Tag: GFM

Stream of consciousness tweets

I love Twitter, but sometimes 140 characters are just not enough for me to properly share what I’m processing. Because of this, I’ll end up tweeting a bunch of things in a row. I’ve taken to calling these my stream of consciousness tweets. This past Saturday, July 10th, a date that had been very significant to me in the past, went by without me evening realizing what day it was. It took me by surprise at first. And then I starting turning it over in my head, and… stream of consciousness tweets was the result. I want to share these tweets here, because I these words are import to me:

 

 

Things that surprise people

<3 Ukes

Thanks to VEDA this year, I got to know some more crazy cool people.  One of those fabulous people is Lauren and I love reading her blog. So. HARD.

Recently she wrote a post about how she loves getting to know people and learning things about her friends that surprise her, and how she loves learning the things about herself that people are surprised to learn…And she posted a list of things that people find surprising to learn about her.  I thought it was a great idea for a post, so with her permission, I’m borrowing her brilliant idea. (more…)

Wine and Love: Fifteen

I’ve been working on a post all week it seems.  The words aren’t coming to me.  I’ve got writer’s block in the worst way and I think that’sWine & Love mostly due to the fact that I’m going through a lot these days and I haven’t even begun to really work through it all.  We’ll see if I ever finish or post that other post, but in the meantime, it’s Thursday and that means time for Wine and Love.

Wine and Love is hosted by Suki. The concept is simple – each Thursday you post about what’s making you reach for the wine glass and what you’re loving.  Head over to Suki’s blog to link up…

 

Wine…

  • All the things going on that I alluded to already.  I’m going to leave it at that, I think…

 

Love…

  • Band practice was amazing. I’ve missed it so much.
  • Amazing and supportive friends and family.
  • The More Love Letters Project, because I’m going to try to focus some of these feelings towards writing love letters for them.

A new (blog) home

So, I’ve tossed around the idea of  finally registering a domain and using my some of my skills to set up a blog that I could customize and play around with.

I wanted something that felt more me (read: customizable) and was looking forward to dropping the ‘blogspot’ bit from my blog’s url.  No offence to blogger, we’ve had a good three years together.  I just felt that it was time to move on.

In true GFM style, I thought about it for a long time, trying to decide if I would stick to this particular handle, if I really wanted to actually register a domain, if I was going to take the time to set it up and whether or not I would actually use it, because, let’s be honest, I’m a sporadic blogger at best.

But as someone pointed out to me when I was voicing this out loud, they’ve always known me to be the girl from Mars, it fits.  I do have the ability to register, set up and customize a new blog.  And maybe that would encourage me to be less sporadic and more purposeful about posting.

Once I’d finally come to all those decisions, again, in true GFM fashion, I had registered my domain, set up my host, installed WordPress on it, browsed for a theme, installed that and began adding my badgets, widgets and list of favourites to my blogroll.

It may take me forever to finally come to a decision, but once I do… I move fast on it.

That would be my long-winded way of saying, welcome to the new home of GFM’s blog, folks.  I reckon I’m going to like it here.