I’ve set up my WordPress blog, but I’m not sure if I like it any better than blogger. Admittedly, the design is cleaner, but blogger has more widgets and customization options. I know that self-hosted WordPress blogs have gillions of plug-ins and unlimited customization, but I’m not quite ready to jump into self-hosting. What do you think?
Sparkles is a beautiful, blogging kitty who is very sad (as am I) about the horrors experienced by the people and animals of Japan. Her human is donating a dollar to World Vets for every comment made on her blog today. Please go visit and say hello – what a fun and easy way for us to help those animals in Japan who have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami. You can also visit a ton of other blogs who are helping Japan’s animals today through the links at the bottom of the entry.
Want to know more about helping the animals of Japan? Here are some organizations working right now that need donations of money and supplies. Every little bit helps, so please make a donation today.
Lauren’s post “TBR Challenge 2011” introduced me to the “to be read” challenge sponsored by the Book Addicts! group on Goodreads. (My book montage on the blog’s sidebar comes from Goodreads.) For the challenge, members choose twelve books and two alternates to read during 2011. These must be books published before 2010, in other words, books that have been on the to-read list for quite some time. I decided to join, and I picked the following books:
Because they are mysteries, the books I’m choosing as alternates are:
I am participating in another blog swap facilitated by swap-bot and hosted by “kiwivandal.” While I usually use swap-bot for postcard exchanges, sometimes I do blog swaps, too. It’s fun to see new and different ideas! My partners’ blogs are:
- Adventures with the Nowling Family
- The Aftercraft
- Deborah’s Postcards (Addicted to Mail)
- Yellow Hall Studio
For my partners who are here because of the swap, welcome – or feel free to visit my vintage postcard blog, The Postman Loves Me.