M E Whelan Online
is an all-purpose, central, site for most of my online writing; and it
includes a lot of extra information/material either as part of my trying
to make this casual site a little more entertaining (or something).
Pretty much all my casual, online, writing is a matter of dumping stuff
online and figuring out how to sort it all out later. This site, in particular, is in need of major overhaul (and more), but until now it has (at least for the "free time"/"casual basis" writing) it has served as a good place to organize a bunch of material. That's why I have not (again, at least for now) either deleted or set on "private" this particular site.
Words By ME Whelan
Like the site/link immediately above, this blog is one of two pages/sites left with my name in the title. Originally, I was both lazy in thinking up a title and also aiming to make it clear (mostly to myself) that these were "author-focused" pages/sites. More accurately, maybe, "author-focused-turned-dumping-ground". For now, this blog remains online, but until I either fix it up or get rid of it I'm leaving the link here in the "other writing/posting department".
Up Close and Interpersonal
Close and Interpersonal" is another Wordpress blog which, along with
this one here, are where I plan to start to put in some more serious
efforts (at least as far as casual writing goes).
Educated Guesses and Common Sense (About Children)
another Wordpress blog, the title of this one is self-explanatory. The
substance of this one is still in the relatively early stages even
though it's been around for awhile and in different incarnations.
A Parent's Perspectives
is one of a handful of "Perspectives" sites, and my aim is put together
a site that offers a combination of personal perspective, thoughts, and
maybe some insight; along with resources for the visitor who prefers
more expert takes on a subject. My aim - once I "migrate" the
Perspectives sites - is that they will offer something more "serious" or
"heavy duty" while also offering my own (more "light duty") material
for visitors who may prefer that. In other words, the aim is to have
something for everyone - but besides further developing the Perspectives
sites as far as offerings go, I need to tie together the different
types of material in a more cohesive way.
Perspectives - Social Issues
title of this "Perspectives" site is self-explanatory, although the
site remains at a close-to-embryonic stage of development. It won't
take long to improve that situation. It's all a matter of remembering
to get back to the site and give it a little attention.
Perspectives - Relationships
one isn't a whole lot more developed than the Social Issues one
(although there are actually some worthy videos on there). In any case,
there's not a lot of point saying much about this one right now.
one actually has quite a bit of material on it, and my aim for this one
is that it become a site (even if a "migrated" site) that offers some
real substance to a very real problem.
Words and Then Some
fact that this site and the ME Whelan Online site both exist is an
indication of my not knowing how, exactly, I was going to shift away
from using a long-time pen-name gracefully. One of these sites is
going. The aim for the other is to put some finishing touches on it and
essentially "seal" it as far as future material goes. (Well, my aim is
to either "seal" or else out-and-out delete a whole lot of the material
I have online right now. It's just that it's a big project to do all
that, and I really don't want to do anything prematurely and end up
regretting some things.)
Just Pictures of Clouds
one is another one with a self-explanatory title. I can't even believe
I have the nerve to have this one online, because the pictures really
do leave a lot to be desired. BUT, what I've learned about so many of
these "hobby-type" efforts (whether writing or pictures - I won't even
call it "photography") is that the first step in moving things past a
"rough draft" kind of stage is just to get material gathered together
and in one place. From there any clean-up or build-up can start to
happen - or not, in which case there's always deleting.