Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! My summer hiatus is officially over. The long break was VERY much-needed. Although, I wasn’t gone completely, since I hit the dance floor with the Monday Music Moves Me crew (I co-host) but I had to give myself permission to step away from my normal posting schedule . After all, isn’t blogging supposed to be fun?
Speaking of mewsic, did you get a chance thit the dance floor yesterday? Not to worry it’s never too late to boogie with the 4M gals!
I’ve gotta mention this to ya! Last Thursday after my dental appointment I went to the mall to wait on DH. Anywho, I saw someone I least expected this guy, Richie Walls.
I met him for the first time last year. He’s a home town boy who lives in Hollywood now. He was an associate producer and worked closely with the casting department in the Burt Reynold’s movie, Dog Years filmed here last June. I rushed up, saying I believe I know you. I mentioned the movie and he smiled. I’m sure he thought I was totally crazy but then his phone rang. I told him I just wanted to say hi and left him to take his call. The truth of the matter I totally blanked on his name and relieved our conversation got cut short. *blush* In my defense it was a dreary, rainy day. Therefore it’s Mother Nature’s fault for my lapse in memory. 😀
While I was away, I wasn’t idle during my time off. I finally got the long overdue task of cleaning up or clearing away all broken links on my site (I think). A good blogging buddy, Steve, suggested I try the plugin Broken Links. It proved to be an invaluable tool that constantly keeps check on things and flagging me when something needs fixed. In the 7-years of blogging I didn’t have a plugin monitoring my site for YouTube videos and other URLs that no longer existed or closed blogger profiles or those set to private. If you ever make a change in your blogging status, please leave a redirect for folks to find you again. It was a huge job but it’s behind me now.
As I spent time going through all the broken links, I rediscovered past posts I enjoyed composing and it made me crave a return to my grassroots in Blogosphere. Well…sorta anyhow. I do want to find my way back to more creative posts while mingling my favorite blog hops in the mix. I’ll talk more about this in future posts, as I continue to share what I did during my blogging break.
In a recent Breitbart news report, DH called my attention to former Pussycat Doll singer, Kaya Jones. In this article they shared her latest song showing her support for the military which I like the more I hear it.
Not all of Jones’ tunes match my purrsonal mewsic style but I love that she found the courage to stand up for what she believes in living in a place surrounded heavily by her opposition. All I can say is, “Go girl, go!”
This is what the hop hostess says… I got this idea from Glamour magazine. You can link up any day of the week. All you have to do is make a list of what you’re okay about. Simple! Please do not link up a post that has nothing to do with “Hey, It’s Okay”. It’s rude.
It’s okay….that I wasn’t around blogosphere yesterday! I mean who was? Oh sure many of you were and that’s okay, too. It’s just super-duper okay to feel like you don’t have to be when you don’t wanna be. It’s quite liberating! 🙂
It’s okay…that I don’t have more “It’s okay” statments.
I’m joining Les from Ink Interrupted for Tuesday Coffee Chat. I’m not sure if she has her weekly prompts set for this month and if I’m not on topic which I’m usually not then I’ll try to get it right next time. I’m also linking up with Stacy for Random Tuesday Thoughts. You’re welcome to tag along as I visit my lovely peeps.
That’s a wrap for this morning. You’re invited to the return of my not-so Wordless Wednesday linky party!
Have a terrific Tuesday!