A Striking, Very Blue New Look For The Tony Burgess Blog #wordpress

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As seen on the Chrome OS Browser

The blog is now using the Sela Theme which is very versatile and easy to read. When you visit you see it looks more like a homepage with a very cool look to it. At the bottom of the front page are my most recent articles, my best articles by visitation and a slideshow of what you can expect visually here. The menu can take you to any of the sites pages and other features. I customized the sites cascading style sheet to create a striking dark blue look with white font to make it stand out.

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As seen on the Google Chrome Browser on a Google Pixel XL Phone

This is what you will see when you visit the site on your phone’s browser. The theme is adaptive and looks good not only on desktop but mobile too. On the phone it has the feel of an app which is nice. You can still find everything easily on your mobile phone.

Seasonally its good to change things up to keep things fresh and interesting. The key is to keep it readable and easy to use. Thank you for continuing to connect with me through my blog. Your friendship and support is appreciated as always.

Saying Farewell To Blogging

Don’t worry, I am not going anywhere but some folks choose to walk away from blogging or other things they love for various reasons. Sometimes it’s the need to do something new or to have a fresh start. Trust me I understand that. But I encourage people to think hard about doing that.

Making connections with people from all over the world is one of the reasons I stay on WordPress.com and the fact they do the behind the scenes stuff.

Blogging is an exchange of ideas and the telling of one’s story in real time and I really like that part of the whole thing. Deleting your blog takes courage and it’s sad when someone does it. So as I always say keep on blogging about everything and anything that you see in life and that inspires you. Also keep it fun and enjoy the process.

Daily Prompt – Word Of The Day: Blossom

There is an old saying blossom where you are planted and for many that advice has served them well. It has served me well in some cases. People like plants need air, soil, water and sunlight in a matter of speaking in order to grow. Sometimes people need transplanting to a bigger pot in order grow more but often staying put can benefit you and the community you live in. Many people have found family, friends and connection being where they are and if one can find that it’s a true blessing.

Blossom was also a TV show starring Mayim Bialik from 1991 to 1995.

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Fellow Bloggers You Are My Friends

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There aren’t many people who follow my blog I have met in person. However I consider you friends for a reason in that you are interested in me as a person and as a fellow blogger. Our bond is in living and blogging. It doesn’t matter if we ever meet in person although it would be cool.

I find you all to be quality people who like me have something to say and things in our worlds to share. That is what makes this whole thing special. These blogs I follow don’t write themselves because there is a human being creating and curating and writing important works that are snapshots of time and space and place in their own lives. The same can be said for many who I follow on Twitter and Instagram.

So good people thank you for your support as of late. It is very much appreciated. As I always say, be the star of your own blog and keep on blogging.

Grace and peace and love!

Throwback Five Years #TBT

In searching for a Throwback Thursday picture in my photo collection I saw how much has changed in the past five years. Things have come and gone. People have come and gone. Pretty remarkable things have happened. I used to be way more involved with stuff but now I’m not. My spiritual home has changed too.

A lot can happen in five minutes and five hours and five days and five months and five years. Something about five years that can inform you that you are different but that’s OK. Life is meant to be like this but with change comes some adjustment and the ability to cope.

We will all have moments in time when the here and now doesn’t look like it did then.

Un-following Blogs

Screenshot from 2018-06-25 18-07-46Today I went through quite a few blogs and decided to un-follow some inactive sites. This was nothing personal but just a function of housekeeping and freeing up space for active bloggers.

My criterion was if they haven’t blogged in 3 months or more I un-followed them. If you are like me you see a cool blogger and wanna follow them but sometimes it can be way to many blogs to look at and to manage.

I understand that it can go both ways and someone would be ready to kick me to the curb and that is fair. I pretty much blog every day and multiple times a day so there have been people who have said they can’t keep up. It’s all good. Thanks to each of you who follow me and who make blogging an important part of your daily ritual. Keep on blogging!