Tag: Blogging: Behind the Scenes

Happy New Years!  Blog Resolutions.

Happy New Years! Blog Resolutions.

Here’s it is again, by beautiful monsters!  That time of year where we look at the bright, sparkly future and dream of everything we could be, everything we want to be, and resolve that we will become that bright better person. Small confession?  I loathe New Years Resolutions.  I feel like I’m seeing myself up to fail.  Besides, who needs to wait until New Years to be a better person?  Still, it feels like a fresh page.  A new start. A “maybe I can do something for a full twelve months!” moment.  So while I may not promise to change my […]

Posted January 1, 2018 in Blogging // 9 Comments //
Let’s Talk About Blog Layouts.  What’s the Secret?

Let’s Talk About Blog Layouts. What’s the Secret?

Mes amis, you may have noticed the blog layout changed again. I know, I know!  I promised I would stop this.  I promised I would settle.  I really, really loved my header, after all, and now I can’t use it.  And what about all those pretty featured images people would compliment me on? I have a lot of reasons for switching the layout… but I don’t want to talk about my reasons. Today, I want to talk about blog layouts in general.  I want to discuss the importance of a visually appealing layout, while balancing something that is functional for you.  While I don’t […]

Posted December 11, 2017 in Blogging // 25 Comments //
Why Your Blog Makes Me Want to SMASH THINGS – or – Nitpicks About Blog/Post Layouts that Drive Me Crazy

Why Your Blog Makes Me Want to SMASH THINGS – or – Nitpicks About Blog/Post Layouts that Drive Me Crazy

Okay guys, I’m gonna lay down some hard truths. Some blogs out there make me wince. I GET IT.  MINE PROBABLY MAKES PEOPLE WINCE TOO! But some blog layouts are NO NO NO.  You may have awesome content but I CAN NOT because I’m a shallow jerk and you do things that annoy me.  Things that mean I won’t comment back.  Or look at your blog.  Or anything.  Nope. A lot of these are little things.  Things that BLOW MY MIND. Like, just… why?  WHY. I’m just going to go through them now.  Feel free to blow up how horrible […]

Posted August 31, 2017 in Blogging // 12 Comments //
Interwebs, you give me the sads.

Interwebs, you give me the sads.

I was wasting time on WordPress, just cruising around, and I stumbled upon my stats page.  This is the page, as many of you bloggers are probably aware, that tells us how awesome or invisible we are.  I actually like this page, despite being (evidently) under a pile of Invisibility Cloaks, because it tells me things like where my pageviews are coming from, what’s being looked at, and what’s being looked for. This week, my blog is getting big hits from the search term “half-blood prince dumbledore dies”. WHY INTERWEBS? Firstly, “Dumbledore” is a proper noun and needs a capital […]

Posted July 20, 2012 in Thoughts // 0 Comments //