Going Premium

If you happen to be a regular visitor of this site you have noticed there’s been quite a number of changes around here! Thanks to a sneaky spring promotion, I decided to take my level of service up to “Premium,” which affords me the option to use all the Premium themes. I spent last night…

Personal Milestone

Back when I began my daily blogging challenge back in 2015 Painfully Hopeful had been laying dormant for a few years. I’d kept the domain active, but hadn’t found time to give the site a voice.

Blogging Advice

The other day a friend of mine asked for some advice on blogging. I am far from an expert on the subject 1, but I was honored to be considered someone with insight. I came up with five points. Get a Writing Suite A writing suite is different than a word processor or text editor…

Blogging vs. Site-Building

I’ve recently set up two websites on the Squarespace platform — ABCNJ and Riverview Estates. The platform is wonderfully fun to play with, and all the themes are responsive so they look great on any device. It was so fun to do, in fact, I seriously considered moving Painfully Hopeful over to it, but then…

A Year of Creative Output

I have an Apple Pencil now. Suddenly, I feel dangerous…[/caption]Today marks my second consecutive year of blogging (nearly) every day, and I’m very pleased with how far this space has come. I’m extremely grateful to my regular readers 1, and have actually conversed with some “off-blog” this year. Given my wide-range of subject matter, I’m…

Blogging Workflow

Shortly after iOS Scrivener was released I wrote a post about blogging with the application. I’ve written several posts from start to finish on my iPad since then, and the process of opening up the exported text in another app, copying it, and pasting it into WordPress worked “fine.” After bringing it into WordPress, however,…