Internet Explorer 8 Issues

I’ve been given a heads up that my blog is not accepting comments if visitors are using Internet Explorer 8. I know it happened to one person and it might have happened to another. Once Christmas and year-end settle down, I’ll try to solve this…until then please try another browser. For example, I like Firefox. [...]

Water Blog

I’ve decided to start a new blog. A blog dedicated solely to water. We’ve gone over a year now in the Chicago area with too much moisture and we’re sick of it. Really we’d love to share it, love to pass it on, love to spread the abundance, love to somehow store and save it [...]

Header Images

I’ve finally put some of my own images in the header, what do you think? I’m not completely thrilled with them, but this was a good start and experiment with cropping images to this odd size. I least like the flowers image, it looks choppy or something’s off. Holler if you do or don’t like [...]

Comment Issues?

I’m trying another way to block spam. If you have problems posting a legitimate comment (and you know who you are), contact me via email at the address on the About page (upper left corner for link).

The plugin I’m testing now seems to let users post successfully, but if it doesn’t actually block spam I’ll [...]


Well, that didn’t take long. The blog is up and running and the spammers are already swinging. I made a few changes to the settings, but discovered I can’t get one of the main Wordpress plug-in spam blockers from Akismet working. I’m told I have to enter my API key, but when I do that I [...]

I Dare Say We Will Muddle Through

Are you ready? Can we take one more? Have you prepared yourself? Can you stomach watching another?

Yes, dear friends, another Jane Austen adaptation is on the way to a TV screen near you. The hallowed BBC is releasing a new adaptation of Austen’s beloved Emma. I believe it will be shown in the U.K. in [...]

Welcome to Missyisms

Yes, once again, welcome to the new home of Missyisms. I know, a lot of moving around lately. Thank you for your patience. I’ve had this domain for a couple of years and finally gathered the courage to attempt migrating my blog here. It’s taken some doing…more doings than necessary to be honest…but here we [...]

WordPress Test

Hey all, I thought I would give WordPress a try, so today's entry can be found at Check it out and let me know what you think. Thanks.

Don't change your RSS/ATOM feeds yet…or set up two if you'd like to watch both locations…until further
notice. I'm just testing things out and might move to
if [...]

Testing WordPress

Lately I’ve noticed that more and more blogs seem to be moving to WordPress, so I thought I’d give it a try. I thought I’d start with the version (as opposed to the software version). Hey, it’s free; it’s worth a trial run.

I started by importing my TypePad blog, which was fairly easy, [...]

Writing Tips and Wikipedia Blunders

Here's a post about the Top 100 Creative Writing Blogs…no, Missyisms isn't on the list but that's ok. I've only glanced a few of these, but want to look at more.

And if that isn't your cuppa, how about Wikipedia's Blunders. Number 19 made me laugh (partly because of what it's about, but also because it [...]