Thursday, February 24, 2011

Grumble: Blogger

I have decided I really am not too impressed with blogger/ It does not have an iPhone app that I can use to blog on the go. Weak. If I take time to write 2 or 3 blogs in a row and save each as a draft with the plan to publish them one day at a time, when I do publish them, they are listed by date composed, not date published. I find myself having to compose, save, and then copy and paste on the day I want to publish. Weak. I feel like the photo upload system is awful.

I find myself very impressed with my friends who use wordpress. When I go to a friend's blog who uses wordpress from my iPhone, it automatically takes me to a mobile version and gives me the option to view the full version. I love that. It has an iPhone app. Even better.

I am thinking about making the switch. Anyone used both and have an opinion? Anyone made the switch? Were you able to easily import your posts from blogger to wordpress so you didn't start with a fresh, empty blog? What are your opinions on hosting the blog on versus self-hosting. I am currently leaning toward purchasing a domain name and self-hosting. Worth it or no?

Photo Shoot

I mentioned Monday that I would post pictures from a mini photo shoot we did with Eli on Tuesday. It is now Thursday night. Oh well...better late than never.

These pictures are great, but what we really need is a photoshoot with Sarajane Case. She and her hubby are traveling around the country right now. If they are coming to a city near you, you should definately contact them and set up a photo shoot. (Check out their travel schedule here). She is amazing.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Gigi and Uncle Matt Visit (I'm A Dad Mondays)

On Thursday my Mom (who is called Gigi by her grandchildren) and my brother Matthew came to visit and see Eli. It was really neat to see each of them hold my son. We had a great time playing games, going for walks, and laughing. Oh the laughing. No one on earth can me me laugh as hard as Matthew. And he does it so consistently. Twice this weekend I laughed until I couldn't breathe.

Abby had the fantastic idea of taking Gigi to Gigi's Cupcakes. Dang people, those cupcakes are GOOD. I had a strawberry shortcake and an Orange Dreamsicle (on two different days) and they were just out of this world good.

There is definitely more to blog about, but this dad is so tired, he is hitting the hay at 8 pm. Check back tomorrow for pictures from a mini photo shoot we did on Sunday.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cheap Date

A good friend, Ryan Kocak offered to e-mail people and set up a "Feed the Wilkinsons" list. It has been goign great. I was so surprised that so many people signed up to bless us with a meal.

There was one night when people did not sign up so Abby and I decide to improvise a date. I went to the Nicholasville Library and picked up a movie and then used a Fazoli's coupon to get both of us a meal for less than $7.

Dinner + Movie = $7. Not bad.