Tag Archive: Blogging


Woot woot

Sometime back I tweeted about not posting to my blog with my phone. WordPress tweeted back with a link to a tutorial on how to. My reply was, “oh I know how, I don’t like to because tags don’t populate in the field.” Their response lead me to believe it was something they were working on.

Fast forward to today when I came on to post on my knitting blog and while checking out my blogs I follow saw a post about ‘searchable tags’. Color me a happy girl. 😊

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Already missed

This morning I woke up late. It is my Wednesday off and I was looking out the window wondering if I should get up or not, thinking about what I had planned for the day, when it hit me. I didn’t blog yesterday. So here it is January and I have already missed a day.

Yesterday I got an e-mail that a book I requested from the library was in. I didn’t even remember that I had requested it. So I picked it up and when I got home I read it. That is what I was doing instead of blogging. I have discovered that while reading may give you great ideas and inspire one to write, it is impossible, for me at least, to do both at the same time. So last night I read and didn’t blog.

Today I have sort of made up for it. Not just in writing this blog post, but I wrote three (3) reviews on my other blog. I am kind of proud of myself for buckling down and doing them before I finish another book. Now I just have to decide, what book should I read next?

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,000 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

I had already picked this title and was forming the blog post in my head, when it kind of got ruined.

There is a new Apple store opening in Grand Central Terminal and Em has been going on about how she wants to be there for the opening, to ‘pay homage’ to Steve Jobs. So I had planned to write about how her love for her new friend was making her forget her old friend, since she hadn’t once mentioned him, then today I got an instant message:

Don’t forget to see John for me tomorrow and say hi. I won’t be able to come down again this year. In 2012 the anniversary will fall on a Saturday. I will be there!!!

I had to tell her she ruined my blog post.

However I think I found a way to save it.

Deleted my blog

Obviously not this one. Another blog I had that I was doing nothing on. I think I started it because I was having problems with my Yankee blog and started it to ‘save’ the posts.

After I deleted the blog I got this message from WordPress:

Thank you for using WordPress.com, your blog has been deleted. Happy trails to you until we meet again.

Not to worry WordPress, I have 5 other blogs with you.

Today I went to work, yesterday I stayed home sick, either a cold (which is what I truly think it was) or bad allergies. So for most of the I lounged around in bed, had a lazy day. When I got hungry I realized I had to go out because there is very little food in my apartment. Of course I wanted Mac N Cheese, which meant that first I had to go to a store to buy a pan so I could make dinner. While I was there I picked up some other things I need. Then to the grocery store, and I bought all the boxes of gluten-free mac-n-cheese (well what if they stop carrying it?). When I got home I made some and ate it (not all, I put some away for lunches). Then I turned the game on to watch the Yankees lose (well I didn’t want to watch them lose, but that’s what happened).

Work was going fine, Jean came in and asked if I had heard anything about lay-offs. Noooooo, I really wasn’t thinking about lay-offs. Apparently people were notified by e-mail, I don’t know if that is even legal. 16 from my department. 1 from our Region. Not me, I have avoided detection by the powers that be once again. The big boss invited everyone to happy hour, or as she changed it to after the everything that happened, “Solidarity Hour”. I wasn’t going to go because it was raining, then it stopped and so I went. Had a relatively nice time (I mean it was work people, not my usual crowd). On the way I stopped at the Asian restaurant on the corner and got some spring rolls and steamed dumplings. Pretty good I thought.

Since yesterday was the last game of the regular season and tomorrow starts the ALDS tonight I updated my page of Yankee Records, check it out if you get a chance.

That’s all, says she.

so yesterday

instead of writing a blog post I went upstairs to watch the game. So now instead of being ahead of the number of posts I need to catch up I have fallen behind again.

Part of the problem is trying to balance everything, cleaning (which involves deciding what to take and what to get rid of), packing (what can I pack now and what do I need), with all the things I want to keep up, watching baseball and typing blog posts. So when I get asked to go upstairs to watch that means everything get pushed back and messed up and it kind of annoys me. I could say no, but I don’t ….

Pretty soon, my time will be my own, I will be able to spend all evening on my computer if I want all by myself. Can’t wait.

Catching up

When July started I decided that I would post twice a day to make up for June and I have to confess I have already fallen behind on that goal. Yesterday I didn’t post at all.

Sometime this year I decided to put me before my blog, meaning that if I didn’t feel well I would do what I needed to feel better before blogging. Yesterday I felt horrible, headache and bad tummy. The tummy has been a nuisance since last week, the head started yesterday. So instead of typing a blog post, I went to bed.

This morning I woke up feeling, a little bit better. Maybe this is nerves and I won’t feel completely right until I get moved.

And that’s all, says she.

Hackers beware

For a while I was having trouble linking some of my blogs to my Facebook account. Sometimes it would work, sometimes not. I even sent an e-mail to WordPress to try to fix it. Everything they suggested I tried, to no avail. I was manually linking it but the whole situation was annoying me.

One of the reasons I switched all my blogs to WordPress was because of how easy it was to link to Twitter and Facebook. Just set it up in your dashboard, click authorize on Facebook and Twitter and blog away and all your blogs go where you want them.

Then D discovered someone was using our router. Someone that doesn’t live here and isn’t supposed to. So he disconnected the IP’s he didn’t recognize, (two of which were my laptop and iPhone) and reset the security so it is now very hard for anyone to hack into our servers.

The next time I went online, everything was much faster, and my connections from my blogs to Facebook are all working.

Because I wrote about her blog. My motive was not to get a pat on the back, the suggestion was write a post about a blog you enjoy and that is what I did. To read what she wrote in her thanks to me, made me smile, gave me a goofy grin. It brightened her day.

Many times I don’t say anything when someone is down, I am afraid I will say the wrong thing and make them feel worse. Or maybe be taken as a platitude because all I can up with is what everyone else has already said. Unlike a friend who can be there, when the only place you know someone is online, how can you be there for them? Some have extended their figurative hand by putting out their e-mail, by letting people contact them through personal messages on Twitter and FaceBook. I also hesitate before taking that step.

It’s not from a lack of caring, it the result of extending my hand and getting it slapped. I understand that when people are hurting they may not want or be able to push someone away gently, it still hurts. I get hurt, then I feel guilty. Once again I have done the wrong thing and hurt someone I wanted to help. Just like saying the wrong thing can hurt, saying nothing can also hurt. Which begs the question, which hurts more? Is it better to err on being considered thoughtless, or being considered a bumbling fool?