Shiny. Happy. Madge-y.
This is the red headed step child to that blog.
Where I talk.
I talk about whatever bee flies up my arse or whatever sticks in my craw or whatever makes me kinda giddy in a dorkalicious fashion.
Today was my second day of Operation Build a Better Blog next door, at the shiny blog location.
It's almost there, just a few more little tweaks, but I'm really happy. Shiny, happy, Madge-y happy!
So here's the thing. I launched a ballsy e-book, much of which was mined from the old posts on this olde blogge. And it's selling...it is! It really, really is! You might like it...so if you'd like to glean a little insight all you have to do is go read about The Fine Art of Shameless Self Promotion. Yes, I'm shameless, quel suprise.
The blog has just not been right. I've been obsessively
That sounds kinda naughty, doesn't it?
So I boldly marched into CSS land armed with a relentlessly specific vision and dogged determination and I finally figured out how to do the most silly things. I lined up my social media icons...horizontally!
I created a shadowed foreground and a textured background.
I dropped the header down a skootch.
I uploaded a custom favicon, that is still not showing up but it will, oh, it will.
I added pink dashes around the edge of my foreground.
There is more in my head, but I shall have to revisit another day. I'm also working on SEO over there, but over here I just want to write and make clever blog titles and not think so fucking hard about it all. Over here I use potty words. Did I mention that? If not, do forgive.
I would like to share how I did this, but the short answer is that I Googled my way to the answers relentlessly until I found the code and the CSS and then poked around the code for my template that simply had to be different...and I got 'er done.
And that's just the way it works in my world. How hard can it be, really? It's just a bunch of letters, numbers and symbols.
Or a magical language that makes awesome pictures appear on your computer.
Six of one...