Remodeling and Rebuilding…Pardon the Dust

Godaddy finally rolled out the patch for WordPress 2.7 so I’ve been busy making upgrades to all of my websites. So far I am impressed with the changes the WordPress gurus have incorporated into this version.

The new Dashboard is great. Granted it took a few hours to figure out where everything is located but I love the new menu layout down the side. Having the ability to install plugins directly from the website without going through a download, unzip, upload, activate procedure is also pretty dang nifty.

I am also taking the opportunity to install a common suite of plugins on all of my sites. One of the discoveries I made was the Multi-Level Navigation Plugin. I really like the look of the pull down menus…While I was at it, I built badges for each of my domains. They are a bit large but I like them.

I am also in the process of redefining North Carolina Mountain Dream and matching it with Virginia Mountain Dreams. I hope to turn both sites into resources for both myself and others who may be contemplating a move to the Blue Ridge Mountains. I will concentrate my attention on Watauga County, NC and Floyd County, Va to begin with and expand out from there.

Check back for updates…

Passion Maintenance

I just discovered this blog by Eric Hamm through Twitter. It looks as if I’ll be spending some time exploring here. This post caught my attention…

Passion Maintenance: Keep Your Drive Alive With These 10 Simple Tips

  1. Live a healthy life.
  2. Know yourself.
  3. Always do what you believe is right.
  4. Keep a routine that helps you pursue your goals.
  5. Learn from your mistakes, don’t dwell on them.
  6. Always have a healthy escape ready at a moments notice.
  7. Encourage others.
  8. Always listen but don’t always believe.
  9. Stay involved, ESPECIALLY when you don’t feel like it.
  10. Know when to throttle back.

In his “About” page Eric has this to say:

Freedom isn’t a right, it’s a choice!  It is up to us to choose to free ourselves from our laziness, self-doubt and fear of the unknown.  So join me as I embark on the adventure of a lifetime!  I promise you won’t regret it!

I’ll get back with more as I go along….

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