A bit late, here is

A bit late, here is my response to the The Friday Five, which I yoinked from Busgirlie’s site:

Friday Five (.org)
Answer the following five questions in your own weblog. Make sure you leave a comment here with a link to your post or just leave your answers in this post’s comments section.

1. How long have you had a weblog?
Ummmm….What’s a weblog? Sorry couldn’t resist. That’s a question I’ve heard repeatedly since starting mine on Friday, May 24. Before that all my epiphanies were noted via e-mail to a few friends. Now I tell most folks to read my blog if they want to know what’s in my head, LOL.

2. What was your first post about?
It was all about appeasing my pal Angie, who’d lit the blog fire beneath my butt and gotten me to do this. That first post also revealed what inanimate object I am.

3. How many changes (name, location, etc.) of your weblog have there been, if more than one?
I’ve always called it Gardenwife’s Plot. I just realized as I typed that how the name is a double entendre. Wow. I originally called it Gardenwife’s Plot in reference to a plot being a piece of land that you work and grow. However, the cool thing is that a plot is also a storyline. This is so cool — Wish I’d done that on purpose! Okay, anyway, I started out having this hosted at Prodigy.net, our old ISP. They don’t support a lot of cgi script stuff, though, and some things I wanted to do wouldn’t work. So, I ended up using the domain I’d registered and had it hosted at Newfield.net — A decision with which I am very happy.

4. What CMS (content management system) do you use? Do you like it or do you want to try something else?
I am using YACCS, part of the Rate Your Music site. I’d been trying to get signed up for a couple weeks, but due to the limited availability to new members, I always missed out. They’d accept 25 new members every 12 hours, and I never managed to get signed on. They did let me be a beta tester for their new FTP version, however, and now I’m a happy camper. The only thing on my wish list for YACCS is e-mail notification. The site’s creator, Hossein Sharifi, did clue me in to a news feed service which would let me receive notifications of comment updates via pop-up windows. I’m not sure whether I’ll go for that or not. Anyone know how to modify a YACCS template so it automatically spawns an e-mail to me whenever a comment’s left? Purty please?

5. Do you read people who have both a journal and a weblog? Or do you prefer to read people who have all of their writing in one central place?
I’m not sure what the difference is between a journal and a weblog. To me, they’re one in the same. Maybe someone can enlighten me as to the difference. I have my favorite folks’ blogs in their own favorites folder, and I make my rounds almost daily. I just haven’t gotten around to linking to them all yet.

Okay, your turn! 🙂

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