So, a quick auto-update later and we’re running WordPress 4.2. It’s nothing drastic, but more a robust set of refinements, mostly for the sharing of content from the web and Twitter directly to your blog posts.
Generally, I’m not big on sharing links, and articles, pictures of adorable kitties with traches, Facebook has never been my bag. I started the blog, particularly this iteration, with the idea of mainly posting original content. I’m doing a really shit job of it, but original content is the idea… I’ve gotten into this pattern of vowing to do better, then failing. Vow fail vow fail vow fail. It’s frustrating. I’m frustrated. I’m frustrated in so many ways.
Anyway, let’s make one potentially final grand vow… I’m going to post every single day until June 1, but if I fail, I delete the blog. I’m not vowing quality, mind you, just quantity. I’ve said it before, I think that if you’re a writer, and you’re confidant that you do know the craft, quality can be a natural progression of quantity. At any rate, I’ve never backed-up the blog, and I won’t back-up. It’ll just be… gone.
After June 1, if we get there, I’ll re-evaluate the situation.3 comments
So, for the first time, I seriously dug into this template’s CSS, and I think I did okay. I changed the blog’s font to the one I use for a lot of my tattoos, Eager Naturalist, then I adjusted its sizes to make things readable. I don’t think Eager Naturalist looks good if it’s too small. I also finally wiped all traces of Italian from our comments form. I think the blog feels more… hand-written now, like a paper journal. I use Eager Naturalist for my e-mail too. Oh, and I aligned my posts left, rather than justified.
Do we like the way this feels, or should I go with a more traditional look?2 comments
This blog really isn’t anything good, just like I’m not anything good. I’m really not. I screw up everything that means anything. I’m just this broken, awful, thing. I’m not worth anything.1 comment
So, I heard one too many times that my blog’s new template looked very “Tumblr.” I don’t have my own domain name to have my crazy project, this evolving memoir of mine, looking like a Tumblr site. I mean, I know the blog isn’t anything good now, not for a decent while, really, but still… it’s mine, my project. I’ve put years into this place, it’s mine. It’s not nothing, it’s something. At least, to me it’s something.
I’ll try changing this template, the parts that don’t work. The Italian comments and what-not.3 comments
So, I think I’ll leave the new look, for now. I think this theme is better overall. The sidebar’s better, the article font’s more readable (I think), the comments page isn’t in Italian, and so on.
Am I wrong?7 comments
So, after trying a new look for the blog for awhile, I’m back to the way things were. In lots of ways the new look was better, it had a fancy Twitter button, a way better search field, but it just wasn’t right. It wasn’t me. Things change so much, whether I want the change or not. Maybe this blog just needs to stay familiar? I don’t know, something was just off.
Speaking of off, my writing sure as shit isn’t right. I can’t let this go, I have to do something.3 comments
So, my blog has looked the same for years. It was nice and all, but today I thought I’d try something different. I think things like look a little more sleek and sophisticated now, maybe.
What do you readers think? Do you like the new look, or should I ditch it?5 comments