Friends, my time with WordPress has been a very positive experience. There are a lot of people doing creative and original things there. A lot of full featured posts with in-depth writing and sharing of ideas and experiences. Thanks to all who are following me here, I appreciate each of you.
What I have discovered is that as a social platform its not the greatest, well Tumblr has its shortcomings too but that’s beside the point. This is a platform for all ages but its a place where you will find a more mature audience.
The site gives you loads of customizing options along with lots of ways to connect with others across the web. At its heart its a content management system where you control what you want to post. One can cross-post to Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.
It is not as easy as Tumblr so you have to do some homework and lots of experimenting to make things work the way you want.
It has a dashboard like feature where you can read blogs you are following and it has a built in commentary system. You can’t do anything anonymously there which is something I like very much. They put a lot into keeping spam to a minimum.
As I discover more, I will share with you what I find. I will admit I like it a lot and I need to figure out how to use both sites to expand my social reach and to be more engaged with fellow bloggers.
I advise to go ahead and claim the name you want there. If things go south quick with Tumblr you want to be ready to pick up your posting elsewhere. Hopefully your followers will migrate with you.
When one makes a mistake it always sucks. I realize no one is perfect but you know that it can impact how people see you. Everyone is human but that can’t always be an excuse for everything. Really there are only so many times you can say you are sorry before it loses its impact. No human being is capable of going through life without hurting someone, doing something wrong or just screwing up. You have to learn from your mistakes and hopefully the lessons from them will stick.
We saw Cinderella yesterday for our anniversary date and we enjoyed it as much as our Italian food lunch. Lilly James who you know from “Downton Abbey” was great as the title character. She was sweet, lovely and full of heart. The movie was indeed a fairy tale brought to life with a great cast of mostly British talent who you know from a lot of things.
One thing I liked was how positive the story was and how it encourages everyone to have courage and to be kind, two things we all need to do more of. Helena Bonham Carter was a great Fairy Godmother while Cate Blanchett was a superb evil step-mother. It’s one movie to have in ones collection when it comes on home video.
OK, I am settled on a look and feel for my WordPress site. It resembles more of a traditional website which will make it look more professional but still inviting. My blog posts are easily available from the menu at the top of the page. I am looking forward to engaging socially with the folks here to see what they are like. Of course I am not abandoning my friends on Tumblr but adding to my experience in social media. Keep on blogging good people!
I have even downloaded the Android app so I can blog on the go! So my users can see what’s going on with me in real time and in real life.
The weekend has begun. Have some fun or get things done my friends. Rock on good people.
My lunch today at Tony’s in the Bluff View Art District. It is good stuff.