I think I am pretty good with the written word, but sometimes, words fail me. Especially when it comes to expressing sympathy and condolences. Don’t know why that is, except that I feel sometimes anything I say would sound trite, clichéd, or fake.
I’m still trying to get my head around the Aurora, Colorado shooting of July 20, 2012. It’s beyond my comprehension why somebody would want to do something like that to other people. I don’t get it.
Because I don’t have the right words for something like this, I thought I would express my sympathy to the people of Aurora, Colorado in the best way I can, and that’s to post a photographic homage.
I’ve chosen to post some Colorado sunrise images because – to me – that represents the beauty of a new day, a fresh start and sunlight shining to illuminate the darkness of the night.
My thoughts and sympathies are with you, Aurora.
Whenever I read – and Like – a blog post by a blogger I follow (or by a new blogger I have discovered), I tend to hover over the Gravatars of others who have Liked that same post. If I see a potential interesting photo blogger who I might want to follow, I click on their Gravatar.
This takes me to their Gravatar profile . Sometimes, I see other links listed on their profile that would take me to their blog post or their photo website. Most of the time, though, I see nothing else on that person’s Gravatar; no link of any kind. I now know that is because
They didn’t update their Gravatars
Just call me slow. I knew I had a Gravatar associated with my WordPress account, but I had no idea that it was actually a sort of separate entity that I needed to update in order for people to check me out whenever they click on it. I was clueless until this morning, when I clicked on another blogger’s Gravatar and noticed a separate link in the upper right corner of the screen to my own Gravatar (see the photo at the top of this post). I clicked on that link and saw the stuff I originally typed into my Gravatar eons ago when I joined up with WordPress. I also noticed that I, myself, had not added any links to my WordPress site nor my Facebook page. Yikes!
That little issue has been remedied.
Now, whenever I Like another blogger’s post, my Gravatar is there for others to see and click upon, which will hopefully lead those others to my WordPress site, my photography website, and my Facebook Page.