As I noted here, I’ve been having trouble leaving comments at other WP.com blogs. This makes it very hard to join the community. So I’ve switched to self-hosted WP. Come on over and say hi at my new blog; hopefully I’ll be able to comment on yours now, too!
I haven’t been here at WordPress.com for all that long, and I don’t think I’ll stick around.
I’ve found that when I comment at someone else’s blog, my comment disappears. This has happened several times, and it’s very disheartening, because I like to respond to thoughtful prose with thoughtful comments, and it’s hard to recreate what I commented after it disappears.
It’s too bad, because I like the rest of WP.com. But I’m no techie, so I think I will look into other options before long, because blogging is no fun when you can’t form community with others.
When I moved my blog to WordPress.com from Blogger, I had all sorts of plans for the theme I found, including lots of photos. Of course, that meant I had to take the time to find appropriate photos. Since then, I’ve learned I just don’t have the time for that.
Life is keeping me busy. Writing another book is keeping me busy. I have to acknowledge this and deal with it. Changing my blog’s theme is one way of doing so.
In life, sometimes you have to declutter. Not just your home, but your activities. I’ve dropped a few activities because there doesn’t seem to be enough time to do things well. My book comes before the blog, but I hate to give up blogging. So I’ll just make blogging simpler. Hope you don’t mind the lack of photos…sometimes I think people have too many photos on their sites, so maybe I’m adding balance by having a mostly photo-free blog.