But first, I beg your patience a moment for a little word on housekeeping, if you please…
So wordpress has been posting ads on this site. Because I have a free platform, this happens. I know this. But until very recently, I hadn’t seen any ads here, and my response to them has been visceral, to say the least.
Blogger, also free, (and without all that nonsense) was my platform of choice for years. But I got myself trapped in an old template that was tricky to change without losing everything, (it’s just locked at the moment). And blogger has its limitations, I find.
So I’m wondering…
After a few months of using, I do find wordpress to be quite unwieldy, and the options for the free templates are limited. I already pay for my domain(s), and I don’t think what I do here justifies me buying more stuff. I mean, I’m not running a business from this space.
I see people using squarespace, and design platforms like it, which are supposedly simple, but I found them hair-pulling when I had a go. I like things to be ridiculously straight-forward in the design dept, because the sedentary nature of fiddling with design elements doth not sit well with my restless nature. Writing and scholarly activities may be sedentary, but to not quite the same degree. I move about a lot in my day, whereas if I’m sitting and doing geek stuff (sorry, pejorative there) on a pooter, I feel my impatience rise. Hours, days, months roll by, and I find myself in a kind of suspended animation, strewn with cobwebs, and not having drawn a breath. I have a thing about sitting for too long. Many a neurosis could be solved if one simply got off one’s backside for a bit.* But I won’t start on that one.
If you have any suggestions or recommendations, lovely reader, about what has worked for you, I would very much like to hear them.
I’ve been contemplating a different kind of blogging for a while now. So I’ve been experimenting with the delights of youtube, and posting videos. I’m yet to conquer the arcane mysteries of uploading videos in HDR (grrr). This video was filmed in HDR, but the quality is pretty poor as an upload. But there we go. Possibly best viewed on a phone, or similarly tiny screen. In fact, the definition is fine on a phone, but oh well.
But here’s a short video of me randomly pootling about with the Chook Ladies in my scruffy Autumn garden…you can tell I’m obsessed with keeping the chooks out of the Forbidden Zone.
*Just channelling my inner Katherine Hepburn. Who apparently liked to take early morning swims, even throughout Winter. I won’t go that far.