The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

One of the coolest things about WordPress, in my opinion, is that they give me statistics of the countries from which my readers originate. I find it fascinating that I’ve had readers from pretty much everywhere (except China and North Korea for obvious reasons). I sit here in this little room, typing away, and I …

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In this world of increasing insanity, I find it strangely comforting that cults aren’t just a phenomenon of the English speaking world. Exhibit A: Turkey’s Adnan Oktar. I find this man fascinating in the same way car accidents cause me to slow down. His main goal in life appears to be to debunk evolution. He …

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Recently a friend asked me if I have any control over the types of ads that are placed on this blog. Aside from the shameless plug of my book that I place at the bottom of each entry, the answer is a resounding no. But I was curious as to why she asked. “Because I’m …

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Have you ever noticed that some websites seem to deliberately make it difficult for you to contact them? They either hide their “Contact Us” tab, befuddling all but the most determined, or don’t have one at all, or they make you jump through 20,000 hoops or they only provide their address and phone number, expecting …

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I must confess that I’m quite obsessed with the statistics page that WordPress so kindly provides us bloggers. I was thrilled a few weeks ago to get the 10,000th view of my blog! Woo hoo! The stats page reveals not only how many people have checked out my blog, but also what countries they’re from, …

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One of the nice little perks you get when blogging on WordPress is that you can see what search phrases people have typed in to find your blog. Sometimes these come in the form of questions or strange statements and I long to have the ability to contact these people and respond. Never fear. Your …

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Have you ever had a friend or relative who is irrepressible, irreverent, shocking, out of control, and often does things that are, at best, ill conceived, but you can’t help but love him to pieces anyway? In the wild and whacky family that is WordPress, that person, for me, is Pouringmyartout. He makes me laugh. …

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