Tweaking, tweaking…and yes more tweaking

I haven’t posted much lately because in the little spare time I’ve had the last few days I’ve been downloading and testing out various themes, widgets, and plug-ins for my blog.? It’s something I can’t seem to avoid – I always have to be modifying or “fiddling around” with things on any websites I maintain.? Anyhoo, there may be some funny things happening with this blog off and on in the next few days as I transfer what works on test to my live blog…hopefully everything will work okay lol.

Staying up too late…

Take a look at the time this post was written.? I’m a bit of a night-owl and sometimes I just don’t know when to call it a night and head off for bed.? I’ve gotta admit – if I didn’t have to sleep I probably wouldn’t – I just seem to find so many things to keep me occupied that sleep gets pushed to the bottom of the pile.? However, the older I get the more I realize that I have to let my body get rest.

What is it that keeps me up at night?? Well, generally speaking its either reading, or doing stuff on the computer (which lately has been programming and web-design). Sometimes if something is really bothering me I’ll stay up praying about it but that’s not a regular occurence.

Here’s my problem.? I keep saying to myself “one more hour and I’ll go to bed”–the hour comes and goes and guess what?? Yeah, I’ll convince myself that I’ll only be a few more minutes…and then that few minutes turns into what another hour already! 😉

So, I guess the purpose of posting this up here is to serve as a reminder – I’ve gotta start being a bit careful with staying up so late and get more sleep!

First Post

For sometime now I’ve wanted to create a place where I can write down thoughts/ideas/experiences/reflections (and the list could go on…no I’m not using a thesaurus!) when I think its worth writing about. I thought about doing something on the Unashamed Online website but I’m in the midst of cleaning it up a little (which will probably take me a long time…hehe) so as to make it more streamlined and useful to visitors. Anyway, I kind of wanted to create a more “personal” space which wouldn’t really fit in with Unashamed Online. However, this blog is definitely going to be linked on the UO site and there might be cross-posting from time to time.

If your reading this (brave soul you are) you’ll find that some posts here might make sense and others might not. I find that in so many things I write elsewhere I hit the backspace key about five times more than any other key because I’m so particular about what I compose. So…the purpose of this space is for me to ramble….get my thoughts on paper (err..data…bytes – you know what I mean) without worrying about “editing” it for the “public”. Of course this isn’t a “bare all “site but merely a place for me to “think out loud” as it were. So there is an important disclaimer here: Don’t take anything I say here as my “official position” on something unless I clearly state “This is my official position” or something to the effect. When I “think out loud” its a way for me to sort out what I really believe is important – and I do that by seeing the words on the screen and (hopefully) from time to time seeing what others think in return.

Readers of this site may get a chance to gain a glimpse into the things I think about and the processes that lead me to form opinions, make decisions etc. I welcome your comments – just keep things civil 🙂

Well, that’s it for this first post – as I write, I’m realizing that I’ll probably post some of this in the “About” link –hehe killing two birds with one stone!