Discouraged…

I’ve had yet another chat with the nice folks at WordPress.com today regarding the problem I have with JetPack. JetPack is not alerting my followers that I’ve uploaded something new to the website, hence my site views have plummeted. Not everyone sees my content in the Reader as well and I’m very frustrated with this. All of this nonsense has come to pass because WordPress.com removed the ability to purchase individual storage space upgrades. I was forced into purchasing the Business Plan.

The Business Plan is $300.00 per year and I doubt every WordPress user can afford this, for most users, blogging is an avocation and not worthy of that price tag. I was forced into the Business Plan, then moved this site to self hosted yet the problem persists with followers. I feel screwed over big time by WordPress.com. This problem has basically shut this site down, I’m very discouraged and am about to throw in the towel on this site. Instagram is much more enjoyable than this damn blog…

Bye Bye, Condo…

It grieves me to say that my folks’ condo in west Florida is going to take a direct hit from the eye wall of hurricane Irma. I’m texting with my children back in Michigan about this this morning. And my dad doesn’t need the worries at his age either. It’s so damn shitty that the memories made at that condo will likely be shredded. Of course the memories are safe in our heads but… At this point I’m glad I left Florida many years ago. Life is much safer here in Las Vegas in terms of the weather…

The other side of this is that I feel so sad and afraid for those millions who have been evacuated from their homes, knowing they may not have a home to go back to. Why does God allow these things to happen? I don’t believe that anyone can offer a solid response to that question, it’s too far beyond Human understanding but perhaps one day we’ll know the answers…

No Talking

Nope, none whatsoever… It’s a bit unfortunate that couples and others are so disengaged in some situations to the point that whatever they may be indulging in on the screen of that device that it takes away from the richness of human interaction… I don’t mean to sound negative, but observant.

Photo by iPhone7 and the Lenka application

Have a comment?

Butched

I’m certainly not an expert in the care of Mexican Palm trees but I really believe that the crew that went through here the other day did a seriously shitty job on all of the palms around here. These two trees looked full and rich, today they look diseased. Possibly this has to do with the management changing hands very recently? I’m really not a big fan of change…

Leave me a comment?

Do You Back Up?

When was the last time you created a full backup of your Cloud storage? Three months ago I began doing a full download of my Google Drive each month because I use the Cloud every day for storing my photos and video, the account can grow by a gig or so each month. I also drag these huge folders onto two separate external hard discs. My Mac also has copies going back no more than three months. Why am I so adamant about this you may ask? Good question!

It was a tough decision but after a few days of thought I decided to delete several gigs worth of photography and video pertaining to the previous nine years of my life. Not photos or video of my family proper, rather only concerning the now dissolved marriage. I just didn’t have it in me to retain those photos and video. It’s painful. This was my third (and final) divorce. I can’t take the emotional or financial pain any longer. I’ll be bailing myself out of accrued debt for a good while to come.

That said, I have begun a new life, one filled with new people, photography and video. These are important to me and I want to preserve these times of this new life I have today. I hope you will keep your data backed up, in all it’s different forms. If your phone is crammed with photos and video, figure out a way to offload the data and store it elsewhere. Same with your iPad or other devices. Back up those goodies, then when a catastrophe occurs you won’t be mad with yourself for not backing up!

Leave me a comment?