Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Little Housekeeping

My astute readers may have noticed a few changes in ye olde blog the past few days.

First, there is now a good search tool at the top right of the page. I added that in response to my sister Mary's request that I index my recipes. Hmmm... not exactly sure how to do that, but adding a search was fast and easy. If you know the name of what you're looking for, type it in and you should find it. Otherwise, type in "recipe" (or any other search term) and you should get what you're looking for. I'll keep working on that index idea.

Second, all of my photos going forward will be marked with a copyright. I've heard horror stories from too many fellow bloggers about their photos being stolen, and one of the triplet moms I know has even been impersonated by someone, complete with stolen pics of her kids. So, from now on all my pictures will be marked. Unless of course, I forget, which brings me to my next housekeeping item.

Third, I have disabled the right-click function. That means that you can no longer right-click on photos and save them or print them. Sorry grandparents and doting aunties and uncles! If there's a photo you really want, shoot me an email and I will send it to you -- hard copy or electronic -- the choice is yours. It's the least I can do, since I unfortunately have to go all or nothing on protecting my copy and images.

Fourth, even though everyone should know that what I post here belongs to me, apparently it warrants repeating. So now every post will have an annoying little copyright statement at the bottom. It's not that I think all my material is stellar and worthy of copyright. It's just a reminder to the unscrupulous that it's mine, ALL MINE! (Sorry, I slipped into toddler mentality there. Occupational hazard.) Just try to think of the copyright statement as the after dinner mint that your host feels obligated to offer you, even though it will undoubtedly be stale and tasteless.

Fifth, all of the videos will now be hosted through YouTube. If you can't view them on my blog, click through to see if you can view them directly on YouTube.

Sixth...sixth...{crickets}...I got nothing. Nope, nothing. If there's something you would like to see here: functionality, more recipes, tips on triplets, products I love, a new header (Don't pressure me too much, I just changed it!), more stories from my illustious past (ha!), just let me know. I've got 337 posts to go this year, and I'd love to hear suggestions from you.

© Trippin' Mama 2010


Anonymous said...

When you can get my godson's hair in a pony tail, it is time for a haircut

Uncle Dave

The M Family said...

Hi Christy,

You don't know me and I don't know you, but I've been reading your blog anonymously (yeah, I know, that's spelled wrong!) for about 6 months now. I love it! I love reading the stories about Amelia and the boys. Very entertaining!

You know what I would absolutely love??? I'd love to know how to create my own blog and add all the features you have (e.g., disable right-clicking!). I've been reading blogs for years now but I'm ashamed to admit I have no idea how to create one. With a wee one on the way (July 4th!), I'd like to start to document the fun, the disasters, and the times I'd just like to forget -- all with pictures!

Any advice/help would be so much appreciated, even if it's just to a website that could tell me how to start with it all.

Thanks for letting me be a part of your family by reading your blog almost every day. I don't even remember how I stumbled across yours anymore -- probably from a friend about 20 times removed!

--Laura in Indiana

Jen said...

How did you do the right click thing?

Suzy said...

Yes, please share the disable right-click trick. I googled it and can only find instructions in broken English ... which does not inspire much confidence.

Christy AKA Trippin' Mama said...

Uncle Dave, talk to Grandma Alice about Sam's hair. She told me, "Don't you cut that hair before I come to visit." She's not coming until March. I don't think we can make it that long, but I fear the wrath of Alice.


aunt susie said...

Sam's hair is so adorable!!! I'm glad I right-clicked and put that picture on my desktop before you disabled it :) Guilty!

Megan said...

Ditto on the right-click thing. How did you do it?

Emily said...

Now that you mention it, I'd love to know more about your career prior to being a SAHM. I read your post over at Multiples and More about becoming a SAHM and was intrigued by your previous experience. I'm a big fan of your writing and would love to know more about your professional writing background!

Christy AKA Trippin' Mama said...

Everyone who asked about disabling the right-click function. I will be posting the how-to complete with code later today, or maybe tomorrow, depending on how today goes!


Dighti said...

OMG. I had assumed we couldn't right click and save your pictures. That's a really really good security feature to add!

Melissa said...

Christy, thanks so much for this post (and for the one with the code) -thanks to Brad too for his expertise! I have been trying to figure this out for the past six months and have taken photos of my children down for the same reasons as I did not want them disappearing into the wrong hands. I am going right now to put it into my blog...thanks again!