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Who, Me? Whine About Not Posting?

Once again I have let days elapse without making a blog post. The question now is can I make a Tired Tuesday Post without whining too much? I guess another question is how much whining is too much? If the answer is “any whining at all is too much,” I am in big trouble.

At the risk of whining too much (and sharing too much), I will share that I have been having a hard time doing much of anything these days. I make it to work. I manage to get one or two things done: a run, a load of laundry, a few fun things. But major and minor projects remain unfinished and un-worked-on. What the hell, me?

As I type this post (one letter at a time with the stylus on my Tablet), I am trying to have a conversation with “Ask the Expert” on WordPress. I am still hesitating on my upgrade and hope to get questions answered. So far I am not having much luck.

I am anxious to upgrade, because I keep wanting to share more pictures. However, I want to make sure the upgrade is right for me before I spend the money. Additionally, and perhaps more to the point, I worry that with my current lack of blogging reliability, it will not be worth the money to upgrade. Will the upgrade perhaps inspire me to return to my daily blogging ways? Can I take that chance?

I suppose I will take the leap soon and we will all see what the result will be. In the meantime, I am over 250 words. Let us not calculate how many of those were whining.

Claude Rains, Can You Help Me Now?

This is my third attempt at making a post tonight. I do not know if it is my Tablet or WordPress that is hampering me, but I hit the letters with the stylus, and sometimes nothing happens. It is very frustrating. In fact, I find it (wait for it) Monstrous! Yes! That brings us to Monstrous Monday.

A common sentiment, to be sure.

I still have not upgraded my WordPress site so cannot upload new photos. However, since I often rely on my Media Library for Monstrous Monday, I feel comfortable in doing so today. Full disclosure: I was disinclined to post at all. Then I said to myself, Am I a blogger or am I not a blogger? Since I wanted the answer to be “am,” I am posting.

I kind of know how he feels.

I might argue, although I am no hand at argument, that without the ability to upload new pictures, I am trying to function with my right arm cut off. It might be overly dramatic to make such an argument, but when has that ever stopped me?

The picture, by the way, is from The Brain That Wouldn’t Die. I know, it is not a picture of a monster, but it does show the monster’s handiwork. I felt free to stretch a point.

So poised. So suave.

If I had failed to post at all, I could be like the Invisible Man. I guess Claude Rains and I do not really have that much in common, even if I do stretch a point.

However, I see I have babbled myself over 250 words, and my one-letter-stylus-typing seems to be working all right. Score! I’ll work on getting that upgrade and try for another post on Tired Tuesday. Thank you for staying tuned.

Is An Upgrade In My Future?

So I went to make a blog post Sunday, after missing two days in a row, when I hid a kind of a major snag. It seems I have used up all the storage space for photos. I tried to free up space by deleting from my Media Library but quickly discovered that when I delete from the Library, it also deletes from the post it was used in. Crap!

The upshot is that after over ten years of blogging for free, I must finally upgrade and pay for the privilege. My alternative is to return to a picture-less blog, as I had for years before I figured out how to add pictures. I guess a second alternative is to stop blogging altogether, which some would consider no great loss to the blogosphere (I would say, “You know who you are,” but why would such a detractor have read this far?). I reject those alternatives. I like writing a blog and I like including pictures. So here we are.

I see that there are other advantages to this upgrade, but being as tech unsavvy (untechsavvy?), I probably will not know how to use most of them. Additionally, I am not sure I want them all. Subscriber only content? Do I want to be all that exclusive? How do you get subscribers, anyways? These are questions for the future. I am not hung up on answering all questions immediately.

So I guess this is an interim post, till I accomplish the upgrade and get back to blogging with pictures. Well, maybe one more post of words only. There was a topic I wanted to discuss… but that is a post for later today. Or early tomorrow morning. As always, I hope you’ll stay tuned.