Tips: Re-publishing a post on WordPress; (and ZANE)

Tom and Jane Benyon of ZANE preparing to leave York on their 2012 fundraising walk to Canterbury

Tom and Jane Benyon of ZANE, and fellow hikers, preparing to leave York on their 2012 fundraising walk to Canterbury

Old blog-posts can be brought out into the light by re-publishing.  It’s worth it if they’re about anything as important and excellent as ZANE (Zimbabwe a National Emergency).

ZANE is a small, UK-based charity that puts its heart into raising money for the team on the ground in Zimbabwe who care for some of the country’s most destitute and vulnerable.

I first met the UK ZANE team in 2012.  At the time I was a fledgling blogger who hardly understood which way was up.  I’m slightly better now and keen to try to do more justice to ZANE.

One slight problem – re-blogging is not as easy as I thought it would be.

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ZANE’s 2012 fundraising walk to Canterbury is complete

Tom Benyon OBE and his wife Jane arrive in Canterbury at the end of the ZANE walk

Tom Benyon OBE and his wife Jane arrive in Canterbury at the end of their 2012 fundraising walk for ZANE

(March 2015: Relaunch of a piece about the end of ZANE’s  2012 walk.)

Tom Benyon OBE and his wife Jane, both long-distance fundraising walkers for ZANE, are not a pair of ‘big’ people.  The couple are physically quite small.

But they have covered between them over a thousand miles on behalf of Zimbabwe A National Emergency (ZANE).

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Tip: how to make a blog work for SEO (and ZANE)

Reflections in a shop window

Confused headlines

Last week a spark of light landed on a clue to the mystery of blogging.  It was followed by a ‘clunk’ as a slow-moving cog in my brain rolled into place.

The clue in the spotlight – headlines.

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Happy New Year – tanti auguri!

Another year gone – another year of life disappearing over the horizon with all it hazards and chances.

A thousand thanks to everyone who looked in on The Phraser over the year.  Your company and your feedback make The Phraser.

I would also like to mention especially, those who have allowed me over the past year to interview them or feature their work.  It is such a privilege to have the chance to profile the parts of life that have caught my eye.

Here are a few links to some of the 2014 Phraser ‘portraits’:

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The ‘thanks’ are in the post

The Phraser has tapped away another year … thanks!  It’s knowing there’s an audience that gets the writing out from somewhere between my ears and into cyberspace.

It has been a stretched eighteen months of writing with  Zimbabwe, land of my birth, still taking up much of the space.  Quite a chunk of that has been taken up by two interviewees.

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ZANE: Hurray! He’s nearly there …

The finish is just around the corner – the end of  the miles and miles from Holyhead to Oxford.

Today at 12 noon Tom Benyon OBE should be arriving at the Martyrs Memorial at the south end of St Giles in Oxford.  He will have walked 271.5 miles in 24 days – all to raise money for ZANE (Zimbabwe a National Emergency).

Tom’s blog has kept us watching, amazed, as he has kept on going.  Sadly the blog will come to an end but I suppose we have to let him hang up his pen alongside his boots … for a while at least.

Copyright Georgie Knaggs & The Phraser 2018