Advice From The Eldest Blogger

Howdy, folks!

As you can see, I’ve made some changes, thanks to NeilAlieN coming along in the comments to the last post and suggesting that I need to embrace the opportunity…

…Or it’s likely to embrace me, so I think I’ll get right on that. What precisely is going to be different I can’t quite say yet, but I’m closer to it than I was two days ago…and I like this blog template, with its two sidebars and its place to pay ironic homage to Kurtzman/Toth war comics. It feels organized, and moderately efficient, and my goodness that man could draw.

Basically, I’m rebooting. Unwilling to quit blogging, I’ve also realized I can’t just keep blundering my way along through it without some semblance of a Plan…and it’s not just blogging; you should see my revamped filing system here at home!

I’m even buying a wool duvet!

I guess a thing I always admired was some old kook with a Plan, really…a friend of mine’s father once had such a Plan, for his summer cabin: when his wife said “okay, now what are we going to do about chairs?”, he replied:

“NO CHAIRS! SUN COTS! WHEEL ‘EM OUTSIDE, WHEEL ‘EM BACK IN, WHEEL ‘EM TO THE FIREPLACE! THE KIDS CAN PICK OUT THEIR OWN, PUT THEIR NAMES ON ‘EM!”

“PROBLEM SOLVED!

So that’s about the size and shape of my own Plan, here. A summer cabin this most definitely is not, but if I’m gonna keep blogging I’m gonna have things about as close to my own way as I can figure out how to get ’em. So over the next couple of days I will be making some tweaks, and hopefully it’ll all be a bit more rationalized and easier to navigate…because I think I know what I want to do with it all. I think I know what I want it to be.

One word of caution: there appears to be something seriously screwy with the comment box, when you type more words it doesn’t scroll down your text with you. This is a serious drawback, to my way of thinking, but for myself I’m going to try to get around it by composing in a word processor and then cutting-and-pasting. This business of blogging is not going to get easier as time goes along, I believe, but more and more cumbersome…as what you want to do, and what blogging platforms think you should want to do, become more and more separate estates. So I don’t think we get out of this without having to make some adaptations, or at any rate I don’t think I do. And the whole thing may not last forever, anyway, but…

While it lasts, I think I may play around with it a bit; even if just for the sake of keeping my own interest up.

Here’s hoping I keep yours up as well, Bloggers!

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6 responses to “Advice From The Eldest Blogger

  1. I’d noticed the comment box thing too, and I actually did cut ‘n’ paste the last two comments I left. WordPress thinks, “Why would anyone leave a comment that’s longer than three lines?” But most of the time, I’m not sure they’re wrong.

    But anyway, I always appreciate more blogging, even if I am apparently unable or unwilling to do any myself these days. I actually can’t see much of the art (perhaps this by design, or perhaps it’s because I still use Internet Explorer, which people tell me only squares use these days), but I honestly appreciate the lettering.

  2. By the way, I have thrown in Colin Smith’s “Too Busy” Tumblr account there on the blogroll, and I STRONGLY URGE everyone to check it out…may make a special post just to boost it, in fact!

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