Let me count the ways …
Have I said how much I love WordPress so far? Well just in case I haven’t, here are a few reasons why:
- Tags – love the option to add labels to posts, eg Photo Hunts (although I keep forgetting to do it, and have to edit the post afterwards)
- Having automatic comment spam filters – no need to use word verification (although it seems to keep treating one poster as spam hmmm)
- Having email addresses and blog URL details on the comments posts sent to me via email (no having to click onto the blog entry to work out which person left the comment as there are 6 blog readers called Cathy, for example)
- Having a “create new post” at the top of your blog, without having to go into Dashboard first
- When you have more than one blog you just hover over the Dashboard link and a drop-down menu appears to choose which blog … no confusing messy Dashboard pages where you have to hunt to find what you’re looking for
- Placing your cursor over a hyperlink shows a snapshot of the actual webpage! (LOVE that!!!)
- Anyone can comment – you don’t have to open a Google account (!)
- Pages – gotta love those little tabs, rather than having to create a post and link in the sidebars
- Easily adaptable ‘widgets’ for the sidebars for adding text and photos etc
- More options for uploading photos within a post (although I still haven’t explored all that fully yet), in regard to layout etc … very very simple to use
- Simplicity of adding a graphic to personalise the header bar (on some templates only, though)
- Auto saving facility of drafts, especially the “save and continue editing” option, so you remain on the same screen after saving
- Very user-friendly interface in the Dashboard
The only downside I can think of right now is the choice of templates, and that you can’t manipulate the codings – for example, I really don’t like the font size and style of this template, but I can’t actually change it … eventually, though, I think I’ll pay for the CSS upgrade so I can manipulate the info to something that I prefer … but I’ll have to wait until I’ve got more time on my hands for that, which will be at least until after Easter, as my CA Wells pre-work will be arriving any day now. I still need to re-work my tags, though … I didn’t really plan them when I started and the list has been gradually evolving – I want to re-do the list at some stage (and, when I have nothing better to do) … one day 😉
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You are The Star
Hope, expectation, Bright promises.
The Star is one of the great cards of faith, dreams realised
The Star is a card that looks to the future. It does not predict any immediate or powerful change, but it does predict hope and healing. This card suggests clarity of vision, spiritual insight. And, most importantly, that unexpected help will be coming, with water to quench your thirst, with a guiding light to the future. They might say you’re a dreamer, but you’re not the only one.
What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.
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And, finally, a Movie Meme that I pinched from Melli … (‘cos movies are my other great passion other than stitching)
(1) What’s your favourite movie genre?
I can’t decide between action and comedy as my absolute favourites … but especially love it when they’re combined, eg I adore the Lethal Weapon series for that reason.
(2) Name Ten Films you’d recommend to friends?
Crikey, I might be struggling to do this one, but here goes:
- Lord of the Rings Trilogy
- Love Actually
- Remember the Titans
- 50 First Dates
- Sleepless in Seattle
- The Green Mile
- Bridget Jones’ Diary (1&2)
- Men of Honor
- Dead Poet’s Society
(3) Do you ever watch a movie simply because of the actor in it? If so, who?
Yes, I’ve been known to do this – Cuba Gooding Jr, Mel Gibson, to name just a couple.
(4) If a movie you’re planning on seeing is based on a book, do you read the book? Are you generally disappointed with one or the other?
I usually prefer to read the book first, but then I’m always comparing it to the movie, and the movie always falls short – take the Power of One as an example … the mother is dead in one, and alive in the other, and there’s a love interest in the movie that sure as heck wasn’t in the first book … I hated that movie! I would have been better off watching the movie first in that case. I’m currently trying to decide whether to read the DaVinci Code before seeing the DVD, but not sure which to do first …
(5) If you’ve ever watched a movie based on a true story, have you ever then looked to see how closely the movie followed the actual events?
The only time I’ve been really keen to find out the ‘true’ story of history is after watching Braveheart (I was in Scotland at the time) – I was fascinated by the relationship between William Wallis and the Queen, and wondered if it was all hogs-wash … but usually I just sit back and enjoy the ride of the movie for its general entertaining qualities.
(6) Do you ever watch Indie movies or do you stick with only the main stream?
I can’t say whether I’ve seen an independent movie or not – I can’t say I take much notice, but probably main stream would be the norm for me, I guess.
(7) Do you collect the movies on DVD that you’ve really enjoyed to watch again?
You betcha! I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen some of my DVD’s – stitching and DVD’s is the world’s most perfect partnership for me! I regularly add to my DVD collection when they’re on sale (I rarely buy them when they’re full price).
(8) What is the last film you went to see in a Theatre? Did you enjoy it or were you disappointed?
Pirates of the Caribbean 2 – I really enjoyed it … not so much as the first one, but enjoyed it just the same. And it will definitely be added to the DVD collection once it’s been around for a while longer 😉 Before that it was probably National Treasure, which I also loved. When Mum arrives I’m going to take her to see Night at the Museum … time will tell how much we enjoy it …