Monday, January 22, 2018

Blogging



This is a test.  This is only a test and you can skip this post if you want.

I have been blogging on and off since 2006.  I started it to record my sewing projects and share information about my kids with extended family.  For several reasons,  I deleted most of those posts a few years ago and stopped blogging for a while.  I missed blogging though and resurrected the blog for the same reason I started the blog in the beginning:  to record and share my sewing projects.  This time, I limited posting about my kids for their privacy.  When we bought the old house last year and started renovations, I posted about our progress and only post about our kids when they give permission for me to do so.



I have been with Blogger this whole time.  It works for me, or did when I wrote most of my posts on the desktop and l stored my pictures on PictureTrail.  When PictureTrail got expensive,  I moved my pictures around and now upload most of them to Google Photos. I do most of my writing on an iPad because it is much more portable than even my lap.  Blogger just doesn’t work well in the mobile browsers.  Once you have written more than a couple of paragraphs, it flips back and forth to the top of the page.  That’s fine if you write short Instagram type posts with a picture and a caption, but my posts tend to be much longer than that with multiple pictures.

Google doesn’t make an app for Blogger anymore which annoys me as it really does seem that Google tends to love to develop new apps, but won ’t support the older ones.  I have not found a good app for writing Blogger posts.


I am writing this in mobile Word.  Writing plain text is fine, but Word will not insert pictures from Google Photos, so I will have to cut and paste the text from Word into the Blogger site and add pictures.  Google Docs works the same way.  Again, this annoys me.  I should be able to insert a picture from anywhere.

I am pondering moving the blog to another platform, such as WordPress.  If you blog and use a  mobile app for IOS  that you love for either Blogger or any other blogging platform, will you comment here with what you use and your opinion of it?  I would really love to get some new ideas.

Sorry for all the odd pictures — it was part of my test.



Thank you!



Thank you!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

i will read however you present the blog. I enjoy the old house remodel project and the items you sew - just post where to find you.

SewPaula said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I dont blog, although I may start, so I cant help but wanted to say that I enjoy reading your blog! thank you for sharing your projects