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Today is going to be different. I have very little time so my visit must be short.
We had a death in the family. He was elderly and his passing was expected, but it was still world shaking as he was a huge personality for our family, much loved, much laughed with, strong opinions and a fascinating history that colored almost everything he did, but today we are driving 2 hours to say good bye and to console his immediate family just by being there to commemorate his loss.
Death remains one of those things we can and should talk about, each time it comes near, but I don’t want to go there as I too have strong opinions that you are welcome to know, but I won’t presume here that you do. I’m more interested in going and being a part of recalling a special person who in the most rowdy way possible welcomed me as that Christian guy who joined their Catholic family by marrying one the older nieces. By doing so, I rattled a few cages, but this guy, arguably the most “CATHOLIC” of the group was the most welcoming of them all,
What I would like to call out today — is that there is something about the new InLinkz system that is not working well for me and I suspect you. Tell me, when you post your essays, are you being given the chance to use any of the photos you included as your post photo on the coffee share list, or are some being left out?
I suspect it is a photo size thing and that some of my photos are too big for the current system. Okay then. Let me just leave that item here as I want to tie it to another item.
For those who have been part of the coffee share since the mid 2020s, back when Alli was our host, we averaged a decent number of guests and it was easy to visit with each. Now, with Natilie’s work, we have likely doubled the attendance (which I love BTW) except that it’s hard to find the person who you want to make sure you don’t miss each week.
So here’s my big item for thought this week. A couple of our members already use the same photo which I so appreciate because I simply don’t have time to read all the essays of our now larger group. I propose that as many of us as are inclined to do so, select and use and reuse a selfie that makes it easier for us to find you each week. This would solve the first problem and the second in one swoop of adding a helpful piece of media. Going forward, you’ll see my mug as the inviting photo hoping that you’ll stop by for a visit. I’ll likely keep my “Featured photo of BB, one of our backyard Blue Belly Lizards – just because he is so adorable.
Okay, it’s time to get dressed for the road.
Thanks for stopping by.
I’ll be around to visit your share later after the funeral.