My lovely wife, textile artist Jackie Brewer, is now blogging at jackiebrewer.com. She starts with some musing about the importance of thinking about what you did get done in the past year before worrying about what you didn’t get done.
Of course, Jackie does her musing with pictures.
I’ve made some revisions to my website.
- I’ve updated to a new theme that includes support for “asides” (brief posts like this one) and thumbnails (pictures to be featured when only an extract of the post is shown, such as on the category and search pages).
- I’ve removed the “sticky” post that had my picture and text about me, and replaced it with an abbreviated version at the top of the sidebar.
What do you think?
After I quit keeping the writing journal that grew out of my Clarion journal, I found that my occasional urge to post journal-like stuff was easily enough satisfied by an occasional post on my LiveJournal Bradipo Rigardas LiveJournal-on. (The name, which means “A sloth looks at LiveJournal” was a pun on the name of my Esperanto blog Bradipo Rigardas Esperanton.)
Of late, though, I’ve once again felt like keeping a writing journal, and found that, for various reasons, LiveJournal wasn’t exactly what I wanted to do. However, as I do have a number of friends on LiveJournal, I thought I’d see if I could get a crossposting plugin to work.
Hence, this post, which is largely an test of crossposting.
If you are also spending less time on LiveJournal or for some other reason would rather read my blog directly or in your feed reader, check out https://www.philipbrewer.net/ for posts, feeds, etc.
[Updated to allow commenting on LiveJournal as well.]
The posts after this are mostly old news—a side-effect of using a blogging tool as a site-management tool. I think it’ll be fine going forward, but getting the site set up entailed creating a flurry of posts to get all the old stuff into the right categories.
If I’d known what a distraction it would turn out to be, I’d probably have left the old site up for a while longer. I think there was only one day that I didn’t get anything done on the novel, but I there was nearly a week there when I was spending at least as much time on the website.
Still, it’s good to have a functional website again.