Captain’s Log 4,485
Wow! I am fast approaching 500,000 visitors to my journal. That seems amazing to me. For some reason, it seems almost surreal. I know how excited I was when I got to 1,000. Then 5,000. All milestones. I remember my very first comment on Diaryland. People were actually out there reading online journals! WOW!
Facebook has done a huge disservice to the journaling world. People make cryptic remarks on Facebook and that about does it. They have said what they need to say in 50 words or less. The actual act of sitting down and writing out a complete thought is a lost art. Texting has done the same to our communication skills. These days, if someone’s phone actually RINGS, we are all amazed. An actual call instead of a text? Imagine that!
And Twitter is the worst of both worlds. What the hell? To me, it’s nothing more than an enormous chat room. I have a very hard time with it. Why do all those people I don’t even know want to know what I ate for lunch? Or when I ate my lunch?
Even though I miss the Diaryland days, I do NOT miss the bad management of the site and the difficulty I had trying to manage comments and photos. In addition to being difficult to manage, you also have to PAY every year for that frustration. I was apprehensive about moving away from Diaryland, but I knew I wanted to challenge myself with my writing and I would need a better site to help make that happen. I thought about the various sites and chose WordPress. Not only is it reliable and easy to use, it also interfaces with about 85% of the world’s websites. Makes it all very easy, and with the auto-save feature, I haven’t lost a single entry. And it’s all FREE. Best reason of all to switch to a state-of-the-art site.
Once again, I find myself living for the weekend. This coming Saturday is the Highway 80’s annual Passport Through Time event. The 115-mile route winds through the east county and ends up in El Cajon for a lovely taco buffet and party. It’s always huge fun. The following day, I am finally going to meet Miss Marna from the Portland area. She and her family will be in San Diego, and I am meeting them for dinner in Old Town. The following day, I am taking off to spend time with my high school friend, Nancy, and her hub unit. They are flying to Los Angeles today and will be making their way to San Diego over the weekend. Such fun! The next “goal” is the trip to Montana and Yellowstone in early November.
I can tell it’s Monday. Dragging my feet and my ambition around like lead weights.