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Dancing One Coffee At A Time

Dancing One Coffee At A Time

I don’t like talking about money, because frankly, it’s awkward. I don’t like trying to monetise my blog, because I feel it gives the wrong impression about why I do this whole social media thing, and it’s not because I think I could make a career from rambling about my gender crises and writing struggles. I’ve already talked about money too much this year what with the whole ‘YouTube de-monetised my account‘ thing, and it feels weird to bring it…

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YouTube Won’t Pay Me Anymore

YouTube Won’t Pay Me Anymore

As a blogger, I’m basically a bus: I’ll go weeks without posting and then I’ll post two days in a row. But I was prompted to write another post because I received an email today from YouTube, telling me that they’re bringing in a new policy and under the terms of it, my account will no longer qualify for monetisation. Not only would I need 1,000 subscribers (I currently have 522), but I’d also need 4,000+ hours of watchtime each year,…

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The World Of Poetry Is Changing

The World Of Poetry Is Changing

I rarely talk about poetry on this blog, and given that I’m trying to persuade you to take me seriously as a poet (at least as seriously as you ever take me), I thought I should remedy that. Fortunately, I have plenty of ideas, following on from a discussion I had with a friend yesterday about poetry and the publishing industry. After I’d said that one of my primary reasons for self-publishing my poetry collections was that it’s almost impossible…

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I Really Hate Serialist Music

I Really Hate Serialist Music

Today is National Coming Out Day. I thought pretty hard about it, but in the end I decided that now probably wasn’t the best time. I’ll leave that for another day. Instead, I’m going to talk about how much I detest serialist music. I know, it’s not about books. It’s not about NaNoWriMo. It’s not about Doctor Who or any of the other things that I normally talk about — and many of you probably don’t know what serialist music…

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The Price Of A Book

The Price Of A Book

This post doesn’t mark the end of the wonderful guest posters (because I’ve still got a couple of things promised or waiting to go up), nor are my hands yet recovered totally from RSI, but it was relevant to this moment in time, so I wanted to share it with you! This post does, however, include pictures of my face. I’m sorry. I look about twelve. I don’t know what happened there. So, this week was an exciting week. It…

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Young People These Days Have Got It Easy

Young People These Days Have Got It Easy

I don’t really get why people are so surprised when someone young produces something awesome, whether it’s a book or a piece of music or something completely different. There are plenty of precedents, after all – in the music world, you’ve got the obvious ones like Mozart, and then there’s Mendelssohn’s octet which he wrote when he was seventeen and which, according to the father-person, is an astonishing piece of music. (I’ve never heard it.) And there are plenty of…

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News Passes Me By

News Passes Me By

I have a confession to make, and that is that whenever something big is happening I will almost always be the last to know. I’m not entirely sure why. It’s probably because I only ever read the supplements and not the actual newspapers, or I watch Have I Got News For You instead of the actual news, but even so I’m active on the internet and you’d think it would be harder for great events to completely pass me by…

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Alone In The House

Alone In The House

I know Thursday isn’t one of my posting days, and it’s already gone half past ten so I should probably be getting off the computer, but I had a few things that seemed important to say. First of all, right now I’m alone in the house. Well, I’ve got my brother, who’s apparently a responsible adult, but as far as parents are concerned, I’m safe. House party!!! I’m joking. I’m going to stay at home and write. Second of all,…

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I’m Still Alive!

I’m Still Alive!

So it occurred to me a couple of minutes ago (about the time when I had promised to close down my computer, actually) that I should probably write a blog post. Because today is Saturday, and it’s been a while. Unfortunately, I don’t really have a whole lot to say this week, which is unusual. Quite a few things have happened. But I’ll think of something. On Monday, I discovered that I got 74% in my RS mock exam, which…

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