I can’t seem to comment on Blogger blogs, but I will.
Welcome to the new Courting Destiny.
When I first realized that people actually read my blog, I decided to have it designed. The first designer refused to listen to anything I said. A month later I had a mess. People stopped reading. It was that bad.
I read everything I could on blog design and knew that Lisa Sabin Wilson, had to design it. She understood how important it was to me, and rushed the design. One that I loved–the 200 blogs and other things I sent her helped a bit.
Lisa asked the greatest questions. I described my apartment wall colors and furniture to her.
Lisa’s genius lies in understanding design visions and making them come true. I’m a form, function and total design freak.
Some of you know too well that I can spend paragraphs describing one chair. Obviously I loved answering Lisa’s questions.
I so appreciate Lisa, and how she took the time to do this as she’s busy. Her book WordPress for Dummies will be out in the fall. Once again she understood.
My only surviving aunt is an artist. My sister is. My Mom decided that since they were, she should take up painting. Turned out to be truly good. Many of my father’s favorite clients were artists and graphic designers. I was brought up to appreciate graphics as an art form.
Most of my art in my 600 luxe square feet are posters. I read pulp fiction and have postcards from the great trash films, or so the book says. My coffee table book for a long time was the 40th anniversary edition of Valley of the Dolls
My taste and interests are far ranging. Writing is my passion. Fiction is my new love; I think it’s more than lust.
I’m a bit nostalgic for the old Courting but yes, yes, yes, I love the new Courting. Look around. It’s a bit different.
Wow! I can’t tell you how happy this makes me.
I rewrote my “about me” I’m going for a minimalist structure. Sure.
Wow I love this blog. It’s my second home, and it has to be in order for me to feel chipper and productive.
I appreciate people who read and don’t want to comment. I never call them
lurkers I’m one myself often.
That said I love comments. I’m not looking for Pia love fests, but I don’t debate. I write the post. If it lends itself to discussion, please do, but I don’t usually moderate. Love other people’s comment moderation. Have issues with mine.
Blogging has been an important part of my life for over two years. Ergo I read, think and sometimes write about it. Some people have problems with that. If you do, don’t read the post. Same for everything else. I’m never going to change. I will always blog about what I feel like. That’s what makes blogging such a wonderful adventure. I answer to nobody but me. No other writing medium has so much freedom and it can be scary.
I own all the content in Courting including comments. I no longer center posts around horrible comments. Fortunately those days ended.
Courting and I have come a long way together. The next step is fast approaching, the books.
Courting will always have my heart.
Let me know if you like it or not.
And to all my Jewish friends, Happy Passover. Yes, I am, but I see that constantly in newspapers and have always wanted to write it. It’s also my favorite holiday aside from Thanksgiving.
This year I won’t be the oldest child on the Long Island Railroad. I will be in the city.