On writing

An update about readers in faraway places (Angola, Cuba, Sudan …)

In September 2019, in this piece about readers in distant places, I noted that this Blog has attracted at least one visitor from 38 of the 40 most populous nations on earth. The exceptions were Iran and Sudan (18th and 34th respectively in the list of countries by population). I wrote, “If either country does… Continue reading An update about readers in faraway places (Angola, Cuba, Sudan …)

Notes from West London · On writing

More about readers in distant places, and population

A few months ago I wrote, in this piece, about readers in places like Nepal, Palau and the Falkland Islands, thousands of miles from West London where these words are being drafted. I noted that more than half of the countries in the world appear in the basic statistical information provided by WordPress about Visitors… Continue reading More about readers in distant places, and population

Health · On writing · Technology

Writer’s Cramp, and more about Voice Recognition

I have a touch of writer’s cramp. I have just typed that sentence, and am typing this one too, because the Speech Recognition feature of Windows 10 has interpreted the phrase “I have writer’s cramp” in the following ways: I have written square Only when writer’s cramp I can wreck it’s a I her writings… Continue reading Writer’s Cramp, and more about Voice Recognition

On writing

300,000 words and counting: 25 months of The Compartments

This Blog now contains over 300,000 words. Most of them are in Blog Posts, like this one. Around 24,000 words are contained in Menu Items, which you can find at the top of this page. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” according to a quote attributed to Lao Tzu. I… Continue reading 300,000 words and counting: 25 months of The Compartments