Posts Tagged ‘blog’


Malware warnings: false positives. And Happy Pentecost Monday!

I am VERY happy to report that we have identified the source of the virus warnings some readers were getting while visiting this blog. The site itself is clean, as we thought, but a line of code had been embedded into my footer in early May to ward off the effects of the worm that […]

Malware warnings on the blog

Dear Readers, This past month has not been a happy time for this blog. I was hacked three times in two weeks while being hosted at Godaddy. At first Godaddy blamed its clients for using updated versions of WordPress, for having weak passwords, etc. Neither applied to me, or to most victims of the hacking. […]

Website redesign, and new blog directions

I have to express again my gratitude for your input in the redesign of this blog and my website. For the latter, see how I picked this lady absorbed in her reading for the From unpublished to published section, and the wonderful Boilly for the Contact & Blog section. Now the site has been optimized […]

Awards, received and given

What can I say? I feel honored, spoiled, grateful, happy…I received three awards lately. I wouldn’t have been so slow in acknowledging them and awarding them in turn, if it hadn’t been for a nasty, extremely durable flu, followed by a locked neck (lovely) that prevented me from typing just at the time of the […]

And another award: the Excessively Diverting Blog Award

From Jane Austen Today, this lovely award. It is a “new award for excellence for bloggers devoted to wit, style, the classics, and good writing.” I am honored, and I also love the blue-and-white cameo, which reminds me of Wedgewood jasperware. Very Regency, very Austenian. Now here are the rules: Recipients, please claim your award […]

Two new awards

On the same day! First the Premio Dardos Award from Hoydens and Firebrands, those “roaring ladies who write about the seventeenth century.” Said hoydens and firebrands are Stephanie Cowell, Anita Davison, Sandra Gulland (who kindly interviewed here,) Judith James, Kim Murphy, Mary Sharratt and Alison Stuart. The award “acknowledges the values that every Blogger displays […]

A new award!

Isn’t that wonderful? Many thanks to Ana at Aneca’s World. Here are the rules: 1. Put the logo on your blog. 2. Add a link to the person who awarded you. 3. Award up to ten other blogs. 4. Add links to those blogs on yours. 5. Leave a message for your awardees on their […]

A new award for this blog!

It is called a Premio Dardos Award and is given “for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing.” Wow! Thanks to Vic at Jane Austen’s World for bestowing this award! She says that “Catherine Delors’ lush blog is addictive.” Lush, addictive… I am barely legal. […]

Your input, please: music, or no music?

Sometimes I love music on websites, sometimes I find it distracting and hasten to turn it off. So I have long hesitated before putting this blog, or my website, to music. I would choose something from the 17th or 18th centuries (no, not the soundtrack to Sofia Coppola’s Marie-Antoinette.) So what is your take on […]