A “typewriter” by any name still works




“My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.”― Ernest Hemingway


Susan Slade ( https://susiesopinions.wordpress.com/) recently nominated me for a Word Press Blogger Recognition Award. For this I am very grateful and honored. 

Her website offers readers articles radiating with humor, warmth, a sense of fun and appreciation of the human condition. Her approach is eclectic and offers a wide variety of topics to enjoy.

My own blog has been around for a long, long time. Until I retired I rarely visited it or posted articles to it. Readership was lacking and so was content. When I retired in 2010 I devoted more time to the site. An upgrade in my article content and general attitude were implemented.

I strive to produce articles that are entertaining, educational, fun and which explore the lighter side of the human condition.

I graduated from journalism school many years ago when Remington Selectric typewriters were the norm and typing errors had to be corrected using whiteout solutions. 

I offer new writers/bloggers four pieces of advice:

(1) Take time to compose your thoughts and write when the creative mood is strongest.

(2) Invest the time to read other blogger’s material. You just might pick up a thing or two along the way.

(3) Comment frequently and answer fellow blogger’s comments on your own work.

(4) Think outside the box when writing an article for any of the WP Challenges. Diversity is its  own reward.


P O S T S   O F   I N T E R E S T 

As a final act of acceptance of the award I am supposed to offer a limited number of blog sites that I personally consider worthy of your reading time and interest.

If you will take the time and glance at my Nibbled News Colleague widget on the right side of your screen rest assured that all the folks contained in that list are worthy of your limited reading  time and interest. 

Again I thank Susie for the nomination and wish all contributors to the site the best of luck in their creative blogging careers. — gc



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Quote of the week: "If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.-- Frank Herbert quotes .

16 Comments on A “typewriter” by any name still works

  1. I’m inspired reading that you started your blog before you retired. To what extent do you think it was helpful to have it, posted mg wen intermittently?


    • The fact that a majority of the articles were posted on WP gave me the confidence to continue after I retired. My time was extremely limited when I was working and what little time I did have over shadowed any writing aspirations. After I did retire I cocnentrated 100 per cent of my time on writing. But, the early before retirement years were inspirational. 🙂

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  2. *even intermittently. (Pardon the typo – thumb typing!)

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  3. Congratulations, well deserved.

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  4. Congratulations to you, Gerry. Very well deserved.

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  5. Congratulations Gerry :o)

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  6. Thank you so much for taking the time to accept the challenge, and write such a great piece. It was well deserved.

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  7. Thanks for a beautiful share and 4 pieces of beautiful advice. I love your logo of yourself and the old manual/electric typewriter and white out… what a different world it is now. Do you miss whiteout …?

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    • Thank you for your comments. I am glad you liked the article. I do miss white out. At the time making that dreaded typing error was nerve wracking. Now I enjoy the fact that the delete buttons works so wonderfuly well. I got used to the sound of the old Remington clicking and clacking along as I composed my articles. Now I am happy that a spell checker is there to assist. Have a wonderful day. 🙂

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  8. Congratulations Gerry on your award! Very well deserved my friend! 🙂

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