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.