No, not me, though I am a short one too. But the title refers to the fact that today’s blog will be shorter than usual. Almost every day for the last seven or eight years I have written a blog that ranged from about 500 to over 1,000 words. But I’ve been so busy working on a project today that I ran out of time.
But first, thank you once again for all the continued prayers for Terry’s dad. He had his PET scan yesterday, which was a quick and easy procedure, and now we’re all on pins and needles waiting for the results. That’s the hardest part. At least it is for rest of us. Pete is totally calm and not worried at all. He’s 83, but in amazing health overall, and has a strong faith that gives him much comfort.
Except for running a few errands and stopping to check on Terry’s dad after his test yesterday, and taking time out for Miss Terry to cut my hair, I spent most of the day working at my desk.
I announced in yesterday’s blog that I had put all of our different RV guides online on our E-Book Store with an autoresponder program so that readers can purchase and download them immediately. Several readers ordered books after reading that, and reported it was a quick and easy process.
As I reported a while back, another project I’ve wanted to get done is to create an index of all of our back issues of the Gypsy Journal and make them available for online purchase and download. So I spent most of yesterday creating an index of years 2003 through 2012. That’s 60 issues, and I have to tell you, I was pretty impressed with all of the places we’ve been and seen! The next step is to upload all of them to the autoresponder and get shopping cart buttons set up for them.
Unfortunately, in our early days of fulltiming and publishing the paper we did it the old fashioned way, physically laying it out on a portable drafting table, so we don’t have the first few years digitized. We do have physical copies of every issue, though, and I’d love to get them digitized. They’re too big for a scanner, and we’ve tried photographing them before with little success. But there have been a lot of changes in technology over the years, and if we ever find time we hope to get them done and online as well. You may remember that I wrote a while back that I need to clone myself. But the more I think about it, that won’t really help. One clone just can’t do the job. I’ll need a whole litter!
So that’s about it, I have nothing else to report. But I just did a word count and today’s blog is 527 words, so I guess it wasn’t short after all. But at least I still am!
Thought For The Day – Wouldn’t it be great if we could put ourselves in the dryer for fifteen minutes and come out wrinkle free and three sizes smaller?