Hi everyone, Jeanne here. Please bear with me while I make a few comments on the status of things here at So Far From Heaven.
First of all, the blog site isn’t going away. I’m sure Jules will post from time to time, but he’s also relieved to have made the decision to post only when he feels the urge without any dedication to a schedule. So, less stress, fewer posts, but not going away. If you’re not already signed up for email notifications, you might consider it. I’ve certainly found it helpful on other blog sites that I follow.
I have permission to post some other things that Jules has written in the past, some items from previous blogs, poetry, some pieces from other projects. I would appreciate your feedback about this idea. I suspect I am biased about his writing and don’t have enough distance from the situation to really know whether our followers want to see anything “old” or just wait for something current.
For anyone who wants a daily dose of Old Jules’ writing, please visit Ask Old Jules, where you are still welcome to ask questions there through the comments. Although I only post one question and answer per day, there is a lot of variety and randomness from day to day that you might enjoy. The Facebook page So Far From Heaven: Ask Old Jules will also continue with shorter q/a posts more appropriate to the Facebook format.
We’re very gratified that at this point we’ve got a nice solid core of dedicated readers. I’m also following a lot of nice people that I never knew existed, and intend to keep doing so. We appreciate all the responses we’ve had so far and look forward to continuing in the same vein although not with the same frequency.
Until next time,
Posted in 2012, Admin., Communication, Creative Writing, Human Behavior, Writing
Tagged Blogging, country life, Human Behavior, internet, Life, lifestyle, miscellaneous, musings, other, personal, posts, random, Reflections, thoughts, writing
Jeanne’s migrating the Ask Old Jules feature from Facebook to a blog to be linked to this one. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Facebook thing, here’s what it’s all about.
Several years ago I used to amuse myself between doing other things by answering questions on a Question/Answer site. Over the years I somehow managed to build up 13,000 answers to every sort of question imaginable, many of which were inappropriate or off-the-wall enough to forever have them banning me from the site.
I’d send them an apology promising never to do it again, they’d restore my membership, and in no time at all some pencil-necked stuffed-up questioner would report me again and get me banned. But while all this was going on, Jeanne was religiously copying and pasting the stuff, saving it for her own incomprehensible reasons.
When this blog came to being and nobody was reading it Jeanne decided to use some of the more inane Q/As in her files on Facebook to point people towards the blog. But a lot of the Q/As were too long to post on Facebook, so eventually the choice was to drop them entirely, or to continue them on a blog.
She’s been working like an illegal alien or some foreigner setting it up, putting some of her art work as headers, generally creating a pleasant blog site. Her thought is that people reading it might wish to participate by asking questions there. I welcome any avenue providing me more opportunities along the lifelong journey of discovery to discover what I think. Especially in an environment where I’m less likely to be banned than was the case in that other Q/A thing.
So beginning February 1st the Ask Old Jules blog will be up and running. A link will show up in the blogroll. All the old archives from the whatchacallit, Facebook one, will also be stored there if you want to have a look-see to get an idea what she was doing.
Note from Jeanne: Posts here on So Far From Heaven will continue as usual when Old Jules and WordPress are cooperating with each other.
At this time posts are scheduled on Ask Old Jules for Wednesdays and Sundays. That might change depending on participation. Comments are welcome as usual, but if you ask a question, it might be used (without your name) as a new blog entry with an answer.
Shorter Ask Old Jules entries will still show up on Facebook from time to time.
And here’s some Leonard Cohen that I’m fond of, even if he’s not singing:
Posted in 2012, Adventure, Communication, Creative Writing, Human Behavior, Internet, Writing
Tagged Blogging, communication, Events, Human Behavior, humor, Life, lifestyle, misc, miscellaneous, musings, other, personal, random, Reflections, thoughts, wisdom, writing