Saturday, December 19, 2009

Six Word Saturday - Long Time Away

Oh, I've missed 6 Word Saturday!

I miss this little blog too.

I long to write a haiku.

Snow sifts down from opaque sky.

Savoring memories made with family - Christmas

Cranberry French Toast for breakfast - Yum!

Okay, 6 Six Word Saturday statements will do. To read more, go see Cate at Show My Face

Sunday, April 26, 2009

An Old Post, Cheerleader Haiku and an Interview

Thank you all for the blog advice. I spent last week moving my food blog, Eat at Home to a new self hosted site. I learned a lot while doing it, because the tech stuff was over my head. But I managed to make the move and I'm pleased with it.

Another very cool thing happened last week that has to do with this blog. I got an email from Darcy at The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading. Darcy had been googling for cheerleader haikus and found an old post of mine here on Poetry and Hums. She asked if she could publish my haikus and also asked me to do an interview. You can read the interview here. It includes two haikus about bacon and a fictitious to-do list for Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice.

Darcy and Charity have a book coming out soon with the same title as the blog they run. Congrats to both of them on getting published!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Blog Advice, Do You Have Any For Me?

Mama Kat's workshop this week included a prompt to write some blog advice. I don't have a lot of blog advice, but I do have some questions that have been rattling around in my brain a while.

1. Why does Blogger sometimes add lots of space between paragraphs and sometimes scrunch things up with no space at all? No matter how I try to fix it, Blogger does what it wants.

2. I have two blogs; this one and Eat at Home. This is my fun blog. Eat at Home is fun too, but I'm also trying to build it up. Sometimes I'd like to get these two blogs together into just one, but they are so different. I'm not sure how I could do it that would make any sense.

3. Plus, I would need to get different templates with some navigation buttons at the top and I don't know how to do that.

4. Of course, I really would like a blog makeover with a custom header and logo. My quandry with doing this is wondering if it's really worth paying for. Should I invest real money in this bloggy thing? Would it pay off by growing Eat at Home?

5. What is up with the rss feed thing? I do not get this at all. I tried to put an option for people to subscribe to Eat at Home in rss (is that even how you say that?), but I don't know that it worked. I used feedburner. For a while, I could log into feedburner and it said I had no subscribers. Now I can't log in at all. I know that some people subscribe through a reader, because they've said they do.

6. And what does a blog look like in a reader? Can you see pictures? Pictures are a big part of Eat at Home, and sometimes this blog too.

7. And how do you count those people? Do they show up in statcounter? What about people who subscribe through email? Do they show up in statcounter?

8. I keep thinking about starting yet another blog - Peanut Butter Sandwich 365 - but does that just divide my traffic? When someone views my profile and sees 3 blogs, they'll probably just pick one to visit. Is it a good idea to have more than one blog if you're really trying to grow one of them?

9. Twitter - time sucker or useful tool?

I'm sure I have more questions, but now the fluff in my head is strained so I'll stop there. Anybody have any answers for me?

For more Mama Kat's workshop, probably even including real blog advice, visit her site here.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Superior Scribbler Award

Mrs. Scribe at Scholastic Scribe passed this award to me a few weeks ago. I repent for taking so long to post it and pass it on. Actually, I can't in good conscience repent, because that would mean I will not do it again and I can't promise promptness.

Here are the rules:
Of course, as with every Bloggy Award, there are A Few Rules. They are, forthwith:
Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.
Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we'll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!
Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

Now to pass this on to other bloggers. The award goes to:

1) Jenners at Find Your Next Book Here - Jenners has had some amazing interactions with authors recently that she has shared with those of us who read her blog. She also does interesting things with blog award rules - things I wish I had the imagination and lack of bloggyland guilt to do myself.

2) Weston Elliot at Wendword - for her amazing to-do lists for Carol Brady and Alice. Scroll down the the comments of the "Fictitious To-Do List" post to read it.

3) Jewell at Pink Ink - She's got cool quotes at the top of all her posts, that relate to the post. I'm impressed!

Okay, I guess I don't have too much bloggyland guilt, because I'm only passing this on to 3 people. They are all very cool bloggers though, so that makes up for it.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Six Word Saturday - This is What It's All About

For God so loves the world...

I know this isn't a springtime picture, but it reminds me that
No matter how hard and cold my circumstances are
No matter how frozen and far away my heart is
God's love for me remains
One breath from Him brings it all to Life again.

Happy Easter!

For more Six Word Saturday, visit Cate at Show My Face

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Scrabble Haiku

tiles drawn from bag
placed strategically on board
inner geek awake

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Six Word Saturday

Pack, drive, talk, eat, eat, talk

We're off to visit my parents and sister's family for the weekend. Talk will probably center around our upcoming beach trip together. And we'll eat. And eat. Mom made 2 cakes and 2 pies in addition to the meals she's going to serve. I made Coconut Macadamia ice cream and am packing it on dry ice to take with us. My dad loves that flavor and has trouble finding it, so I made it homemade for him.

For more Six Word Saturday fun visit Cate at Show My Face.