Yep, it’s a mostly staycation for me this week.
While we’ll get heading somewhere later this week, I’m using part of this week to regroup, refresh and catch up on a few other things. Plus, writing and launching an eBook will make ya tired. 🙂
A Few Nuggets to Share Before You Go!
For you awesome people coming here for the first time:
If you’re new here, sorry I’m gone for the week. BUT I’ll leave you with three of my most popular posts evah:
What About the Boys? (thoughts on raising gentlemen)
Joy in the Ordinary, the Everyday and the Milk Stains on My Shirt (about capturing those everyday moments)
The Secret to Great Photos (how to get the best photos you’ll ever take)
For you Capture the Everyday-ers… Your Next Assignment:
Yep, I forgot to give your next assignment (even though it won’t go up until September 9). Thanks to my awesome Everyday-ers who gave me SO many fun ideas for future assignments. In fact, the next one is from Jules at Lucid Lotus Life…
What’s in Your Fridge?!!
Is that a great one or what? You have almost two weeks to strategize what food you want to show the world- hehe.
For you spammy spammers:
No, not you. But those evil people who like to tell you about things I’d rather not get into.
Another reason for taking a break this week is my spam on this blog is OUT OF CONTROL, y’all! While Akismet is catching most of them, there’s just something not normal about getting 500 in three days!
So, I tried Kludgy Mom’s great post about blocking IP addresses. It’s caught 200 in the past 3 days but there are just too many IP addresses to flag them all. SO I installed G.A.S.P. (from the same guy who does Comment Luv). It makes people check that they aren’t a spammer and is supposed to catch what Akismet can’t. It’s already been an hour and NO SPAM!
I’m hoping that keeping it up for a week with make those spam bots go elsewhere then I can turn it out (hate having to make people check they aren’t spam). But I may have to leave it up for a while if this next week doesn’t work enough magic. If so, it’ll only ask you ONCE so there’s a YAY for that.
Well, that’s my many updates! Have a great week and enjoy your Labor Day weekend!