“Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces together.”
― Ray Bradbury,
Isn’t that the truth? I think we’re back to a functional format. Yesterday I snuck out to buy more cold medicine and things like- food when my phone started giving me what seemed like 8000 alerts. That was strange since I had left the blog in a state of disrepair. I downloaded a new theme, left for my errands and had intended on messing around with it at some point that day. Instead, I unloaded the groceries and sat down for 4 hours trying to undo the damage that I had created.
My plan to self-host and upgrade the blog stems from a desire to have full control over my content. I knew there would be a learning curve. I did not expect it to be so steep and at a time when my family obligations were overwhelming. If you have kids with asthma, you’ll know that when they are struggling to breathe- that is where your entire mind resides.
I did enjoy the gibberish that was filler in those fake posts- Blue bottle aesthetic asymmetrical could be my new band name.
In the process of moving, I lost a lot of followers, and I have to move each post back over and republish it. I’m just going to do that as time allows. I knew I was going to have to do this eventually and better now than a year from now when I’d have twice as many posts. It’s like pulling off a band-aid. Now that it’s off I can actually get started. Thank you for your patience!
In other news, the Cybils were announced this morning. I was involved in the first round of MG YA nonfiction, and we had to narrow down the nominated books to a shortlist of five.
Nominated by: Amanda Snow
“What happened to me must never happen to you.” – Sachiko Yasui
Young Adult Non-Fiction
Nominated by: Patricia Tilton
Nominated by: Katy Kramp
I had nothing to do with the audiobooks, but I was just thrilled to see that this was the winner. I’ll review it here soon.