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When everything works, life is great. When it doesn’t, things get rather frustrating.
I’ve been having trouble for the last week. I believe it started with an update of the W3 Total Cache.
Tonight, I decided to try deleting the W3 Total Cache,
…and life seems to be good, very good again.
The first 28 months of working with WordPress was problem free and a delight.
Now, I’ve got troubles and I’m not really sure how to fix them. In fact, as I logged in to write this post,
more problems showed up.
Whew, fixed that, tried an experiment with my browser which didn’t work.
Drats, I can’t even add any graphics.
(Update – just after 8pm Tuesday evening – Eureka! I think I’ve solved the problem.)
I have asked for help from my hosting company.
Ha! I almost lost track of it, but here it is – the 2nd birthday of my little outpost in the world.
After two years, 521 posts and closing in on 39,000 views.
As always, I struggle with the balance of making specific time to put together posts vs the temptation of the blog taking over too much time.
The start of year two of The Alberta Dynamo blog.
The first year had 303 posts. Several dozen posts never got written.
Back in mid-August, William M. Briggs had a post called “Advice To Blog Writers”
There is no deep understanding required.
If you don’t do the work, the work won’t get done.
And so the answer is to sound like my father: self-discipline!
If you want to be a blogger who everyday writes a column, you must everyday write a column.
I had several goals when I started this blog….
1. Stay in control of the blog as opposed to the blog taking over my life.
2. Avoid becoming a rageaholic. I don’t want to be someone who only writes about the latest who or what I hate. Write about things I like.
3. Don’t toss away my self filter and be aware of how much of myself I pour into the writing. I’m very passionate about what I believe in and what I like…or don’t like. Passion can be very good thing for a blog, or a very dangerous one.
William Briggs continues in his advice….
There are only two kinds of blogs, lists and columns. I have no advice for list writers. But if you write columns, stick to standard length, which is about 750 words. Columns much shorter than this turn into lists. If you must say more than space allows, break it up across days. People don’t have the patience to read longer works on a computer screen.
The last sentence about reading on a computer screen, for me this highlights that books, good “old fashioned” books that you can hold in your hands or curl up with in your lap are still fantastic!
Books aren’t going anywhere, except perhaps onto redesigned Ikea bookshelves.
To some heavyweight pundits, the resizing of the iconic Ikea Billy bookshelf signals the death of the print book and the demise of reading.
To Ikea, it just means you can finally shelve your coffee-table books.
Billy shelves deeper than the standard 28 centimetres (11 inches) just allow people to store bigger books, Ikea Canada spokeswoman Madeleine Löwenborg-Frick told the Star on Tuesday.
“This design update is quite simply to accommodate a wider selection of books.”
Nearly 50 million Billy bookshelves have been sold worldwide and there has been no drop in sales, said Löwenborg-Frick.
One year ago, the very first post on my Alberta Dynamo blog was not surprisingly titled “Hello World!” and featured this photo.
The picture was taken on May 7, 1943.
It’s jazz singer Lena Horne preparing to connect a bottle of champagne across the bow to launch the SS George Washington Carver, a new Liberty ship built at the in Kaiser Shipyard No. 1 in Richmond, Calif.
It was Friday, September 17, 2010 with a timestamp of 19:52 when the “Hello World!” post went out into the universe.
Happy Birthday to my little outpost.
303 posts and a smidge shy of 11,000 views. Onward!
I was starting with Times New Roman. I’ve just finished writing a few letters in Word 2007 and I thought I would try out Calibri on the blog…and it looks like it will be the winner.
For instance, getting the iThemes link in this post to work right took a few tries and some fumbling around. I spent so much time staring at the computer Saturday that eyestrain pain set in. Widgets, plugins, links, font styles, font sizes…..Ah, the wonders of blogging.
Hello world and a nod to the universe as well. A newbie to blogging and WordPress. Time to start taking those first steps.