Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Getting Started - new to blogging!

Hi there!

Well, I turned 40 this year and I realised that quite a few things I've been meaning to do with my life haven't happened. 

Nothing like a mid-life crisis, I mean, I don't feel in crisis, but just a practical realisation that if I don't actually get on and do things, I'm going to end up having done none of the things I meant to do!  I've never been an 'I wish...' type of person, and I don't intend to start that now!  So to cut quite a long story a teeny bit shorter, I've been saying for a while, d'you know, I should make a blog.... and not doing it - so here we are!

I intend to make it about the things I'm interested in, and hopefully there are other people out there who have the same interests as me (by the law of averages, there should be a few), being not much of a blog reader myself, am not an expert in them, and am thinking of this as a blessing because I don't have any preconceptions or 'house rules' to stick to, I am planning to update every weekend, as I go to work all week and by the time I get in, make tea, have a shower and watch a bit of tv, am tired out and ready for bed, and prob any blogs in that frame of mind would be a bit dull - something I'm trying to avoid!

So, how have I found setting up a blog?  Well actually the sign up bit wasn't too bad, I believe 'Blogger' that I picked (which is free) is part of Google.  I didn't realise this when I started, and it ended up attached to the hotmail account thats attached to my Google.  I didnt want to do that, as I made a new hotmail and twitter just for this to keep the whole thing separate... but hey ho you live and learn - well I do anyway.... the good thing was that it looks like the mobile site automatically links so you don't have to do anything extra, but I don't know how it will look, the preview didn't look too promising and I can't see anywhere to change the layout of it.

I'm finding the layout part a bit more complicated, have managed to make some kind of header, and put a ready made background in, but I can't work out how to centre the header, and theres all sorts of bits and boxes that I don't know what they do, but I'll suss it out eventually.

So, a bit about me then, you already know how old I am, I live in the lovely Lake District in the UK in a very small cottage with my Fiance, no date set for the wedding though, just an ongoing engagement, no children, no pets, although I would love to have a cat, dear other half doesn't want one so I have to make do with petting the cat from down the road, it's started sitting on our windowsill, cats are so fickle!

Anyway, enough of my ramblings, I was worried I wouldn't find anything to blog about, I should have known better!  I hope you enjoy my blog, please feel free to comment, you don't have to log in but they do go to me for approval first


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