Scheduling – Thankful Thursday

Today I am grateful for WordPress’s ability to schedule posts days, weeks and even months in advance. As many of you know I am moving this weekend and the internet that I have enjoyed is going to change drastically. It might take a while for it to be fully setup and so I am not certain when I’ll next be able to post something on the day I actually write it. So for the next I-have-no-idea-how-long all of my posts will post automatically each morning.

I am able to do this because I have spent the last month or so writing extra posts for this purpose and yesterday and today I scheduled them to go up for the next few weeks. Unfortunately this means that many of the prompts that I normally take part in will be conspicuously absent. Those that won’t be, like Thankful Thursday, won’t link to that day’s original post but to the subcategory of it over at the original prompter’s blog. I am hoping that I will be able to fix those links when I get internet back.

If I happen to forget to fix those links, feel free to let me know because it is likely that I have forgotten once I have internet back. This is completely normal.

Also, still make comments because I will get back to them!

So I am grateful for WordPress’s ability to schedule posts because otherwise? This blog would be dead for at least two weeks while I tried to adjust to the new (much slower) connectivity I will have.

Make sure to check out the original Thankful Thursday!

Sixteen Months Ago – Thankful Thursday

Sixteen months ago I was still a little new to my blog, despite the fact that I had it up for several years before that. It was put up nominally because I had to for several of my classes in college. As soon as I finished those assignments, I promptly forgot I had a blog at all.

I was such a short-sighted little thing in my early twenties. (shakes head in amusement)

Anyway, after several years of having different family members (and some friends) mention that I should really try blogging considering how much I love to write, I finally ‘gave in’ and went to create one. Imagine my surprise when on randomly checking my email before actually doing so I found an email that I’d received from WordPress letting me know that there were new options for my blog. At the time I wondered, “How did they know?” Now I’m perfectly aware that they send out such emails several times a month whenever they update something (because the people who run this show are awesome like that.)

Anyway, today I’m grateful for the timing that they had at that moment because otherwise I would not be here writing, at all. So thank you, WordPress for sending out update emails so often.

Timing is everything after all.

Make sure to check out the original Thankful Thursday.

2014 in review

I didn’t even know that WordPress did this until I was checking my email. This last year has been a lot of fun. (smiles)

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,600 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Let It Snow!

Seriously, haven’t had any snow this entire month! (I am aware that it isn’t even in the final countdown for Christmas, but still.)

The only snow that I see is the cool effect that you can turn on in the settings for WordPress. I’m really grateful for it because I’m really missing something that was a big part of my childhood and the first few years of adulthood. I do miss seeing snow pile up, but being able to see it fall is a balm on my soul.

Of course, now that I have complained about it, I will have lots of snow and everyone who lives near me and knows about this post will be out for my head.