Category Archives: blogging

Thanks to my blogging friends

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Thanks to my blogging friends who have worked so hard to find me here on WordPress.

I’m a tad blog challenged right now as I learn the ropes here on

I’m building my link list, starting to get around to blogs, as my life settles down after a very busy summer.

Thanks to an email from a blogging friend last night, I’ve added an RSS subscribe button to my blog, as well as an email subscription option.

Please let me know if something isn’t working right, and I promise to fix it as soon as I can figure it out.

One blog is better than two

It’s been a fun, but really busy, summer.

Besides the stuff going on in my family, work has been busy (as always), so I’ve been on the go every day.

I’ve mentioned this before, we had a July wedding in our family that was lots and lots of fun.

I also moved to a bigger apartment, and was able to move a lot of it myself–my new apartment is close to my old one, on the same floor, etc. Thankfully, I was given two weeks to move my stuff, so I was able to do a lot before the moving company came on Friday morning. My clothes, books, and other personal items were all in my new apartment when my big furniture was moved over.

I’m so proud that I’ve got the physical stamina to pull off such a feat (I could not have done this a few years ago). Since Friday afternoon, when I turned in the keys to my old apartment, I’ve been a slug, getting caught up on my rest and nursing my aching muscles with exercise, long hot baths, and rest.

I’ve toyed with giving up my Blogger blog, Gran Speaks, for some time. I made Gran Speaks private a few weeks ago, just because I needed NOT to obsess about all things blogging for a bit. I toyed with the notion of just deleting Gran Speaks, but in the end decided I did not want to lose all my posts and comments.

So today I imported Gran Speaks to this blog.

Took me awhile.

Actually, I exported Gran Speaks on the Blogger end, then uploaded the file on WordPress, after several import attempts via the WordPress option failed.

So now I have one blog, and that’s just dandy with me. I will be rebuilding my blogroll on this blog, patience please!

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer!

questions about blogging

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I was flying around the internet on my broomstick this past weekend, and I read a comment that just blew me away.

The comment got me thinking, and I’m going to ask you all a few questions:

  • Do you have a blog?
  • Do you blog anonymously?
  • Why do you blog?
  • Imagine for a moment that someone told you, “Give it a rest, you’re a terrible writer and you should try knitting instead. Your writing is so boring that every time I read your blog, my computer automatically goes into hibernation.”  Would  this comment convince you to give up blogging?
  • And if no one ever commented on your blog, would you still blog?

I just want to clarify that no one has said this to me (not lately anyway :).

For the record, I blog to work off the stress induced by my day job (the job that pays my bills).

Sometimes, I will read something I have just posted on my blog, and mutter out loud, “Man that’s total crap.”

I’ve been known to delete posts.

But not always.

On a side note, I got into a war of words a few years ago, when I shared this sometime practice on another site, and got slammed by a few women who would NEVER delete posts on THEIR blogs. “That would just be WRONG,” like maybe the blogging police would show up at their doors and confiscate their computers, rip the buttons off their favorite jackets, and take away their muskets, all for the crime of deleting a post.


I blog for ME, because I think it’s fun, and I like staying in contact with people from all over the world!

If no one ever commented,  I would still blog.

For the record, I did not leave my own comment, on that other site, because I choose my battles carefully. I was appalled by the comment I read, but had no wish to become embroiled in a blogging war. Bad for my blood pressure, and a waste of my time.

My hope, dear readers, is that if someone ever tells you to give up blogging and collect mouse droppings you will ignore the ignoramus and keep tappin’ away.

There were approximately 126 million blogs in 2009.

Anyone who doesn’t like my/your blogs can ignore me/us.

Do what makes you happy.

What think you, dear bloggers?

Blogger’s spam inbox

I just realized, a few minutes ago, that Blogger has a spam inbox.

Who knew?

Not me, apparently.

A few weeks ago, I got emails about two comments that were posted to this blog.

Well– I couldn’t find the dang things.

Until now–the comments ended up in my spam inbox. Sigh. I miss a lot, at my age! Ha!
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A bit o’ blogging, for now

I’ve been feeling the need to blog again, and thought I would try a few posts.

My exercise regimen has produced some amazing results–I’ve had to give away a lot of clothes and buy smaller sizes.

My blood sugars are also in the really good range.

And my energy is soaring.

Let’s see about a bit o’ blogging.

The urge to blog resurfaces

I really enjoy blogging, so I’m stealing an idea from my son Jay.

Jay blogs, but does not allow comments, referring readers to his Facebook account.

I shall do the same, for my own reasons, which I prefer not to discuss at this time.

I’ll wait to see how this works!

Give it up, Gran, and let e.e. cummings take over

I give up trying to comment on blogs tonight.

Just wanted to let you all know I tried, but Blogger wanted to deny me access to comments.

Don’t worry, I’m not taking it personally.

So I’m going to share my favorite poem with you.


anyone lived in a pretty how town by E. E. Cummings

anyone lived in a pretty how town
(with up so floating many bells down)
spring summer autumn winter
he sang his didn’t he danced his did

Women and men(both little and small)
cared for anyone not at all
they sowed their isn’t they reaped their same
sun moon stars rain

children guessed(but only a few
and down they forgot as up they grew
autumn winter spring summer)
that noone loved him more by more

when by now and tree by leaf
she laughed his joy she cried his grief
bird by snow and stir by still
anyone’s any was all to her

someones married their everyones
laughed their cryings and did their dance
(sleep wake hope and then)they
said their nevers they slept their dream

stars rain sun moon
(and only the snow can begin to explain
how children are apt to forget to remember
with up so floating many bells down)

one day anyone died i guess
(and noone stooped to kiss his face)
busy folk buried them side by side
little by little and was by was

all by all and deep by deep
and more by more they dream their sleep
noone and anyone earth by april
wish by spirit and if by yes.

Women and men(both dong and ding)
summer autumn winter spring
reaped their sowing and went their came
sun moon stars rain

Not as tired, but still grumpy

I can’t comment on my own blog!

Now I’m going to try commenting on YOUR blogs.


My weird reading habits and the internet

I spend a lot of time on the internet.

Too much time, I think.

I’ve become used to reading blog posts instead of books.

My attention span has narrowed, and I just want to pick up information quickly, without taking the time to savor an author’s words.

This makes me sad, because I just love words!

For example, I’ve been trying to finish “The Pillars of the Earth” since June.

It’s a good book, but 506 991 pages long (I’m on page 486 right now).

I’ll read a chapter, then put it down so I can spend time blogging.

I’ve read a number of other books since June, just cannot seem to finish Pillars of the Earth.

It’s a good book, and I want to finish it so I can read the sequel “World Without End.”

So I guess that I’ll stop blogging right now and get reading!


The weather and sporadic blogging

It’s almost 50 degrees tonight, it’s pouring rain, and the wind is blowing like crazy!

And I’ve been working h-a-r-d.

I won’t be getting to your blogs with the usual regularity, cause I’m tired.

Take care.

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