Sunday, December 21, 2008

Baby Steps...

After much headache, advice, attempted code-tweaking and many hours of time that could have been spent in the great outdoors, I have finally made "my blog." YAY... kind of. Coming up a wee bit short of the masterpiece of my bloggy dreams, I have gained a whole new respect for the patience and persistence of bloggers (and any other dabblers in html or other code) worldwide. But... I guess we all start somewhere and at least I got it to stop cutting off all the outer edges of boxes, and got 3 columns as an added (hour long) bonus! Many thanks to advisors, especially: www.lindacatherines.etsy.com and www.foxbox.etsy.com.

I've come to the realization that this is to be a work in progress, not the "create perfect blog, then post" scenario I had envisioned. I once found myself at the bottom of a well (literally) for the sake of a photograph...


Agreed, that could be considered a little crazy. But then so could... well, I have to save some good stories for later, wouldn't you agree?

Speaking of later, a bit of what you can expect to find here should you grace my blog regularly:
-Professional (as well as outlandish personal) anecdotes good for chuckles, ponderings, & tears.
-Photographs for sale (and amusement!) not listed in my Etsy store.
-Previews of photo shoots and listings to come, and chances to suggest ideas/give input.
-Exposès of wonderfully talented sellers working to make a positive difference in our world.
-Occasional links to especially touching/motivational causes, stories, or individuals.
-And perhaps... "random other stuff" (I have to leave some room for artistic license). ;)

Random story:

I once climbed Ben Lomand Summit in Queenstown, New Zealand... barefoot. Studies show that 8 out of 10 Mom's don't approve (and 78% of statistics are made up right there on the spot) but... I had a scabbed wound on the back of my heel that started to give quite a lot of trouble about 1/4 of the way up the mountain so... If you have a chance to do something now that you may never get the chance to do again... 9 out of 10 people should DO IT, even if it means going barefoot! (As it turned out, I later earned an excellent T-shirt and admission to a spirited club as a result of my shoeless expedition).

I liken this experience to that barefoot climb... a long, hard, learning climb but a great journey! I thank you for swinging by and hope you'll come back from time to time to check in on my progress...

9 comments:

Kathy said...

What a great start to what is going to be a fabulous blog. Good for you for getting the 3 columns. I want to do that so bad, but I am fearful of messing up my already tidy little blog. Never pass up any opportunities that you might regret later whether you have to go barefoot or not! Congrats on the climb and the blog. My son is a rock climber, hiker, biker, kayaker, snowboarder....so I understand.

Kenna said...

Aww... thank you Kathy. :) I read on your blog that your adventuring son is home for the holidays-- hope you all have a wonderful visit!

Christine said...

I'm glad you were able to get everything sorted out, it looks fabulous!

I don't think I could do anything similar to your last photograph. I'm deathly afraid of heights and would probably be sitting there scared out of my mind.

Kenna said...

Christine--
Thank you! :) Couldn't have done it without the help of some wonderful, savvy individuals-- I trust you noticed the shameless, public thank you to FoxBox in my post? ;)

Heights-- yeah that. I get a bit woozy myself in some "height situations" (not deathly afraid, but a pretty serious "respect") so... I decided to "conquer" it by diving off the edge of a canyon on the world's highest swing... don't need to do that again!! Thought my heart was going to pound right out of my head! :)

Quiet City said...

I agree- great start! Looks very clean and professional. I hope you'll have fun with your blogging venture. Best of luck.

Linda said...

Nice job! And you thought it could never happen. Nice pics of you BTW, although you were way too high up on that perch. I hope you were wearing a parachute :)

Dallas Shaw said...

glad to have found your blog
dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

Kenna said...

Dallas, Linda, QuietCity,
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Will be looking in on your blogs again soon and promise to get a new post on this one very soon, like later tomor-- I mean, today-- once I've gone to bed and gotten up again! ;) And, had coffee, of course.

Jo Bradford said...

Great to meet you Kenna!! We have tons in common so I am sure this is the beginning of a beautiful cyber friendship xx