Experimenting with Gutenberg: Photo Galleries

Word Press is switching to a new editing system. It is called Gutenberg. After moving through plenty of resistance, I decided to try it out. I wrote the post about Sreejit’s song using the new system. I think I’m going to like it.

In this post, I’m going to create a few photo galleries to see what they look like.

#1 This gallery has photos from India and from Seattle. Some were vertical and some were horizontal. At first, I had the column setting set to three but decided to change it to four.

(You can click on any of the galleries to enlarge the photos.)

#2 This gallery consists of photos from India that I haven’t posted before. I decided to make it two columns. The first four photos and the last two are purposely paired.

#3 The last gallery uses photos from India that I’ve used before. This is what the three column setting looks like.

I’m liking this new system. I will miss the tiled mosaic setting of the old editor but I like how these galleries look too.

2014 in review

When WordPress sent me an annual report for my blog on December 30, I decided I wasn’t going to post it.  Since I’ve come home from India, though, I find I have enjoyed looking at other bloggers’ annual reports.  So I changed my mind and decided to post mine too!


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

With Profound Gratitude

As this month’s Blogging U’s Writing 101 course nears its end, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff at Writing 101 for all that they have offered us. I am astounded at how much I have accomplished in only one month’s time. Continue reading “With Profound Gratitude”

Songs that Speak to Me

The  Blogging University Writing 101 task for today was to: Write about the three most important songs in your life — what do they mean to you? I knew immediately that I wanted to use a song from my past, an African-American gospel song and one of Amma’s chants.

When the Doves Cry Continue reading “Songs that Speak to Me”

Writing 101, Day One: Unlock the Mind

writing-101-june-2014-class-badge-2Blogging University’s Writing 101 course starts today! Every day we will be given an writing assignment and a twist. We can choose whether or not we want to do the twist…. and we can choose whether or not we want to publish what we wrote during that day’s assignment.

Our first assignment: Continue reading “Writing 101, Day One: Unlock the Mind”