Category Archives: About Blogging

  1. Pastures New…

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    Saturday 14 May, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    I set out three years ago knowing diddly-squat about blogging, or even what a blog to be honest (seriously), and now …
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  2. Blogging Year 2015

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    Thursday 31 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Like many of you, 2015 has been an extremely busy year for us. The sad knock-on effect is that the …
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  3. In memory of Rhonda

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    Sunday 30 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    One year has passed Rhonda may no longer be blogging But not forgotten . .

  4. Remembering a departed blogger

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    Thursday 16 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Today would have been Rhonda Elkins’ birthday Sadly Rhonda is no longer with us But friends who met through her blog …
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  5. Internet… or lack thereof!

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    Sunday 22 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is a quick explanatory note and a bit of an apology… Over a week ago we had a rather …
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  6. Mentioned in [blogging] dispatches…

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    Wednesday 18 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    A soldier mentioned in despatches (or dispatches) (MiD) is one whose name appears in an official report written by a …
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  7. REBLOG: To Rhonda.

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    Wednesday 19 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Phoebe, MD: Medicine + Poetry:
    ? Almost a year ago, I wrote something for your daughter.   I never thought at…

  8. REBLOG: Remembering Rhonda

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    Saturday 20 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Jennifer's Journal:
    I started following Rhonda Elkins’ blog around this time last year, and was profoundly moved by her…

  9. New Year: New Stuff

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    Tuesday 08 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Following on from the One Year Anniversary series, I have been delighted with the emails and comments/suggestions as to where we go …
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  10. 1 Year ~ Looking Forwards

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    Saturday 28 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    It’s been a great inaugural year. But just where should I take Uncle Spike’s Adventures next?   . What… I …
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  11. I Love When Ideas Fail

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    Tuesday 20 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    A few weeks ago I had the hairbrained idea of the Spikey Chatroom… Well, guess what, never got used, lol. …
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  12. Spikey’s Chatroom – Whatever Next?

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    Wednesday 30 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Being a sad Muppet at times, I was perusing the old Widget store the other day and lo and behold, …
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  13. Dumb-ass Views on Blogging! (Part Two)

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    Monday 28 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    To recap…, A while back I was having some real issues with my blog. I was rapidly running out of …
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  14. Dumb-ass Views on Blogging!

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    Sunday 27 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Retired IT guy? – check Established blogger? – check Total dumb-ass? – check “So let’s look at the evidence, shall …
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  15. Seeking Your Advice…

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    Saturday 19 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Hello Spikey’s, in particular, my fellow bloggers… As I approach the one year mark for this blog, I find myself …
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  16. If My Blog Disappears….

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    Tuesday 25 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Apart from a few personal viewpoints in my Spike’s Viewpoint category, I have purposely steered away from politics and religion …
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  17. Voting For Music, Not Politics

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    Sunday 23 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Voting and politics – yeah I do what I have to, but it’s not particularity my thing, you know what …
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  18. Organising One’s Categories

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    Friday 21 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Unlike some blogs, I don’t keep to a set type of post – no sh*!… some will say! Ok, I …
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  19. Followers: Voluntary or Involuntary?

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    Thursday 16 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Just a question…. Followers; should they be voluntary or not? What got me tickling my thinning hair about all this …
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  20. Bloggers Supporting Bloggers…

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    Tuesday 10 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Ok bloggers, hands up who is a ‘newbie’, who is an ‘old hand’ at this game? Me, I’m an ‘in-betweener’, …
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  21. Can We Have Our TURKEY Tag Back Please?

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    Sunday 01 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Like most folk, I like to view posts about my home country. In New Zealand, you look under the ‘tag’ …
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  22. And Spikey Is Back…..

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    Wednesday 20 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Last Thursday afternoon we had a good old storm roll in, fast and furious it was. That’s all pretty normal …
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  23. AWARDS

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    Wednesday 09 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Uncle Spike is a happy blogger today. It’s a gorgeous sunny day and I’ve come indoors to cool down after …
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  24. Daily Prompt: Bookworms

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    Saturday 14 September, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    “Pondering“… that’s my word for today’s Daily Prompt: Bookworms

  25. Reblogs? Sure….

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    Monday 02 September, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Just a quick post… Q)  I was asked today if someone could reblog one of my posts. A)  Of course, …
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