Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Before I started my photo blog (which uses wordpress as a platform) I thought about switching, but couldn't think of a reason to.

Now that I've had experience with both I'm sorely tempted to switch all three of my other blogs over to wordpress.  And since I've already paid for a hosting site I think I can change the other's addresses to dotcom's.  Which I would like.  What I'm worried about is that people may not be able to find my blog when I change the address.  AND can I keep all of my posts?  Or is it like starting a new one all over again?

One of the biggest push's to change is how blogger resizes the image for me.  And when I've already done that it makes the image super pixely and grainy.  I love my pictures and I want them to be as crisp on my blog as they are in my editing software.

I haven't decided 100% for it or not.  I'm definitly over 50% for it.  Maybe even 77% for it.  The other is just the time it will take and if I'll loose readers and... and... you know.  All that.  Oh, and can I make it private?  For my daughters blog?  Which, by the way, I have been vigorously updating.  Trying to catch up.

Here is an example of the picture problem.
Not resized

Can you tell a difference?  I thought I could...  Another thing is the upload time.  It takes FOREVER to upload a non-resized image.  And only a minute or less to upload a resized one. 

Thoughts?  Opinions?  Experiences with this? 

Monday, September 6, 2010

I Get It

I usually have the T.V. on Nick J.R. just playing away and Nae just plays on the floor and watches occasionally.  And I can tell which shows she really likes.  Dora is number one.  She's fascinated by Yo Gabba Gabba and really likes The Backyardigans.  I think it's cute that she squeals at the T.V. every time the backpack song from Dora comes on.  And she dances.  It looks like a shimmy and it makes me smile or laugh every time. 

We were downstairs and she was going through my stuff next to my desk and the Nickelodeon mega music fest comes on.  The first person on is Dora.  I said, "Naomi, Dora's on!"  And she looked at me - the T.V. is on the other side of the desk so she couldn't see it.  I picked her up and turned her to the T.V.  Then it switched to Go Diego Go or The Backyardigans - I don't know.  But she squealed and was glued to the T.V. smiling.  They were singing Black Eyed Peas and so we got up and danced and she was so happy.  And I had tears come to my eyes because she was so happy!  And I realized, I get it. 

I get why parents wake up at 3 a.m. on black Friday to get their kid Tickle Me Elmo.  Or sit at the computer and the second the clock strikes 12 they are clicking away to buy Hannah Montana tickets.  Or whatever it is. 

It makes her so happy!  Such a simple silly thing to us, but whenever Dora is on T.V. she is smiling and making happy noises and talking and squealing.  I guess I adore the girl.  I probably wont buy her any Dora paraphernalia any time soon.  And probably wont pay hundreds for her to go to a concert.  But for now, I think I get it.