wings and things

Another blog?

on September 28, 2013

I had intended to take a break from this blog for the weekend so that I could work on the dementia articles and stay overnight at the nursing lodge. The latter was impossible due to the person-in-charge needing this idea to be taken up the ladder but also because Anthony wanted me to come home to take care of the farm (Ming has gone to Perth for the weekend). I was surprised by Anthony’s reaction, and I await the hierarchy’s verdict on future stayovers, but at least I have redrawn attention to the possibility, perhaps more seriously than I did previously. I stayed with Ants much later than usual, until he said, “Jules, you better go home before it gets too dark”.

So now I am home, Ming’s away, I’ve put the birds away, fed the dogs, boiled my corn cob (latest addiction) and am playing around with a latent blog (with the ridiculous title of philosophication) that I registered with WP ages ago. I’ve done the ‘About’ page and one post but I am not quite sure how to get it ‘out there’ except to put the link here.

The reason I am doing this is because, as this is my general blog, I want to have another place to draft/write articles about dementia because this has been a long-held research (and now personal) interest. After all, my PhD thesis was about Alzheimer’s disease and a revised version of this was published as a book in 2001 (We’ll be married in Fremantle), but I don’t want to inflict dementia-ridden articles on readers of this wings@things blog; hence another blog. I did try to do the separate page thing on this blog but I couldn’t figure it out.

So here is the link for anyone who is interested. I am very excited to be writing material that may be publishable beyond the blog, but I am not even sure if I’ve set it up properly so here is the link for anyone who is interested:

31 responses to “Another blog?

  1. mimijk says:

    Jules, I think this is fantastic!! Have you sent this article to the Alzheimer’s Foundation? I wonder if they would publish it in their newsletter??

  2. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) says:

    Julie, you’ve marked the new blog as ‘private’. Methinks you need to mark it ‘public’ so we can all read it.
    Vicki x

  3. bulldog says:

    Ok I’m interested but cannot open it as I firstly have to have your permission (Protected Blog)… sent it anyway…
    But I have 3 blogs and found by sharing on my strings and things blog I got reads and others that subscribed to follow on those blogs… if you know of any other way except Facebook which I also used, please let me know…

  4. ingridrick says:

    I think you can just do a separate blog … I have 2 blogs – one is my general blog and the other I started is a travel one – I am going to Russia nest week.

  5. Ingrid says:

    I haven’t got it Julie – where did you send it?

  6. šŸ™‚ Go to the “dashboard” , click on “settings”, and go to “reading”. There is one place there called “site visibility”. See what is clicked there, It gives you the option to let you mark your blog “private” there, if its marked “private” hit the button that allows search engines to ‘index’ your site. See if that helps. šŸ™‚ Good luck, I can’t wait to see this site.

    I also know that each post gives you the option to mark it “private” or not. That is (at least on my editing page of each post) to the right of the text, where it says “publish” and gives you options to schedule a post or hit ‘publish’ immediately. There is also a place that lets you mark it private or not, that may be another place to look.

  7. Great idea, I had loads of trouble with setting up my other blog because I am techy challenged. You are so amazing šŸ™‚

  8. dogdaz says:

    As someone who tries to maintain 2 blogs, dogdaz, and my biz blog, thedigitalattitude. com, it is a lot of work. Like the focus. Keep them separate. Good for Ants to send you home. Corn is a great obsession.

  9. Rhonda says:

    Great plan Jules. And corn on the cob? An obsession? Really? LOL. I’m not obsessed with it, but it’s one of the best things about fall here…and finger’s crossed the higher ups will give the thumbs up for future slumber parties with Ants. xo

  10. tersiaburger says:

    I have already “followed”. I believe the blog will be very helpful but you are putting yourself under a lot of pressure! Good luck Jules.

  11. Terry says:

    good going!!!!! I like it that you are going to help others that are looking for answers

  12. Hope your new blog goes well.. I’m sure it will… Diane

  13. janeslog says:

    You have plenty of things to write about down on the farm and your life in Western Australia. You could write about your animals and birds, but also about the area around where you live and the changes you see in the seasons.

    You could also write about the wild birds and animals in the area. Plenty of nice animals live in Australia, which people in the Northern hemisphere never see except in a zoo. Edinburgh Zoo does have an area which is made to look like it is in Australia, but that is not the same as the real thing.

    I don’t know what happens in the Southern hemisphere, but in the Northern one, birds migrate in the Spring and Autumn. In Spring they come from the Sahara Desert to stay in the UK over the summer or they fly further North to Scandinavia. In the Autumn, they fly back to the Sahara because it’s too cold for them here. You could write about that.

  14. tootlepedal says:

    Good grief, you are indefatigable.

  15. The link worked for me. So glad to see the other site.

  16. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    You’ve got a PhD! I had no idea, Julie. I’m not surprised at the subject matter.

    It’s so strange that after a whole life, anyone should forget it. It’s just so strange. I bet your thesis was enormously interesting. Why don’t you post that? I for one would read it for sure.

  17. Sounds like a good idea, the other blog idea, I will pop on over now………….

  18. Another blog is a good idea. I did the same thing with my poetry.

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