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A Number Of Blogging Options

Just this evening I was thinking how much the WordPress system has come along since its inception in 2003. (Has it really been around THAT long).  I guess so, as I started up my first blog about then, and I quickly decided on WordPress. Back then, it was pretty much just blogging software, but it’s matured into a full featured CMS since then.

Now, when it comes to actually writing a blog, I truly have a number of options. I can, of course, blog via the built-in interface of the blog.  I can also blog third party software, such as MarsEdit on my Mac; from the iOS WordPress app on my iPhone or iPad; from the WordPress.com site (the option I am using right now). What this means is that I can pretty much blog from anywhere, although I have to admit that for a longer post with plenty of text, I would rather be at a desktop or laptop machine with a regular keyboard than trying to type several hundred words on a phone keyboard, even with Swype style input installed.

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I realise that for many people having a personal blog has fallen by the wayside, with the advent of social media. After all, you can interact with friends and family using Facebook, and pretty much everyone know where to find it, and it’s easy to use, even for the dedicated NON-Geeks out there.

Still, I do enjoy blogging on my own site, and I can pretty much input whatever I want without any censorship if I so desire; not that I really output anything particularly controversial. Well, not yet anyway.

img_2113I can, and do, link my posts to Social Media, and chances are that you’re reading this having come from Facebook or Twitter. If you have, or even if you haven’t, please consider leaving a comment here before you go. I’ll even reply to you if you wish. Thanks for dropping by, and do come back again soon!




Thursday’s Words

I had a really good night’s sleep for a change. I often have trouble sleeping, and even getting to sleep. Then quite often, I’ll wake up at some ungodly hour and then end up lying there in the dark unable to drop off again for a couple of hours or more. Of course, that can leave me feeling tired and drained the next day, which is no fun if I’ve got work or some errands to do.

I tucked into some yogurt for breakfast, and some chia seed bread and ham. I also made some of that for my sandwiches for work today, adding some sliced tomatoes and coleslaw.

I really enjoy the warm weather we’ve had, but I do find that I’m drinking a lot more water. Of course, that’s no bad thing. I don’t drink soda or any of that ghastly flavored water, and I can’t make tea and coffee most of the time when I’m at work, so I drink two or three bottles of water,  that’s three or four pints.

It's MeAfter work today I had another delicious bowl of the chicken bog that Kathy made yesterday as she had made far too much to eat in one sitting!

I also bought some grapes on the way home, and I managed to eat half of them already.

I’ll have a nice cup of rooibus tea to finish off with after I’ve finished this blog post, and then I’ll probably call it a night before much longer.

It’s Been A While

I’m as guilty as the next person.  I mean to post in a blog regularly and I do for a short time, and then it gets neglected.

Whats been occurring?

A few months ago, I had the opportunity  to buy a secondhand iPad Mini 2 for a good price so I did. It’s been a real useful addition too. I like the size; quite frankly my Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 is too big to chuck in a car at pocket and carry around everywhere.

Then the PC died. I’d been running Windows 10 Technical Preview on it for the best part of a year, and it was certainly better than Windows 8, but it was still prone to annoying slowdowns and lock ups.

AppleI decided to go for a Mac instead. My current budget wouldn’t stretch to a Mac Pro, and as I already had a decent  Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse and a widescreen monitor only a few months old, a Mac Mini fitted the bill just right.

As I had my data on external drives and in the cloud, set up was a doddle, and I was up and running in no time.  Of course, when you’re running software, the Operating System should really just be there in the background taking care of everything and OS X does just that. None of those hang ups or slowdowns either. I’m happy with the switch, and perhaps a new iPhone might logically complete this change to a new ecosystem.

I’ve actually been writing this post on my iPad Mini. I’d be the first to say I’d rather be using a full size keyboard, but the experience hasn’t been too bad. Better than blogging anything more than a couple of sentences from a smartphone!