Dear Aunt Becky,
Who is the Mormon-Faced kid from American Idol?
Oh you mean the one I talked about on Friday?
That guy. Kris Allen. He’s the Mormon-Faced kid from American Idol.
Tell me I’m not right.
Dear Aunt Becky,
This is probably a stupid question, but…
I would love to post on Band Back Together, but I can’t figure out how. Do you have to register on the website? Is there some kind of “submit post” button I’m missing?
Am I just a huge fucking idiot who can’t figure out something totally obvious?
That is most assuredly NOT a stupid question, Prankster. It’s a weird concept and we’re working on a new site design to make it a little…easier for everyone involved. But I don’t have it up yet, so just bear with me. (also: April’s BB2G theme is up!)
So, you go to the main screen, Band Back Together.com, right?
Looks like this:
For the how to contribute guidelines, well, it’s a little hard to read, but that’s all the boring stuff about how to write a wordpress post (it’s a brief, semi-decent wordpress tutorial), disclaimers, all the other stuff.
It also has a brief explanation of how to register for the site, which you must do to post anything. This box is found on the sidebar of the blog. Your other WordPress accounts will not (unfortunately) transfer, so you must register here.
It’ll take you to a log-in page. Register there.
You can change your password at any time, but your username cannot, so choose something you like.
When you are done, click the Register Button.
You must use a valid email address.
Your password (a jumbled up mixture of letters and numbers) will be emailed to you. Once you log-in for the first time, change your password.
Once on the site, click “Profile” from the sidebar. From there, you have a ton of different options.
If you want a link to your blog, add both first and last name (can be made up) and blog URL if you want your posts to link back to your blog.
If you want a custom avatar, instead of the generic monster-y looking one WordPress will assign you, go here.
If you need more instructions for how to post on a WordPress blog, please go here, to the wordpress tutorial. Any other questions, let me know.
Dear Aunt Becky,
My (adult) sisters are fighting – the kind of clawing at your soul, crying wracking sobs because it seems like it’ll never be ok, echoes forever fighting that you hope never to be a part of, ever. Of course, each thinks the other is to blame, and (of course), they are both a little bit right. Each of them has done hurtful things to the other, and the repercussions of those hurtful things seem never ending.
One did apologize and try to stitch a relationship back together, but it was thrown back in her face; the other thinks she has done nothing to apologize for and feels our family is blaming her for sticking up for herself.
It is just one of those situations where I am totally helpless, and yet everyone expects me to have the answer. I’d like to help them, they’ve both asked me for help, but I am completely clueless as to how to do that when everything I say seems – to them – as if I am taking sides. I don’t want to take sides, I just want things to get better.
I thought you, or your Pranksters, might have some suggestions for helping two sisters, who I know love each other but are just so hurt right now, to come back together.
I really appreciate any ideas you might have ~ thanks!
Can’t live with ’em, can’t kill ’em.
Sorry to hear you’re being put in the middle of something that doesn’t have a thing to do with you. That’s a pile of bullshit right there.
Now, I’m sure the Pranksters will have plenty to say, but my advice to you is to make it clear that you are not taking sides. Unless you want to ally yourself with one of your sisters (thereby alienating the other), I don’t see any other alternative beyond declaring yourself neutral.
You’re not responsible for fixing any problems but your own, no matter how much you want to. Sometimes, the best thing to do is to stay back and let the fight take it’s course.
I’m really sorry I don’t have a better answer.