Archive for March, 2011

Getting closer…

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

One small step for man…

Thanks to a lot of patience, work and 12-year-old Balvenie, Brian and I solved a couple of simple hurdles that I was having a hard time with on this site technically. The biggest thing was getting my database re-directed with the most current version or WordPress. Now, if you type bluebirdsinging.com it goes right to here.

The second thing was getting a real comments section figured out. That is so minor and easy, but it’s because I am scared of spam. In fact, I am scared of spam to the point of feeling like my e-mail needs to take three showers a day and remove its shoes before entering my house. I wouldn’t call it a phobia…I just like keeping everything I have on the internet sanitized to the point of only seeing those things necessary to my own productivity or enjoyment (or both).

So, the url is all fixed, I have new WordPress, and, as you can see, anyone can leave comments. Bingo. Bango. Bongo.

Now I just have to start thinking of things to write…

So, where is this going? Well…it’s part of a three-prong approach that is going to end up under one URL. It will have art, photos and the blog. This is just the blog part. My great friend Brian is helping me design a cover page, but that needs more work. (You can get the idea here:http://bluebirdsinging.com/test/).

For those of you new to this site, it’s pretty much been a diary for seven-plus years. It has good times and bad times and lots of rambling. Lots of rambling. If you go to the old “Movin’ Out Blog” there is even more stuff there.

It’s not going to look like this for very long (I hope). I’m not super proud of everything I’ve written. I flat out hate some of it. But at least now it has comments I can manage and it’s just a straight URL.

The name “bluebirdsinging.com” is kind of funny. This all started when I quit a job (see¬†http://www.movinoutagain.blogspot.com/) and then things were looking really good in the consulting world. It was suppose to be a rift on The Beatles “Blackbird.” You know, “…take these broken wings and learn to fly…”