A CONSTANT HUNT FOR THE PERFECT INSTA MOMENT CAUSES A NEW SENSE OF REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCE
I've been thinking that it's time to embrace Instagram in addition to blogging.
My first love will always be my blog but even before I lost the photos from my posts over the last several years I had begun to blog less frequently.
It takes a bit of time to craft a pleasing and informative post especially for a perfectionist Virgo like myself and I can't help but notice that many other bloggers have begun to post less often as well.
It seems like good timing to channel my creative energy via a different medium and Instagram seems to fit the bill nicely.
What I like about it most is its immediacy in that it allows me to capture something and share it in real time which is exciting to me.
(I just Instagrammed this little vignette I scored this week)
It meshes perfectly with my passion for the thrill of the hunt allowing me to share and sell things as I find them!
Thank you for the love, support and understanding you have shown me during this difficult time.
It means so much that you can relate to what has happened.
Your kind comments are like a salve that helps to heal this wound.
Thank you so much for taking the time to console me.
My son has written a short synopsis of what exactly happened to La Dolfina.
Hopefully it will shed some light as well as stop the same thing from happening to any of you.
For now I am contemplating my next step as I move forward with my blog and other endeavors.
I love blogging and La Dolfina is a big part of who I've become.
I do not want to lose the relationships and connections I have made here in blogland with so many of you... so I will keep calm and carry on in hopes that you will continue to visit and read me.
Today I display one of the greatest powers a person can demonstrate - the power of choice. Circumstances may sometimes appear bleak, but nothing and no one can keep God's good from me. I choose faith instead of doubt. I choose peace instead of worry. I choose clarity over confusion.
As I maintain a hopeful and positive attitude, I attract all the resources I need to overcome any challenge or reach any goal. Nothing can disturb my peace; nothing can weaken my faith.
When facing difficulties, I take a moment to put the situation in perspective. I consciously choose a hopeful and positive attitude, which buoys my spirit and lifts my mind above any worry or concern.
HOW TO AVOID LOSING YOUR BLOG PHOTOS
1. Photos uploaded to blogger are uploaded and stored on Google+ 2. If you delete your photos from Google+, they are permanently deleted once they are emptied from the Google+ Trash Bin. 3. Google makes no attempt to warn you that the Blogger and Google+ systems are inextricably linked, and that when you delete something on Google+ it is forever deleted from Blogger. 4. In an effort to clear storage space (150% over capacity), my son deleted what seemed to be backup photos on Google+. 5. Now 90% of photos on my blog are gone, and there is no way to get them back.
***in order to safeguard against this happening to you, create an archive at www.google.com/takeout
Takeout is a service that "saves the state" of your blog at any one point in time, and lets you download the data backup.
Takeout can also be used for other google products.
I am a passionate treasure huntress addicted to "the thrill of the hunt." I pride myself on finding unique items and have spent a lifetime collecting unusual and interesting "treasures" which I have used in decorating our home. I shop with an eye for design and look for pieces that I like to call the "jewelry" of the room. Those pieces that have been around accumulating energy thereby bringing life into a space by telling its story or evoking a memory. The allure is found in the details of its journey... condition, provenance and patina. Our collected "treasures" tell the story of who we are. Billy Baldwin said it best, "Decorating is never successful unless it is personal." My treasures are available for purchase in my Etsy Shop and on my companion blog, Shop La Dolfina. The links can be accessed from my sidebar.
"All of life is about energy. It's about the energy that you're putting out; energy that you're drawing to yourself, every day, based on the way you think about your life & the actions that you take. Everybody is an energy field. And because of your attitude, your thinking, your actions; who you choose to be in the world, forms your own field. You are drawing into your field people who are like you... to remind you, to show you, to reflect back to you- who you are. Believe that or not, that is what is happening all the time... and it does not require your belief. It just is. It. Just. Is." -Oprah