A long break once again… I know. Oh well, all I can do at this point is get back on the horse and get going. Last few post that I did happen to make I was talking about different themes and working some stuff up. I have finally settled on the current look for the blog. It is a responsive theme call Tetris. I have created a child version of the theme of course to make it my own and so far, after having it up for a month or longer have been pleased with it. I kept meaning to take down some notes about it and such and of course blog but I never seemed to get around to it all during the month of April. Part of that has been work and partly the excitement of a new boat and spring fishing season (see more on that over at fishnstory.com), but some of it has been just getting motivated. Anyway, the theme is the major part of the current updates but there are a few more things to do here on the old blog.
I realize that I just changed themes not to long ago and was just getting all the final bugs really worked out and having things looking good, but… Here we go again. Why the rush? A concept called Responsive, or more specifically Responsive Web Design. What is that? The basic idea is the website, without having to be specifically coded for each device, will respond to the type of device it being viewed upon and over the best view possible in a viewable size and minimal side scrolling to see it. Or in other words the website will support your old computer, your new uber-high resolution computer, your tablet, your smart phone, and the next device that has not come out yet all equally well.
I know my posting has been slow most all of the summer, but if you have not been here in a while and were a regular before take a look around (for that matter, if you are completely new do the same). I have, when I had the time over the last month or so, made a few major changes here on the blog. The biggest things that come to mind are an updated, more modern theme, dropping out a LOT of ads, and just and over all cleaner look. A few other things that may not be as noticeable include re-implementation of a mobile theme and roll back to the basic comment system (with allowance for Facebook and Twitter logins). It was time to be sure and I am happy with it, but give me your thoughts if you have any.
November is here and it is time for me to get back into a routine of posting here, which is a good thing as November also brings with NaBloPoMo. I am sure some of you recall my having it done NaBloPoMo in the past, but for those that do not, the idea is really simple. Post to your blog everyday for the month of November. I have done this a few years in the past successfully and been very happy with the good habit and momentum it builds going forward for the blog.
I have been so out of the loop with WordPress of late, that I did not even realize we were about to get a new release of things until it popped up requesting an update on one of my sites this evening. It hit at a good time as I made new full backups of all my sites last night. I just had the short about time pulling a quick copy of my databases and then I quickly did that upgrade as well as updates to the themes and plugins that were quickly available. So far it mostly looks good and shows some good work that has been done on the upgrade, with one minor exception that I have found on one of my sites. Here are a few details about the release and the one problem.
A bit of a new plan is in order, especially since of late I have had a little bit of lack of motivation in regards to blogging. To be fair though, work has had some killer days on a few occasions and there have been some horse and family times/issues as well. And of course there is the simple fact that I have twice composed a blog and had it in the final editing stages when, for whatever unknown reasons, I have lost all or most of the entry. That of course makes for a flat line on the creativity and especially motivation graph.