Tuesday, September 18, 2007


As you may have noticed, I've been making some improvements to my blog. At least, I hope they're improvements... I like to think they are.

I've been on a quest to find the best blog to suit my needs. I've been completely annoyed with the MySpace blog, so much so that I would love to stop using it completely. That will probably not happen, since it gets so much more traffic than this blog, but I'm certainly not going to waste any more time fighting with it. From now on, my Blogger posts will just be cut and pasted into my MySpace blog... at least until I can get people into the habit of reading this one instead.

Anyway, since I've decided to stay here awhile, I've spent some time fixing things up on my pages. That's right - I said "pages", plural. It's not exactly that I have so much to say, but more that I have a lot of stuff that I want to post without bogging my main blog page down too much.

For now, I have created 3 additional pages that I have linked to this one - you will find the links at the top of the right sidebar on each page. One page is dedicated to photos and slideshows, and each of my 2 cats now has her own page. A bit silly, but I thought it was kind of fun. I will continue to post all my blogs to this page as I did before. I intend to treat the others more like static pages, only adding to them when I have new pictures or exciting kitty news.

My other big addition is my new photo Collection page on Shutterfly. I've spent the past few weeks scanning every photograph I could lay my hands on, eventually ending up with over 1700 pictures. The best of these have been organized into slideshows, which I posted on my new photo page. But for any of my family and friends out there who want to view the entire collection, you can find it here.

The pictures there are also arranged into albums, which can be viewed either individually or as slideshows. There really isn't a convenient way to download them from Shutterfly, though - you can right click on individual photos and save them, but they won't be photo-quality. I plan to distribute all of them on CDs to everyone in the family when I'm finished scanning & organizing. But in the meantime, if you're looking for a certain picture, I've got you covered.

Also, there are several very old family photographs posted there that no one here can identify. So if you know who is in them, please let me know! If they were found in a box with other photos from a particular branch of the family, I labeled them as such - for example, "undated unidentified family photo, probably Bennett". Hopefully this means of labeling will help to narrow things down.

Last, I wanted to share a new slideshow that I created from all my newly-scanned family pictures. This one isn't posted on my photo page, since all the pictures are already there in other slideshows. Consider this one a "greatest hits" collection:


the repressed one said...

Hey! It's nice to actually be able to leave, like, comments and stuff. Stupid-assed MySpace doesn't let you leave comments unless you're a member, sort of like a Jim Jones-type cult. :)

Anywho, I noticed that the current settings for your comments seem to want to bring up a separate window that my pop-up blocker kept barking about. I don't even know if that's adjustable, but there you go.

Nice tropical theme you've got going here. Kinda reminds me of your bedroom.

Er, waitaminute... :)

Barbara Raymond said...

Yeah, every day I become more aware of how evil MySpace truly is. Of course, I wouldn't expect anything less from a subsidiary of News Corp. Doesn't mean I won't use it, though...

I think I fixed the whole pop-up thing. I'm still figgerin' out all this fancy blog stuff. ;-) Thanks for the heads-up on that.