Learn something new every day!

Today I had some fun playing with this new web design for my site while my baby napped. (A few months ago I installed a different theme and it was nice, but the blog template attached was lacking for what I wanted. I was thrilled with an example of this theme that I saw last night, so I gave it a whirl!)

I was a bit confused about some font issues when I installed the theme last night, but it was late and my mind was foggy. I thought about throwing in the towel, but I went to bed and vowed to try again in the morning.

Today I learned more about this theme’s child themes, and changing fonts with Google fonts.

Thanks to this site for the clarification on what each section of the CSS stood for.

Thanks to this link for the step-by-step how-to on using Google fonts with this theme.

And finally thanks to these links for the child theme example and installation info. (I was a bit rusty.)

I’m SO loving the new look!

Posted in Updates, Web design

Happy National Grammar Day!

National Grammar Day

March forth on March 4 to celebrate National Grammar Day! How have you celebrated this glorious day?

This year Mignon Fogarty, affectionately known as Grammar Girl, has gracefully taken on the role as the host for National Grammar Day. National Grammar Day was established in 2008 by Martha Brockenbrough, founder of the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar (SPOGG).

Both ladies are authors, as well; Fogarty has authored Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing (not dirty in the least!) and The Grammar Devotional, and Brockenbrough has authored Things That Make Us (Sic): The Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar Takes on Madison Avenue, Hollywood, the White House, and the World.

We’ve already accomplished one of our goals for the day:

National Grammar Day has been a trending topic at Twitter all day.

GO GRAMMAR!  Read more ›

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Impeccable timing!

So, I was just logging in to my blog to plan some posts and get back to posting here again, and I saw that a writer-friend had just posted a comment today! What impeccable timing, and what’s that old adage about, “Things happen for a reason”? Haha!

So, yes, I’m back. I’ve said it time and again, that I feel like I need to keep up with the Jones’ of the writing & blogging world, but I just can’t, so I’m not even going to try anymore. I’m not meant to write daily articles about the freelance writing life, at least not right now — but I can share inspiring tidbits. Freelance writing is only one of my jobs, anyway; I also edit, moderate online communities, and manage social media. I also blog about other subjects, including musical theatre.

I don’t always feel like I “fit in” with other freelance writers, as well as mommy bloggers (since I had a miscarriage in June 2008, and am struggling with some fertility issues). But that’s okay!

Lately I’ve been stumbling upon some great links, videos, quotes, and articles, though — and I want to share that greatness with you. And who knows what else I might share along the way? You never know!  Read more ›

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Absolute Write — I mean, Bite!

Check out the changes at Absolute Write, the best writing forum in the world.

We are now known as Absolute Bite!

Click the banner below to check out our new look!

APRIL FOOL’S!

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Hey, I'm Flexible

Okay, so I fibbed.

I happened upon the Flexibility theme and decided to try it out.

It’s got a whole lotta ways to customize in its own panel inside WordPress. (I widened the whole thing, both the post section and the sidebars.)

It’s got a great support forum.

It looks uber-professional, even in the demo (but not quite on my site). I love the top and bottom feature areas, but don’t have any use for them at the moment, perhaps in the future.

I’m still playing around with the theme itself, customizing colors and such, but I think it’s the theme I’ll be sticking with for a while. I still love Vigilance, but the thin sidebars were a bit too thin, and I had to move things around in such a way that I didn’t really like. Maybe someday I’ll go back to that, though, because I really did love the look of it.

In other news, I’ve got a neat new gig that I’ll be announcing soon, hopefully within the next few days to a week. I’m excited! 🙂

~Julia

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