I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade.
It’s amazing how it cheers one up to shred oranges and scrub the floor.
~ D. H. Lawrence ~

The Archives are finally finished!   I am deeply pleased to be able to offer you the opportunity to read the older post.  If you are looking for a story about a particular person or event, I suggest you use the Search box, entering a Key Word.   For example, if you want to read about Cuba or Kate or Road Trips, simply type the word in the Search box, on the top right hand side, and hit enter.  In putting the Archives together, I have enjoyed looking back and remembering all of the wonderful people and events which have given these pages life; and I am now looking forward to all that is yet to come!

~ M ~

Have you ever been to one of those websites where it takes a dozen clicks to read one story?  I hate those sites!  The purpose of the million clicks is to provide you with multiple opportunities to see their advertisements, which in turn is how the sites make money.  The more ads you see the greater the chance your curiosity will stir you to click, the same principal applies to these pages, as well.  If you purchase something through our site, from one of our advertisers, we in turn receive a small percentage of the sale.

I am a capitalist, and would never seek to deprive anyone from pursuing their goals, including financial success.  However, after about the tenth click, I seem to no longer care about the most important places a child should visit, in its’ lifetime – though I started out truly wanting to know.

I would like very much for this magazine to be simple to use.  If you would like to read a book review, my hope is that you may simply click on the review and read, without fighting off a million pop-up ads, being asked to answer a survey, or having to scroll through ten arrows, just to find out how the story ends.

In trying to launch our new site, I have repeatedly run into road blocks concerning how I would like the magazine to look and function.  I have made a lot of compromises, because I have not had any other choice.  There may well be a coding class in my future, so that I can actually control the indents in a poem!  Nevertheless, it seems that almost daily I learn something new, which is always empowering and hopeful.  I would like to offer a few pieces of navigational information for you, in order to answer questions posed and to explain the mechanics of the site.

Despite my good intent, our front page is supposed to only serve to entice the reader with an excerpt.  I have tried to override this feature, by posting complete articles, but have run into two road blocks.  First, a front page article will only support one photograph, thus in the last few articles, in From The Editor, if you only read them on the front page, you did not see the other photographs which were attached to the article.  Secondly, in order to comment on front page stories, you must click on the story, and go to its own page, to gain access to the comment area.  Thus, we will be changing our format to accommodate coding we cannot override (yet;).

Secondly, we shall continue to publish articles on a rotating base, as this is one of advantages of web based publications – it is dynamic!  Our authors are writing weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly articles; and we want to enjoy the flexibility of sharing new or pertinent information, as we become aware.  Thus, when you are on our site, you will notice that the RSS feed in or near your search engine box is bright orange, this means that our RSS feed is working.  By clicking on the RSS button, you can sign up for notifications of new articles.  Also, new posts are added on our Facebook Like page, and are being Tweeted.  If you do not wish to participate in any of those options, feel free to scroll down the Sidebar, on the right hand of the page.  You will notice, about half way down the page, that there is a Recent Post button which lets you know what topics have recently been updated.

We have also been asked about the old archives, and I would like to let you know that we are working on transferring them to the new site – hopefully sooner than later.

In regard to posting your comments, it is not necessary that you provide your name or email address; but are certainly welcome to do so, as it is always nice to address our readers by name.  I am pleased to say that our author’s are very conscientious about reading your comments, and are happy to answer any questions raised or discuss your comments.  We have all appreciated you sharing your thoughts and feelings with us, thank you.

Our Housekeeping page can be found under Manasseh Press.   We shall use this page to update you on any technical and logistical information, which we feel relevant to you being able to enjoy reading ThatIsAllForNow.

5 Responses to Housekeeping

  1. Anonymous on May 5, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Darn, I was hoping for a little Martha Stewart, some homemaking! Ah, well, this was interesting, too. 🙂 Thanks for sharing a bit of the process, Kate. A year from now, you will look back and say, “Ha!” You WILL master this format stuff! You both are doing a GREAT job! Homemaking articles are still welcome, though. Maybe, one day?

  2. Kate on May 5, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I do have to say, that one of the issues that I have, is that Jill cannot be an author. Uhhgg!!! I hope to have a resolution for that tonight.

  3. Editor on May 5, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Maybe you would like to write about Housekeeping? I am open to all suggestions! Housekeeping is an art and an unending task, I welcome all help.

  4. Truden on May 10, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Nombre de a GoogleReader!


  5. joy on May 19, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Very interesting and helpful!

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