Housekeeping

It’s 6 years since I first pressed ‘publish’ on this blog. It’s a nearly annual ritual for me to write up some stats and thoughts (although I managed to forget last year for my 5th blogday, but 4th, 3rd, 2nd and first are all available). Despite my best attempts to break the blog through hack […]

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What I did on my holidays

by Mel Starrs on March 14, 2012

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For those who’ve been trying to visit the site this week, you may have seen some error messages or strange layouts. I’ve been ‘on holiday’* and took the opportunity to clean up my wordpress install using this guide. Hopefully I have got rid of any nasty viruses and changed every password possible so I don’t […]

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Apologies for the gap in transmission…

by Mel Starrs on April 30, 2011

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Whilst I’ve managed to publish my link anthologies for April I failed entirely to write what I consider a proper blog post. My excuse is that I’ve been a very busy bee, living out of a suitcase for the past month. In addition to my usual weekends up in Yorkshire, I’ve been working in Newcastle, […]

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Happy 4th Blogday to me

by Mel Starrs on April 12, 2010

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Well, blogday itself was actually yesterday (11 April), but I figure on a sunny weekend people have better things to do than read my blog. So here’s what I can now justifiably call my annual round-up of delving into Google Analytics. Despite another year of best intentions poorly executed, traffic continues to astound me. I’m […]

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Housekeeping

by Mel Starrs on December 14, 2009

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So I’m almost totally moved into the new pad in London and can’t quite believe I won’t be trekking up to Leeds every weekend any more. The upside is that all my books, files and clothes are now in one place, if not yet quite organised. In the spirit of spring cleaning which moving house […]

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Buy books from me!

by Mel Starrs on September 14, 2009

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I’ve succumbed to the lure of turning the blog into a cash cow (not really). As I’ve been decluttering both physical and digital worlds I’ve noticed piles of books which I want to recommend and review. This clearly hasn’t happened, so as a stop gap, I’ve set up an amazon store with short reviews on […]

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Happy 3rd Blogday to me

by Mel Starrs on April 14, 2009

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Well, slightly belated as 11 April 2009 was the 3rd birthday of this blog, but I figure people have better things to do with their bank holidays than read this blog. Last year I jotted down some stats, so for this following along at home, I’ll give some quick updates. My hits have increased almost […]

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The blog is back!

by Mel Starrs on March 7, 2009

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After basically deleting the blog and starting from scratch (importing all the old posts into WordPress) I think the issues are now resolved. I may still be changing hosts so a little oddness may occur over the next week or so, but for now, enjoy the new look.

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Tech issues

by mel starrs on March 2, 2009

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Apologies for the weirdness on the site for the past week or so. I have a tech support ticket lodged and hopefully things will be looking like normal again soon. Those reading via RSS should not be affected.

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Remember me?

by mel starrs on July 11, 2008

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I’m still here, but only just got my wifi up and running in my new part-time pad.  Proper posting will resume next week, I suspect. In the meantime, I’ve been busy settling in with my new colleagues, getting used to working and commuting again and finding my wardrobe remarkably bereft of ‘smart-casual’ clothing appropriate for […]

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