Apologies for the yucky green and spooky blog title, I'm afraid I started fiddling about with the tech stuff and have retreated before I do any more damage! Unfortunately I can't find a way of taking my blog offline before carrying out major refurbishment so technical difficulties continue :(
I have restricted the comments to 'members only' for now because quite frankly I need a break! However, I don't want to stop discussion completely in whatever new format I opt for because stimulating discussion keeps the blog live and current. And as can be seen, a lot of people have a lot to say about the subject. The problem lies in the misunderstanding that my blog is a 'hate blog', not the kind of blog any decent person would want to associate themselves with.
Those who read here regularly and those who contribute to the discussions, know that is not the case. The MSM are not telling the truth, I am. Truth does not equal hate, something the angry pro McCanns cannot understand. Sadly, for my sins, I know way too much about this case to keep silent when I see the public being lied to and manipulated, I feel morally obliged to challenge the fake news.
But to return to my conundrum. I compare it to buying a new home or extending and refurbishing the original. Add to that my very basic, almost chimp like, knowledge of computers and technology and you have a very unfortunate mix.
Let me set out my conundrum: I want to receive comments but fully understand why people would rather comment incognito, and that's not just here, it's everywhere, I'm often reluctant to comment on other websites because I do not want to leave my name and get bombarded with even more spam. I need an anonymous or pseudonym option.
I would also like new functions, multiple pages - something I have never been able to figure out on 'Blogger', oh and an outdoor swimming pool with a bar and a waiter called Carlos. I jest, I don't want to go full 'new fangle dangle', I just want to feel as I did when I got a phone with an actual keyboard to send texts! And I feel sure the technology is out there!
On the new house front, Wix seems to be the most popular from my, albeit scant, research. This brings up the question of 'domain', I don't even know what that means, do I need one, should I have one? I am stuck on page one at the moment because it is telling me to download (or is it upload) a new browser and I don't know if it is safe to do that.
At the moment I have my head buried in the sand. Or more accurately buried in Versailles on Amazon which I am binge watching. For some reason watching costume drama wafts me away on a magical cloud. And I have the added joy of being able to google every character and see their real pictures and read their real biographies. In the past it would have meant trekking home with a pile of books from the library!
Returning to the main topic of this blog, I need help. I am going to switch comments on temporarily, in the hope that there may be helpful suggestions on my way forward. Technical advice perhaps or examples of blogs or websites with the kind of format that may work here. I have even considered going to Facebook but I can't say it is an option that instantly appeals. I have always preferred to be a lone wolfess!
I'm not going to publish abuse and rants in case some see this as a last chance to condemn me as a heretic and much, much worse. I am looking for helpful advice.