When we did not move or speak, there was no proof that we were there at all.
– Marilynne Robinson, American novelist, from [one of my all-time favorite novels] Housekeeping
I’ve been meaning to post a blog about technical issues, but I couldn’t muster up the enthusiasm to write about blog housekeeping. But it’s time to just do it and check it off my list.
First, good news: My blog post on The Pollination Project was noted in the press page on the foundation’s website in July. If you missed the post itself, click here to read about the wonderful things this foundation funds.
On August 21, Waterlily of Portland, Maine, also shared my blog post about their wonderful conscious trade boutique. On August 16th, Se Vende Imports shared the same blog post, which included my visit to their equally wonderful import boutique. If you missed that blog post, you can get to it here. It is one of my favorite posts that I have written thus far for The Dress at 50.
Second, as if you didn’t know, you can’t post a comment on my blog. For a brief while when I first launched my blog in December, people could comment, and then they couldn’t. I sought the help of a WordPress guru, who couldn’t find the root of the problem. We concluded that the best solution was to install an outside commenting app. Disqus worked marvelously for a month or two – and then friends told me they couldn’t comment. Forgotten passwords, passwords not being accepted, comments actually being accepted but they never got to me to be moderated and never made it on the blog, and so on. Overcome by frustration, they all gave up. I’m not sure why it’s not working for my site, but I have a solution to share.
I created a Facebook page in late spring, and while I don’t post every blog I write, I put up a fair number of them. So if you can’t post on the actual blog, you can post via Facebook. You can access my Facebook page here – or www.facebook.com/thedressat50.
That’s it for the housekeeping news – for now. Enjoy your Monday!