I Love Christmas!
I’ve always loved it. From childhood I loved everything about it. The music. The smells that mean Christmas — evergreen, chocolate, cinnamon. As soon as my mother would let me, I helped decorate our tree. In ye olden days, not much else was decorated. Christmas was programs at school, recitals, church programs. Learning new Christmas pieces on the piano. Watching the few Christmas programs on tv. And helping my mother bake. Everything but the fruitcake. I still don’t like it. She made a no-bake fruitcake that everyone swore was the best in the world.
Vacation and Hiatus
My hubby and I took a vacation in November but I expected to post content. However, the connectivity was painful slow most of the time. Enough so that I couldn’t trust working online or even uploading content.
But I did think of some awesome articles and outlined several. I also figured out how to clean up some of the FACTS data in Family Tree Maker. At least one article, probably two will cover it. I’m excited about the articles coming in 2014.
And, by the way, the trip was absolutely fantastic.
Genealogy is Family
Genealogy is all about family. And I’m focusing on family this month. I still have a few Christmas presents to buy. ALL of them yet to be wrapped. Am decorating the house and these days I put up Christmas TREES! This year 5. I have put up as many as 13. I do traditional trees as well as theme trees.
And this year I will have all my grandchildren here which will be wonderful. This month it is about creating memories. Memories for every person who will be here over the holidays.
I remember many past Christmases. Don’t you? It’s time to create my own bit of genealogy this Christmas..
To do all of this without over stressing, I’m taking a hiatus until after the first of January.
Christmas is The Celebration of God’s Greatest Gift
While we all enjoy these days with our families and friends, let us keep close to our heart the real meaning of Christmas. The birth of the Christ child. Baby Jesus. Our Savior.
To everyone, a Very Merry Christmas
and may God light your pathways in the New Year.
WordPress Version 3.7 Latest Update
Improved Search Results
Search results are now ordered by how well the search query matches a post, instead of ordered only by date. For example, when your search terms match a post title, that result will be pushed to the top.
~ from the Welcome to WordPress 3.7 page
shown after the update completes.
WordPress Updates Concentrate on the Admin Area
Version 3.7 has some nice features in the WordPress administrative area; however …Read More
Or How to Deal with Frustration Concerning Genealogy Productivity
‘Genealogy Done’ means inputting data & documenting same into my genealogy program.
I do get more done but I’d be dumber than a rock to think I’m being productive.
I started reading about time management, the art of getting control of your time. Sometimes you find a solution that you DO NOT WANT TO DO. [Reminds me of dieting in more ways than one.]
Drat! These four tips led to a conclusion. I’m not happy about it. But I can’t avoid it either.Read More
A Solution Exists! And It’s EASY!!!!
“On this WordPress site I cannot PREVIEW a post or a page before publishing. Doesn’t matter if I schedule the post or page for later.”
On June 2nd I wrote a post WP: Unable to preview posts or pages. What I didn’t write was my frustration at NOT finding a solution on the ‘net’. I figured it out. The solution is so simple I guess WordPress folks think “anyone can figure it out.” Well, I did–eventually.
Nah — I didn’t either. I just tried something and it worked. And yea — I’m gonna make you click on “Read more” to find out.Read More
Confront The Fear of Failure
- Learn — never stop learning.
- Choose wisely.
- Utilize what you have learned with what you have chosen.
- Plan & organize so you are not re-learning the same things.
I maintain multiple sites. Some are HTML, one of those is moving to WordPress. Most, but not all, are on genealogy. I’ve worked in the web world for years and yet I’m just as fearful of making a mistake — in other words, The Fear of Failure — as a newbie. It’s THE reason projects fail. We become so afraid we ain’t gonna do it right — that we do nuthin’ at all.
In fact — The Fear of Failure can make action come to an abrupt halt. Talk about procrastination! And there are SOME things you cannot procrastinate! Soon you feel like your life is a blur of things you should have done, things you aren’t doing, and things you can’t seem to get to.
I was kicking myself good and hard because I hadn’t organized well the information from the WordPress sites when the brute force attack happened on this site. Then it hit another of my WordPress sites. The lessons learned here kept that site up but still took time.
Ergo, I was already behind and the attack just made it worse. And in the WordPress Admin world, there are some things you JUST DO NOT PROCRASTINATE!!! Remember —
No One Plans To Fail — They Just Fail To Plan.