Archive for January, 2012

How to start a WordPress blog

Posted: January 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

It’s not really too difficult. Mostly you just need to jump in (like a dumpster), root around and see what you might find.

  1. Go to the WordPress site and create an account.
  2. Read the welcome blog post and then delete it – otherwise you’ll look like the rookie you are.
  3. Add a post from the dashboard page.
  4. Upload an image  Рclick on the tiny camera icon above the post edit box
  5. Select an image from your computer, then click on the “include in post” button near the bottom
  6. Add a bunch of words – you can go back and edit your post so don’t get too¬†persnickety about the order.
  7. Hit the publish button over on the right side and presto – you’ve posted to your blog
  8. Every once in a while you can change the appearance of your blog – like changing clothes – try to do this on occasion – click on the Appearance button on the left nav bar and choose a new suit. Some allow you to add an image. Click on “preview” to take it for a spin.

Advice from who?

Posted: January 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

Laurie has been saying that I look like a homeless man with this growth on my face. I have noticed that my reaction time has recently improved when I’m in the presence of a ham sandwich and someone recently remarked that I was drinking hobo beer. It’s really not my fault. It’s one of those things that once started, it takes on a life of its own. Then there is really nothing to do but let it run free for a while.

The growth started as a Movember project that went bad. I thought I would grow a little bit of a blank canvas to work with and then there were reports that it was illegal Movember growth. I wasn’t following the rules. That’s when I did a Sarah Palin and went rogue. I did nothing – I just let it grow.

So here I am a few months later with a bit of a (albiet illegal) Mowinter on. I may look like a hobo, but in some ways I think that might make me more approachable in some situations. Especially if I were a hobo savant. It might have the opposite effect at the next tea with Will and Kate.

So here goes. I’ll post some hobo nuggets (possibly fished out of the trash near the golden arches) from time to time. Maybe someone will read them.