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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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Word By Word

Word By Word

I study French. I also study Classical Greek, although that’s more of an informal thing and I have to admit, I’m pretty bad at it. The alphabet keeps throwing me off. I used to learn Italian. I’m now teaching myself Esperanto, and considering learning a bit of Russian, too. And I discovered this thing called Memrise. I actually heard about it in the Guardian, when somebody learned an entire language just from vocab lists on Memrise and was able to…

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Explaining The Internet

Explaining The Internet

The internet is a cruel place to newbies, youngsters, oldsters and vaguely normal, sociable people. In fact, unless you live on Tumblr, you’ll find something every day that you just don’t understand. With some help from friends and the urban dictionary, I’ve put together a glossary of a few words or phrases that you might come across on deviantART, Tumblr, or other places online. gpoy – Gratuitous picture of yourself. Used when someone posts a picture that you strongly identify with….

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10 Signs You’re A Citizen Of The Internet

10 Signs You’re A Citizen Of The Internet

Last post, I talked about being ‘from the internet’. This post, I’m going to talk about  how you can tell whether or not you’re a patriot of the world wide web or just a tourist :) You’re on more than four social media sites. I know perfectly normal people (not denizens of the Net) who are on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, maybe a blog or deviantART or something. Not usually all of them. When you’re on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WordPress, Blogger,…

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How The Internet Made Nerds Cool

How The Internet Made Nerds Cool

There was a time when being the sort of person who wore glasses, had braces, liked books and/or did well in school made you a target for bullying. I think, among younger people, this is still the case. I know that at primary school I was constantly being called a ‘bodrick’ (however that’s really spelt) because I was clever. But for the older ones, who spend their time on internet and watching YouTube videos, it’s ceased to be an insult….

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