Some people on Twitter just cannot contain themselves to 140 characters. Here's a selection of some of their writings from their own blogs. Like Twitter, it's a mash up of the deeply personal to highly whimsical, with some great creative & visual art thrown in as well. Hope you enjoy it.

Black Mirror, Arkangel on My Opinion About Things

This episode had me bored out flat. Funny, because the essence of the story could be a very interesting one. What if you could indeed inplant your kid with a device that makes it impossible for them to get lost? And if they get lost, at least as a parent, they could be retrieved by […]...

It's Party Time! on Carol Hedges

What is Christmas without a P*A*R*T*Y? So...

One mean-looking putto on Good enough will have to do

One mean-looking putto
It was a complete accident. She’d read those twitter threads of people getting locked into bookshops, charity shops, and so on until rescued, and had thought that sounded more like fun than a disaster. Even so, this had been a genuine accident.
Janice had arrived at Capodimonte late in the day, one last visit before heading back to the hotel and back home on a late evening flight. The building had several...

Pain, sorrow and suffering on My Opinion About Things

Pain is a tricky thing. You can’t measure pain. It’s pretty much that simple. If you have a context, you can more or less imagine that a situation that presents itself, could be more hurtful to person A than it would be to person B, because person A was on a bike while person B […]...

The Domino Effect on Good enough will have to do

‘Domino cloak, black silk velvet, lined with white silk satin, a little worn at the lower edge, style consistent with circa 1775.’ Vera muttered the words to herself as she lifted the garment out of the trunk that it had arrived in, then draped the cloak carefully over the inspection frame, filled out an index card with the details, and updated the museum’s database. Belt and braces as Cynthia, her supervisor, said. If one system fails, there...

Cancer and I on My progress and recovery from Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia

It's been circling in my mind so I am doing what I do. Writing to get it out. I don't want this to seem all me me me. But of course. It's going to be all me me me. 

I've been becoming more and more aware of it. So many social media accounts with thousands of followers because the person had or has cancer. I see them in my work social media a lot. Another person who talks about their diagnosis on their work website. Another person...

Dark on My Opinion About Things

With Louis Hofmann, Jördis Triebel, Oliver Masucci, Karoline Eichhorn and lots, lots of others. This German series on Netflix is a very interesting one. It strongly reminded me of Stranger Things, though it was mostly its atmosphere. There’s resemblences in storyline, yes, such as fantasy and science fiction more or less mixed together. It has […]...

The 3 Different Types Of Group Members on Young & Twenty

It doesn’t matter if you’re in Middle School, High School, or Post Secondary School – we are all familiar with the drop in our stomach as the teacher announces, “this is a group assignment – and I’m choosing your partners.” Had you at least been given the chance to make your own group, you could have collaborated with the students you know that share the same mindset and work ethic as you....

Bosutinib round 3 on My progress and recovery from Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia

Well I thought it was time for a catch up.  Been back on Bosutinib now for nearly 3 weeks – 3 weeks on Monday with very low dose steroids.  I can’t remember what they are called but they are an amazing colour!
Good news – my liver isn’t fucked this time and the steroid dose is so low I don’t notice it in any way.  I’m also now on an even lower dose than when I began so that’s also good.  I also don’t feel miserable...

mix tape. on Basement of my Brain


those lines wrap themselves around me now, make me think

of a future I dreamed long ago: my head full of Donne

and every Smiths song, my little impossible heart.


because he said, every time I see your face I think;

how can someone so young sing words so sad?

and it’s funny but it’s true, the only answer I had

is that they took a child and made me old...


(maybe we fell...

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The Difference Between WordPress.COM and WordPress.ORG ( Including: A Simple Comparison Chart ) on Young & Twenty

It can be frustrating trying to figure out the difference between WORDPRESS.COM and WORDPRESS.ORG – so I’m laying it out once and for all! If you’re ready to take your blog to the next level, check out my step-by-step guide!


small on Basement of my Brain

what is the smallest you have ever been? 

small as a sparrow, darting branch to branch?

matchstick-brittle bones,

heart a rapid flicker in your downy throat.


maybe you have days when you’re

tiny as a pebble, sea-smooth and shy?

lost amidst a throng, 

or rolling in the palm of some strange hand.


have you ever been a grain of sand, 

have you been ash...

shanty. on Basement of my Brain


no man is an island

but some women are

one, at least;

the sea rushed in years ago

and flooded everything I’d known.


now only my face

stays above water

high tide almost drowns me

and there is nothing, nothing

to be seen from here

but sky and ocean,

ocean and sky;

on the greyest days

they could be the same.

I’ve been watching… on knowingkimberly

I’m not sure why anybody would care what I’ve been watching but it’s an excuse to talk about some of my favourite programmes and with the Winter nights drawing in what could be better than snuggling on the sofa to watch something brilliant.



How-To Start A Blog From Scratch on Young & Twenty

Creating a successful blog and brand takes A LOT of time and hard work.

Certainly, more than I ever expected.The glitches that keep you up all night and the sense of perfection you can never achieve. There’s always a post to write. A piece to share. A photo to take. A comment to respond to. A link to fix....

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bone-deep. on Basement of my Brain


I’m tired

of living the half lives

of almost loves.


I’m tired

of looking away

from my present

away from

the little that I have

towards the more

that I never will,

no matter how

I hope.


I’m tired

of finding reasons

to believe that I, this I,

the only one I have

is not enough

must be better


Biologieles / Biology class on My Opinion About Things

Op de middelbare school waar ik zat waren alleen maar afdankertjes van andere scholen te vinden. Ikzelf was niet beter. Ik begon in het tweede jaar, zoals de meesten. In het derde jaar kregen we er twee nieuwe klasgenoten bij. Een van hen, een jongen genaamd Abram, bezorgde de klas op een dag veel gegiechel. Toen […]...