OK, not really boxes. It’s posts. (You get the picture.)
I wanted to update you on the whole blogging life I’ve stepped into. Who Gives A Hoot? is the blog that started it all, y’all. A few of you have been with me all along, since the very first post on the beginning blog with Blogger, not yet a full year ago.
May of 2012 is when it all started. Tired from a long day of riding on the back of HH’s motorcycle, but sooo inspired to write, I haphazardly created a Blogger account and published my first post. Scary! I didn’t know a thing about what I was doing!
After taking an online course about WordPress sites, I learned the ins and outs of using their blogging platform. I have come to enjoy all that WordPress offers in a free site. Thank you for sticking with me through all these months of
trying to figure out learning about blog site options and finally settling somewhere a little more user-friendly.
If you have been a reader of WGAH (Who Gives A Hoot?) from the beginning, you may have wondered what in the world I’m doing.
Some of you have asked me questions like these:
What are you doing?
Why haven’t I seen your blog about the hoot thing lately?
Why haven’t I seen anything new on your blog posted on Facebook lately?
What happened to your blog? I can’t find it anymore. Where is it?
And people have said things like:
I can’t find your blog – the cute one, with the cute little stories. (Thank you for the compliments, by the way.)
I’m not interested in all that stuff at Curtain Queen. I want to read more of that other one.
When considering the Curtain Queen blog as separate from WGAH, I was hesitant to maintain two sites, especially with so much to learn. My energies can only stretch so far, and in this Autumn of life, I have so much less of that.
So, yes. What am I doing??? (See? I ask myself these same questions you’ve asked.)
And, no. I haven’t forgotten about Hooting. It’s only been on hold for a while.
Along with the continued questions and promptings, I’ve received a few gifts of owls in honor of WGAH. Suddenly, I have everything from owl jewelry to owl place mats. How could I give up hooting with all those owl reminders?
You’ll recognize this place mat in my new header. Yes, I’m exposing my DIY-ness, ’cause everything is DIY around here, you know. 😉
This plate came from a friend who was with me in a store when I found it and secretly (shh…) snapped a picture to use on my Blogger blog header. After posting the picture in my newly designed header, I had nightmares of imprisonment for copyright infringements, so I removed it the next morning. I may be a sneak, but I’m a “fraidy-cat” sneak!
My friend went back to the store later, bought the plate, and then shipped it to me for Christmas. See? I’m not the only sneak. 🙂 Aren’t friends fun and wonderful?
I didn’t intend to collect owls, but they are very popular these days. You see them everywhere! I hope you don’t mind me sharing some owls from Hobby Lobby throughout my post today.
Once a month postings are not enough, I realize, to keep you interested in visiting. In the interest of ease in blogging life, moving WGAH to WordPress made a lot of sense to me. So, here we are.
I have learned a little about blogs while building the Curtain Queen site. And, there is so much yet to learn! As I continue to grow the Curtain Queen blog, I’ll be posting an occasional (and possibly more than occasional) tidbit here and there at WGAH. Sometimes I run across postings at other blogs that would be perfect to share with you, things not fitting for the Curtain Queen forum. WordPress has a reblog feature (which I love!), providing a different but fun way to share with you.
My goal is to keep the format simple. For a specific category of writings, simply click the one you want to read about under categories in the sidebar. Or, for a specific date, look in the sidebar under archives and click the date of interest.
I promise to be at least a little more dedicated about
sharing hooting to you occasionally. It won’t be daily, by any stretch, but it will be more often than once a month. How’s that?
Leave me a comment and tell me what you think. ‘Cause I do give a hoot about what y’all think!