There's lots of maintenance to do with a blog. A lot of it is technical as the system adds new gadgets and new looks. Some of it is related to changing times and circumstances. For example I need to change my photo policy. I wrote it at a time when there was some disagreement between local Alaska blogs and the Anchorage Daily News about use of photos. But basically monitoring photo use by others is pretty impossible. All I basically want is some courtesy and a link back to my originals for non-commercial use.
And I tried to be restrained on labeling, but now it turns out I have some labels for things mentioned only once and no labels for things/people mentioned a dozen times. But given that people find me through Google using terms not on labels, I'm not really sure if that matters.
And then there is updating old posts. I've got so many posts up, it's hard to do that. I've found I sometimes write something new about an old topic. Then I put a link in the new post to the old and a new link in the old post to the new one.
But today I've added photos to three old posts and none of them, by themselves, was worth a new post. So I'm doing it here. Four years ago, while running to Venice Beach from my mom's, I took a picture of the empty lot where the old Pioneer Bakery used to be and a sign that they were building condos. That lot on Rose stayed empty for a long time, but now there are almost finished condos there. So I added a new picture to that old post.
But I also discovered that some of the photos on that post no longer are connected to their original link. They now look like this:
Three and a half years ago, the city planted a new Italian Stone Pine tree in front of my mother's house. It's grown a bit since then, so I've added a new picture to that post.
And finally, I've added a four months later picture showing the scar now from my Mohs surgery last October.
While I appreciate all that the new technologies can do, I also would appreciate a cease-fire for all but the most significant developments (life saving improvements) so I wouldn't have to keep adapting to a new update on every different software, phone, camera, etc. Some things are good enough and I don't need all the improvements. But, following up on the previous post, those things keep us all distracted from all the ways corrupt businesses and the public officials they install manage to destroy our democracy.