Making good Mondays is like making coffee -

The week is before us - like the coffee pot - waiting to brew. Making it good is a matter of choice, luck, creativity, patience and acceptance of the outcome.

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Active elements on this page: Occasionally I will publish a new blog post, but I write mostly at other sites.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

When Life Hands You Lemons

Make lemonade.

Recently the blogosphere has been both good and bad to me. I am blocked by Google from my old standby political website, South by Southwest, because a bit of malware code was inserted into it without my knowledge or permission. I hired a "geek to help me fix it. We have cleaned up the code and asked Google to remove the block, but it may take weeks, according to what others say who have had similar experiences. Because Google is in partnership with Twitter, I am also not allowed to tweet, though I can still read and follow those on my list of favorites. All this has made my blogging more difficult, more of a challenge, for sure. The worst thing it has done is make my readership drop to zilch.

Here's the lemonade part, however. Because I have cross-posted over the years in a few great "group blogs," who maintain good readership I still have a platform. You cannot imaging how grateful I am to have joined and been welcomed by four blogging "communities," where I feel at home:
  • The Reaction -- "Liberalism unbound. A blog on politics, philosophy, science, and the arts -- featuring news, commentary, and analysis by Michael J.W. Stickings and the Reaction team."

  • Talking Points Memo - Cafe -- "Politics, ideas and lots of caffeine" (Josh Marshall's blog).

  • RedGage -- "RedGage gives you the power to share your blogs, pictures, videos, documents, and links all in one convenient place. But, the most exciting part is...RedGage is a website that pays you for the content you create."

  • The Sirens Chronicles -- "Our Manifesto: Proudly intolerant politics, culture critiques, manners, morals & random thoughts served with hot chicken soup . . ." My friend, Dusty is the editor.

So, come visit me at one or all of these websites. I remain grateful for the friendship of all the dear people who frequent these varied websites.

My new blog is called "Behind the Links."

Carol Gee - Online Universe is the all-in-one home page for my websites.

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betmo said...

sorry to hear that you have had some trouble at southwest- i have a special affection for over there as it's where we met :) if you ever need another platform- you are always welcomed to guest post at any of my blogs :) i enjoy reading you everywhere you are. namaste.

Carol Gee said...

Thanks, my dear friend, for your kind words and your generous offer. I appreciate your idea of another platform, but I am doing OK right now.
Namaste to you. . . e-mail to follow.


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References on Spirituality -- Favorites from my old collection

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  • "A World Waiting To Be Born: Civility Rediscovered" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1993
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  • "The Hope For Healing Human Evil" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1983
  • "The House of Belonging" poems by David Whyte. Many Rivers Press, 2004
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  • "Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation" by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Hyperion, 1994
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A retired counselor, I am equal parts Techie and Artist. I am a Democrat who came to the Southwest to attend college. I married, had kids and have lived here all my adult life.