Sunday, January 20, 2008

My Attention Has Wandered

After laying blogging aside for seven months, Cuppa recommenced posting over a week ago and has been amazingly faithful ever since. Ironically, however, the formerly faithful AC seemed to stop just about the time Cuppa got back in the game. I haven't posted for more than a week, and that last post was simply a random video clip.

Sometimes there are things that I almost feel compelled to write, and I felt that way for awhile and was posting quite regularly. At other times, my attention wanders off in other directions. I guess I've been guilty of that a bit lately. For one thing, I resumed linedancing after a seven month hiatus, and I also picked up the fiddle again after a week of rest for my aching fingers. And, wonder of wonders, I have also been motivated to cast my eye to my old website.

Once upon a time, I had some journals that I wanted to post online. Well, actually I had a paper journal of our road trip out west in 2000, and I decided that I could use it as a means to learning a bit about making web pages and web sites. I put that journal (I called it Westward Ho — original I know) up on the space the my ISP afforded me. But after our next trip in 2001, the space that my ISP allowed me was insufficient to add Eastward Aye. That's when I purchased my own domain, anvilcloud.net.

When Thesha got married , I added Gettin Hitched. I have used anvilcloud.net now and then since but not very much, mostly to post homework for online courses. So, it's pretty well been sitting idle for most of the past few years. I mean to say, when I discovered that I could blog on Blogger and post countless photos on Flickr, I didn't seem to need my own website, and my use of it declined.

But I hated to give it up, and it has nagged me enough lately that I decided to at least update the home page. In the use it or lose it reality of life, I have lost most of my html skills, but I was able to revive enough knowledge to design a new entry page for anvilcloud.net. That's a screen capture of most of it below.

I was able to implement my ideas fairly well, but they didn't turn out as appealingly as I had hoped, but at least it's a change from the old home page. I don't know whether I will add more to the site or not. Perhaps I will host my own blog there someday, rather than on Blogger. Who knows?

Anyway, those are some of the things that have taken my attention lately and my rationale for abandoning you for the time being.

4 comments:

Pearl said...

Why, from Safari, do I see no pictures at all in Anvilcloud.net?

Donna said...

LOL...you're forgiven! Looks like you've been busy!

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

You clever fella. You have been hiding you life and talent from us, the voyeurs.

Coll said...

I think your home page looks great. Way to go with keeping it up. I think keeping your domain is a good idea. You never know when you might need one. :-)