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 →

Spam, you do amuse me!

The amount of spam comments I’m getting on this blog has been gradually on the rise in the last month. Akismet’s doing a great job of keeping it all in check. I have come across some actually quite amusing ones of late. Aside from some bad spelling, here they are:

  1. On The Bane of My Life:

    Shiver me timbres, them’s some great information.

  2. On The Bane of My Life:

    This info is the cat’s pajaams!

  3. On My own personal Danbo:

    Full of salient points. Don’t stop belveiing or writing!

  4. On My own personal Danbo:

    What’s it take to become a sublime expounder of prose like yourlsef?

  5. On The ugly duckling:

    If you wrote an artlice about life we’d all reach enlightenment.

Had I not had Akismet installed I probably wouldn’t be writing this, but something a bit more heated. But thankfully I do, so all that’s left for me to do is laugh at the spam I do get.

Sorting the blogging

I’m trying to sort out the blog categories here. As I’ve started to blog more, I seem to have accumulated more and more categories which have posts which could easily slot into existing categories.

This isn’t just a sorting spree. Though I’ve been known to go on sorting sprees at home and online. (Seriously, I’m losing count of how many times I’ve sorted and re-sorted my DVD and book cases.) It’s also down to trying to do this blogging thing a bit better. It’s changed a lot since I first started a blog nearly 10 years ago. I don’t think I’ve really learnt much in that time about blogging. Things keep changing!

This time I plan to make an effort to keep up and learn. It’s the least I can do.

Do you think you can you have too many categories? I guess, too many will just serve to confuse people visiting. Though with this being a personal blog, my topics tend to vary wildly and I like to keep them somewhat sorted. Is Life a too generalised category?

Well, I’ll keep plugging away. Sort and re-sorting!

Another fresh start

As you can see, I got a little bit bored with the look here. I’m still determined to do my own skin, one of these days. I was just aching for something a bit more simple. Simple typefaces, a simple layout. So I’ve lost a lot of the magic that came with the old Woo Themes theme I had previously. Instead I’ve opted for a bit more simplicity and cleanness.

No doubt I’ll change my mind in another couple of months. One of these days I WILL do my own theme for this blog.

Bored Now

Wow, used a Buffy quote for a title there. It does illustrate my point though. I am bored now. Bored of the way my blog looks at the moment. I want to design my own theme and beautify this place to really reflect my own personality but not having time to do so is a major factor.

I really do like this Woo Theme, but I think I need to change things up a bit here. Make it a little less generic. I’m not sure what it is. I’m suddenly bored with this layout though. Fonts? Colours? Something’s not quite what I want right now.

So when you come by here you might see some things that look out-of-place. It’s just me testing things out. I’m still not quite sure what I want, but I think I’ll know when I see it.