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 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
Sustainable/Simple Living
Personal Posts
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleboro
Conservative/Evangelical Christianity
Funny Stuff
Chronic Illness
Blog/Administrative Issues
Democracy/Democratic Theory
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….

Ads on the Site

September 12, 2006

I’m trying Google ads on this blog – every 1 cent helps, right? However, to my great horror an ad came up about seeking God’s help with homosexuality. I’m pretty sure that this is not the kind of “help you to be more comfortable with yourself no matter how you understand your sexuality and know that God loves you no matter what and homosexuality is absolutely okay” sort of ad that I would want, if any. So I need to check and see if there is a way to keep such offensive stuff from showing up on the blog or else they are going to have to go. So just a warning – right now I cannot control what comes up. I’ll keep you updated on how it works. I got the idea from The Happy Feminist who is going to put ads on her blog too and I thought – hey, why not? Plus, THF is such a great blog. I just wanted to throw that in. Reminds me to put more about feminism on here.

Drumroll please…

July 14, 2006

Elizabeth’s Little Blog has moved to! This is because Elizabeth’s wonderful friend Rebecca loved her blog so much that she surprised Elizabeth and bought her her very own domain. Isn’t that such a sweet wonderful thing to do? It still works at blogger, as well, for the time being although eventually I hope to be technical enough to do it without blogger.

(Picture is Elizabeth and Rebecca in North Carolina after driving in a rental car and getting lost on the backroads of North Carolina and Virginia that lack any sort of signs. It is funny in retrospect but didn’t seem so funny at the time.)

New Look

July 3, 2006

For my regular readers, all 4 of you, you’ll notice a change in the layout. Feedback is welcome. It isn’t because I love the layout but only because I wanted to make the place where the text is wider and I only could figure out how to do that in this particular template. I really like how the Happy Feminist‘s blog is wide, like a sheet of paper, and was going for that sort of look. Not ideal, but it will do and at least it doesn’t squish everything up into a narrow column.

How to Post Comments for Newcomers to Blogs

March 20, 2006

(Scroll down to see the introductory post.)

While I am sure many of my readers are computer whizzes, I am assuming a minimal level of computer literacy for those that might just be venturing into cyberland or who need a little extra guidance.

There is a way to post comments to my entries. Then other people (if they like) can post comments to your comments and online discussions can take place.

At the bottom of each entry there is a little place that says “comments”.

If you click on that, a new screen will appear and in the upper right hand corner there will be a box where you can write your comments.

You don’t have to log in to post comments. You can post anonymously which I sort of discourage or if you don’t have a user account, you can post by clicking “other” and then just writing your name in the space that says “name”.

If you have questions, you may email me at elizabeth199 – @ – (you will need to copy and paste the email into your email program and remove the spaces and dashes from the address. I have not written it out completely because there are programs that can search the internet for whole email addresses and then send out spam (junk email) to those addresses.)