Is it me or am I the only one out there who isn’t in love with wordpress pushing us all to use the wordpress home page. I want to see my dashboard, not the homepage, yet it seems I need to get there to access features I use. Stupid. I end up having two tabs open in order to navigate this site. I resent being steered like a sheep into a corral. No, I’m not someone who spends their day on this site and so a lot of this is not second nature to me. This site used to be a lot more user friendly than it is now, shouldn’t that be the other way around? Pretty pissed right now because I spent too much time just searching for the blogs I follow and now I don’t have any time at all to read them… grrrrrrr!
Just a heads up to another pending change. I hate having to go through this again and I really like this magazine style theme and really love the pale lavender color, but my pictures are not showing up on the little summaries and I don’t like that. Also, there are other features that don’t seem to be included in this Suburbia theme, like the “follow me on….” feature that invites people to follow you on other media forums.
So, don’t know yet what I’m changing to because I’ve got to go through all the choices again to see which will be a good fit. I did like the Choco theme but not liking the brownness of it and they don’t give a lot of color choices for that one… which is okay.
I’ve gone through my links and scoured away all the dead links. Whew, there were quite a few. Next thing is to see if I can consolidate and clean up my category list. Also on the agenda is deciding if I want to keep this theme.
I’d really like a gallery to showcase my jewelry creations, well, mostly wire wrapped pendants and misc. other types, but seems like I can’t put a widget on a page. I really don’t want it on my side bar, so I think I need to search for another theme… or maybe see if I can make the side bar wider… but then I’d be taking space from my posts which need as much space as possible… I’ll see what I can do to stick it at the top… I’d really like see that.
If one experience or life change results from you writing your blog, what would you like it to be?
I’m so tired but I can’t sleep
Standin’ on the edge of something much to deep
It’s funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word
We are screaming inside, but we can’t be heard
I will remember you, will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by,
Weep not for the memories
Again got drawn in by my own thoughts on the subject. I read “Will You Remember Me? over at Cheri Speak. Sorry about copping your title, but Sarah MacLachlan‘s haunting voice drifts through my mind when I think about the legacy I want to leave my boy when I’m gone…. Will you remember me? It speaks to the part of my soul that wants to be remembered for something……. good.
I’m wondering if he even knows that I write, that I love writing. Would he be interested? Would he care?
The reason I started this blog was so that my son who was born later in my life than I’m comfortable with, has access to his mother after her demise, whenever that should occur. I had forgotten that somewhere along the line, but I suppose that the goal will always be met as long as I continue writing.
“If one experience of life change results from what I write in my blog,” it would be that my son reads this blog and something I say will influence him from beyond the grave to become a better person at some future fork in his life. Wow, that could be a premise for a movie, no?
Okay… I’ve got to apologize for something going wrong and a MUCH shorter version of this post was displayed… only the first or part of the first paragraph. While after much and strenuous (for me) jumping through hoops, I managed to restore my full article, two people had already LIKED it…. whew, I’m thinking “why?” There was nothing written (yet) that I thought worthy of any attention… but thanks, people. It’s appreciated. I just hope my fully edited version is the one below… I’m bleary eyed right now. Okay, now for a much needed pic for between this pre-paragraph and the real one…..
Who is the one person you hope isn’t reading your blog? Why?
Well, I wasn’t going to do this. I’m in the middle of trying to decide what to do about making changes to the blog for chrissake; but then I realized I couldn’t answer this question. This is sort of an oxi-moron. I mean, “Keep Out” is something that I imagine is the last thing we bloggers want to do. Keep out people, our readers? HA. We spend so much energy trying to invite people into our blogs. We welcome people, we arrange little attractions that hopefully will keep them here, we urge them to stay a while and comment. We LOVE the attention. Oh, and the POLLS. So, to suggest keeping anyone out and away from reading our stuff is just something I can’t imagine… or maybe I can? As a matter of fact, I’ve written a piece but have not published it publicly specifically because I’m not okay with one single person reading it. Yet, it’s here, somewhere and private. It’s a delicate green-grey area.
I have a little philosophy going on here, and that is this:
I don’t let any thoughts out of my head unless I’m sure that I’m okay with EVERYONE who even might find out about it, find out about it. Being okay with my thoughts out there is essential to my contentment. Sometimes it’s a matter of my ego taking over and releasing my content to the world…. oh, and I digress as egos usually will do…. Being honest about myself is also key to my survival and sense of freedom. It’s also a pretty dumb idea to let every single morbid, crazy, and weird thing float around the internet… or from mouth to mouth. So the trick is to either make yourself okay with everyone knowing about every crazy that is going on with you, OR just not let them out to begin with.
You see, words are power. Secrets are the enemy.
I will basically spill my guts about myself…. welllll, about 98% of the weird or morbid will break out. I believe that whatever is out there about myself and is well-known, will not come back to bite me in the butt. That is freedom or a feeling of. The feeling of having NO fear of someone coming up to me with the knowledge of a deep, dark secret of mine to hold over my head. But it’s more than that. I am what you see, plain and simple, or AM I? There were different versions of me floating around out there in my past, but thank GOD that was before the internet and there’s no one alive who can relate those stories…. bwaaahhhh~! In this time and place, there are no hidden agendas or hidden anything. I’m one helluva cussing mama who attends church regularly, loves her husband and basically will only fantasize about HIM…. Simple, really.
I’ve written pretty controversial pieces that have lost me some friends or maybe I should say they kind of stepped back, but I’m okay with that because I believe in what I write or with whatever I will bother to debate about. I’m not really a good debater, you need to know your stuff inside and out for that; but if I’m passionate about something, THAT inspires me to write… and so I do…. AND you can’t shut me up.
This. is. me.
7/10/2013 edited to add:
Ah… there’s always a footnote, don’t cha know. SPAMMERS are the only ones who are definitely not welcome here. Even though WordPress does a great job keeping them away, quite frequently I get spammers who come in here with a stupid or crazy comment, so totally not related to what I had wrote, then include a convenient link to their “business.” So. I do need to approve all comments and I’ve really enjoyed that arrangement. Most times comments are approved on the spot or at the very least, the same day. So spanners, move your bucket ass along and don’t waste your time here…..
- Daily Prompt: Keep Out (dailypost.wordpress.com)
- Daily Prompt: Keep Out For Now (marilyndavies.wordpress.com)
- Getting the Hint- Using Quick Write Prompts (english.answers.com)
- DP Daily Prompt: Keep Out Posted by Ranu (sabethville.wordpress.com)
- Daily Prompt: Keep Out (angloswiss-chronicles.com)
- Daily Prompt: Keep Out? No. Come On in! (teepee12.com)
- To share or not to share (tornin2.wordpress.com)