Friday, September 4, 2009

Floored...

I always assume there are around 100 or so readers who have happened upon my blog over the past year or so and like to read it once in awhile...Imagine my surprise when I was looking at my own Google Reader recommendations today to find that my blog has over 1100 subscribers through Google Reader.

Oh.My.Goodness.

Hells Bells, I honestly don't think my blogging is all that interesting,
especially as of lately, but this is just the slap on the ass that I need to get my blogging in gear. So I'll share a bit more about the status of my "changes". The changes that I've mentioned are that I'm going to be migrating this blog to www.ababymaybe.com. That's right, A Baby? Maybe... is going big time and getting its own self-hosted domain through Worpress.org, only problem is that setting it up as proved to be way more difficult that I had originally thought.

Every layout I try looks like absolute crap, I hate the headers, I hate it all. Not to mention all those wonderful suggestions people gave me for new headers are practically moot because most people design for the way-easier-to-set-up blogger and not for
Worpress, and if they do you still have to fingure out all this html jargon to post it to you blog after they've created it for you. And also, not only do I need a new header, but a complete new, Wordpress friendly layout. I think I'm going to have to pay someone to do the entire thing because I've been working on it for a week now and its still junk... if you head over to the new website you'll see how janky it is looking right now. Don't worry, it isn't going to stay in that ridiculous format, with that silly, random picture (though pretty appropriate for the coming fall season, not-so-appropriate for my baby/kid blogging, right?), but I just need HELP!

Anyways, so stay with me folks (all 1100+ of you) while I navigate this crazy migration... I promise I'm almost to the point where I will have some semi-
relevant, often funny, sometimes embarrassing and genuinely interesting things to say again. I PROMISE!

On another note, Rob and I went out and bought our Christmas present to one another last week...just a little early. We bought a brand, spanking new camera. HURRAH! We've been saving up for it for quite awhile now and decided to jump in and buy it last weekend after Rob had been making some not-so subtle comments about getting the camera sooner rather than later. That made me agree was that he dangled the fact that we could take AWESOME and AMAZING pictures of Lucy at the pumpkin patch in October and BOOM! I was sold. I'm obsessed with the fall season and the thought of using this fabulous new camera to document Lucy's first pumpkin patch visit was just too tempting. He knows my weaknesses too well. I broke down and we are now the new owners of a Canon
EOS 50D camera. We took, oh, about 200+ pictures of Lucy in the past week alone. The only downside? We totally fight over who gets to use it. Even though he trains in jujitsu, I'm surprisingly wily and agile, so I think I can take him and get it from him most of the time. Although one might want to be careful wrestling over this amazing piece of electronic equipment. Here is just a tiny sampling (by tiny I mean here is a whole bunch) of Lucy's photo shoots from the past week:





























































"Does your mother realize
The stork delivered quite a prize
The day he left you on the family tree?
Does your dad appreciate
That you're merely supergreat
The miracle of any century?
If they don't just send them both to me."
-Bing Crosby "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby"


10 comments:

Megan said...

Great pictures!! You make me want a new camera to capture great pics like that of my kiddos.

britta said...

Awh!! Lucy is super cute!!

I wish I could help out with the transition and creating of a new blog, but I am completely illiterate when it comes to that sort of thing.

best of luck though, I am excited to see how everything turns out.

Anonymous said...

That's a great camera!!! Of course, the subject is super great too. Love your blog!

goodheartedmommy said...

She's so, so, so very adorable. Love her!

Congrats on the new camera!

April E. :) said...

#1 - Happy to be one of you 1100 subscribers!
#2 - TOTALLY jealous of the new Canon!

Jennifer said...

love the new pics! that camera of yours sounds fun (yes, i am jealous!). just a bit of unsolicited advice: if you host your pics somewhere other than the blogger/picasa preset option (flickr/tinypic, etc) you'll get a prettier image on your blog. the picasa thing tends to distort the pics and detracts from the sharpness of the pics- sort of undoes the effort you put into taking pics w/ a fancy camera. you can also post a bigger image size, which is always fun! email me if you want to check out my blog, not that i'm a great photographer or anything, but you can see the difference.

dancingphalanges said...

Hey - Your wordpress blog isn't too shabby :)
I spent some time with wordpress before switching over to typepad. It took some getting used to, but once you figure out how to upload plug-ins and all that you should be fine. As far as theme's go, if you are willing to pay for one I HIGHLY recommend Thesis. It isn't so much a theme as a highly customizable template for wordpress that just looks awesome. Here is an example of a blog that uses Thesis:
http://ohanamamablog.com/

and you can buy the theme here:
http://diythemes.com/thesis/

But, you will still either have to figure out how to make it your own (ie, background, colors, etc.) But, I'm sure there are companies out there that have the commercial license for Thesis and will design a layout for your.

Congrats on the camera, it is awesome!

Sara said...

I'm one of the 1192. :)

Congrats on expanding your blog, I'm looking forward to it!

Also, that's a great camera. I have a 30D and love, love, love it. Get yourself a 50mm 1.8 lens though- they're around $100 but it will TRANSFORM your pictures. You'll get shots indoors in low light that you never thought possible. Just trust me. :)

sassyshell said...

Beautiful pictures! Keep them coming! :)

Chardonnay said...

She looks just like mommy!!

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