♫ I’m baaaack! ♫
(Well, sort of. It’s summer; busy season for the dog business and road trip time in between.)
Have you ever experienced “Blogger Burnout”? This was me, big time!
My website had a meltdown and in a fit of pique, I decided to redesign it from scratch. It was going along fairly well, considering my lack of training in web design and backend coding, (thank you, Google!) until I hit the proverbial wall. Certain things wouldn’t function the way I needed them to! Exhausted and bleary-eyed, I shelved the whole idea and fixed the old design. It’s obsolete and needs to be modernized, but I’ll try again later in the year. Yes, I could ask for help, but as a stubborn Aquarian, prefer to figure things out for myself. That’s the best way to learn! Besides, pros aren’t cheap and I already spend enough money on this
obsession hobby. Stay tuned for the new look Den, coming soon eventually.
The best cure is a change of scenery and on July 8, we drove north to see The Hollywood Vampires. Alice Cooper, Joe Perry (Aerosmith) and Johnny Depp in one band; how cool is that? It was a fantastic show! Sadly, Joe Perry fell ill two days later but was able to rejoin the tour on July 22.
The next day, we took a side trip to Lindsay, Ontario, which houses a small but interesting museum, including “Ye Olde Gaol”. What a pleasant surprise to find a display of Neil Young memorabilia there! The original “Youngtown” in Omemee had been closed and many of the items were sent here.
** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT **
I was invited to become a contributor to an online magazine called “My Trending Stories”, based in New York City. Stylewise, it appears to be a cross between Blogher and Huffington Post, so I decided to give it a shot. My first article was published last week! Please click on the link below to take you there. I’m offering relationship advice, based on 40+ years of experience and would love to know your thoughts. Thank you so much! If you happen to be a member too, let’s follow each other, yes?
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July 29th | #FlashbackFriday
July 29th-31st | #CherishedBlogfest
August 1st | Battle if the Bands #BOTB
August 1 | Question of the Month
(Taking a break from this one, as I’ll be away. Check out the other participants’ offerings.)
Lots of good stuff!
In celebration of our upcoming anniversary (43rd!), hubby and I will be taking a short road trip to Michigan, Aug. 1 to 4. I’ll do my best to keep up with everything in between. We’ll be stopping in Ann Arbor for a night, then continuing on to Frankenmuth, a charming, Bavarian-style town we’ve been to before. The landscaping is gorgeous and it’s also home to Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland. Some photos from our previous stay in 2014:
So, how’s your summer going?
Are you participating in any blogfests?
Looking forward to your comments!