Blogging Insights: Change

Change for the sake of change

How comfortable are you with change?

I am a Taurus and we are not usually comfortable with change. I suppose that’s one reason that I like old things and often harp back to how things used to be compared to today. Not the only reason I might add. I don’t like the aesthetics of modern colours and designs but that is a whole other blog post as is my dislike of current pop music, many movies and TV shows.

What I really dislike is change that is forced on me when I don’t want it or am not ready for it. I want control over the changes in my life. I made big changes in my life by moving away from everyone I knew in Geeveston but I chose to do that. If I had been ordered to go I’d likely have staged a sit in. I know there is always going to be change, it is the nature of life . I embrace the parts I like, accept the parts I have no control over and grumble about the rest.

How often do you like to change your blogging style or the topics or format of your blog?

When I was a new blogger, nearly 8 years ago now I frequently tried out new themes, new background colours etc. After a while I found a look I liked for both blogs and now I rarely change them. The important thing to me is that the blog has interesting content and is easy to read, not only easy language, but that the page is easy to look at. I think I have that now and don’t want to tamper with it too much. I am a believer in “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” WordPress does its best to change things and tempt me to try out all sorts of stuff but I stick to the tried and true.

An old Header design
Experiments with Headers

I don’t change topics very much either. Some things I don’t write about as much. I don’t go to cricket matches or watch a lot of cricket on TV now because my circumstances have changed but if I did I would still post about it. This blog is not a themed blog so we can and do write about whatever we like.



I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


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