Put down your phone for one bloody second!

“One minute we are all just right there with each other and the next minute we are not connecting with each other but are connecting with people everywhere…but in this room.”

What happened to the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. I mean what do they even call this? The Ten’s, the Twelve’s or do they just say Twenty’s for Twenty Twelve? We just aren’t chill anymore. The cool is lost but I’m not even sure anyone noticed and if they did I don’t think anyone really cares.

Enter. My daughters world. (She worked really hard this past year to graduate high school top of her class with an associates degree.)

Now it is mid summer….Act One.

WordPress or Blogger?

I use WordPress and Blogspot for different blogs. I started with blogger but wanted a self-hosted blog so did my next blog on WordPress.

I use WordPress and Blogspot for different blogs. I started with blogger but wanted  a self-hosted blog so did my next blog on WordPress.

My mother, out of the blue, got Gullian Barret Syndrome. She is a 72-year-old woman who went from playing tennis 4 days a week to being in the hospital for over a month in excruciating pain that took weeks to diagnose. My sister was sending these very lengthy email updates every few days to all her friends. I had heard of blogs but did not really know what they were. I was wondering if this would be a good way to tell my mother’s story to a wide array of people. I know it is a rare disease but it seemed like everyone we told said they knew someone who had been diagnosed with this but they knew nothing of it. I love to write and figured I needed a way to channel my frustration in a productive way, so voila, I started a blog.

This process all started in December 2008.

I went to Dictionary.com to see what it had to say.

Definition of blog: an online diary; a personal chronological log of thoughts published on a Web page; also called Weblog.

Example: Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author.

Then I found a site that teaches basic blogging for free then more advanced blogging for a fee. I would refer you to it but I just spent the last 15 min looking for it and it is no longer there. I only did the free part because I was itching to start. Patience is not my virtue.