So, here's the dealio on why I took down all the posts on my first blog. Well, I was getting some very strong impressions to take my children's names and pictures off the internet. First, I should have know better when I chose a blog name with the word f-r-e-s-h in it. Silly Peggy!
Initially, I just tried changing everyones names to aliases. They were so cute, too. (I was Pearl, Esra was Ra-Ra, Estelle was L.L. and Sam was SuperGuy.) But even that change didn't feel adequate. Thanks to the Feedjit widget, I could see the search phrases that were bringing up the blog on engines. I didn't get good feelings when I saw search terms that were not looking for entries about sleep apnea and the cutest ankle-foot orthotics ever. These sites were from places in Africa and Europe. So, maybe it was just bad English. But, talk about icky feelings. I had to respond. And the only way I felt comfortable was to take down all of the content associated with the blog.
So, I chose a less nefarious title based on another lovely song, "Give, Said the Little Stream".
The verse goes, "I'm small I know, but wherever I go the fields grow greener still." Really sweet. And if some demento comes to this site looking for who-knows-what, I guess I should just give up the whole blogging thing. But I totally understand now when my friend Jessica does her own MS Word version of a blog that gets sent out through email just because she does not want her children names or likenesses on the internet. I completely admire her for blogging anyway.
Well, that's the dealio. On to dinner.