Hello from Typepad!
If you were around the old Back Porch, Tuesday September 14, before noon, you saw the post below.
I poured my heart and soul into this post. It was being received so well, then poof, it was gone.
Something happened, between noon and 1pm CDT, that caused Back Porch Musings to disappear.
I have set up a blog at Typepad’s free blog site. I am sure I will be upgrading, but I want to take time to decide which direction to go with the new look and options.
My new blog address is almost the same as the old.
I am going to make a concentrated effort to visit as many readers as possible, over the next few days, to get the word out.
I don’t know if the blogger issue will be resolved. I hope so, so that I can transfer my work.
I’ll cross that particular bridge when/if I come to it.
Fortunately I have composed in Windows Live Writer for awhile and have many posts stored there. That is how I was able to publish my original Tuesday post at Typepad.
I’ll see you soon, on a regular basis. Until then I would appreciate so much, if you will pass along the news.
Thanks and much love…
Bradford Pear Blossom
Monday morning, we made a quick trip to Wentzville MO, were J was having a blood draw at Quest Diagnostics. Nothing to worry about, we are making progress with the pesky Pro Time.
As I waited in the car, listening to the radio and reading, I glanced out the window and thought I was seeing things.
The parking lot, at Quest, is lined with Bradford Pear trees.
Normally, in our neck of the woods, Bradford Pear blooms in early Spring. This one appears to be confused.
I attracted attention, as I was getting a closer look and capturing a photo or two. The expressions on various faces didn’t deter me from my mission.
I wonder if folks were focused on the quirky little old white haired lady, with the camera, and missed the phenomena of a September blooming Bradford Pear; I hope not.
This fellow, not believing his eyes, moved in for a closer look at the tree and the photographer.
My camera is with me at all times. Not for possible blog opportunities, but rather the passion I have for photography. I had an interest in photography long before I began Back Porch Musings, in 2007. Because of Back Porch Musings, my interest grew. I hope the passion continues, when Back Porch Musings is a distant memory.
A carousel ride…
A few days ago I visited my cousin’s Facebook page and was absolutely delighted with a photo, I saw.
Sad to say, many times senior citizens are dismissed as confused and a tad quirky, if not downright loopy. I’m sure similar thoughts were going through the mind of at least one of the people watching me “dance” around the “confused” pear tree, clicking away with my trusty Canon.
My cousin’s 70th birthday is in December. I smiled when I saw the Facebook photo, taken while she rode a carousel. The photo’s title, 7 or 70.
I’m not sure, with my short chubby legs, I could climb upon a carousel horse. I might give it a try, for my 70th birthday in three years….or maybe sooner. Until then, I’ll enjoy the Camaro…another kind of carousel ride.
I continue to enjoy blogging and am amazed at the number on the Follow list. It was two years ago next month, when that list began to grow, not long after I added the Follow widget. I’ve never asked anyone to follow, the list just grew.
I think, at times, we are taken in by numbers and confused by the competitive nature that sometimes happens in the land of blog.
The advice of this little old white haired lady is to blog because you love it.
I completely understand having an interest in numbers if your business is connected with your blog. But if you are blogging as a hobby, forget about the numbers and competition. Someone somewhere is reading your blog and benefitting from your efforts, whether they stop by and tell you or not. You touch the lives of others, without being aware of doing so.
Relax, enjoy the process. I’ve always said, when the Back Porch becomes work, I’ll stop blogging. I’ve slowed down a time or two, when it began to feel like a job rather than a hobby. I’ve begun to do a few more posts, lately. It just happens. I don’t plan it. If a project, day trip or meal looks like it will work for the Back Porch, I’ll take some photos and put together a draft.
I believe a laid back approach to blogging works for me. Otherwise, blogging just might take over my life and I would miss out on confused pear trees and carousel rides.
Thanks to all who read Back Porch Musings. I truly appreciate your visits.
Thank you, also, for indulging this senior with her rambling little story of the confused tree and other things.