What happens to our words when technology changes? What happens when the media we rely on today is more outdated than eight-track tapes, and no one can access what we’ve written, the pictures we’ve taken, the record of history our present day communication will someday become? Who are we counting on to save the gems of personal expression we take for granted today? It’s … Read More Treasure for the Future
Well, tomorrow is my birthday…the years keep rolling by…I plan to celebrate! But it brings to mind this much-loved song from my childhood (well, a little before, but I heard it a lot as a kid): You load sixteen tons, what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt Saint Peter don’t you call me ’cause I can’t go I owe my … Read More Another Year Older (and deeper in debt)
Two years ago today, I opened my WordPress account and posted my first post. The page was bare; I later added a small picture, but there were no graphics, no widgets, no header photo, nothing. Black words on a white page. I got three views and much later, one like. It wasn’t until the following May I really put effort into this blog, and … Read More Resolutions and Revelations: Two Years Later
The best part of blogging is meeting all the wonderful people I’ve connected with in the last two years. There’s a certain anonymity about writing a blog that I think allows us to open up in ways we might not feel comfortable doing face to face. Through that, we gain friends and support. Friends we may never meet but who we care deeply about … Read More A few quick thoughts about this thing called blogging…
Sometimes the little things really do us in. I tore a ligament in my thumb, apparently while moving into my new place, and now have a “soft cast” to immobilize my hand. Immobilized it is…writing, as well as buttoning my pants and using deodorant, is downright laborious. The pants and hygiene are necessary, but the writing is slowing down for the time being. My … Read More Thumbs Up!
I imagine most, if not all, of my fellow WordPress bloggers check their stats on some sort of routine schedule, including the list of search terms that lead viewers to your site. Now, for privacy reasons, Google and other search engines limit how much we can actually learn about those chosen words. Usually we get that vague and somewhat frustrating phrase, “unknown search term.” … Read More Seek and Ye Shall Find…some kind of weird stuff
Five Personal Achievements — It’s good to take stock and renew your belief in yourself. Thanks to Christina, who came up with a month’s worth of lists for her own blog, for the idea for today’s post. Finished my book, learning all kinds of things about Adobe Creative Cloud software in the process. This book isn’t currently available, but the point was to finish … Read More Bragging on Myself (as we say in the South)