Category Archives: General

Just your everday, run of the mill news.

Upgrade in Progress

I’m not sure I can really call it an upgrade. Although I did upgrade to Ella, the newest flavor of WordPress, I completely wiped everything else. Why? Hard to say. I know that it didn’t reflect me, who I was and what I wanted to share. I think as this week continues, my reflection will grow and I’ll be able to pinpoint exactly what I’m looking for. The bells and whistles will come shortly thereafter. I want this to be a site that I can come to anytime, share what I need to and be confident that I did my best. This is a great starting point.

Hope you join me for the ride as I talk later about what exactly this site will be about and how I’ll share that with the world.

Change is Good

I know many fear change.  Me, I just embrace it.  Prepare yourself to be embraced.  Although, I’ll be continuing to keep the family updated, I’ll be working on a new theme for our site.

When will it be out?  Hopefully, within a month.  Alongside keeping DoddemaGen going, I’m also working on getting the USS Riverside site ready for next month as the Riverside becomes a full-fledged chapter of SFI.  Exciting times, indeed.

So, keep checking in.  You won’t be disappointed.  Of course, I always look forward to hearing how others in our family are doing, extended family included.  If interested, post a short message about how you’re doing.  I’m not looking for a book, it’s a blog, remember!?

Whole lot of change going on

Many of you that have been following this site since its inception in late July/early August know of the many incarnations of DoddemaGen.  Ease of use, ability to customize, benefit to the user and more are considered before any changes are made.  Nothing is done by halves around here!

I’ve added a few more plugins that maybe you haven’t noticed (some were just updates) but one I think important enough to mention is the “Notification” plugin.  Now, you have the option to automatically receive an email when a new post or comment is posted.  To do so, login and go to your profile.  At the bottom left, you will see a drop-down box with the options.  Save and you’re ready to go.

I’ve added the pages widget again but still debating if I need this with everything in the navbar.  Do you have an opinion?  Of course you do!  What’s your take on this site?  Use the poll, comment or contact me and I’ll get back to you!

After holiday labors

Whew!  It came fast and left even faster.  Before I knew it, the whole season had passed me by.  I’m still trying to get posts written, pictures uploaded with titles and descriptions, etc.  I did add a poll that really should say it all.

I’m hoping that Kavan and Sarah will take advantage of this forum to keep everybody updated.  I think I mentioned it enough during their short visit today!  :)  OK, maybe I shouldn’t do my own advertising!  Anyways, be patient and more will be posted in the next couple days.

Let it Snow!

This is a special time of year, where our hearts are filling with merriment. One way of expressing that joy is to link on this site and create your personalized snowflake. SnowDays donates a certain amount of money to the Salvation Army for every snowflake made. So far there’s over 3 million snowflakes made and they’ve donated $4000.00 to this cause. You can even print out the snowflake you’ve made. It’s incredible to see all the unique snowflakes made. I love this site because it gives my family an opportunity to spread some cheer and help warm the hearts of those who need it as well.

~Merry Christmas