Well kiddos, the reviews are in and I think we are making progress. I loved all your input and appreciate the time y'all took to answer my questions and offer up advice. I would like to clear up one little item for Patti (I feel a "Wished I Had Said That" post coming on!) before going any further if y'all will humor me. Patti, minima stretch is not a girdle, although that would make a great name for one....although in my case it would need to be maximus stretch! It's just a way to change the layout to kinda stre-e-etch it out a bit which I think makes for easier reading. Aren't y'all impressed that I knew that one? (Sssh, don't tell Patti, but I just googled it!) While giving the poll results, I thought I would give y'all something to look at while I prattle on with the final tally. These are things we've been getting ready for Zapp Hall and so far, I gotta say I'm pretty pleased with how things are shaping up! Y'all are split on the music, so I'm keeping my play list...but it will be at the top of the blog so if you would like to mute it, be my guest. Keeping the bolder script...that one is a winner I'm happy to report! Several of y'all suggested test blogs to try out changes and I think that's a great idea! If I screw it up, what am I gonna lose..."Testing, Testing, 1,2,3"? I think I'll be all right losing that!
Next point on the agenda was the 250 word minimum posts. Kiddos, there is just no way I can say what I gotta say in a mere 250 word post. You might as well stick a fork in me, 'cause I'd be done!
First off, that would require me to count the number of words I have in a post and y'all know I'm just too lazy to do anything that even resembles work! Second, have I ever been able to get a single thought across in less than 750 words? I don't know how y'all hang with me sometimes...I am so windy!
My therapist thinks I talk so much as result of being scared by a typewriter when I was a child. I think it's because I just like the sound of my own voice! Either way, I'm gonna keep talking till I run out of words...or the Cat gets my tongue!I'm playing with my camera more (although I don't ever expect to be Amy or David) and having a ton of fun doing it. I was kinda hoping someone would give me a little hint on how to write on my photos....you know...something easy...maybe with a Sharpie or Magic Marker!
I gotta stop for a minute here and count my words. While I do, tell me what do you think of the load we are putting together? Isn't it a doozie?
Okay, I'm back and it's still all good. Jodie told me that here in the South the saying is "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" and that's all well and good for the blog. But Jodie, what if I'm broke from buying for the spring show...how do I fix me?
Something else I would like to learn how to do is label my posts and maintain those labels. It is such a pain in the patootie when I want to go back and reference something from an old post and I have to search through the archive deep freezer. Wouldn't it be easier if a label list was kept?
Another project I'd like to tackle (besides Joe Montana) is categorizing my favorites list. I have so many that I enjoy reading and sometimes if a lot of y'all post in the same day, others get pushed down and overlooked...by ME! Y'all are my summer (and fall and winter and spring) reading list and I just hate it when I miss even one. I hate to ask y'all for more noise, but just what category would you put you in if you had the choice? Try saying that three times without getting kissed in the process!
I'm going to digress here for a moment (surprise, surprise) and let Pam know I posted this print just for her! I knew she would get a kick out of the alteration at the bottom of the print. I haven't decided if I'll sell it or not, but isn't it a hoot?
One thing I did accomplish with this last post was making new friends and isn't that what's important? Yea for me!!! I love meeting new people and getting the opportunity to get to know them better. Tami at South Street Shabby is one of my new friends and she gave me probably the easiest solution to all my problems. She suggested I go buy Tara Frey's new book, Blogging For Bliss. What a great idea and how come I didn't think of that. It has been all over the blogworld. I guess it's true that the answer is usually just staring you in the face...I know it has been me for the last couple of weeks! Who'd a thought it?
Speaking of friends, "old" friends, would you not let on to my "new" friends that I'm (as Jenn likes to say about her dear sweet mother) a little throwed off! Let's just let them find that out on their own, what do you say? You and I both know it's only a matter of time 'til they catch on.