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On Birthdays, Blogs, and Books

On Birthdays, Blogs, and Books

The big kids started school two weeks ago and I have been neck-deep in computer world ever since. Okay, maybe that’s not completely accurate.

I partied hard over the last two weekends, even squeezing in a trip to Kalahari.
The kids at Kalahari!
And today is Evangeline’s third birthday, so I’m baking a cake and doing other fun birthday preparation!
Three years old. I do not have a baby anymore. I’m feeling a little melancholy about that today . . . but also looking forward to never buying diapers again.
Soon.
I hope.
But MOST of my work time (which is limited, due to aforementioned three-year-old) has been spent neck-deep in computer world.
Several years ago, I considered having my website designed by a professional. I wanted it to be aesthetically appealing and user-friendly. I ultimately decided to stick with Blogger, using my own domain name. Blogger was familiar. It was free. It was good enough for my purposes at the time.
Now Blogger has failed me. 
Since January, I have not been able to reply to comments on my posts. Ridiculous. I can’t find a solution and I’m succumbing to the temptation to make my website look pretty. I’ve seen some beautiful WordPress.org sites, so I have decided to make the switch. I bought hosting. I installed WordPress. And I began pulling my hair out! 
I am a writer! I don’t want to spend hours figuring out how to customize a theme for my blog. I thought WordPress was supposed to be easy to use, but I am struggling! I’m sure this has something to do with that saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks!” Well, I contend that you can, but it’s not easy. This old dog is used to Blogger and the new tricks are going to take some time to learn. In addition to figuring out WordPress, I’ve been reading or listening to tutorials on migrating my blog from Blogger. This is what I love to do with my time.
Did you catch the sarcasm in that?
I want to spend my time writing my new book! I think I mentioned my current Work-in-Progress briefly in another post. I’m going back to the 19th century again.
Not to Sidney. Not yet. Patience, my friends. The sequel will come.
I am writing a prequel about one of the other characters from One Traveler. Only a select few know who my protagonist is in this book. I’m going to run a giveaway soon for those of you want to take a guess!

In my spare time, I will be working on a new website design. Which I will unveil . . . eventually.
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