new blog day

So, here ’tis. Another version of our blog… we dropped the “sion bubbles” name because sometimes you outgrow things, right? Just to confuse things a bit, there is also a website at, and this is the blog part… Does anyone read non-blogs these days? Hmm.

At the moment there are some links that don’t go anywhere and other missing things, and I kept working on it to make sure it was all just right the way I wanted it, but I felt that Nudge telling me to not be such a perfectionist. Let it go as it goes.

Now for the techy minded people… In the process of moving everything around, I learned how to use Movable Type and Typepad and also investigated a whole host of other blog engines. (And ooh, Jess’s site is so pretty with Inknoise.) I still think Blogger is the easiest and simplest, but sometimes you just outgrow things. It’s really amazing how easily one can make a goodlooking website these days. I made my first one with the ghastly Microsoft Publisher back in 1997 when Geocities was the bomb, and boy it was horrid-looking. But I have learned so much. I am one of those geeks who really likes to look at code and solve problems, so I have learned a bunch along the way. The main thing I learned is that things change and change FAST. The internet is dynamic. I went without a computer for almost a year in Prague and during that time I got so “behind” all the changes in browsers and CSS code and stuff that I felt like I had to relearn everything. The exact day I installed Movable Type (the older version), both Blogger and Movable Type came out with new and improved versions. Ah well. But my advice is to enjoy the ride and choose the way that fits you most. As much as people try to put rules on it, the web is one of the few refreshing mediums in the world that hasn’t gotten so institutionalized and rule-bent that no one can make a go at it. Let’s hear an amen for that and hope it stays that way.

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