Daily Archives: February 1, 2008

Do you like it

There is nothing better than friends coming to visit. Blogging friends are so much better. They come when you are ready to receive them, stay for as long as you wish and leave no mess behind for you to clear up.

Blogging friends won’t be aware of the six inches of dust everywhere, the fact you are still in your pyjamas with hair that looks like your fingers are stuck in the electric socket!

Now don’t start thinking that is how I am every day. I would hate to give you a fright, so I am titivated and elegant with not a hair out of place. Please don’t ask, I have no webcam. My beauty might blind you…

Now where were we…

Talking about my blogging friends. Once I have cleared up each morning, I like to pour a proper cup of coffee, pull up a chair and invite my virtual friends into my living room. I listen read what they have to say and then reply add my comments.

In a previous life (last year) Grannymar happily blogged away at Oldbones which was housed with Blogger.com. I we Elly suggested it was time to make a move to WordPress, so here I landed. Now you have to understand that my life is a series of “Mum try this!” or “Mum you need to install that!” It might be a verbal message by phone, a link by IM or an email. Don’t tell her I said it, but she is usually right!

So I use Firefox. Audacity, Levelator (thanks to Conn) and Windows Live Writer that I found myself and installed – I like it! The latest tekkie thing is something called Open ID. I was frustrated trying to leave comments on Blogs using Blogger. They seemed to want to control the world and insisted in giving the punters a Blogger ID.

Now this Open ID worked well to begin with, but now I find a problem with the first comment I leave in the day. I write my gem of literature, click on ID window and make sure my correct info is there, then hit publish and the whole thing explodes! Well to be correct I get a large blank page with a Google 400 Banner. It is a real slap on the knuckles to a little old lady like me. Anyone would think I was planting porn. I click on the back button and not alone is the comments box gone AWOL but the whole blog has gone as well. Now I have to remember to save that first nugget of wisdom until I am sure it has wound its way across the ether.

Am I the only one this happens to? What am I doing wrong?


Something rattled my cage this morning and poor Elly had to listen to me ranting on about it. I will share one quote I made, so you might understand how cross I was:

The F-ing Twenty Majors have only one round the houses number printed, and with all the 57 options there is nowhere to complain!

More strong coffee is called for…. on my way to the kitchen I discover a sideways flying bird has left a load of bird flu all down my dining room window! Ugh!

Should I go back to bed?


I’ll go visit some Bloggers instead.