Blogging With A Little Help From Your Friends. A Guest Post By Sherri Matthews @WriterSherri

Today, I’m thrilled and honoured to guest post at Hugh Robert’s wonderful blog, Hugh’s News & Views, on the challenges of balancing blogging, writing a book and the curve balls of life. And the fascinating coincidences bloggers regularly discover through online friendships, though ocean’s apart. Thank you, dear friends! ❤

Hugh's Views & News  

Blogging, in my experience, is a strange beast. Show your blog you’re in charge and it behaves. But turn your back for just one minute, and it’ll sink its teeth right into you snarling, ‘Who is Master now?’

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My early blogging years had a slow start for the first six months, and then one day, I found my poor blog under lock and key in spam prison. Back then, I had no idea what was going on, so I posted a plea for help. I didn’t think anybody would notice, but they did. Relieved to learn it was a widespread problem at the time (and nothing I had done wrong, phew!), it was soon rectified.

Better yet, I discovered a kind, caring, all-embracing community in the great wide ether that I hadn’t known existed.

From then on, blogging became a way of life as my blog took off. I kept…

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About Sherri Matthews

Sherri's work is published in magazines, anthologies, her Summerhouse blog, and memoir column at Carrot Ranch, an online literary community. As a young mum of three, she emigrated from the UK to California and stayed for twenty years. Today she lives in England's West Country with her family and two beautiful black kitties. A keen walker and photographer, she is working hard on her memoir. Her 2021 entry to Fish Publishing Short Memoir Prize was shortlisted and also received a special mention at Spread the Word Life Writing Prize.
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37 Responses to Blogging With A Little Help From Your Friends. A Guest Post By Sherri Matthews @WriterSherri

  1. dgkaye says:

    Just saw you over at Hughs, Sher. I left comment there. ❤ PS your twitter button doesn't function like 90% of the blog I follow 😦 xx

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  2. Hi Sherri, thanks so much for being my guest over on my blog this week. I was thrilled you accepted my invitation to write a post. The subjects you chose were perfect.

    I saw Debby’s comment about your Twitter button. I had a go, and it worked for me. Maybe it’s since been fixed?

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    • Hi Hugh, I’m so glad you enjoyed the post, thank you again so much for inviting me, I’m thrilled for the wonderful opportunity to guest post at your blog! 🙂 As for the Twitter button, I have no idea what the problem might be, although glad it worked for you. I need to take a look and check some things out…as with Deb, thanks for the head’s up! 🙂 xxx

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      • You’re welcome, Sherri. It was kind of Debby to mention it to you. Sometimes, buttons don’t work for me, but when I go back the next day, they work. I guess that’s technology for you 😀

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        • Thanks, Hugh. Yes, it was very kind of Deb and you too. I would have had no idea otherwise. I just shared this post to my FB author page but took about three times to go through for some reason. Ha, modern technology…great when it works, but when it doesn’t…well, we all know about that! 😀


          • I know a lot of bloggers have had problems publishing their blog posts on Facebook, Sherri. It seems the social media platform doesn’t like it anymore. Some have left, while others are still scratching their heads as to why Facebook would say that the blog post is not within the terms and conditions of use. It all started happening just before the summer. I deleted my Facebook account two years ago, but I know Debby knows more about it.

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            • Yes, I saw a lot of my blogging friends left FB or rarely use it now because they could no longer share their posts, but I’ve not had that problem. I never share any WP posts on my personal FB, only on my public FB author page which is set up linked to my blog as a ‘business’ page, so that’s probably why. But who knows? My problems seem to be more to do with strange glitches, such as saying I can only use ‘American English’ as it won’t work with ‘UK English.’ Bizarre!!!!!

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  3. Norah says:

    This is a lovely post, Sherri. Thank you for so kindly mentioning me. I didn’t realise Debbie was a fellow Australian. I have met her only recently so it was exciting to be mentioned alongside her in your post. I wish you success with your book. I told you we’d still be here waiting for you. And we are! SMAG. ❤

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  4. Charli Mills says:

    Hi Sherri! I have some catching up to do here at the Summerhouse!

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  5. Prior... says:

    Going to read the rest now – 😉

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