My Blogging Schedule This Week

Hello!

Clearly Swarm Sunday didn’t happen yesterday, but there was a reason.  I stupidly only brought my iPad to Florida with me rather than a real computer and the hour I had in the airport wasn’t nearly enough to write a blog post on the abysmal iOS WordPress app.  That blog post I posted Friday?  That took 2.5 hours to do!  It took maybe 30 minutes max to write and choose appropriately bad photos to accompany the text.  The other two hours were spent trying to find a place I could get a WiFi signal strong enough to actually connect to the server with the wimpy iPad wireless antenna, figuring out how to upload photos within the WordPress app (the online uploader apparently requires Flash, which iPad doesn’t support), and the rest futzing around with html, trying to remember how to do the most basic things in CSS, and attempting to get captions on the photos.  I finally gave up on the latter when bugs started crawling down the back of my pants and just posted it.  Trust me: if anyone tries to convince you that owning an iPad is just like owning a laptop, don’t believe them!  They’re absolutely nothing alike and those differences threw my whole blogging schedule off for the week.  Grrr…

So, here’s the new schedule!  Swarm Sunday will go up tomorrow as Swarm Tuesday instead.  Wednesday will be the standard Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday post.  Thursday will be what I was going to post today, my post about Bug Shot.  Friday is Friday 5 as usual, and then I’m back on track!

Until tomorrow then!  I leave you with a photo from Bug Shot, just because.  I didn’t even know that this had an insect in it until I looked at it later!  I thought I was just taking a photo of a pretty flower, but between the weevil in the foreground and the pair of antennae peeking out of the flower itself, this flower image ended up being quite buggy.  That’s just the way I like them!

Weevil

Weevil before flower

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17 thoughts on “My Blogging Schedule This Week

  1. I also love it when I discover that a photo I’ve taken of a plant/flower has, on closer inspection, a six- or eight-legged surprise hiding there.

  2. Hey that’s all good :)
    I love your posts thanks for making this blog.

    do you think you could post some articles or links about the ethology and neurology of insects that’d be great :)
    Before you completely gfive up on iPads, for my dads birthday I got him a Bluetooth keyboard ipad case from Brookstone. It makes typing a lot faster.

    And one more thing, if you pick up a wifi signal, get as close as you can to the source it will sometimes help it really just depends on the wifi.

    • I do have a bluetooth keyboard and had it with me (I LOVE my bluetooth keyboard!), but it wasn’t the typing that was an issue. It was the app for WordPress that was causing me problems. It is much more difficult to use than it should be and incredibly frustrating to deal with. Good thing I know enough HTML to resize and reposition photos or I would have been totally up the creek! And I was getting as close as I could to the WiFi signal by sitting outside in the dark. I enjoy using my iPad for some things, but it really is not an adequate replacement for my laptop. Honestly though, the only reason I even have an iPad is because my husband wanted to upgrade from his first gen to the new iPad and I got the hand me down. I never would have bought one for myself, so I am predisposed to find fault with it.

    • You probably have little insects in your garden that are attracting the dragonflies! They are likely to swarm far from water when there is food available, so I would bet that’s what you’ve been seeing. Would you be willing to make a report if you see another swarm? I use reports of swarms to study the behavior, so I would really appreciate it! The form is online at thedragonflywoman.com/dsp/report.

  3. i wont see dragonfly’s anymore until next summer weather getting colder here i’m in the channel isles guernsey great britain but i will let you know when i see them again

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