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Today I FAILed

once2Once upon a time, back when I was a beginning blogger, I knew how to set up a new blog. I added widgets and images and “about” and “contact” pages effortlessly (well, maybe not EFFORTLESSLY) but that was not the case today.

Today I decided that I have spent too much time playing Harry Potter: Puzzles and Spells and Tsum Tsum and not enough time writing.

Today I decided that I have spent too much time scrolling through social media and not enough time interacting with my fellow writers.

Today I decided that I have spent too much time listening to the lies the EIC tells me and not enough time twisting suburbia.

Today I managed to create a copy of myself.

Well, not literally…(I could use another self or three, but the copy of the copy of the copy gets pretty blurry) 

But I did manage to create a new blog site. A place where I can be be fundaMENTALly me, which leaves me free to return to my Erma Bombeck/Tracy Beckerman inspired tales from suburbia.

But in the process of building a new site, I managed to lose my version of suburbia (evidently wordpress.com no longer supports Coraline and I’m not a huge fan of Colinear (“our update to the older Coraline”) – so….

Today I changed the theme of my blog. 

I also spent HOURS trying to create the new site…and found that I cannot, no matter how hard I try, figure out how to add the sharing buttons on my post or remove “twistingsuburbia” as the author of my posts. 

In short, Today I tried something new – and I failed. 

But it’s okay – because today I wrote (two posts – one to each blog!) and, as Scarlett said, tomorrow is another day.

It’s also okay because today I remembered what A.P.J. Abdul Kalam said about failing.

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P.S. you can check out my new blog here

P.P.S after spending hours trying to add social media sharing buttons, they magically appeared…guess they took pity on me 😉

Author:

Fabulous Female searching for sanity while raising two children (a teenaged female and her father) in the Southern California suburbs.

7 thoughts on “Today I FAILed

  1. When I started a blog, the other half of Two on a Rant put it all together. I am clueless with this stuff. However, that was 2013. Now, I’m told that even the best of blogging gurus are not happy with the “new and improved” changes.
    Why start a new blog when you have one that is perfectly good?

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    1. When i first started blogging, I wanted to be the next Erma Bombeck – my posts were silly and light with a bit of sarcasm (a bit?) mixed in with a parenting tip or two. I want to continue discussing/sharing mental health issues/resources but thought it was more appropriate for a separate space.

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      1. I just throw everything into one blog — but I understand the need for 2 different topics needing 2 different spaces. My numbers go up and down like the daily tide. People who like poetry don’t always like sarcasm. 🙂

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