Article on People With More Than One Partner in Salon.com

June 14, 2007

I know a lot of people freak out about Unitarian Universalists that support/advocate/are okay with relationships that are non-monogamous (often called polyamorists, although I guess I tend to avoid that term since it sounds identity-ish – it isn’t like people in monogamous relationships go around calling themselves monogamists… but I digress). Anyway, I tend to think that all the freaking out or abhorrence or whatever of people who aren’t gung-ho about monogamy is a bit dramatic and not that fair. I’ve been meaning to write a post on marriage/the modern (or post-modern) relationship for a while, so perhaps this is a precursor.

All of this just to point out an article in Salon.com www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2007/06/14/polyamory/index.html that does (I think) a decent job of de-dramatizing people with multiple romantic partners in their life (or who are open to such constellations). I also read a good article in Tikkun about it a while back www.tikkun.org/magazine/tik0701/frontpage/monogamy. Just so no one overreacts, I am not advocating or coming out with an opinion on this – rather, I guess I just feel like relationships, love, traditional marriage, jealousy, monogamy are things that need to be reflected on and assessed. I feel like the whole get married to one partner and stick with that your whole life and be 100% monogamous just isn’t working on a big scale, as evidenced by adultery and divorce rates. I’m not saying non-monogamy is the answer, but rather that we need to consider the current accepted “right” way to do things. These are two reflection pieces around this idea. (I also reviewed a good book on marriage here a while back, which is also part of this overall conversation.)

Also, a note on the blog. I am realizing that I don’t have as much to say as I thought I would. I considered retiring from Elizabeth’s Little Blog, but every once in a while, I DO have something that seems blog worthy. So perhaps that is being downgraded to an occasional blog. It has been that way for a while now, but I suppose I have yet to acknowledge it – always thinking I would get around to posting more often.


Google Analytics for wordpress.com blogs?

May 10, 2007

I am not terribly knowledgeable about computers, blogging, and all of that technical stuff.  However, based on my research, it seems like people who have blogs through wordpress.com (as opposed to wordpress.org) cannot use Google Analytics.  My understanding is that wordpress.org people have their own domains, and .com people are like this blog where it is http://name of the blog.wordpress.com.  If anyone knows any differently, I’d welcome your feedback.  Thanks!


Best free blog statistics thingy?

April 26, 2007

I don’t even know what it is called, but someone out there must know a way I can keep track of how many people come to the blog, what they look at, what they click on, what search terms they use to find it, etc?  WordPress has something to do that, but as far as I can tell only keeps track of the past 30 days (for a lot of the information).  I don’t want to pay for something to do this, but is there some sort of free program out there that will do this? Or something REALLY cheap?  Thank you for any wisdom.


Layout Adjustment

March 5, 2007

As you can see, I am experimenting with the layout.  I like how this one is wider in the middle – I don’t like how the text on the other one was in such a narrow column.  That said, I don’t want this to get too busy.  Feedback welcome.

p.s. I feel like my little “blog admin” tag should be longer… like “blog admin: aka elizabeth is procrastinating on something or trying to keep her mind off of something.” In this case, it is procrastinating on a response paper and trying to keep her mind off of responses to her ph.d. applications that should come any day now. And might I mention that the responses will likely not be good thanks to the evil GRE which I scored dreadfully on. Which I am mostly okay with but I just want to know so I can get on with things.


Transition

February 13, 2007

Hi all. This blog is in transition from my Blogger blog over at http://internelizabeth.blogspot.com. Eventually this blog will also appear at www.elizabethslittleblog.com but for now the old Blogger blog remains there until I get it all worked out.

For the time being, I’ll post both places until I am sure that things have transitioned smoothly. One difficult thing is that the imported pictures from Blogger do not line up correctly with the captions in the WordPress import, and my html isn’t good enough to fix it and moving things around in the “what you see is what you get” mode doesn’t work to fix things. But mostly it was a very smooth transition. Feel free to offer comments on the layout. It is maybe somewhat in progress. I don’t like the big quotations that appear when I indent or do a block quote, but this seems to otherwise be the layout that works best for me. Maybe I’ll just have to suck it up and live with the super big quotes.

