Monday, May 22, 2017

I'm baaaaaaaaack!

It's been a long time. Whew!

I got busy -- like everyone else. Then, I let this blog slip. Then, I realized I was miserable. Then, I thought, "Why am I miserable?" Then, I thought, "I miss my blog." Now, I'm here.

Reading and Musing (RIP, my first true love), is no more. Or Reading and Rambling. Or Reading and Ranting. Maybe it was the lack of confirmed identity that drew me off the rails.

However -- I'm planning to make this blog nearly the same. Book reviews, unadulterated opinions, etc. I'm also going to try a photography challenge (more on this later). Same blog - new face. I'm trying this one on Blogger. Though I bought the domain name, I didn't want to pay for hosting services. I also thought, "this will be much easier." I was wrong. I'm now regretting this decision, as I liked WordPress much, much better.

I'm struggling to figure this platform out. I can't seem to customize the pages as I would like, some of the formatting still needs to be played with (read: fixed), and I'm fairly certain all of this has to do with the black-market template I downloaded -- but I don't like any of the Blogger templates. Sigh. Whine whine. Whine some more.  I have a feeling I will be transferring this blog to a WordPress site sooner than later. In the meantime though, Blogger does seem to have some neat community-esque features, so I think I'll try to take advantage of those.

As for the new name --Reading on Fumes is the name of this blog -- simply because it's a book blog (technically), and I'm always tired. There isn't really any cute story that goes with it -- although my perpetual exhaustion does sometimes strike me as comical.

Anyway. Let's get caught up. Things that are new:

* I gained a brother (my sister got married).
* I'm gaining a niece (my sister is pregnant).
* I'm gaining another baby, this one a boy (my cousin is also pregnant).
* All of the people in my life either got, or are getting married. All of them. Weddings are a weekly thang.

Things that are not new:

* My cat is still a boss.
* City noise still offends me more than anything.
* I'm working at the same job.
* I still have all the opinions. All of them.

I'll be updating the Facebook page and the Twitter to reflect the new URL and name! That's all I've got in the meantime. Stay tuned!


  1. Meg here! Let me know if my name is showing up. Anyway, so glad you're back blogging!! 💃🏻💃🏻 I can't wait to read what you come up with next!

    1. Thanks Meg! I'm so glad to be back at it too - and back in touch with you!!