New Year, new look

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, every once in a while, I change up the look around here. Who knows, I might actually stick with this one for a while. I hope I did a good job choosing something appropriate. It took me a little bit before finally getting the header figured out. I think it’s quite appropriate for here.

I also did a little bit of updating to the Polymind and Author pages. The Author? page needed quite a bit of work, but now it’s up to date!

And now, I should really go to bed. Maybe after I finish X-Men: Days of Future Past

Summer cleaning

So….things look a little different around here. I decided to go through and weed through the tags. There are only a few that aren’t visible in the sidebar. While WordPress encourages lots of tags, I’ve come to realize that tags are a great way of kinda sub-categorizing things. I went through and organized things and now they work much better.

Then, after doing all of that, I thought the site needed an update. I think I’m good with this theme for a while. The only thing that bugs me is that you have to hover over pictures and the sidebar to get the full color in them, but they’re not too faded otherwise.

Hopefully things will be stable for a while now.

Overhaul

I decided to go ahead and make a few changes to the blog. I feel it now reflects myself more accurately. I’ve removed anything that divided this blog up into the many blogs it used to be. I hugely reduced the amount of categories there are to make it simpler to get around. I’m hoping this will help me to post more since it’s more fluid and much less constricted as to where posts can be.

I have devoted today to getting my room clean. Yeah, that’s not going so well. I have a hard time concentrating on one thing at a time for a long time. I’ve gotten quite a bit done, but it hasn’t made a huge impact. I really need to get back to it, because this place is an absolute mess and I need my space here. I need somewhere that I can retreat to. Somewhere I can relax. Somewhere I can curl up with a book. Somewhere I can spread out and work on a costume or some knitting. It just becomes a dumping ground so quickly. I really need to work on the storage problem I seem to have and be able to keep it clean in here!

Okay. Enough distractions. Back to work.

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!

I’ve been doing this blog for over a year and wow has it changed. Well, I’ve changed. A over a year ago I was getting into the green/natural/crunchy lifestyle and discovering something new every day. Now I’ve gotten to the point where there’s not much more I can do at this point. Money, space, and time are the main reasons I haven’t done more. There’s only so much you can do in a ground floor apartment with a small patio that you have to worry about things being safe out there. I’d love to have a garden and be able to eat much more locally and compost and make a lot of things to use around the house. But there’s only so much I can do.

This is all a long way of saying that I’m going to try something new here. Since I’m not really finding any new things out like I used to, I’m going to start doing a weekly recap post. I’ll still throw out random posts about things as I come across them. But I just don’t write them often enough to really keep the blog going. I’m trying to be more positive in my life, and this is one way I’m keeping it going. Instead of sitting around worrying about what to post, I’m just going to post about the week. So this Saturday or Sunday will be the first of, hopefully, many weekly recaps. I’m sure I’ll have some cute name for them by then. I hope this works!

New layout

I’m sure you’ve noticed the change by now. I wanted to try out something with three columns to sort things out better. Granted, it’s not as dark as I’d like it to be, but it’s still a great theme.

As you may have seen, there’s now a list of links over on the left. The first are blogs that I’ve found in my journey online. I may have to add the last two to the Bookmarks, but they’re really great blogs and worth reading. Below them are the Hot Links. These are links that I’ve either run across recently and added to the Bookmarks, or are Bookmarks that I’ve found myself using a lot lately.

These to lists will probably be changing and lengthening over time. If a link is taken off the list, don’t panic! 🙂 It’s still in the Bookmarks. I just wanted to put some of my most used ones up on the front. Also I thought it’d be a good way to highlight the new ones.

So, what do you think? Like it? Don’t? Liked the old setup? Suggestions? I love feedback!