Excuse the Mess – Blogger vs. WordPress

I’ve been debating on switching this site from Blogger to WordPress for the past week or so. After years of relying on WordPress to display a more advanced blog / website (I have several other blogs), I found a base Blogger template and even though I believe it’s deprecated (not supported by the author), I like it.

After installing the code in Blogger, I’ve come to the realization that I will need to tweak some of the CSS and HTML code. Fortunately, I’ve learned enough CSS and HTML coding to do so. I cannot tell you how relieving this is. On ALL of my other sites, past and present, I’ve spent far too much time toying with the aesthetics, the widgets, the plugins, etc. for WordPress and not near enough actual posting.

When I write a blog on Blogger, I actually find that I get MORE traffic, despite what people have said in the past. Not to mention the fact that I get a lot more blogging done. Maybe the difference is that I’m actually posting. For someone who has an extremely short attention span, I believe Blogger is the best blog platform for me.

The good news is that you likely won’t stumble upon this post while the site is under construction. Then again, like I said I seem to get more traffic on Blogger (especially when I blog about blogging), so I could be wrong. If you do arrive here while we’re tweaking the code, please excuse our mess. Basically, the only thing in tact right now are the posts. The menus, sidebar, header, footer, fonts, etc. all need to be adjusted.

Hang in there! The posts will keep coming during the construction.

Our Living Situation

We’re together all the time. We work together, but in different departments and we stay together 86% of the time. During the week, we stay at my apartment where my residency is required for my son to attend an amazing high school. On the weekends, we stay at Mr. Vine’s apartment so we can hit the pool or just veg out. The pool at his place gets much better sun coverage. I suspect that will change during the winter since we both far more prefer warm (HOT) weather. My apartment has a fireplace and his does not. Mr. Vines usually goes back to his place on Wednesday nights for some rest and relaxation. I thought for sure he would immediately hit the game console, but he told me he actually soaks in the garden tub and reads, then he hits the recliner and reads. I don’t blame him. I don’t have garden tubs in my apartment. That’s one requirement we’ll have for our future home. Continue reading

We are Quitting Smoking!

One of the things that brought Mr. Vines and I together was a long conversation of our goals and dreams. We share so many common goals and dreams. In fact, all of the goals that I’ve wanted to accomplish for so long are the goals that we had discussed. Our first discussion was months ago. Since then, we’ve casually brought up quitting smoking at least a dozen times. Continue reading