I’m trying NaBloPoMo again! The theme this month is “Return,” although I’m not at all sure what the heck that’s supposed to mean. I got today’s post in just under the wire, obviously—but I did post! Tomorrow I’ll try to do it much better. And I’ll even include photos of the new kitten! Maybe he’ll have a name by then.
From LiveJournal’s “Writer’s Block” prompt:
What’s the most important lesson your mom taught you?
You can’t believe the words, only the actions.
No, I don’t ever recall her saying it. It’s something I had to learn the hard way.
It’s been way too long since I started, but didn’t actually finish, the process of moving all the old articles on this site over into WordPress. I got bogged down and didn’t really finish, so the site stayed half-done and sucky. Now I don’t know if I should even bother finishing. Part of the trouble is that those articles are SO old that when I start moving them, I get bogged down in updating them and I end up rewriting them, and it’s hard to finish even one section!
Continue reading “Thoughts about what I want in a theme”
No, nothing like that!
I’ve been looking at WordPress themes. Again. Lots of them.
I have lots of tutorials bookmarked about creating your own themes, too. I even have a couple of books on the subject.
One is quite new.
Danger, danger, Will Robinson!
I received the NaBloPoMo newsletter today and learned that this month’s theme is Art. On the one hand, I thought, “I have nothing to say! I’m not an artist. Blah.”
On the other hand, I’m coming to realize that I must have order in my life or I start dying, bit by bit. “Enemy of Entropy” isn’t just a fanciful blog title. Disorder is painful to me. Dull colors, harsh lighting, loud sounds, poor ventilation, and pervasive odors can drag anyone down, but they make me ill very rapidly.
If you find me surrounded by chaos you can be sure that either I haven’t been in that space long enough to impose order, or that something is very, very wrong.
I’m healthiest and happiest when I’m when I find ways to increase the amount of harmony and beauty around me. There is beauty in order, and art, for me, involves order — some kind of order, even if it isn’t always obvious.
I’m never going to be an Artist in any classical sense of the word. I have, however, established peaceful, joyful spaces for my family and friends to live in and visit. I put together fabric and fibers to create unique works of embroidery. When I sing, alone or with others, the result is no less beautiful for its ephemerality.
I’ll be trying to explore my own kind of art this month through blogging, my identity as an artist. And I’ll be working on getting back to blogging regularly, obviously. This is a new sort of blog post for me, more introspective. We’ll see how that goes.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I’d say that wraps it up for this series. No, I won’t tell you why I’m saying that, or it’ll ruin the book for you. Continue reading “Book Review: Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris”
I’ve tried all the different plugins that claim to work with WordPress for cross-posting to LiveJournal, but recently I’ve gotten errors from everything. I’ve asked for help from the authors in their forums and nothing seemed to be happening. And then I saw this: Banned Because of Live+Press’ Bad Behavior. That’s from the current maintainer of Live+Press, the plugin I’ve had the best luck with overall. Continue reading “Oh. That Would Do It! (That Problem With Posting to LJ)”
If you’ve visited here once or twice, you might have noticed that little thingie over there in the left-hand bar that asks, “What should I write about?” There’s a link to Skribit, where you can leave suggestions about the types of posts you’d like to see here.
Well, you too can get such a widget for your blog! Because Skribit is out of beta! So go check out their site, and see how their tools can help you.
Sam started a meme!