You’re looking at my blog. You may not be aware that this is not the home page — it used to be, but no longer. Here’s the new home page, which gives you an easy route to other sections of this WordPress website.
Tweaks to the form and content of the website are underway. I hope they haven’t disconcerted you. Daniel Shaw created the theme and has been making the necessary changes. We hope you have barely noticed the process but appreciate the results.
The changes reflect three things.
- More readers. I hit the milestone of 1000+ “followers” — that means we have a splendid and varied community of occasional readers who quite like the ideas or drawings or cats. I gain such a lot from your company and your comments. So, belatedly, I realised that I should treat my blog with more respect. I offer a personal view that challenges many of the depressing and shallow cliches of ageing. We’re all growing older in a changing world where being old means something new, and I see that maybe my optimistic, realistic, analytical, philosophical, hysterical and poetical approach is useful — even to people in their forties and fifties.
- Easier reading. My readers include many people aware of their encroaching age. My Older Bloggers Survey showed that around 20% of respondents had some disability that caused at least some problems with blogging including arthritis, eyesight, or mobility. So we’ve aimed to improve on accessibility, usability and navigation.
- More help. In future I want to offer a few extra tools and amusements and products online. To begin with, you will see three books for sale. Tactics is a darling little book that’s being snapped up for gifts already. Templates is a tiny book of six thoughtful poems about ageing and death. Fixing Mrs Philpott is a crazy novel that will amuse and maybe inspire.
Tell me how to make this website better still
What do you want, need, or wish for from Write Into Life? I already have a list of little changes but you are the experts. I don’t see what you see, so if something doesn’t work for you, let me know.
- Has anything disappeared or changed that you care about?
- Is it easy to comment?
- What products (e-books, books, courses, surveys) would you like me to offer, based on our shared interests?
- What do you like most about the website and the blog?
Thank you in advance for your comments. I will take note of them all, and in the long run, they will help the whole blogging community.
Meanwhile, live long and like it! (That’s my new motto.)