Monday, August 13, 2012

Wherein the Moving Truck Forgot to Pick Up the Furniture


The Matron was feeling pretty darn good about her aging self.   Inspired by Mrs. G to believe that hard work and good luck do sometimes happen at the same time to the same person, she bought a domain name:


minnesotamatron.com

  
Isn't that pretty?   Yes indeed, she owns this.  You can have your matron at dog org, me, net or any other suffix, but she's got the motherlode:  com.

So she lined up that pretty little purchase with a Wordpress blog.   While she was at it, she picked up another little .com as a suffix and attached it to her very fine name:  the Matron and her very own real-self professional writing blog.  Now she had two more occupations to add to the daily to-do list, but no matter.  This was the fun stuff, the things that made her happy.

Until Saturday night around midnight when after four hours of unsuccessfully attempting to move her BlogHer ads to her Wordpress site she googled:  "can you put BlogHer ads on a Wordpress site?"

No.

It turns out that Wordpress is one of those touchy-feeling, anti-capitalist set-ups much like her own psyche.  Rumor has it that ads might be allowed and that all will someday be good with Blogger but then again, there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, remember?

This might all happen someday but in the interim, she's sticking it out a while with blogger and doing some more thorough R&D.  That's Research and Development, a capitalist term with which she is now becoming familiar.

Nobody likes to lose those big fat $30 checks from BlogHer!

So we'll have to settle here for pedestrian pictures and background to accompany the snappy prose.  To entertain herself she's going to change her bloggy scenery every couple of days, just to say 'so there' to the internet.  Because that's helpful.

10 comments:

Chesterfield Sofa Manufacturer said...

its so hilarious..! but didn't get it how did you relate it with furniture, i mean what furniture you are talking about..?

Minnesota Matron said...

Just speaking metaphorically about the trappings of the blog . . .

Daisy said...

Are you on wordpress.org or wordpress.com? Using wordpress software on your own domain and server should be okay. Should. But we all know "should" is a bogus word.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't this Internet thingy supposed to make it easier for us all to connect?
This is exactly why I don't blog, I only lurk.

ALBUG

Minnesota Matron said...

Hmmm . . . I am on wordpress.com With my own domain name but I'm using their server to host the site. I have no idea what to do. But I'll figure this out while blogging and rebuilding my audience. Slow blogging year for me but I have some renew juice clogging my arteries : -)

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

I think that if you are using your own domain AND your own hosting you can have any ads you want. On wordpress hosting, they don't currently allow ads but I too heard that might change. On Idiot's Kitchen I have my own domain, my own hosting through a friend (super cheap and really reliable), and my website set up through a template from wordpress.org I had my website up very briefly (less than a month) at wordpress.com so I didn't have much to transfer. I think there are programs to convert you from one wordpress to the other. Hope this helps.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I think you just explained why I failed when I put code for a friend's Etsy shop in my WordPress widget.
But of much greater importance, congratulations on taking those steps! I think you are a great writer (it just takes me a bit of extra time to get around to reading blogs).

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