Four in the afternoon, late in November, 2019. Scene: Grigor Pasha's apartment, Mykolaiv, Ukraine. Pasha is sitting in an arm chair, with a black coffee and a pensive look. He looks so much older. He is preparing his pipe, which he has recently taken to smoking again. Well, let's be honest. I'm not in a … Continue reading A despondent manager relies on tobacco that comes all the way from Bulgaria
Du Malone writes: I’m reblogging this post by Rock End’s FM because I found it fascinating to read. It strikes me as both a reflective and expressive piece, touching on many themes of importance.
Hello guys. Today I meant to release Chapter 6 of the Livorno Series, but after what’s been the most read post on this blog’s history and due to some thinking I’ve doing on what that means, I wanted to share a few thoughts on my motivation for starting this blog and FM content creation as a whole.
I really enjoyed writing the Lessons series, and it being a big success (in terms relative to this blog, of course) truly warmed my heart. As writer and journalist it made me happy that going a bit outside the tried and trusted formulas was received so well. I’m not saying anything new, of course; every day some motivational speaker is telling some hopeful creator to think ourside the box, to come up with something new. But as any writer, singer, painter, designer, etc. will tell you, it’s not that easy not is it…
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Du Malone writes: The advent of FM20 saw a burgeoning of blogging. I sensed -- these things are difficult to measure -- that early spring saw a diminution of posts. But now lockdown seems to have brought a second growth (which @fm_library have, in their admirable way, been promoting). FM chronicles The staple FM blog … Continue reading Moving your FM blog up a level
Du Malone writes: In my recent post about blog writing, I drew attention to the central question for bloggers of whether to write in role. In that post I made the assumption that writing in role entailed writing as if you were a football manager. But researching this topic has reminded me that bloggers do … Continue reading Let the people speak: a fresh approach to blogging about FM
Du Malone writes: The advent of FM20 has seen the FM blogosphere flourish. And there seems now to be a second wave of this flourishing as yet more people begin blogging. Perhaps the coronavirus lock-down is encouraging this kind of creativity. Some months ago I wrote a post aiming to provide some guidance for novice … Continue reading Writing a save-based blog: the basic decision
Du Malone writes: The FM blogosphere seems to be flourishing as never before. Online discussion suggests that: there are more blogs than ever before the attrition rate has perhaps reduced (that is, once bloggers have got started, fewer bloggers are falling away) quality has improved too. Some commentators -- I think @Lutterworth_Fox one -- have … Continue reading Thinking of blogging on FM? Two options
Du Malone writes: The field of content creation around FM is flourishing. There are podcasts, videos, livestreams, designs (kits, logos, skins), and databases. Blogging, in particular, is booming, FM Library's burgeoning list shows. All of which is great -- but I do have one concern: people may, in their enthusiasm, be disrespecting intellectual property (IP) rights … Continue reading If you are an FM content creator, are you running a risk?
Du Malone writes: On the page about guest posts I mentioned that we're open to suggestions for guest posts from people who are considering blogging about FM but who have yet to start. Here, for anyone who's new to blogging, I thought I'd set out some introductory advice. Protocol Here are my recommendations: Decide on … Continue reading Introductory guidance on blogging