Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday Morning Clearing House

The last couple of weeks have been really hard on me and I couldn't point to any one thing that's made things so difficult. My wife has been suffering through some terrible asthma attacks that have made our plans practically impossible to follow through and my son has solidly entered into the terrible twos nearly a month before his birthday - he's an over achiever, you know.

Anyway I've begun working on an overhaul to the blog that should make things a lot more functional and easier to navigate. Currently I'm going through and redoing each of the tags on my posts. I'm also going to be grouping all of the short fiction and actual play reports I've written together on their own page. The Art Page is going to have a big update so that I can go back to updating that series on a regular basis . . .

I'm working on a new header for the blog that, hopefully, will be ready some time in the next couple of weeks. The idea is to get the blog completely away from using anything that might get me in trouble and solidly into the clear. So I'm going to make a header using some sketches I made and some Photoshop stuff. My plan is to integrate the header with the background I'm making which, if everything goes to plan, should be a great introduction to the blog. 

I mentioned last week that I had ordered the Blue Yeti. It should be here some time this week and I'm looking to start doing some recordings that I'll be releasing. A friend of mine is currently writing a song for a project that will involve my microphone and his talent. More on that when there's more concrete information to reveal.

A Question

I want this thing to be a great resource for anyone who finds it - no matter how they come to read the thing. That said is there something I could add to the blog that would make it easier for you to use it and share it with your friends? Is there something you'd like to see added to the blog that you feel is missing from it?

16 comments:

  1. I thought this blog was supposed to be a long angry drunken confused ramble through the trashbin of your mind, so Hell, I'm not sure what I should be looking for that isn't already here. Your font reminds me of the rough draft type-face punched out by drug sodden poets, novelists and sixties anarchist groups (Odin knows what the patchouli doused pot-heads are typing on today) I partied with during my long post-war journey across America and into the future. Don't get me wrong, I love your blog, in a very real and legally binding sense.

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  2. Charles I began to read your blog because I was intrigued by what you wrote and how you wrote it and I would continue to do so regardless of the aesthetics of your blog. Of course if you do improvements to it I'm happy (especially for yourself and for those who feel the need), but what interests me is the contents.

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    1. Thanks to you and I hope that your wife is feeling better now! :)

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    2. She's doing better. It's the time of year. Kudzu is in full bloom and so are the pine trees. If you're not sneezing and teary eyed you're not human!

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    3. Zzzt... clank... zzzt... I'm your android friend! :p

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  3. I enjoy reading this blog allot, so I agree with Giuseppe that the aesthetics are secondary to me.

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  4. I'm with all three above. Just keep doing what you're doing. Tweaking the way it looks and such won't bother me a bit. Unless you develop some sort of theme that hurts my brain to look at. Then we'll talk.

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    1. So you're saying that I shouldn't use neon swirls? Damn.

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    2. Neon swirls are only acceptable with naked, silhouetted go-go dancers and some serious acid-tripping organ rock playing in the background. Otherwise, no. Gods no.

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  5. I love the blog, so keep up the good work. One thing I found fantastic were the best reads of the week. Your picks were just fantastic and an excellent way for me to ensure I hadn't missed any gems, or if I'd been offline due to work or life in general to have a focus for some good reads. Would love to see this regularly updated ;-)

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    1. I'm actually testing the blog to see how much bandwidth doing that will take this month, and hopefully I'll be able to start up again in May!

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