Daily Necessities of Life – and Coffee Helps Too
Everyone who says setting up a blog is a snap is an idiot. Or a liar. Or just just looking to impress you.
It’s just not true.
Ok, maybe it is easy for some. But NOT FOR ME!!!!!!! Mostly because I am two things: incredibly indecisive and a human computer virus – computers are hard!
After thinking about it and listening to friends encourage me to start a blog, I actually registered this blog name on WordPress in April of 2014. That’s when the panic set it.
First, it was about the blog name. I spent the next eight months mulling over three or four variations and polling friends in person and on social media. The funny thing is, I chose the one I originally started with and ignored what they said anyway.
It was last night, December 30, 2014, when I decided on the name. Then I went in to panic overdrive over if I should stay with my freebie on WordPress.com or upgrade for just under $100. There is also the option of staying with the free thing and paying for a better template/theme (I’ll go in to more detail on that in a bit). Or, I could really go for the gold and switch to WordPress.org. For this decision, I blew off my actual friends and went to my “peers” on LinkedIn. I made the decision to go cheap for now. Once one hundred of you are following me (whatever in the hell that means), I will upgrade to something or another. TBD. Stay tuned.
Back to choosing a theme/template. OMG that was by far the hardest for me. It gave me a headache that could only be cured with peppermint and wine. I started by looking at other blogs and crying because I couldn’t figure out how they did that with their awesome banners and pretty fonts (I’m writing that with my bitchy-whiny voice in my head). I hate them all now, by the way. I will still read them, but I hate them. Wellburtin may have helped. I wonder if my doctor would accept, “I started a blog,” as a reason to prescribe me Wellbutrin.
Now, if you know me, you know I LOVE WINE! I really do. (Stay with me, it will call come together soon). Until I learned about wine for real, I used to choose wine based on which bottles had the cutest labels (ok, sometimes I still do that). Anyway, that was my first approach to a template – I went with the ones with the most compelling names, and that was stupid. STUPID. First, the ones with cool names were ugly – or dumb – or whatever. Then I just started getting overwhelmed. Let me give you some examples of template names:
Come to think of it. Those friends who encouraged me to start this blog may have just been doing it in hopes it would shut me up at Zumba class. Well, too bad, biotches! I expect each and every one of you to read every post. In fact, I will require surprise on-the-spot reviews, and I will grade them! Ok, I won’t actually grade them, but I will give feedback about your feedback. BUCKLE UP!
So, here we are with what I chose. Hopefully, by the time I publish this, there will be an awesome original drawing by my 12-year-old, Callie, in the top left. I want to stress that she just turned twelve last month. Look at the drawing and be impressed. It’s ok to gush over it because it’s not your own kid. It cost me three new Copic Markers (some fancy drawing stuff) to get her to do it. Hopefully, she will draw me a series that I will rotate on a very irregular basis. Yes, she drew red wine in a white wine glass, but let me remind you all that SHE’S TWELVE! I’m glad she doesn’t know the difference.
While we were at Michaels (or was it Hobby Lobby?) buying her markers, I bought myself the adorably awesome wine glass in the picture you see at the top. Don’t you love how it matches my outfit? And my eyes? I am drinking out of it right now. BLISS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here’s a few more things you can expect from me and my blog (and remember that I expect YOU to read it religiously):
So that’s it for now. I wish I had a brilliantly funny yet light way of signing off. Maybe that will come to me one day when I’m doing my hair. That’s when I have my best ideas — but that is a whole nother blog post.