Janice Williams Loves Austin And sometimes I write about it.

July 15, 2011

Weekend Chores

Filed under: At home,Music,Website complaints,Writing — Janice @ 9:29 pm

The weekend is here and I’m glad to have my blog back. I know it needs some sprucing up.

When I had had an issue with Yahoo in January, we fixed that issue and suddenly lots of the picture links no longer worked. Now that it is back up after moving to a new host, I see lots of “symbols” that have changed into weird things on old posts, like random A^ everywhere. Why? So I hope to go through some of the pages this weekend and make things cleaner. And I hope to get something BIG AND SUBSTANTIAL written. That’s a tall order.

I also think I will add new categories, or new tags, or whatever. Lots of new, recent readers have commented that they like my “childhood memories” so I might need to make that a category. I’m sure there are others. I didn’t really start categorizing much until much later on in the blog. If you have seen anything you think is weird or think of categories you think I should create, speak now so I don’t have to read 4 years of writing a second time.

There is also a yellow sign at the top of my page that says I need to update. That frightens me. Not in general in the real world. I update software as often as it tells me to, but this has instructions that involve a lot more than an auto-download-and-install. I don’t want things to crash again. Sure, I found a web guy to fix these first issues, but it cost money and he wasn’t as quick or responsive as I would really like.

All this to say I am really glad to be back and glad to have this creative outlet. I have a need to write. I was not a little girl that wrote stories, though I read about them in books like the Betsy and Tacey books and I’ve always wanted to be that girl. I didn’t really keep serious diaries growing up either. But I’ve kept handwritten diaries for a lot of years now (I’d guess at least 25 years offhand). They don’t crash, which is kind of cool. And I’ve written a lot of letters and emails over the years. I write in my head ALL THE DAMN TIME. At least here I have a place to put it where people can read it as a diary or a letter to them or a peek inside my head.

I’m going to start using numbers a lot here, too. I was flipping through some blogs today and that always seems to be the way to get attention:  5 ways to improve your email, 7 ways to get out of bed in the morning, 12 ways I’ve tricked you into reading my blog. Tonight I’ll limit myself to 2:

1.  I’m glad this blog is here and I’m glad you are reading.

2. I’m worn out and I think I’ll go read my Sarah Bird book.

(or is that 4?)

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