That’s all for now. Let me know if you see kinks in the new blog. E


I love wordpress

January 14, 2007

Well, as soon as WordPress figures out how to allow me to import from “new blogger” I think I’ll be moving over there. Here is what I’m thinking about for my new home https://elizabethslittleblog.wordpress.com/. Feedback welcome. Of course, www.elizabethslittleblog.com will always be my main home, thanks to my amazing best friend who got me my own freakin’ domain name, but eventually I’ll do it through wordpress and not blogger. Hurry hurry wordpress. There are apparently more than just a few of us who want to move over to you as soon as we can import our stuff from blogger.

I hope google doesn’t read this and mess my blog up as revenge for leaving. If it isn’t here tomorrow, you know why.


This will be the future home of Elizabeth’s Little Blog

January 14, 2007

**Note that this post is outdated because we ARE currently on WordPress.  The blogspot address will not work after a while.**

Currently my blog is at www.elizabethslittleblog.com or http://internelizabeth.blogspot.com but as soon as Word Press figures out a way for me to import from “new” Blogger, then I think I will move here. http://www.elizabethslittleblog.com will of course stay the same. Feedback on the layout and design is welcome. Wow, word press sure is much easier and fun to use than blogger. Guess google can’t do everything right.


Labels and an Update

January 13, 2007

Hmm. Well. I started trying to label my posts and right away I realized that my blogging cousin Lydia http://kylydia.wordpress.com/ who suggested I switch to Word Press might be right. The labels are all messed up – something seems confused on Google’s end. Grrr. Because I know how all my readers are just DYING for the posts to have labels, right?

On a personal note, rough draft of thesis on the sexual purity movement in evangelical Christianity has been turned in. I hope to blog on this soon. AND paper on fundamentalists megachurches has been turn in. Time to get back into the swing of things at church (I missed three weeks while in Germany, but if feels like much longer!) and clean up our apartment, my the ongoing goal of my life.

Exciting stuff coming up at FUUSM – spring adult education where I will get to teach a four week course on liberation theologies. I’m so excited. And we will have a blessing of the animals in April. How fun!

Now to try to fix labels. Oh, and the Annual UU Blog Awards are coming up soon. My first year to be able to enter! Oh, how exciting! In case you didn’t see it, this little blog ranked a whopping #27 in terms of blogs visited from UUpdates, the UU blog aggregator. Exciting stuff!


No Labels for Elizabeth’s Little Blog… yet

January 5, 2007

**Note that this post is now out dated because, as I am sure you can see, there are now labels/tags on my posts.**

I’m sure you were all waiting with bated breath for me to add labels to my blog posts so that you could easily, for instance, access all the posts related to “politics”, “Unitarian Universalism”, or “cats”. However, to my great dismay the Blogger/Google gods have prevented my blog from switching over to the new version of Blogger even though my blog does not meet any of the restrictions that they list for blogs that will not yet be able to switch over. Grrr. In anticipation, however, these are the categories that you can look forward to…

Unitarian Universalism
Higher Education
Social Justice Issues
Book Reviews
Vegan Tips and Cooking
Vegetarianism
Cats
Environment
Sustainable/Simple Living
Personal Posts
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleboro
Conservative/Evangelical Christianity
Politics
Funny Stuff
Chronic Illness
Celebrities
Blog/Administrative Issues
Democracy/Democratic Theory
Feminism
Feminist Theology
Queer Theology
Liberation Theology
General Assembly
Stoles and Ministerial Attire
Congregational Life
Community Ministry

I wonder if this is too many. Guess we’ll see. Now to work on the thesis.


Elizabeth’s Blog Lives

December 30, 2006

Ph.D. applications are turned in, and in 2007 I will make regular postings a priority. More to come very soon. Reporting live from Germany, none the less….