I finally did what I said I would and created a site for my photos. It is still new and challenging, but I hope you like it, you can find it here. You can borrow or print my photos, just let me know in the comment section and attach my site address to any photo you take. I hope you have fun watching me progress as I get more experience. Still adding a photo with most posts here.
Don’t tell anyone, because its not official yet, but I finished at Camp National Novel Writing Month! Don’t get too excited; I am still a long way from publishing. There is a lot more material to sort through, edit and edit again. Let’s not hold our breath on this one. Mom, it will happen, but great things take time:>) (Said with much more confidence than I actually feel.)
I’m going to add a feature to my little home here and would like your help. I visit many blog sites each day to keep up with my new writing and photography friends, and I thought of something that would help new visitors. I’m going to add a side bar feature for those who want to check out my site real quick, just to see if they want to follow it. I’ll call it something like,
“If You’re In A Hurry, Here’s the Best of Patti’s Site”
That’s why I need your help.
Can Will you take a few minutes and copy & paste, or just type a post title that you think best shows what I’m doing here? Or even your favorite post or page. Next to the title at the top of the main page, are “BIO” & such, and those are pages. So far, it looks like my bio and “Welcome to the Neighborhood” pages are the most popular. But you guys have been here awhile and know what would bring you back if you were new.
On a personal note (is anything personal these days? I mean, I saw my son in the hospital on Facebook!), yesterday my son swerved to avoid a head-on collision and ended up crashed into a river. He was alone and the car was totaled. Some passersby helped him get out and the ambulance was called. My daughter was near and rushed to his side and kept me informed. He is okay, as far as all the tests show. Banged up, a seat belt rash on his neck, a sore neck and back, but okay. It was a tense day, to say the least, which I will.
Stayed tuned for the next post…a fairy tale for bloggers/writers, but hopefully, amusing to the rest of you. I also owe you a new installment of the serialized memoir…also on its way.
Thanks for hanging in here with me—you are great! I think I have almost 600 followers and nearly 3000 hits. Not bad for the new girl on the block (who is clueless to how this all works).
July 27, 2013 at 10:43 am
Patti, sending hugs to you and yours along with admiration. Keep us posted on your son. My kids are returning from a lengthy camping trip and eager to hear when they return home safely. What’s a mom to do, right? We pray a lot!
July 27, 2013 at 10:48 am
Thanks Judy. They released him,and my daughter is a mother hen and was fire fighter and cna, so I trust her judgement.
Your kids are fine:>)
July 27, 2013 at 11:10 pm
Love that ‘daughter is mother hen’ line. Whoa! Mine home safe per grandson’s FB post. Plans to SKYPE tomorrow w/them. Whoa2! Hugs. Judy
July 27, 2013 at 11:17 pm
See, I told ya:>) She was born a mother hen:>)
July 27, 2013 at 10:51 am
Will hop over to the photo site next! Sending healing prayers to your son! Blessings…
July 27, 2013 at 10:52 am
Thank you, Julie:>)
July 27, 2013 at 10:57 am
I especially like the post about Mr. I.V. Pooley. It talks about your struggles with coping with life in the hospital, but puts the twist humor. I think you also had a postcard on that post…if not…I would put one of those up. There is faith, helpfulness and humor conveyed in those. Hope your son is recovering well. It is such a shock to Mom when something like this happens. Prayers and positive thoughts your way 🙂
July 27, 2013 at 11:06 am
Thank you for helping and thank you for the well wishes!
July 27, 2013 at 10:58 am
Oh yeah. Your book review method of a post on the side is way cool (of course I would say that)!
July 27, 2013 at 11:07 am
She’s just a great author and shit! I meant to put that in the new post! I’ll get it right on the next one, sorry!!!!!
July 27, 2013 at 11:01 am
Looks “lovely,” Patti! Your photographs are amazing and your writing is inspiring, delightful, and from the heart. I am pleased to read that your son is safe and “on the mend.”
July 27, 2013 at 11:08 am
Thank you, Lynne, me too!
And thank you for the wonderful comments.
July 27, 2013 at 11:04 am
RE: a title~ The Brave Girl Writes, Girl-Hero, Life Journeys, Following My Heart, Wise Woman, Wisdom Woman… Let me keep playing with ideas!
July 27, 2013 at 11:09 am
July 27, 2013 at 1:12 pm
OMG Patti! I’m so glad your son is OK. Hahaha! Hospital Facebook pictures 😛 What will the world think of next 😛
Camp w hat did you say? LOL! I’ve been AWOL.
I’ll go on to the photo blog later this evening!
July 27, 2013 at 1:16 pm
July 27, 2013 at 2:33 pm
Photo blog looks great! I will enjoy exploring it. Best of luck on your writing projects. What would a brother do without a sister? Glad your son is ok!
July 27, 2013 at 5:53 pm
Thank you and me too! Secretly, still worried:>)
July 27, 2013 at 5:35 pm
Nice photo blog, where is the follow by email button and also why can I not see a place to leave a comment. I talk too much. Good evil plan you hatched there. 🙂
July 27, 2013 at 6:01 pm
If you’re just gonna complain…:>) I’ll keep ya around! Comment place was at veeerrryyy bottom of pics, unless you’re on some devise like a damnphone, I mean smartphone. Will add email thingy. Thanks for your help:>)
July 27, 2013 at 6:02 pm
Lol I’ve been having trouble with WordPress so it might just be my laptop
July 27, 2013 at 6:18 pm
Added Follow by email and comment button is actually under title.
July 27, 2013 at 6:19 pm
Shall go see:)
July 28, 2013 at 9:26 am
Wow, what a packed post. I’m so glad your son is ok!! Scary . . . . The other stuff is all exciting. I’ll check out the photos and think of a post. What a good idea–“the best of”–I might have to steal that idea ;).
July 28, 2013 at 9:30 am
What about your Memoir Progress timeline? Shouldn’t that be on there?
July 28, 2013 at 10:02 am
Okay, I think that’s a good one. Thank you for visiting and helping.
July 28, 2013 at 10:04 am
Good luck with it all, Patti!
July 28, 2013 at 10:08 am
Thank you so much.
July 28, 2013 at 1:54 pm
So sorry to hear about your son, but grateful that it wasn’t worse for him.
I love that you have a special place for your photos. I’ll make a visit as soon as I can. As far as “Best of Patti” posts, I think your Souvenirs of the Heart series could be included. I think there is actually a widget on WP that will list your best posts (meaning the ones that get the most likes and visits, I think). I haven’t used it but I’ve seen it on other blogs. I think you’re doing great on WP. You’re just more honest about how confusing it can be 😉