Chris J Richards

My writing, photography, and art



Goodbye Scrivener, Hello Again Focuswriter

When I decided to really get cracking on my blog, I gathered up all my blog post drafts, ideas, and finished articles in Scrivener so it could serve as my central hub for working on them. The idea was to… Continue Reading →

My Advice on Starting a Blog

A friend asked me to help him with starting a blog. I said I’d help him get started with WordPress — setting it up, explaining the difference between posts and pages, choosing a domain name, categorising and tagging, etc. It’s… Continue Reading →

Experiencing Autumn

Every time I experience autumn I feel like it’s for both the first and the last time. It makes little logical sense to me. I know that as a man rapidly approaching his 40s, I’ve seen plenty, but the novelty… Continue Reading →

No New Kindle for Me

I was eagerly awaiting the release announcement for the new Kindle Paperwhite this month hoping for one single feature that would have convinced me to buy a new Kindle as my main reader and to keep my older one as… Continue Reading →

Should Power Tools be Banned on Sundays?

Picture this: You are sitting in your garden. It’s 10 am on a late spring morning. The sun is shining in a clear blue sky. The scent of new blooms and fresh growth wafts on the air as you take… Continue Reading →

Retailers – Are You Making this One Simple Mistake Online?

There was a time when you either had a website, or you had no web presence at all. Even back then, you probably made a point of getting a website, displaying it’s URL on your marketing materials only to have… Continue Reading →

When From Begets Function

I like those little creative touches. Things that show a business has thought just a little more about enhancing the customer experience. But taken too far, things can become confused to the point of comedy when form gets in the… Continue Reading →

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