What I “Like” About You #writerwednesday #ww

Wordpress Schwag

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More than likely, we met through a WordPress challenge way back when.

Or maybe I stumbled onto your blog through a blogger that I follow or we met on Twitter because I am so versed in Twitter (yes, that was sarcasm).

It’s been three years on WP and I’m still amazed at how much we all have in common when it comes to our thoughts, feelings, struggles and lives as writers.

At times, I feel like you’re writing exactly what I’m thinking.

Though “life” happens and we can’t always keep up with each other’s posts, sometimes instead of a full-fledged comment, a “Like” is still a way to say we appreciate each other and that we are still around.

I would love to comment on all the posts I read but I can’t right now. Like I mentioned in this post, I’m focusing on some non-writing projects but I’ll be keeping up with your wonderful posts when I can.

Just remember that if I “Liked” your posts, it’s because I read and enjoyed it!

©2018 Marquessa Matthews. All Rights Reserved.


#TBT – When You’re Tired, You Should Never Play With Your… (2015) #writerwednesday #wordpress


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(Repost from 2015)

I was tired and sleepy. But instead of going to bed like a normal person would, there I was, playing around with the WordPress templates to see if I could freshen up my blog.

I was debating it since it took me so long to tweak what you see right now. You see, when I first started on WP, I spent an entire weekend figuring out the difference between pages, posts, tags and categories. It was frustrating but definitely a learning experience.

You’d think that I now know enough to test out new templates without screwing up my current one, right?


I hit Customize instead of Try and my blog went haywire.

After more than a little panic, I undid the damage but that definitely took the sleep out of my eyes.

This lesson just adds to my already long list of things not to do, especially when I’m tired.

If it ain’t broke and it’s working just fine, maybe it’s best to leave it alone.

Except for the widgets. Well, maybe the widgets and the menu…

Are you thinking about freshening up your blog? 

©2016 Marquessa Matthews. All Rights Reserved.

Originally posted on December 20, 2015.







Breaking My Blog #writerwednesday #writerslife

Cutting back on the blog is my way of getting more time to edit my novella.

I gave myself 10 days to edit and revise 10 pages per day, knowing full well that there would be a few bumps. I’m about 20 pages behind schedule but if I don’t get distracted by another sappy Hallmark movie, I’ll catch up on the weekend.

There is only so much I can do in 24 hours but I sometimes have a hard time remembering that. Purposely “underwriting”, editing my posts less and reposting older content is helping me find more time.

I also keep reminding myself that my goal is to publish my fiction, not post on the daily.

I may have a bunch of followers but I don’t kid myself into thinking that they are waiting with bated breath for each of my posts!

So to keep reminding myself of my goal, I’ll be “breaking my blog” bit by bit to post more about the “writing process” and writing in general.

I’m a writer who blogs to hone my skills, share my musings and exchange with YOU in the wonderful world of WP.

Which begs the question:

“Are you a writer who blogs or a blogger who writes?”

M xoxo