such a process.

The structure of the song changed several times. I loved it then abandoned it. The theme was clear then I felt like it needed more ambiguity. The lyric got written then re-written several times. Crossing out and insane scribbling that meant nothing to anyone but me…

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Something For The Weekend? Firework – Katy Perry

A little something to get you dancing this weekend.

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Something For The Weekend
Katy Perry – Firework

Year Released: 2010

Peak chart positions

Australia03
UK03
USA01
Cananda01

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Did You Miss Any Of These? Monthly Round-Up – June 2021

  • Sometimes, even the tiniest things can turn a person to commit murder.

Murder In Picnic Wood #flashfiction

  • How would you answer these questions I got asked about blogging?

Will Any Of My Answers Give You The Inspiration You’re Looking For?

  • This simple method will show you how to use images and photos in your blog posts to drive even more traffic to your blog, website and book page.

How To Make The Images In Your Blog Posts More Powerful

  • Rusty always wants to please his owner, and today isn’t any different.

Woof! #flashfiction

  • What’s Hugh’s Record Of The Week For Week Commencing 12th June 2021?

Something For The Weekend – Bananarama – I Heard A Rumour

  • Stella’s new office wasn’t all it was supposed to be – until she pushed the button.

Push The Button #flashfiction

  • Shadows aren’t only black and white.

Shades And Shadows #WordlessWednesday #photography

  • This easy setting change on the dashboard of your WordPress blog will result in more traffic to your blog.

How Changing This Setting On Your WordPress Blog Will Help It Gain More Views

  • What’s Hugh’s Record Of The Week For Week Commencing 19th June, 2021?

Something For The Weekend? – Village People – In The Navy

  • Adrian’s world was about to change. Would his best friend join him?

Edge Of Summer #flashfiction

  • What’s Hugh’s Record Of The Week For Week Commencing 26th June, 2021?

Something For The Weekend? Take On Me – A-ha

  • Three houses. Which one would you choose? Rainbow has the answer.

Three Houses #flashfiction

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Something For The Weekend? Take On Me – A-ha

A little something to get you dancing this weekend.

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Something For The Weekend
Take On Me – A-ha

Year Released: 1985

Peak chart positions

Australia01
UK02
USA01
Cananda02

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Something For The Weekend? In The Navy – Village People

A little something to get you dancing this weekend.

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Something For The Weekend
In The Navy – Village People
In The Navy – Village People

Year Released: 1979

Peak chart positions

Australia07
UK02
USA03
Cananda01

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Something For The Weekend? I Heard A Rumour – Bananarama

A little something to get you dancing this weekend.

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Something For The Weekend
Bananarama – I Heard A Rumour

Year Released: 1987

Peak chart positions

Australia32
UK14
USA04
Cananda02

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Did You Miss Any Of These? Monthly Round-Up – May 2021

  • What’s Hugh’s record of the week for week commencing 1st May, 2021?

Something For The Weekend? – Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head

  • We had the same name. We had the same future. It was love at first sight. Or was it?

Flash Jacks #flashfiction

  • What’s Hugh’s record of the week for week commencing 8th May, 2021?

Something For The Weekend? – Sylvester – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)

  • Would you like the chance to get your writing put in front of a brand new audience? Marsha Ingrao has all the details.

Story Chat: Building Your Confidence One Short Story At A Time

  • Can you spot Toby the dog in this photo?

Walking The Dog #WordlessWednesday #photography

  • What’s Hugh’s record of the week for week commencing 15th May, 2021?

Something For The Weekend? – Jane Wiedlin – Rush Hour

  • Has a comment left on one of your blog posts had you questioning whether you witnessed an event you were not at?

How A Comment Left On One Of My Posts Got Me Questioning A Previous Life

  • Searching for ways to get more people to your blog? These are seven methods I implemented to get more readers and followers to my blog.

These 7 Methods Will Help Get More Readers To Your Blog

  • How many shades of grey are there in this photo?

Looking For The Dog #WordlessWednesday #photography

  • What’s Hugh’s record of the week for week commencing 22nd May, 2021?

Something For The Weekend? – David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland – When Love Takes Over

  • Who wants to join us?

Playing With The Dog #WordlessWednesday #photography

  • Have you discovered these 5 cool photo editing tools on WordPress?

5 WordPress Photo Editing Tools Available To Use On The Block Editor

  • What’s Hugh’s record of the week for week commencing 29th May, 2021?

Something For The Weekend? – M People – Moving On Up

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Something For The Weekend? Moving On Up – M People

A little something to get you dancing this weekend.

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Something For The Weekend
Moving On Up – M People

Year Released: 1993

Peak chart positions

Australia04
UK02
USA34
Cananda23

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Something For The Weekend? When Love Takes Over – David Guetta Featuring Kelly Rowland

A little something to get you dancing this weekend.

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Something For The Weekend
When Love Takes Over – David Guetta Feat. Kelly Roland

Year Released: 2009

Peak chart positions

Australia06
UK01
USA76
Cananda22

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