Friday I was all in alarm about Blogger not working with IE. Alarmed doesn’t cut it. I was upset. So upset, I went as far to create a WordPress blog. I did not like the idea Google was trying to force their browser on Blogger bloggers. Chrome has had known security issues. This is why we never tried it. Security is a big, big deal with us, and we aren’t about to give anything a try if we feel this could be a problem.
Remember, I’m paranoid. Hey, I’d rather be paranoid than sorry later when I learn of my computer’s vulnerability. I spent much of Friday afternoon getting my feet wet with WordPress. It’s really different from Blogger, but having some knowledge of how things work helped. It’s too early to form an opinion on the pros and cons of WordPress vs Blogger.
I’m not ready to jump ship completely from Blogger to WordPress, but I do have a new blog (not visible at this time) waiting in the wings should I decide I’m fed up with all of these changes Blogger and Google keep pulling out.
The good news is, IE is working with Blogger for now. This may all change tomorrow, next week, or months from now. As long as I can access Blogger with Firefox then I’m good. From the comments left about my issues on Friday, I was actually surprised most of you already use Firefox. The one thing I noticed how IE and Firefox’s performs, is the way they handle Blogger’s new upgrade. Firefox doesn’t lag or pause as often while creating your post like IE.
Browsers are really crazy things. Well, the browsers aren’t. It’s the designers. They keep implementing too many updates and most businesses can’t keep up with the changes. They are less equipped to deal with this than we are. Case in point, our bank’s system now has hiccups. Most features work well, but then there are some services I can’t access through IE and I have to use Firefox to get around these problems. It’s really frustrating.
Okay, the frustrations I can deal with most of the time. What I think about is someone who is less computer savvy, you know, someone like my parents. It will only make their computer experience a bother, NOT a convenience. Program developers need to put on their thinking caps before unsettling people’s lives nerves. Our bank still hasn’t gotten their system upgraded for all services online to work with IE. This has been a problem for several months already. I just wonder, how long it will take them to get on board with IE’s upgrades? I guess it doesn’t matter because as soon as they do, then there will be more updates to throw their system into the stone age.
Your opinion…Frankly, I don’t know if this will go anywhere or not. I finally…talk about procrastination…got my PR Friendly page set up. This is where I need your opinion. Would you mind reading it over to see what your thoughts are. I appreciate all suggestions given!
The next step…I presume now that I’m a PR Friendly blog is to find sponsors. If I’m honest, and well…you know I always want to be honest with you, my readers, then I’m a bit nervous and excited at the same time here. I consider myself up for this new challenge, though and am raring to go.
One thing I’m trying to figure out is button and banner ads. If you have the advertise here button on your blog, can you tell me how you did this? I have place one on, but it’s really just a picture from the web I loaded into that slot. I’m sure there is a better way to do this. Any simple tutorials would be a plus about now, if you’d like to share them.
By the way, have you noticed some of the layout changes I’ve made to my blog? I’m just trying to find the right look. Do you think the font is too small? Input, I need input! Tell me what you think, ‘k?
Does this commercial annoy anyone other than me?
The husband says, “Fiber makes me sad.” I’m like, dude, if you don’t have enough fiber in your diet, then you’ll be more than sad.
Speaking of fiber, do you know what your daily recommendation should be? You can get calculate yours at HealthCalculator.org. My daily intake is 20 grams. That’s a lot!
DD#2 & her husband are in the house market. This is an excellent move for a young couple to invest their money into. I know you’re getting a place to live when you rent, but you never have anything in the end to say, “This is mine!”On top of that, rental property is as expensive maybe more expensive than a monthly mortgage payment. I’ve seen this be the case before in my neighborhood. It’s crazy! Hopefully, my kiddo & SIL can ride this buyers market to their benefit and satisfaction. Keep your fingers crossed and say a prayer for them! *wink*
Saturday is DS’s prom. This will be his last prom to ever attend. Wow, I can’t believe he’s a senior! I’m having a hard time still wrapping my brain around this one. Anywho…it really sounds like this prom is going to be a fun one. The theme is Hollywood Night. The prom committee randomly picked several kids to receive a free limo ride. DS is one of those lucky few. They’ll get to ride in the limo around town for half an hour, then they’ll return to the Hotel where the prom is going to be to step out on the red carpet, like the stars with a photographer snapping pictures.
For more random Tuesday musings or simply some fun visiting a friend over a cup of coffee, then hop with me. First up, filling in for Keely @ UnMom on Random Tuesday Thoughts is…
Today’s discussion around Les’s coffee table is: If you are to be the next great pop/rock/rap star, what song will kill it at your audition? Or, you can simply share your favorite music coz Les has a new iTunes gift card she’s dying to burn.
Given I can’t hold a tune in bucket and I’m not even good in the shower. What’s with that? I thought everyone sounded better in the bath. Holy cow every time I open my mouth dogs on our street erupt in horrible howls or worse still my DS plugs his ears when I break out in chorus. Do you honestly think anyone would EVER pay to hear me sing?
That being said, I’ll just pass on some new and interesting tunes I linked up yesterday Music From Around the World for the Monday’s Music Moves Me meme I co-host.
Take a few minutes to enjoy a cup of coffee with your bloggy friends, as you enjoy some random reflections, considerations, or brooding. While you’re at it, join in on the fun – create your own post and link up! Have a terrific Tuesday!