It’s been a while since I published anything of substance on the blog so I thought it would be a good time to post a brief update.
I started journaling using DayOne a few years ago but didn’t do it consistently. I came up with a new system over the winter holidays that allows me to use If Then Then That to capture my activities and automatically add them to a DayOne entry. This allows me to capture Foursquare checkins, Facebook Posts, Twitter posts, etc and expand on them in the journal. I’m happy to say I haven’t missed a day yet in 2015 & it’s now part of my daily routine. Its fun to look back on past events and see how things have changed (or haven’t).
Now the trick is to try to make updating the blog a habit (through the use of automation and a little technology of course). The mobile blogging tools have gotten better and easier to use so there’s really no excuse not to be posting more things. So its time to see if I can get this site active again.
That’s just about covers it for now. Look for more updates in the near future and some changes around the site to spruce it up a bit. I’ve got some work to do!
I’ve had several people contact me asking what’s going on with the blog. It’s still here but I’ve just had a case of “life getting in the way”. I have too many draft posts to admit & a lot of them just need some editing and pictures.
By the time my day slows down I’m just not in the mood to “blog”. So much for the 1-post-a-day challenge I was trying to complete. It’s harder than you might think!
I’ve played with some mobile solutions and I’m thinking about starting to post shorter items in an attempt to increase site activity. I see a lot of things throughout my day & I can share most of them online.
Stay tuned, I hope to have some neat things on here soon…
Finally the upload error has been fixed! If you like to MoBlog (mobile blog) you’ve probably run into the (mobile client) upload errors that have plagued recent versions of WordPress. The latest update finally fixes that and makes it easy to draft/publish blog entries when away from the computer.
Virtual High-Five WP Dev Team!
Every once in a while you find a website that really stands out. I’m not sure how I came across TheBloggess.com but I’m glad I did. Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess) is about as crackpot as they come, and this is a designation I believe she would appreciate. Borderline bipolar and definitely a little manic her writing style ranges from casual to hilariously quirky, usually within the same paragraph.
My appreciation for her humor started out with a post on her blog titled “And that’s why you should learn to pick your battles.” [NSFW] Go ahead & click the link and have a read for yourself (be sure to come back though!).
Beyoncé the metal chicken is just one of many “characters” dreamt up by Jenny. She also has a fascination with taxidermied animals that died of natural causes (thanks to her father) and dresses them up in clothing that, I assume, she makes herself. One blog post explained how she traveled with “Hamlet Von Schitzel”, a stuffed mouse dressed like Hamlet who graces the cover of her book.
Recently Jenny published a book (10 years in the making) called “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened” which chronicles her childhood, how she met her husband Victor, and explains how she became who she is today. The book is already #1 on the NY Times List a week after its release. I per-ordered the Kindle Edition of the book back in January and when it arrived I couldn’t put it down. It had me laughing uncontrollably starting with the introduction.
If you’re looking for some offbeat humor from a great story-teller check out TheBloggess.com.