This Time It’s Different

Social media like smoking is bad for your health. It is also hard to give up. That being said the site was my attempt to go cold turkey, but just as with smoking it is harder than it looks.

You know it is funny because I actually gave up smoking two years ago during the pandemic. It was clear that it was bad for me, but I it wasn’t until the pandemic that it really hit home. Thankfully nobody in my immediate family got sick. It was close though for some of the people in my circle of friends. And an old acquaintance from my college years wasn’t so lucky. But that isn’t the point of today’s post. Today I wanted to jump back in and get things going again after my last hiatus.

The Buckeye is back.

What’s new? Lots. What’s old? The same. My mom is a total pain in the neck, but that really doesn’t matter anymore since I went NC. Going no contact was about the best thing that happened to my in the time since you last got an update. It is also one of the reasons I am done with social media since she and her people kept harassing me. Now if they come on here I am able to just block them, sure I could there too, but the circle was so big that they always just came from a different angle. Anyway, welcome back.

Look for some new updates to the site in the coming days. I just need to clean the cobwebs out first.

Up to Date

So I was looking at the different things that need to go on a site like this and I was shocked to learn that most of them were free. I had planned on making a site and I wasn’t sure what it would cost, but when I talked to the techy guys at work they told me to expect about a thousand dollar investment at the least. Some offered to take care of it for me for a “couple hundred” but I turned them down on the offer. The thing that didn’t sit right with me was that I figured if I studied it a little I should be able to do it myself. And that turned out to be the case. After I registered the domain I went about looking for place to put it. That was so-so. I didn’t like any of the offers that I found on google. The ones that came up on the top seemed like they were cookie cutters of one another. But then they might have been, I am not sure. I got it up though and the site is now running for something like twenty minutes without a problem, let’s home that it stays that way. Also WordPress told me to update it which I thought was odd since I had just installed it but, oh well, it seems to be happy now. And so am I. A thousand dollars my foot. I am glad I passed!