Monday, March 30, 2015

You rock our blogging worlds background buddies

The world is made up many different types of people.

In my simplified version, there are Bloggers, and Non Bloggers.

It's my blog, I can do that here.

There's also a secondary group consisting of Background buddies... long suffering non blogging friends, and loved ones who get to know much more then they ever thought possible about the blogging world.

Gotta love anyone who can listen to a Blogger ramble on without their eyes glazing over after the first few minutes.

I love mine, bless his non- blogging heart.

While he doesn't quite understand the difference between Word Press, and Blogger, or why one over the other, he does try to be as supportive as possible.

When I finally wander down to the TV where he is sitting in our matching recliners, sigh... bleary eyed, and half mind-edly still living in the blogging world, he always asks how it is going, sweetie that he is.

Working behind the blog stuff doesn't interest him either, tweaking, sorting, and decisions about plugins, widgets, and themes are not something he finds interesting, but he's good at listening.  

For a little while at soon as I see him nodding off, I change the subject.

As bloggers.

It's ingrained in our lives.

It's as much a part of how we see ourselves, as anything else in our makeup, we live and breathe blogging.  

It's our identity along with the myriad of other wonderful things that make us uniquely who we are.
And we couldn't do it without the support of our background people. 

The ones who tell us it's all going to be fine, when no one else reads our posts. 

When something doesn't work right in our blog. 

The one's who offer to track down the person who left a mean comment on our blogs and give them a hey, that's not nice take that back kind of talking to.  

Let's celebrate the background people, the ones who are "the situations we blog about, who make the funny comments we repeat on our blogs, and sometimes even become our slightly unwilling photography models."

Where would we be as bloggers be without our background people?

You rock our blogging worlds background keep us
blogging on

PS: Dedicated to my background guy, the one who will listen to my blogging post when I read it out to him, give me his honest opinion, and then not be offended when I ignore it and hit publish anyways. And never say "I told you so."

I have another post coming up at the end of this week about blog hero's.  The techy, and knowledgeable people who so happily give us advice, show us how, and help us out when we need it.  

Thank goodness they are all part of our blogging worlds.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

The WP move....for those of you that are interested.  Going along smoothly, almost done, it's down to widgets, plugin's, and final tweaks. I'm still trying to fix a few things, and then we will be taking this baby for a test drive. It's pretty, and bright, with lots of white space, you all know just how visual I am. I'd like something clean, uncluttered, and easy for you to read. I want my new home to be a fresh, beautiful place, sparkling with laughing light. 

Friday, March 27, 2015

My journey into a strange land

Image this for a moment.
You're travelling to a strange country.

It's eerily similar to yours, except that they speak a different language.

Some of your friends didn't like their journey, others encouraged you, and there were some who said they were happy there.

You've researched, and know what would be needed for the trip.  

Life's a adventure to be lived, isn't that right?

Arriving there, it's hot, and dusty, and everyone else seems to know what they are doing except for you.  Even the directions don't make sense.

There's a lot of wandering around in circles, and you're feeling a bit lost.

Just as you start to wonder if this is all been a mistake, you remembered a guide book someone had given you.   Cracking it open, you skim the pages and begin to pick up a few phrases.

Marveling that the street signs seem easier to read, and that things were beginning to make sense.

That's how my journey to Word Press has been.

I've been on Blogger for almost 7 years. 

It's a great platform, and I encourage you to stay there if you're happy with it.  

This isn't a post about WP versus Blogger, that's a personal choice for each blogger to make. 

We need to stop telling each other what to do, go, stay, leave, look for something else. 

I've read that moving to Word Press is a learning curve.

There's no doubt there.   

I went in circles for much of the day, things looked familiar, and then they seemed to disappear, and pop up somewhere else.  

But I am figuring it out, bit by bit.  

And to be honest, I'm loving the process of learning something new to me.  

"It's not hard, it's just different."

For this blogger different is good.

I can hardly wait to show you what I am creating for The Light Laughed, it's still a little while off, but it's coming along nicely.

Would you, do you, will you, consider moving? Never, maybe, hmmmm not sure, absolutely not ?

It's a journey, that's for sure.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams