The Pros and Cons of a Janky Blog

My blog ain’t quite right.

A couple months ago I found I couldn’t log in. So I hired someone amazing and she fixed it.

Or so we thought.

I mean, I can log in and my blog is back and not hacked anymore.  She did her thing.  But something is still janky.  Something that is not her fault or mine.  We thought it was a hosting issue. I have a media library, can upload to it, but cannot access it from a post. So you know, that does me no good.  There are also weird memory-type errors. Like it can’t find my list of tags when I start typing them. It won’t let me make new categories. Among other weirdo things.

But GoDaddy can’t figure it out.

So maybe it’s a WordPress thing?  We don’t know. Cortney is working on it because I just hear gobble-dee-gook and start rocking and crying in a corner.

But I can type words.

It’s been driving me nuts to not post a picture with my posts though. I have pretty much had to give up Project 365 for this year since I am over two months behind. I mean, I have the pictures on my computer, but there is no way I am going to put them all up once (if? ACK!) this thing ever gets fixed.

It’s weird not to photo-document this pregnancy with Alice. In fact, it makes me angry. I have so SO many posts and pictures of BOTH boys in my tummy. Nothing of Alice.

Not being able to post pictures has made me use my words though. I have to either write or not post and because I am sick of not posting, I have been putting my words here.

I’d love to put a montage of snuggly pictures to show you how the boys have been with me lately, but I don’t have that option. So I’ll just have to tell you that Charlie likes to sit so close to me that it’s hard to tell where I stop and he begins. He has started to do this thing when we ask him to come to us where he turns and shakes his booty at us. It’s simultaneously frustrating and hilarious.

We have always laid next to Eddie as he falls asleep at night, but lately he has been turning into my negative space and putting a hand on my arm as he falls asleep.  A couple nights ago he confessed that he wishes I wasn’t pregnant because I am too tired all the time and he doesn’t want to have to share a room with Charlie. Then he started to cry because he was afraid Alice would think he didn’t love her.

My boys are so sweet.

I wish I could put their picture here.

But I guess I really don’t need to.

(I still want my janky blog fixed though.)

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. TheNextMartha says

    Awe. I’m glad you still have your words. There’s always Instagram for the pics? For now? <3

  2. I’m sorry about your photos. Loving your use of the word “janky” though. xo

  3. Poor Eddie, what a big heart! I also follow you on Instagram so I see baby Alice, don’t worry :D.

  4. Could you use flickr until you figure it out (which I exclusively use). Just upload there and then copy/paste the code into the post. Viola!

  5. Oh no that’s so awful. My blog got hacked before and I had to change the domain name in the end.

  6. I’m sorry about the assholic nature of your blog right now. I hope it gets fixed soon.
    I do like your words though.
    And Eddie is the sweetest.

  7. Aw, your boys. I love them and I’ve never met them. But I can understand your frustration (so much) because my life has been pictures lately. My life = pictures. With nablopomo, I’ve been forced to write actual words, and I like that. Even if no one reads them. (you get me)

  8. Your boys are so sweet. And sometimes words are better than pictures anyway. We have cassette recordings of my brothers’ and my voices when we were young, and have the same for our kids. Hearing those few words brings tears to my eyes without even having to see the images. Janky blogs, though: Gah.