Posts Tagged ‘blogging’

Notice About Automatic E-Mail Notification for Blog Posts

April 16th, 2008 at 5:47 pm (AST) by Jake Richter

I’m sure I’ve already lost some of you with the geeky title of this Blog post, but I wanted to let you all know that due to software reasons beyond my control, there is presently no good way to have those of you who get automatic e-mail notifications of new posts here in The Traveling Richters blog to be notified of new posts that I make from my cell phone or e-mail.

I mention this because I sincerely hope to make at least one small post a day during our upcoming trip using my cell phone or e-mail software, and unless you are actively checking the blog web site, you will not see those posts, since you will not be notified by e-mail that they have happened.

Hope that’s clear! We’re almost all packed (the three shorter Richters are all set, but I’ve yet to start due to some work commitments I have finally taken care of just a few minutes ago).

The next post will be on Friday, I think.


The Trevails of Posting While Traveling

November 6th, 2007 at 4:29 am (AST) by Jake Richter

As some of you have remarked upon privately, we are woefully behind in updating this blog. I would happily blame technology, and specifically Internet connectivity, especially as even now here in Maui, finally off the boat, we still have a crappy connection. Turns out that here in the Maui Prince Hotel, which is otherwise a very nice hotel indeed, the Internet connection provides only for Web site access – no other type of connection is possible, meaning that the bulk uploading of images is well nigh impossible. I’ve reverted to a Sprint Wireless Broadband connection, but here in the southern part of habited Maui, the signal is almost non-existent, so the connection is painfully slow.

But the reality of the situation is that we’ve just been so very busy that we collapse in exhaustion every night, without the energy to process photos and write more entries, and then are up early in the morning to embark on that day’s adventures.

Similarly, the kids have not been doing traditional school work (math, basically) as a result of our filling our days so well, although they certainly have been learning all sorts of new things.

We hope to catch up with our backlog (which includes hundreds more photos) as we move to the Big Island of Hawaii tomorrow, where we’ll be staying for five nights, and only have a day of activities booked while there at this point.

I’ll try and post Bora Bora tonight, and let’s not discuss how many days ago that actually happened!