Monday, February 19, 2007

A few things to let you know about ...

In honor of Presidents Day, take this quiz to see how much you know about the quirky habits of our Commanders-in-Chief. I did pretty poorly myself.

Paula is ready for us to take her survey on Christians and Depression. She is going to write an article for Christian Woman and wants to know how members of the church of Christ view depression. Paula writes:
I have developed a survey to gather additional information and hope that you can assist me by participating. This survey is completely anonymous and only takes a couple of minutes. There is no way anyone, including myself, will know who participated or have access to your e-mail address. Survey results will be posted at www.depressionsurvey.blogspot.com in April.
Go to this post and read the rest of her description, then click on the link to take the survey. It didn't take me very long, only a few minutes, and Paula would really appreciate having as many survey-takers as possible. Thanks!!

Trey Morgan
has been named Man of the Year in Childress, Texas. Apparently his town makes a big deal of choosing someone that has affected their community positively. Congratulations, Trey! (He's gonna be sooo embarrassed that I did that. :) )

Well, I'm about to take the plunge. I am going to be switching over to wordpress.com, I think, as soon as I figure out everything I want to about it. If you want to see what it looks like so far, you can go to lisaleichner.wordpress.com. I'll let you know when I make the official switch. I know it will be inconvenient to many of you who will have to edit your favorites lists and blogrolls. I'm sorry for that!

22 comments:

dee said...

So why the switch? Is wordpress like blogger in that there is no charge? What's the difference?

Brian Nicklaus said...

the new place looks nice. good job. you will love wordpress, lots of simple and nice plugins.

as for trey, must be a small town...
:)

Lisa said...

Dee (as in Channing?), no charge, I sometimes get frustrated with some small things that I'm looking to see if they will be easier with wordpress. We'll see, and I'll let you know. It's not definite yet.

Brian, you're so mean. :)

Lisa said...

Dee, I also just discovered that wordpress does its own stats, so i don't have to have stat counter or sitemeter. it actually seems a bit simpler too, so i'm looking forward to that. so far, the only thing i think seems more difficult is uploading pics. i've always had a hard time with that, because my computer is slow, but i hoped it would get better with wordpress.

Trey Morgan said...

Brian .. you're killing me. Small town? You figuared it out...there are actually only two men in Childress. And the other guy won the last 5 years in a row. :)

Lisa... Word Press? NOOOOOO ... don't fall away. Don't go over to the dark side. Don't do it!

Trey Morgan said...

PS - you guys (or girls) are killing me with the M of the Y stuff.

Monica ... I'll get you for this!!!

Trey Morgan said...

So ... how hard was it to convert? Can you move all your posts?

Lisa said...

Trey, was that your acceptance speech? ... "Yes, I want to thank 'the other guy' here in Childress for stepping down and allowing me a chance to win this year. I'm sure he'll be back next year. ..."

I do feel a bit of a traitor, but so far I'm just experimenting. It was VERY easy to move all my posts over, even the comments went over! You should go check it out.

Trey Morgan said...

hum, I may have to. I've always liked the way word press looked. My problem is I'm really wanting to go with my own domain. Like www.treymorgan.net or www.I_was_the_man_of_the_year_and_you_weren't.com

I may have to check it out...

Lisa said...

Wow, Trey, so much for that act of humility on your own post today. :)

Trey Morgan said...

Actually what REALLY happend is as soon as they called my name, I jumped up on the table in my suit grabbed this huge bottle of champaign and shook it and sprayed it on everyone in the room. Just like a NASCAR celebration.

Anonymous said...

There's the risk taker coming out!

Too funny!

Mommysmart said...

Lisa,

Enjoyed the president quiz. Bombed it! I think that your word press looks great. I have heard some complaints about photos not uploading very well. I know that blogger is overloaded to it seems to be the blog of choice right now for new blogs. If you change over you will have to let us know what you think.

Have a good day!
Monica

Bevin said...

I only got 4 right on the president's day quiz, I shouldve gotten 5. Oh well, apparently I need to know a bit more about our past presidents.

Brian Nicklaus said...

wordpress rules!!

and you can get your own domain if you pay for it. check with theobloggers, you have to pay more with them but you get tech support. they are good.

transferring is a snap, unless you are using the newer blogger, I hear that is tough, but old blogger transfers everything in minutes

Brian Nicklaus said...

lisa,
i may post about this but I deleted my statcounter account on purpose.

now it is just me, my words, and commenters. I don't know or care who else or how many or where they are from.

It is freeing.

Lisa said...

Trey, your spelling errors are another reason you remind me of my dad. He's always had to have my mom proof stuff for him too.

Anonymous, it's good to have you around to help tease Trey. :)

Monica, that is actually what I'm having trouble with, the photos. If I can't get pictures on very easily, then there's no point in me going over there because I want to post lots of pics of the kids.

Bevin, you actually beat me. I only got 2. I wonder if the quiz changes each time. I think I'm gonna try again. Maybe I'll do better. :)

Brian, quit spreading rumors. I actually had no problem transferring everything over, and I have the new blogger. Like I was telling Monica, so far the ONLY thing I've had a hard time with (besides learning a new system) is the pictures. (I guess I could just do what you do & email them to everyone instead. :) ) Oh yeah, wordpress also transforms my :)'s into the real emoticon thingys.

I actually am with you on stat counter, Brain. The only thing I've used it for lately is to see if people are coming over from a search on google, out of curiosity. But I've already noticed 2 google searches on wordpress that didn't show up on statcounter, so I'm thinking it wasn't working all that great anyway. But, what I'm with you on is not trying to track your hits & such. It has become my vanity, and I need to ignore that side of me. I thought about bragging about my highest day of hits so far, then it "hit" me that I need to be focusing on something else. I look forward to your post on it, if you do one.

jel said...

Lisa, just thoughti come by and say Hi!

I did the Paula's survey today!

and way to go Trey!

Lisa said...

jel, it's quite an honor to have you stop by ... I see you everywhere!! I have long admired your pictures. I guess I'll probably be saying hi on your blog pretty soon now. :)

Anonymous said...

Okay I'm batting 500 - 4 out of 8 I surprized myself. I bookmarked that site, it is pretty cool. Did your friends survey as I am the Queen of Depression. I still can't figure out why I am not getting into my blog site. Now I am just to tired to try. Congratulations to Trey! Love, Aunt Dawn

Pat said...

Your mom, the history minor, only got 3 of 8! Oh, well. Oops! 24 is on. I'll comment more tomorrow.

Barbie said...

Thanks for writing this.