Typically, my blog entries are longer-form posts about thoughts, relationships, travel, etc. But this week, I heard a song and couldn’t get it out of my head, so I decided for variety’s sake to offer it up on my blog. Here is the post:
“My heart and mind have been with me always
But not long enough to keep them in line
I know that my mind has both good and bad days
But my heart wins every time…”
Luke Sital-Singh’s ‘Bottled Up Tight’.
To promote Heart Swell, I plan on employing a variety of social media tools:
In the past year, I’d driven by Third Place Books a number of times — and although I’d ventured inside, the name always made me chuckle as it reminded me of a similar ‘Three Star Diner’ that I used to frequent on late nights in New York City. I liked the humble placement it gave to itself, rather than boasting a ‘first place’ or ‘five star’ ranking. It seemed instantly endearing to me. Continue reading
I chose the above image because I envision my next blog post to be about my time in California last weekend — it fits into the travel / relationships aspect of my blog. I like the center alignment because my blog has a common theme of most posts starting with one main image, then moving into copy, then further images if necessary. I think it’s a nice way to hook the eye and give an indication of what the blog post is about, before anyone evens starts reading.
This is a comprehensive article with six easy WordPress security safeguards, many of which reiterate and/or elaborate on the reading we did for class. Looks like a lot of it comes down to passwords, passwords 🙂
Here is an article about the best WordPress plugins for businesses, as designated by WPMatter. For those of us looking to integrate social media into our blogs, the Digg Digg plugin might be a good option.
I could spend hours of my life scouring the world wide web for WordPress themes… And probably did when choosing mine. I realized early on that I was drawn to simple, clean designs with plenty of white space, room for prominent images and a good balance of copy, and a header at the top that would allow me to divide by blog posts into sections. Here were my top three contenders: