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If you’re running WordPress with the UpdraftPlus plugin, you should definitely confirm that the plugin updated automatically Source: Millions of WordPress sites receive forced patch for critical plugin flaw | Engadget I know a lot of book bloggers publish with WordPress. If you’re using the UpdraftPlus plugin with WordPress, you’ll definitely want to read this …

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Quotation: Writing About Literature

“First of all, writing is a way to find community with others, to discover whether you share judgment with them. Secondly, literary-critical debates are efforts to express what someone in a culture sees as urgent and important. Interpretation (or what I understand as simply “reading”) is where a culture comes to consciousness of itself. . …

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Literary Links

All Our Possible Lives: On Sylvia Plath, Matt Haig, and the Female Suicide Narrative “Savannah Marciezyk Compares Textual Interpretations of The Midnight Library and The Bell Jar” Sylvia Plath and Matt Haig have much in common, but the differences between their receptions and textual interpretations are remarkable. Plath’s novel is famously (and controversially) autobiographical. Haig …

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Annual Blog Report

Even though it’s not quite the end of the year yet, the blogging stat monkeys have delivered their report on how things went here at the Notes in the Margin blog during 2015. I’ll have my own, more detailed report ready early next month, but for now I offer you the stat monkeys’ findings. “In …

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Blog a Day Challenge: July Report

After the chaos of my June blogging, in July my main goal was simply to get back into the habit of writing and publishing a post every day. At that I succeeded. However, I did not work on my word for the year, story. And I anticipate a bit more chaos in the upcoming weeks …

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Blog a Day Challenge: May Report

What I Learned in May In March and April I concentrated on trying to keep my total word count up by writing a number of long posts (1,000 words or more). However, I changed my focus in May: I tried to go short by focusing on topics that I could develop adequately in the 500–750 …

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Blog a Day Challenge: March Report

Here are my statistics for March: Number of posts written: 31 Shortest post: 220 Longest post: 2,150 Total words written: 23,345 Average post length: 753 Distribution of posts across my three blogs: Change of Perspective: 11 Notes in the Margin: 10 Retreading for Retirement: 12 The total of posts here may not equal the number …

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Blog a Day Challenge: February Report

January was all about convincing myself that I could indeed find something to write about and produce a blog post every day. In February I turned my gaze outward and looked at other blogs and bloggers instead of just my blog/myself as blogger. I found a number of blogs that I learned a lot from. …

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