Before i began blogging, i did some comparative research between Blogger and WordPress. Since i had never blogged, i was not entirely sure which factors would become important. I selected WordPress for a variety of reasons, many of which i do not even remember now. I have discovered an unintentional groovy element about WordPress that i really like – the email subscription option. I set it up for my blog, but it was not until it was added to my buddy’s site (or i noticed that it was there) that i really felt the full effect.
I go to this site regularly and i subscribe in google reader, so at first glance email updates may seem like overkill. But, i really enjoy when i am out and about and my iPhone makes the mail ding sound and instead of an REI or EMS promotional update or new consular information about country X (i am singed up for all of them so you never know) it is a new post from bowlegged (hey – do i have to call you bowlegged for your anonymity?).
I have enjoyed every time this has happened, but the best and i think the first time was a few weeks ago while i was sitting in my car while Lucas was in surgery. I was trying to stay out of the way and time it right to make sure i beat Lucas back to the cage post surgery to be ready to help him as he recovered, and it was difficult to stay distracted. While i was with him before surgery it was easier. I pet him and rubbed him and read to him. But when it was just me, it was harder. Then i hear the little phone ding sound and it is a new post from bowlegged and it is the first 365 reasons post. So i had something i wanted to read anyway, but a nice beefy read to help ease me over the hump. True i could have used the browser on my phone to go look for that stuff, but i did not know it was there to look for, and it was nicer to have it just appear.
Maybe it is on blogger too, but i have not really seen it yet (not as comprehensive and easy at least).
Anyway, that is my thoughts for the morning. I am off to finish the resume re-write, inshallah.