Blog Updates

Oops, I Did It Again!

Don’t ask me how this keeps happening, but it does! Despite having plenty to say, I keep forgetting to write to y’all. Several times per week, I say to myself “I should blog about that” and yet, nothing gets published. There are a few drafts that I’ve started, but I forget about them and they become outdated and not really relevant to my life or what’s going on once I do remember to check back on them. Oops?

Take this summer for instance. I WENT TO LONDON, ENGLAND LAST MONTH! It was a true bucket list type vacation, complete with a trip to Wimbledon for its 2017 tournament, and yet I still haven’t shared a single thing about that trip across the pond.

I’ve also bought so many things this year that I’ve been impressed enough by that I’ve said aloud “I need to review that!” And still, no reviews have been written. Well, that is about to change. I am challenging myself to write at least one post per week for the rest of the year. That sounds like a lot, but I usually have a lot to say, and I’ve neglected my little corner of the web for far too long already.

So, get ready!

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Just Write Already!

Hello, everyone! Happy New Year!

As I sit here and write my first post since July, I keep thinking “how have I fallen off so much??!” Well, in August I had a little health scare and it shook me up a little. But it also kept me very close to home. I had ample material, time, and opportunity to write posts, yet somehow, I just didn’t get it done.

Fast forward to today, January 11th, and I still have daily moments where I say to myself “I should blog about that,” but then I don’t. I’m going to stop being lazy and put fingers to the keyboard; whether that’s via iPhone, iPad, or computer. I can publish posts on all those devices.

I’m going to pace myself, but at the very least, I can create an outline and save it to drafts for future fine tuning. But I want to get writing again. I’m not aiming for multiple posts per day. I’ve never done that here. But, to start, I’m shooting for at least one post per week. On something. Anything. It could be something I bought and want to share a quick review. It could be my health, which is still something I’m treating since that August incident. And, of course, I will not abandon my running podcasts. But y’all know I love movies, TV, beauty products, technology, and sports. I could really be writing about so many things!

I’m also going to start compiling an email list. Mostly for podcast updates, but also to keep more in touch with readers, and find out what y’all want to read here. I aim to please!

So, thank you for taking the time to read these lines, and I hope to give you something else to read soon!

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Site Cleansing Update

I think I’ve finally cleansed the site of the malware that was plaguing its stay on the previous server. Well, for now, at least. Hackers and spam bots are persistent and always evolving. So, my site is no longer flagged by Google. That’s good!

I’ve also made the decision to move all my running podcasts off the site. I don’t know if the ability to download them, using a WordPress plugin, contributed to the attack of my site, but it certainly can’t hurt to move them. I’m setting my sights on a free download site. (Recommendations are welcome!)

So that’s the Monday update. Thanks for bearing with me!

ETA: The temporary link to all my podcasts (until I re-link them on their corresponding pages) is available on my Facebook page!

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Trying To Clean This Place Up!

My previous webhosting server has been continuously attacked by hackers and spammers throughout the past 2 years. With my term almost up with that company, I decided it was time to move to new digs. So, that’s what I’ve been doing the past few days!

I’m just settling in, but I sincerely hope this experience is much better than what I just went through. Here’s to the future!

(And yes, I’m still going to work on fixing links, downloads, and anything else I can that has been broken on the site. Please be patient with me.)

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Pardon The Dust

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I promised, in 2016, that I’d knock the dust off this place and get back to blogging, and that’s what I’m in the process of doing.

It’s weird, I have plenty to say (as evidenced by my Twitter account), but when it comes to pulling up my blog and typing it out, I just get lazy. I mean, I haven’t published a post since June 2015. That is completely unacceptable and I’m going to be better!

I am still going to refresh the Couch to 5k podcasts, as well as fix the download links on those pages. I know they’ve been wonky and inaccessible to a lot of you for a long time. And with it being a New Year, I’m sure plenty of you want to get working on your fitness, as part of a resolution. I hear y’all, and I apologize.

I’m also going to share more pictures I take because I got two new cameras last year. I love them, named them Ethel and Agnes, and have been slowly purchasing accessories for them.

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Oh, Hi There. Remember Me?

I know it’s been a hot minute since I’ve made a post, but there are reasons for that. No, I mean it!

First, I was having issues with my webhost. Almost every time I got an alert from Wordfence, I would log in to block the offending IP addresses. After a couple of days or doing that, I would get an email that my account was suspended for using too many resources. Now, I just ignore those alerts and haven’t been suspended. I guess my strategy of blocking IPs for trying to login to an admin account that doesn’t exist anymore (and thus keep my website secure) is out. That’s what I get for being proactive. I’m just tired of getting hacked, ya feel me?

Then I was considering moving to a new webhost. I actually have two backups that I can move to, in extreme circumstances. So, I was waiting to be “suspended” again, so I could finally make the move, but it hasn’t happened. As a result, I didn’t want to post too much, only to have to pack up and move. I know, weak excuse, but that’s what I was telling myself!

Also, I was busy planning and taking a family trip to Hawaii. This is a life long dream that we’d always wanted to take with my Dad, but sadly, he wasn’t able to make the trip. We celebrated his life and birthday while we were there. I will blog about it and share pictures and videos. It was a trip of a lifetime!

Lastly, I’ve just been lazy. I have ideas, daily, for posts. I even have a good number of drafts saved. I just haven’t sat down, finished writing, or pressed publish. Is it indecision? I have no clue. But I’m back! I have several beauty reviews to share among other topics. So, stay tuned!

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