Some days blogging is an adventure; some days it's a struggle; some days it's an aggravation, especially when the blogging gods are uncooperative.
On Aug. 6th [Thursday] I posted Scripture to Go Part 1 . I ended it with the line, Part 2 soon.
I knew I had Scripture to Go Part 2 nearly completed, the same day I posted Part 1.
Friday I decided to finish it with a flourish. I worked on it early morning and was ready to schedule Saturday's post. I don't know what happened but it disappeared entirely. Somehow I deleted it or it "flew out the window to outer space." I checked several ways to find it on my hard drive, to no avail.
Friday afternoon was spent re-writing the post, which I felt was not nearly as polished as the first draft. I very carefully scheduled the post for Aug. 8 and made very sure I hit the Publish button.
Also Friday I received a COMMENT on Scripture to Go Part 1, primarily in Chinese characters which I temporarily posted, but decided to put it through a language transliterator after I found two words, SOGO, and SEX intermixed with the characters.
Sogo was apparently the blogger, but when I clicked on the name a provocative web site came up, text in Chinese, but pictures certainly suggested an unwelcome site suggestive of pornography.
When I put the post through Google's transliterator it contained offers of all manner of pornography and other sexually deviate behavior. I sent the COMMENT to the trashcan.
I perceive the porno post was a mocking statement to the nature of my post; I have not received any similar posts since I have been blogging. Furthermore, the website was not marked RTA (restricted to adults) to protect children, but I guess foreign sites are not obligated to so indicate their sites. [signs depicted: R = child under 17 accompanied by adult permitted and NC-17 = no child under 17 allowed -at all]
Friday was also my husband's 74th birthday. At least it wasn't messed up, too. We discussed our vacation plans as a part of his birthday, just a few days delayed (Aug. 13th). We selected a resort at Oakland, AR for a week of fishing and recreation.
We agreed it will be a "birthday present" for each of us; our birthdays are a scant 2+ months apart. We genuinely hate to shop for birthday presents. After 40 years we have most everything we need or want. We both thought this short trip a splendid idea!