The Gay Vegans

Sometimes I just want to write

Warning: this is more of a personal thought than a newsworthy or action-seeking blog post.

A few months ago I moved The Gay Vegans blog hosting from Blogger to a WordPress site. Now I have control over the whole site and can advertise, sell, do pretty much whatever I want that I couldn’t do while on Blogger. I definitely feel much more independent as a blogger.

Yet after five years on Blogger I got accustomed to the simplicity and ease. I’m having a tough time with WordPress as I have to search for photos large enough for the post and am not able to use photos I take as they are too small.

The process seems to be more cumbersome, and sometimes I just want to write.

I want to write about Aleppo, veganism, animal rights, why I’m vegan, easy actions to take to support the voiceless and make the world a better, safer place. Other times I simply want to write about two married gay guys, married to each other, who live in the suburbs of Los Angeles and work every day to fight injustice and support those who are voiceless, invisible and forgotten.

Other bloggers have told me I will get used to this. Plus I still have so much to learn in regards to WordPress. For example, I wonder if I can use photos I take with my phone and perhaps make them larger on my laptop so they can be the Featured Image of a post? I know I can use them within a post, but they come out too small when I’ve tried to use them for the Featured Image.

Meanwhile, protests continue at Standing Rock, a right-wing woman with no experience in public education has been nominated to be our next head of the Department of Education, and many of us are excited about Torfurky and mashed potatoes for THanksgiving dinner.

Thanks for reading. Thanks for continuing with me through this new blog process. Most of all, thanks for continually working to be a voice for the voiceless and fighting for the invisible and forgotten.

About Dan Hanley

Gay and vegan in the burbs (of Los Angeles). I blog about veganism, equality, compassion, activism, politics, spirituality, and our awesome life experiences. The "s" includes my husband, Mike! I want this blog to be a tool to build bridges among communities and to inspire people to get involved and vote.

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