Monday, March 2, 2015

Blog Announcement: A Quick Note

Sorry for the radio silence the last couple weeks. Life got in the way of blogging. As of right now, it doesn't look like we'll be moving so I should be able to settle into a routine in the near future.

I want to get into the habit of posting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I'll do my best but sometimes life is going to happen so I'll have to skip or delay posts without warning. Please be patient with me if that happens. I'm going to try to write posts ahead of time and schedule them so that it doesn't happen. But keep in mind, this is just a hobby and I don't get paid for it so blogging has to take a backseat once in a while.

On top of writing posts ahead of time, I'm also experimenting with the actual process that I go through when writing them. So far, I've written them straight into Blogger on the fly then hit post. I'm going to try writing them in Google Docs, then taking a break from it before I edit and create the post. Hopefully this will improve the post quality.

I've also tinkered with the look of the blog (again). So if you look at the blog homepage  you'll noticed that I've put a header image at the beginning of most posts, followed by a short introduction then a page break so you have to click to go to the main body of the post. I'm not sure if this will be a permanent change or temporary. I did it with the idea that newbies would be able to get a small flavor of what I have to offer right off the bat. And for people that read this in a reader, it might make them more likely to comment. If you hate it, let me know. I'm undecided if I like it or not.

As for what's happening post-wise in the future, I have a series of posts planned for March (about my writing process so far) and one for April (about makeup), and I'm toying with an idea (switching to a capsule wardrobe) for a series in May. There will be extra posts around them but I like the idea of a series each month. It might become a permanent thing so if you have an idea for a post series, let me know!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Blog Announcement: New Pages

I just wanted to draw your attention to the two pages that I've put up in the last few days.

The first is Post Serials, a gathering place for my series of posts. I have a couple serials planned for the next months so I thought it would be good to make a page dedicated to them. And I'm using the word serials instead of series because the plural of series is series but that just reads weird to me, so serials. Might not be the best grammar choice but it's the one I'm sticking with.

The second page is Suggested Reading, a list of blogs and vlogs that I consider my favorites. I just cleaned out my blog reader of blogs that I felt sort of eh about so these are nearly all of the blogs that I follow. There's a few that I've discovered in the last week that I'm still undecided whether I'll follow them permanently or if they're just flash-in-the-pan interests.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

2015 To Do List: Writing Process

2015TDL: Writing Process

This is the final post in a series of seven about the areas of my life that I want to improve on during 2015. This final installment is all about find a writing process.

Friday, February 6, 2015

2015 To Do List: Crafts

2015TDL Crafts

This is the sixth of seven posts about the things that I want to improve on during 2015. The topic of today's post is crafts.

Monday, February 2, 2015

2015 To Do List: Organization & Minimalism

2015TDL: Organize & Minimize

This is the fifth in a series of seven posts highlighting the areas of my lift that I want to improve on throughout 2015. Today's post is all about my biggest weakness, Organization and Minimalism.

Friday, January 30, 2015

2015 To Do List: Weight Loss

2015TDL: Fitness @ The Occasional Adventures of a Hermit


Today's post is the fourth in a series of seven about the things that I want to improve on throughout 2015. On the agenda for today is weight loss. Although fitness would be a better description.

Monday, January 26, 2015

2015 To Do List: My Appearance

2015TDL: My Appearance @ The Occasional Adventures of a Hermit


This is the third in a seven post series discussing things that I want to improve on throughout 2015. My appearance (it's really not as vain as it sounds) is to topic for today's post.

Friday, January 23, 2015

2015 To Do List: Time Management

2015TDL: Time Management @ The Occasional Adventures of a Hermit


This is the second of seven post series discussing the things that I want to improve throughout 2015. Today's topic is time management.

Monday, January 19, 2015

2015 To Do List: Book Challenges

2015TDL: Book Challenges @ The Occasional Adventures of a Hermit


Today's post is the first in a series of seven detailing the things that I want to improve throughout the year. First up, book challenges and reading more.