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.
It is getting close to November once again and once again I will be participating in NaBloPoMo. I am still debating about NaNoWriMo though, especially given something like four years of attempts without much to show for initial effort. For those not so familiar with the terms, NaBloPoMo is National Blog Post Month, where the idea is to post to your blog daily for entire month and is usually held in November. NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month and again, held in November, the goal is to finish with a rough draft of a novel.
I started the process of finally converting over to a less customized theme by first just looking to see what was out there and what features I did want include. In the end I decided on a really simple theme that has very few custom options which needless to say has very little impact on the load time, especially in regards to database connections and calls for data. I did settle on pretty simple them called PressPlay and after my few slight modifications, that is indeed what you currently see running on the site today.
I have these two other blogs (well, actually, there are about five blogs in total) that really just do not have enough volume to be a stand-alone-blog. Specifically I am talking about McAfeed, where generally I am calling out businesses with poor customer service or just dumb things that the business has as a policy for whatever reason, and the recent born My Life with MS. The volume is lacking in both what I have to post and the readership/followers available to both of them.
If you have been here to Mephistos before, you may have noticed a slight variation on the color scheme today. I am giving in to the dark, er, light, side of things and giving it a try. For those that do not recall, the typical scheme in the last year or two has been a dark green back ground with bright white text on top of it. At this point, I am giving it a try the inverse direction, which is, according to some weird law of internet acceptable visual presentation the more proper way to do things. Granted, I am just giving it a try at this point but I do welcome thoughts and opinions on the matter.
Yesterday I received an email indicating that an advertising agency named PAKBB that was purportedly a world-wide representative of several international brands had interesting in placing ads on this very blog site for a French based designer company named Lacoste. The email went on to say what kind of says banners they were interested in placing, that locations would be required on all pages, and that Lacoste specifically deals in apparel, perfumes, and designer footwear. My initial thought was this is pretty cool, a little bit more money to help pay the way for the blog, but…