Category: Friends

WordPress is Amazing

I’ve been on WordPress less than a week and I can’t tell you how much I love WordPress. Things are so much easier to do here than on blogger. Here’s a few examples:

When I first moved over here I had a few issues. It was just getting used to the new way of doing things. The one thing I wanted to do was have all my awards on my menu bar. They just didn’t look right after I moved here, so I searched for creating a gallery. Here’s what I found: How to Create an Image Gallery in WordPress.

When I set up all these awards in blogger I did them one at a time after I resized each one of them. On WordPress you don’t have to do that. I saved all my awards on my desktop and then highlighted them and dumped them into my gallery, after choosing the thumbnail size. They started uploading until they were done. All 110 at the same time. I hit publish and I was done. I can do in a few minutes what took me hours in Blogger to do.

The commenting system is hands down miles ahead of Blogger commenting system.

The drag and drop photographs are amazing. It will fit into your post the right way without you having to resize. Just grab a corner and it will resize while maintaining proportions. So easy.

Word Press Support is fantastic.

There are plugins for tons of cool stuff.

I use Mr. Linky’s Magical Widgets. There is a plugin for that and I can set up my links from the bottom of my post. Don’t even have to visit Mr. Linky’s site. I really love that option.

All this and I’ve not even been here a week. Imagine what I’ll find out next week!

I should have moved here long ago.

If you use WordPress what do you love about this system?

Image Credits: Click on image.

Traveling Bells

Last Wednesday morning hubby and I packed the SUV and headed toward South Lake Tahoe to meet up with the Traveling Bells. They hail from Georgia and have traveled much of the world.

I’ve known Sandy since around 2006 (blogging buddy), and we met her and her husband on a Carnival Bloggers Cruise in February of 2011. When she told us they were going to be in South Lake Tahoe we were in.

We arrived at their Moho mid-afternoon and had a glass of champagne after some hugs and then I got to pet the kitties. Missy was more interested in napping, but KC loved being scratched. Both of them are adorable. We made plans for dinner at seven and hubby and I were off to Harrah’s to check in and get settled.

We met Dick and Sandy in the hotel lobby and went to the Forest Buffet on the 18th floor for dinner.

Image Credit: Click on Image

We spent a great deal of time catching up and then it was time for pictures and calling it a day. I’m so happy that we got to celebrate our birthdays by reconnecting with good friends. Blogging has been so wonderful for me because I’ve met so many bloggers. When you get to see each other again it’s even more special. Thanks for the birthday gifts and the wonderful dinner Dick and Sandy. We love you both.

Image Credit: Virtual Tahoe

Sunshine Blogger

I’ve not done an award here in a very long time. Jeanne Foguth of Purrseidon nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award on July 25th.  I think it’s high time I recognized this honor.  Thank you Jeanne.

The Rules:

Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.

Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.

Nominate 11 bloggers and add their links.

Notify the bloggers you included & keep the rules in your post.

And here are the questions she chose for her nominees:

Where would you live if you could live wherever you wished? Were I live right now.

What is your favorite holiday? I hate winter, but Christmas is my favorite holiday.

What is the top thing on your bucket list? Live until a ripe old age and be healthy doing so.

What is your favorite book? Every book is a favorite book.

What is your favorite movie? Oh there are so many.  How about The Shining.

If you could take your ideal vacation, where would you go? Kauai or St. Thomas.  I’d like to go the entire month of January please.

If you had three wishes, what would they be?

1.Get rid of all the lying politicians.
2.World peace.
3.Get rid of all terrorists domestic and foreign.

Do you speak more than one language, too? No unfortunately.  I’d like to speak French, German and Italian.

What is your favorite color? Pink, and more pink.

What’s your favorite way to relax? Reading a good book on the back of our boat.  Pure heaven.

What is your favorite treat? Ice cream. I adore ice cream.

I’m not going to do the last two sections of the rules, but if you want the award feel free to take the questions I have and post them and your answers on your site.