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I’m really not sure why it is so difficult to sit down and come up with a post these days. This time last year I was posting about once a week. How can I go from once a week to once a month or less?
Honestly, I think it’s become difficult to share things…to open up. I don’t want to complain about things because it sounds like I’m nagging. I also don’t want to make a huge deal out of good things because …maybe, I’m just afraid that they won’t happen again if I mention it a lot. So, I end up not saying or sharing anything.
Where’s the middle ground?
Why have I pulled away from blogging?
I do think about it at least once a week, but it’s like I’m afraid to jump back in. (sigh) I’m afraid of sounding like a broken record. Sometimes I’ll read some of my older posts and think, “I still feel that way,” or “that hasn’t changed.” Sometimes I feel like I’ve lost something…like I’m missing a good friend that’s moved away.
I don’t know how to talk about it because I don’t know what it is.
I sound really bummed out, but actually things are going pretty well right now. Work isn’t bad…a little busy at the moment, but I think I can handle it. Our families seem to be doing well or at least getting better. I think Tom and I are going to try to hang out more with one of my old friends and her boy friend. We got together a couple of weeks ago for her birthday and had a good time. I think we will plan another date night in a week or so.
I’ve started reading Livia Grant’s the Passion Series again…I really don’t know what it is about this series. I feel so connected to it, so emotionally involved, that the characters just come to life for me. The next book in the series will hopefully be released soon. I know I can’t wait!
This post sounds ridiculously random to me, so I think I’ll stop here and get some sleep.
I’ve been trying to start a post for a couple of days now and just can’t seem to get anywhere on it yet, so I decided to go ahead open the floor up for a Q&A session instead.
I’ve never participated in one of these before, so I’m eager to see what questions you all may have for me. Feel free to ask anything. I won’t promise I’ll have an answer for everything, but I will certainly try! I will copy the questions and answer them in a later post.
So, you may ask why am I still posting on both Blogger and WordPress. Well, there are a few reasons.
1) Via StatCounter, I noticed not many readers are clicking the link to my new blog on WordPress.
2) Via WordPress Stats, there were maybe 10 visitors in the last week. Also, I have no idea how to get StatCounter working with WordPress.
3) WordPress has some cool features that I like, but so far a big issue I am having with it is that WordPress’ Blogs I Follow is not updating properly. It is either a few days behind or skipping updates altogether. (Right now, Hermione’s Top Shelf post isn’t showing on WordPress.)
4) Sometimes Blogger has compatibility issues with my iPhone browser (isn’t Chrome a Google-run browser? Maybe someone should remind them of that). Yesterday, I couldn’t comment at all because it wouldn’t load the comment box, then when it finally did load, my comment disappeared.
5) All my old stats don’t transfer from Blogger to WordPress which absolutely sucks. I’m sure I can figure out how to work around getting my favorite posts to show up on the side bars, but it is cool when readers are the reason posts are Most Popular and I don’t choose them myself.
All of these items have led me to where I am at the moment – in a holding pattern. I think the best I can do for now is really give both a proper try for a while, which means I will probably be posting in both locations. I love that there is a Like button on WordPress…I suppose I could activate the Google Plus thing and try that for Blogger. I also love the look and feel of my new blog, so maybe I’ll tweak Blogger and try a new look. (Maybe.)
Also, DtBHC brought it to my attention that fetblogger.com exists. It seems like a pretty cool idea, but I’m not sure how many people are currently using it. Also, is the interface identical to WordPress? Since I haven’t really gotten used to WordPress yet or decided to truly stop posting on Blogger, I think I’ll wait before really considering Fetblogger.
So, because I am being so indecisive, I’ll leave it to you which of my blogs you want to actually follow. My preference is actually Blogger for now – sorry for those that already changed links, feeds, etc. Also, since no one has made a comment on WordPress yet, I’m thinking maybe you could keep leaving comments on Blogger for now. Then, I’ll just re-import to WordPress later to keep comments up-to-date there. (Just a personal preference as I’d hate to lose comments before the dust settles…maybe I’ll disable comments on WordPress and leave a link to come back to Blogger…)
Sorry for all the confusion – just imagine what it’s like in my head at the moment. (sigh) I am definitely open to advice, tips, and comments about the blogging platforms, so feel free to comment.
I was one of the many who received a notice of Blogger’s policy change regarding sexually explicit and nudity in photos and videos. Granted, I don’t recall posting a single photo or video that would cause a problem, but since I’ve only been using Blogger a year, I figure now would be as good a time as any to switch to WordPress just in case I ever have the desire to post such things. My big question is…why would someone complain about seeing adult content when they are the very people who clicked “accept” in response to the adult content warning.
I’m sure there are blogs out there that teach people how to use a vibrator using visual aids. What about a dildo? Come on…there’s a visual aid on the tampon instructions, so wouldn’t they consider a video on how to use a dildo to be educational for the public? I mean wouldn’t you like the public to know that dildo is meant to go in this hole, not that other one, unless of course you want it there. That very same blog would in theory be allowed to show photos and videos on how to spank someone and avoid injury, right? Spank here, not here or here. The next post could include how to use an anal plug.
And, what about those who don’t use spanking as foreplay? Is that still considered sexually explicit?
This reminds me of how sex education has “progressed.” My mom tells me that when she took this class in high school there were videos and pictures. The students were even able to ask questions if they were brave enough. Now, fast forward to when I took sex ed. eleven years ago. My biology teacher handed us a copied chapter on the reproductive system (with sketches) from a textbook and said, “Here. This won’t be on the test.” That was it. And you wonder why there are more teen pregnancies than ever before? You didn’t even mention anything about birth control and condoms. No wonder so many women don’t have a clue about orgasms and how fun and exciting sex can be.
Why are we going backwards?
Anyway, like I said before, I am in the process of migrating to WordPress which, if my internet connection would cooperate, should have been done by last night. The power fluctuated on and off two days ago due to the crazy snow storm in the south…and last night my router hated me. So, with some amount of luck, I should be moved by the weekend. See you where the grass is greener!
Edit – It seems the policy change has been taken back, but I think since I’ve already started the process of migrating I will go ahead and move everything. This blog will remain open for the time being but I encourage you to visit my new blog. Please update your blogrolls, links, and feeds to be able to see future posts at https://relativity0218.wordpress.com
I want to openly thank Bonnie for everything she put into MBS for eight years. Thank you for not deleting your archives and leaving up links to others!