Monday, September 26, 2011

Is this thing on?

As you can see, I have moved.

BUT, I am writing!

Coming back to blogging and bunking up against my old blog feels a bit like walking into a renovated home.

There have been a lot of changes and if you, dear reader, ever do find yourself here wondering what has happened since I last took pen to paper (Or type to internet, as it were), well, it's been a lot.

A few things that have happened since 2008-
More deployments,
Degrees earned,
Two moves,
and world travel.


As I wrap up my "blog warming party" let me give you an idea of what to expect.

United States of Bohica is not a commentary on our country, it is a name I picked in 2008 to begin the catalog of our lives as a military family wrapped up in the high tempo of what we live following a combat veteran. But the catalog got held up by life and other distractions

However, what began as that, has evolved into what I would like my writing to become.
USoBohica will more than likely feature commentary on life, product reviews, dietary trials and advice (the kiddo and I have gone Gluten-Free!).

Let me be clear, I am here to write. It is an exercise in working a talent I enjoy and perfecting a craft I seek to utilize in my life. I enjoy writing. I enjoy telling people about products I have tried, recipes I have attempted, places I have visited. I have lived too long in the shadow of concern of the internet. Like any tool, it can be a wonderful thing or can cause major damage if used improperly.

Trust me, I know what I'm doing. It's going to be OK.

But this "Hi how are you?" blurb is not just about me, but also about the virtues of Google's Blogger and why I am back (FYI-they're not paying me to write's a word of mouth endorsement from someone who stopped blogging because of the tedium of blogging).

I have carried this domain from place to place searching for a home and frankly, Blogger is more user friendly than "Quick Blogcast" even though it would allow me to have a domain without the blogger banner.

There are people in this world who are technologically fascinated by coding and flash; by building web pages and fancying up the place.

Frankly, it's not my cup of tea (I prefer chai over code and e-interior decorating).

What makes Blogspot/Blogger preferable to someone like me (ie, a person who wants to write and would rather not be dragged down by the flotsam and jetsam of blog page decoupage) is that it is user friendly. It's like "Blog Decorating and Set-up for Dummies." Attaching Google Adsense, pictorial preference and layout takes merely clicks of the mouse and drag and drop features rather than the tedious interlacing of coding into a blog domain.

With html coding, make no mistake, I can do it, I just don't want to. HTML is a lot like running or dusting for me (--by the way, those prettily italicized words there? Mouse clicked in, rather than personal linguistic feats), it's a chore I would rather leave to someone else.

In essence, Blogger/Blogspot/Google is like my electronic personal assistant or housekeeper. So, that's why you're here and I'm here.

Plus Blogger is free and Adsense allows me to set up my little tin cup for passersby to clink in a few pennies. The reality is, I'm not a starving artist-- but dreams don't pay the bills and degrees are wonderful accomplishments-- but they don't pay for themselves.

For free and convenient, Blogger is the best choice (Really Google, if you want to pay me for that one, it's a gem).

(Is it just me, or did that Madmen Marathon influence this blog maybe just a little bit?)

If you have questions and would like a response, please feel free to leave me an email message or contact me via my Facebook page. I will not always be answering comments in blogs. This isn't Myspace.