Website construction

Things are slightly under construction around here, but I got impatient and decided to post the progress. It’s at the point where I can let it sit for a little while, and it’s also at a good point for some other opinions. I whole-heartedly welcome feedback!

Here’s what I’ve changed:

  1. I finally updated Word Press, which I’ve been using for four years and 10 months without updating it once. That may be some kind of record (it’s kind of like those people who still use AOL email, which means I’m as cool as my grandma, so I’m not complaining). But really, I revamped my website and hid all the old content almost five years ago. Time flies.
  2. I’m using a new Word Press theme. I’m not sure I like it, and it’s got a couple bugs, but it’s just flexible enough that I haven’t given up. Since I have exactly zero ads on this site, I can’t justify paying my sister to design the site from scratch — though if you’re in the market, check out her work.
  3. I added a “Bicycling” page up there.
  4. I also finally figured out how to reorder the page links up there at the top. It was driving me nuts, so that’s a small victory.
  5. I went back and added “bicycling” categories to old posts.
  6. The “archives” section over there on the right is now a drop-down menu because it was getting so long. (If I ever figure out how to add in old Moveable Type blog posts from 2002 to 2010, it will be VERY long. And there are LiveJournal posts from 2000 to 2002. I fear that work blog posts from 2008 to 2010 are gone forever, though.)
  7. I added the J.R.R. Tolkien quote that inspired this domain name way back in January 2002: “I am told that I talk in shorthand and then smudge it.” It was on other versions of my website, but for some unknown reason I didn’t put it on this one.
  8. The photo up there is new. The old one was five years old, and here’s a blurb I wrote about it at the time. And, in the interest of preserving history, here’s the full version of the photo I just posted today. It’s of Mt. Shasta, a 14,162-foot mountain in Northern California. IMG_2730


3 Responses to Website construction

  1. Much better! But then I’m partial to that view of Mt. Shasta [s]in her new hat[/s] with not quite lenticular clouds. ;>)

  2. Sorry, I used BB code instead of HTML. Should be:
    Much better! But then I’m partial to that view of Mt. Shasta in her new hat with not quite lenticular clouds. ;>)

  3. Avatar Cathryn Ramsden
    Cathryn Ramsden says:

    Belatedly….it looks great. I’m glad you put the quote in there, I wondered why you named the blog that.