Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Housekeeping

First of all, I'm searching techie sites to see if I can find a fix for the not being able to view my page on Firefox issue. This is really bugging me. I can't read my own blog on my Blackberry either. I also want the bottom of the page fixed, the left margin fixed, and a decent banner across the top. Short of learning code, I have my doubts as to whether it will ever look right. I opened a new blog to tinker around with it, but can't pinpoint the problems. I think it has to do with incompatible code and maybe incompatible colors in different browsers. It's all more than I want to fool with. I just want to be able to post here and have people be able to read and comment. This is why I don't fool with pictures either. Seems everything I touch turns to poop.

Second of all, you may notice I've turned on comment moderator. Nothing personal. Getting spam and "anonymous" comments. Okay, I'm prejudiced against anonymous comments. If you don't want your real name on there, then make up a code name, an id or something. Otherwise you're in danger of deletion. (Especially if your comment tends to magnify my weaknesses, such as my weight problem, my depression, my laziness, and yes, my skipping church Sunday morning. I did make it to the Sunday night service, however. DID YOU?) So, yeah, I guess this is kind of personal come to think of it. If you want to join in the conversation, then at least give us a nickname to reply to. I know you're a regular reader. I see you on the sitemeter. And that means you like it here. So come out of the shadows. Quit hiding. I realize your attempt at humor and motivation. And I love you just the same. I want you here. So don't be shy. By the same token, don't be rude, obnoxious, or inane. Remember this is MY blog. You want a forum for your issues, open up a blog. And hey, we'll all come comment. We'll laugh with you. We might even be motivated by you. What do you say?

Thanks Dave for piddling around with banner ideas. I know you have other things to do besides work on my blog. I really, really want it to look right. Do you think Firefox is better?

Thanks Gina for commenting on the conference. Any of you other writers out there are welcome to comment here with a link to your take on the conference. I know several of us aspiring writers would love to hear about it.

8 comments:

tam said...

Welcome anonymous-with-a-soon-to-be-name...

Still praying about Mr. Green for you...is there any progress or news there? (praying for you too of course)

Good luck with the changes! change can be such a mess during but so worth it after! (no matter what we're talking about...rooms, blogs, homes, cities, lives!)

C. H. Green said...

He's still not taking his meds, but he looks a bit better the last few days. Still talking about passing away and who all he wants to see before he does, etc. Keep those prayers going up. I've got a full work load for the rest of the week, and I need things to go smoothly.

Praying for your Prodigal said...

I KNOW exactly of what you type! My blood pressure rises, my heart rate increases, and every pore exudes frustration as I try to change anything on my blog. I haven't even discovered what FireFox is....too afraid!

Does it say a little about our need for perfection....that we struggle so for this? Or our need for absolute control....in just ONE area of our life! Is that too much to ask--what with all the lurkers and spammers we have to deal with--don't 'cha think we could at least figure our templates! GRRRR!

Good luck--don't fret, really, though--it's what you write....that stays with me all day!

Loved Gina's comment on the ACFW Conference. Are you packing your bags??????

:) Diane

tam said...

Prayers said daily for you and him...

Delia said...

Oh, I'm so the same way. I get so nervous and frustrated messing with my blog template, adding or deleting something. I'm sure I'm going to mess it all up and end up with a completely blank blog! Ewww...nightmares!

Delia said...

Oh, I'm so the same way. I get so nervous and frustrated messing with my blog template, adding or deleting something. I'm sure I'm going to mess it all up and end up with a completely blank blog! Ewww...nightmares!

Dawn said...

Thank you for stopping by and for the encouragement. Sounds like we have similar issues at this time with our FILs. Except mine is in the nursing home and has probably another day on this earth. My MIL is aging before my eyes. She is so sad. Even though she knows he'll be in a better place, she wants him here with her. It is hard.

Dawn said...

Thank you for stopping by and for the encouragement. Sounds like we have similar issues at this time with our FILs. Except mine is in the nursing home and has probably another day on this earth. My MIL is aging before my eyes. She is so sad. Even though she knows he'll be in a better place, she wants him here with her. It is hard.