Fast Paced and Crazy with a hint of Antigues by Cher’ley

 This blog by Cher’ley  Grogg

How do people read online?  Fast and Furious.

Fast and Furious #8. Do you remember number 1? It was a favorite in my family.

What not to to in a blog:

Image result for Free to use illustration about boring or self centered “Think about yourself. Talk about yourself. Use “I” as often as possible. Mirror yourself continually in the opinion of others. Listen greedily to what people say about you. Expect to be appreciated. Be suspicious. Be jealous and envious. Be sensitive to slights. Never forgive a criticism. Trust nobody but yourself. Insist on consideration and respect. Demand agreement with your own views on everything. Sulk if people are not grateful to you for favors shown them. Never forget a service you have rendered. Shirk your duties if you can. Do as little as possible for others.”

What are some things we want from a blog?

  1. What’s it about?
  2. Who wrote it?
  3. How much time will you spend reading it?
  4. Is it interesting?
  5. Is it relevant?
  6. Can you glance at it and get an idea of what it’s about?
  7. Are there links if you want to read more?
  8. Does the blogger make you feel comfortable?
  9. The blog is not about selling anything?
  10. Can you share this blog?


  1. Limit each paragraph to less than 5 sentences
  2. Make sentences shorter
  3. Strive for quality

So if you are promoting, go in the back door. Something like this:

Image result for antique brooch free to use images In Stamp Out Murder Carolyn, James’ new-found love interest lives and works in a bed and breakfast with her Aunt Linda. The first antique he noticed (on page 10) was a Louis XV sofa that set in a large sitting room. James loves antiques. He got this love of antiques from his mother. There are many unusual originals scattered throughout the house and the town. In fact, much of the story centers around a beautiful antique brooch.

I promised Kathy Waller some links to free images. Make sure your images are totally free to use so as to not infringe on copy-writen material.

1. Pixabay

2. New Old Stock

3. Unsplash

4. Foodie’s Feed

5. Death to the Stock Photo

6. Magdeleine

7. Public Domain Archive

8. Good Free Photos 

9. Free Range Stock

10. Pickup Image

11. Photogen

12. Gratisography

13. Skitterphoto

14. Life of Pix

15. Pexels

16. Morgue File

17. SplitShire

18. 1 Million Free Pictures

19. pdpics

20. Flickr: Creative Commons

Please add any other thoughts or links in the comments. Hope this was beneficial and fun. What do you think about blog writing?

If all else fails, use your own photos, if you have Google you proba20180209_075732bly have your own phone photos backed up in Google Drive,  and you can even blog about the mounds of things you need to get done, like sorting clothes.











Cher’ley’s Books are listed below and on sale at Amazon and local bookstores. And she has a new one that is freshly published with 11 other authors.

Stamp Out Murder”.
 The Secret in Grandma’s Trunk” This is an especially good book for your Tween Children and Grandchildren
The JourneyBack 3The Journey Back-One Joy at a Time and the B&W Edition of The Journey Back
Boys Will Be Boys   The Joys and Terrors of Raising Boys-An Anthology
 Cowboys, Creatures, and Calico 

All About the Girls 5(3)

Fans of Cher'ley Grogg,AuthorAnd please join me on my Facebook Fanpage, that’s managed by one of my most faithful fans: Cindy Ferrell
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16 thoughts on “Fast Paced and Crazy with a hint of Antigues by Cher’ley

  1. Thanks for the list of free pictures to use. I had some of those but not all. It is always better to use our own, but sometimes just have to look for something different. The internet can be so helpful to writers but we still have to be careful.


    1. Neva, you are so right, we have to be careful. You and I take a lot of photos, but some people don’t. I still find I need something that I would not ordinarily take a photo of. Thanks for reading and commenting. Glad there were a couple of new ones for you. Cher’ley


  2. Wow! I didn’t know you were going to come up with all those links. Thank you. I’ve used Morguefile and Flickr at times. I’m a member of the WANA CC group on Flickr and share a few of my photos there, and would share more if I took more (and better) photos. My phone doesn’t have a camera, so most of mine are of Sisters in Crime meetings and cats. I probably should get out more. I like the idea about how to promote a book.


    1. Kathy, glad you got something from this. When did you get your phone? I thought all phones had cameras. Before I got my phone most of my pictures were of my kids, grandkids, and scenery. Cher’ley


      1. My phone isn’t smart. It phones, texts, voice mails, and gets on the Internet when I press the wrong button. All I wanted when I bought it was a phone for (perceived) emergencies. I’m going to have to upgrade so I can take pictures of the people who rear-end me. I envy the bloggers here who post pictures of local landscapes. Central Texas is beautiful in spring but the rest of the year doesn’t vary much. Very little colorful fall foliage.


  3. You know that all my blog posts start with my photos. Sometimes it is a challenge to find photos that go with the text. Blogging has been an interesting journey for me, thanks for inviting me into the group.


    1. SJ, I always enjoy your blogs. I love the way you combine your photos and the written information together. I’m so glad you’re in our group. Cher’ley


  4. Wow. That’s a heap of links for photos. I write my blog posts just like I used to write columns in the newspaper. In Ohio I had a column called Staton The Situation. At the Duplin Times decades later, I wrote a column whose name escapes me (hey, I’m getting old). I also wrote a book column that talked about local authors and would-be authors and the rise of the digital printing age. In newspaper writing, I’ve always been a fan of what is called pyramid writing — the most important stuff in the lead, then in follow-up paragraphs more detail on stuff in the lead. Each paragraph is less in importance so that an editor can cut a story for space considerations at any point and not worry about it becoming nonsensical. Feature stories are an entirely different matter.


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