It looks like a site, but does it work like a site?

Painted in Waterlogue

My repair and redo labors continues on my WordPress blog. It is taking considerably longer to fix than “just the few days” I had blithely promised on the day that my blog imploded.

HA! I can’t imagine what possessed me to make such an impulsive statement, which given my computer skills was not even remotely possible. Not even with help from the blog fixer fairy, no way.

Of course part of my reaction can be chalked up to fear that anyone who lands on my blog, will leave, never to return. Maybe I was in shock, after all it was the day that my blog imploded.

The explosion occurred several days ago. I logged into WordPress in the usual way. What I found on my home page can only be be described as a word explosion. There were words, phrases, categorizes & post titles strewn about everywhere, covering the entire area where recent posts would normally appear. The huge amount of words, words. words written in minuscule script, which incidentally allowed many more words than usual, could be squeezed into that space.

What a novel approach to capture the interest of any visitors landing here. Why their curiosity alone, would provide motivation for them to return. How’s that for a strategy to increase visitors?

The Education of Barbara Harms Begins 

I started to hyperventilate, dizziness set in. “Oh NO! This was going to require serious computer skills to fix this mess!!”

Then as if that was not enough, in a moment of weakness or insanity, I added “while I’m   at it, I’d give my blog a revamp, spruce it a bit”

Still, good can come from many unpleasant situations we experience in life.

Much depends on how we choose to view them. [she said, attempting optimism.] I am going to look at this as an oppurtunity to do something that I’ve put of far too long, make an effort to learn something more about my computer, my blog and my website. I’m launching an assault on my ignorance. I’m gong to read every support article I can, even with much difficulty.

The education of Barbara Harms moves ahead. I have made a few cosmetic changes to the blog, ones I’ll likely change when I can figure a few things out. I’m just barely beginning to understand some of the basics, adding content back bit by bit. I just wanted you to know what is happening so you don’t throw up your hands in frustration & leave, never to return.

I must go to bed it’s almost 3:30 a.m, the brain function is fading fast & the hideously  misspelled words and disjointed thoughts are surfacing in real force, that’s my cue. Good  night.

Published by Barbara Harms Fiber Art & More

Barbara Harms-Up Close and Personal I've been a painter most of my life. I was introduced to quilting after moving to Oregon and instantly fell in love it. It was new and exciting, I jumped in with both feet. As enjoyable as I found quilting, I began to miss the creative freedom painting affords. Then, I discovered fiber art quilting, I was finally home. My Process & Approach For me, it's the process of creating that holds the strongest attraction. I love starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges, then I follow where it leads. My style is fairly loose and instinctual. The choices and decisions that come up as I work on a piece, are made based on my gut feelings. This can result in quite a few changes in direction. The outcome can come as a surprise. I love that element of surprise. Sometimes everything just comes together & I think that this is one of my better ones. I can’t wait to show someone. I feel like a six year old, running home from school, a drawing in hand, excited to show Mom. At those times I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat.

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