Updates: Apr 24-30

This week, Brian and I launched our website, officially!  No more WordPress hanging over my head – I have complete power, muahahahaha… ahem.  I’m sorry for the lost comments and subscribers – I had a hard time importing the site and resorted to good old copy and paste.  I still have to go back and try to import it properly as well as pull over some posts that seemed to have disappeared in the process of moving.  I appreciate everyone who’s come on board with the new site though.  Thank you so much for your support!

Meanwhile, Ending the Grind posted a guest blog courtesy of yours truly.  Please check it out   🙂

Non self aggrandizing links this week:

  • Cereal is one of the most expensive things you can eat for breakfast.  And it’s only a small “part of a complete breakfast”.  I like having warm breakfasts but I understand that a lot of people like the convenience of dry cereal.  The Kitchn combines the best of both worlds, suggesting that people make a large batch of oatmeal once a week and store meal-sized amounts in jars, ready to be re-heated.  Add some frozen or dried fruit, honey or milk and you’re good to go.
  • I do a lot of freelancing and one of things that bugs me is trying to work with passionate people who don’t know what they’re doing.  They have a great idea for a website and they want writers to produce content, but they don’t know how to be an editor and they don’t want to hire an editor.  As a result, I often end up biting my tongue when they just don’t understand my suggestions or they insist on following outdated “rules”.  In contrast, some sites that I work with have brilliant editors who make my writing better.  Do what you love, but recognize when you’re getting out of your league.
  • I liked this post from Sierra Black on Get Rich Slowly.  She talks about making priorities for spending money and getting by without fixing things like a broken shower or replacing kitchen gadgets – not because she can’t but because she’d rather put the money elsewhere.  I have often felt the same way about many things – for the longest time, Brian and I used a fork because we didn’t want to buy a whisk for the 4-5 times a year we’d need it.  Eventually we got a whisk (for free) and then a few years later, electric beaters (for almost free).

All for now – back to trying to wrap my head around website formatting goodness.

 

 

 

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