Introducing ‘Ole Bill’


cartoon-writer-yell-spikey-hair-2You all know — well, at least all my readers who have been around a while know — how much I love to introduce new bloggers and channel visits their way. Today I’m really happy to tell you about a blog called “Pen In Hand.”  It’s hosted by a delightful man and good friend named Bill Murphy (hence the “Ole Bill” handle in his Internet address).  And let me hasten to add that I’m not the one who started referring to him as “Ole Bill.” That’s his own choice for handles, and it just about sums up his fun personality.

Bill and his wife hail from Mississippi, USA, but they now live closer to me in Illinois. He has written most of his life — and is quite good at it — but only recently decided to jump into Cyberspace with his talent. He writes about all kinds of things — both fiction and non-fiction — and he often draws on his real-life personal experiences for material.

If you enjoy sitting back, propping up your feet, and just enjoying life, you’ll like visiting Bill’s site. Just follow the link in the blog title above and pay him a visit. Be sure and tell him I sent you.




The WordPress Family Expands

CARTOON WRITER,GOLDWell, this past week, I finished up one of my “Blogging Made Easy” classes, and it’s time to introduce my WordPress family to some of the newest members of the clan. I’m not sure they would all tell you that they found learning to blog “easy,” but the difficulties we encountered were not of their making — or of mine — but, in fact were the fault of the WordPress system and so many of its so-called improvements.  Those changes, which are not working correctly in many of the themes, and which offer much less in site control than was previously offered in many themes, did cause a set back or two. However, all of my students were valiant troopers and plowed through all those hindrances with determination.

As a result, I have four new blogs to introduce to you today. Some other students are still working on getting their sites more “finished,” and I’ll introduce them at a later date.  Each one of these blogs is hosted by an individual who wants to get to know other bloggers and interact with the rest of the WordPress community as soon as possible. So here are the links to four new sites, and I hope that many of you who follow this site will visit them and extend a personal welcome.

Random Ritings — hosted by Wes Henson

Herron’s Hope — hosted by Anne Herron

catattack — hosted by Douglas Wells

Word Up — hosted by Debra Hawkins