"Don't read the comments." That's a pretty basic rule when you put anything out on the internet. Videos, blogs, et cetera, comment pages are known to be cesspools of hatred and criticism. I'm actually one of the blessed few to have mostly positive comments. For many, the basic rule is not to really bother with them. … Continue reading The Good-Comment Challenge
If you ever want a laugh, look at all the Google searches people put in to find your blog. Most of them will make sense, of course, but look at the rare ones and you'll see some epic randomness or some serious misinterpretation. I've reached 200 blogs here on Fencing With Ink, so I decided … Continue reading Funny Ways People Have Found My Blog
There's something magical for a writer about looking back at your old works. They're like little time capsules; you don't just read the words you once wrote, you feel the things you once felt. Thanks to this article by Zen Scribbles, I went back and perused an old fanfiction website to see if some of … Continue reading What Was Your First Story?
I want to fill you guys in on a few things going on with the site, both for better and for worse. FIRST, THE OOPS I made a major boo-boo. As many of you know, this site used to be called "Crosslenz," but I changed the title to "Fencing With Ink." However, I realized that … Continue reading Oopsies and Updates from Fencing With Ink/Crosslenz
I'll go ahead and warn you that this is an R-Rated post. I think we all know there's a different between nude art and porn, but it's hard to place our finger on WHAT it is. I thought about this as I pondered where my blog was going. I want to make a Christian site … Continue reading Art vs. Gratuity
Awarding the people who live in the moment, The noble who write and capture the best in life, The bold who reminded us what really mattered - Savoring the experience of quality time. RULES: Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video recorded. Winners have the privilege of awarding … Continue reading Best Moment Award
This should be post 100, then! Yay, me! And funnily enough, tomorrow is my birthday. I'm turning 25, and as you likely know, birthdays make you a little reflective. It's a good time to stop and ask, am I where I wanted to be? Am I going where I want to go? So, yeah, this … Continue reading Yesterday, Today, and Maybe Tomorrow