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Feeling the need to simplify

Canny readers (And those who read on the blog rather than through an RSS reader.) might have been super aware and noticed Time Well Spent has got a new look.

I felt like a bit of a change here – make things easier for the reader. So I opted for the default WordPress theme – Twenty Fifteen. Truthfully, I’ve been considering going default for a few months. Growing restless with the old theme by Elmastudio (Who makes fantastically beautiful themes and you should go buy from her.). Not that there was anything wrong with it, but sometimes you just feel like a change.

Why the default theme? Yes, there’s nothing outwardly special about it. The typography is something special though. It’s so damned easy to read! But what I really like about it is that it puts the focus squarely on the content. That’s going to be my challenge going forward. Making my content speak volumes, rather than the window dressing. The content being photos and whatever I choose to write about.

What could go wrong?

Blog Resolutions

New Years Day really is just another day. It’s just the label that day itself is given that elevates it somewhat amongst lesser days. And yet, we always attribute that day to fresh starts and new beginnings. And I’m going to be doing just that over here.

For the last few months this blog has been on my mind a lot. What I want to do with it. Time Well Spent started out as a place for me to share my photos and thoughts on film and TV as well as some more random things. Over time, not much has changed. Though probably less of the randomness. I wanted Time Well Spent to be a personal blog, but I think I’ve not quite been hitting that target recently either. Continue Reading

Why do I blog?

You may (Or may not.) have noticed that things have got a wee bit quiet here. Blog posts have become a less frequent (Understatement!) and I just keep forgetting to post updates on the films I’ve been watching for my 100 movies challenge for the year.

Been trying to think of a way to kickstart my blogging again. The number of times I’ve come here and stared at an empty Add New Post Page is pretty hilarious.

For a while I’ve been toying with attempting to keep up with blogging every day using The Daily Post. But realised, it’s not about how much I blog but what I blog. It’d be pointless to blog on some of the prompts they give for the sake of it.

One recent Daily Prompt did make me go ‘hmmm’ – Why do you blog?

Made me go hmmm because now is probably a good time to remind myself why I blog and why I have been for so many years and maybe, just maybe, that’ll be enough to get me back into some sort of routine with blogging.

So, why do I blog?

I like the idea of being able to share. Share little bits of what’s going on in the world around me, what I’m watching and sharing things you guys out there might like. Also, I’ve been journal-ling/blogging online for so many years now. For brief moments I stopped or paused. But I always came back to it.

It’s great when people comment and get engaged in what I blog about here, but to be honest, I’m not too fussed with hits and comment counts. I used to be. I used to be a stats whore. But blogging is just another sort of creative-ish release for me. I’m not an aspiring writer, in fact I don’t think I can write for shit! But blogging’s something I enjoy and stuffing life with doing things I enjoy can only be a good thing. Right?

That ol’ bloggers block

I’ve hit that wall. The blogger’s block wall. I think I hit the wall just after I got back from my holiday. A long, long time ago. Apparently, I totally lost momentum in terms of blogging!

Instead of forcing the blogging thing I’ve decided to just wait it out. So things might stay quiet here for a little while longer. I’ll still be posting my 100 movies posts, but other than that, the other posts might be few and far between. Until I can figure out what to post! Honestly, I’ve just got no idea these days. Bizarre.

I’m open to suggestions. Very open!

All the futzing in the world won’t fix it

Apologies. I’ve been futzing around with the layout here a lot. (If you find anything broken, please let me know.)

It’s just hit me why I’m just not happy, no matter how much futzing around I do. I didn’t make this layout myself and therefore no matter what I do, nothing’s just to how I like it. And yet, it’s been well over a year since I had this blog and my promise to myself of making my own theme hasn’t been fulfilled. Continue Reading