I am a terrible typist. I make a lot of mistakes when I am writing mostly due to being a terrible typist. Most of these mistakes can be caught by Grammarly. Some of them won’t be caught by Grammarly and I am not that great at proofreading my own writing. Some of my common mistakes: … More Typos


I have the premium plan here on WordPress. I can use WordAds to earn from people reading the blog. It is pretty much useless at the level of interaction I have here. I also pay a yearly fee for the theycallmetater.com name. That is a cost I think is worthwhile. Both of these are scheduled … More Changes?

Express Yourself

It has been one of those weeks where I sit down to write and spend a lot of time writing titles and then deleting them when I realize I don’t really want to write that post. I have fragments of ideas floating around in my head, but I can’t seem to get the words out. … More Express Yourself

Some Medium Drama

Yesterday I saw an article on Medium entitled “Why I Am Shocked By this Move By One Particular Publication” For the most part, I have stopped reading anything like this. I’m tired of all of the posts there of people complaining about Medium. Same as I tire of people tweeting about how much they hate … More Some Medium Drama

14 Years of Blogging and an Air Conditioning Update

I have not yet received a notification from WordPress, but Timehop tells me that today is the 14th anniversary of starting this blog. Edit – just got the notification Last year when I celebrated my blogiversary I was also celebrating my 1500th post. This will be post 2095. I now have 1171 followers on WordPress. … More 14 Years of Blogging and an Air Conditioning Update

A 6 Month Check-In

Yesterday I published an article on Medium titled A 6 Month Check-In On My Reading Diversity in 2022. Spoiler – I have nost succeeded in diversifying my reading. I looked today to see if I had posted goals or resolutions for the year. I did not. I did find something I posted that was a … More A 6 Month Check-In

My Medium Publication, Reading is a Novel Idea Is Open for Submissions

I started a Medium publication to separate my book articles from the other random stuff I write. I decided today to open up to other writers to try to grow it into a decent publication for all things reading. If you write about books and reading consider joining me over there. You can even import … More My Medium Publication, Reading is a Novel Idea Is Open for Submissions