Friday, June 28, 2013

Blog Updates

I've been making some changes over the past few days to the blog, and I'm really happy with how it's been going.

  • Changed the look of my blog to match the color of my business cards, since I think my cards are so pretty.
  • Changed the rating system from a letter grade system to my new cupcake system.
  • Made a review policy, as well as some general blog policies.
  • Consolidated my reviews for books, movies, and TV shows into one review index, rather than having separate pages for each.
  • Figured out how to remove those annoying borders from around all the images.  And I did it with a little CSS.  I copied it from someone's tutorial, but it still felt cool to use CSS & HTML again.
  • Started a twitter account for my blog (@the3Rsalmost).  I'm still not that good at keeping up with it or tweeting in general, but I'm getting there.
  • Added lots of new books to my Crazy TBR List.  And I still haven't even added all the books that I got from BEA (project for Sunday).
  • Updated my photo in the About Me section to something more recent.

So that's what I've been up to, and I hope to keep making changes.  Some of the changes I hope to make include:

  • Adding/participating in a few new features.  Maybe Waiting on Wednesday or Feature & Follow Friday.  Maybe I'll start my own.  We shall see.
  • Updating my list of Blogs I Read.  It's sadly outdated, and it doesn't include most of the blogs I've discovered this past year through Top Ten Tuesday.
  • Creating (aka asking my brother to create) a logo or banner that's unique for my blog.  Since my brother's the one who made the cupcake images for my new rating system, I figured I'd ask him to see what he could do.
  • Starting a facebook page for my blog once I have a logo/image.
  • Creating a spreadsheet schedule for my TBR list.  I have a lot of ARCs (which I never did before), and I want to try to read & review them close to their release dates.
  • Learning more CSS & HTML than I already know (which is very, very little CSS and only basic HTML), so that if I ever do move to another platform, or self-host, I won't feel completely lost.
  • Buying my own domain name.  Probably the last thing I will do, once all the other changes are done.

And that's it for now.  Hopefully, I'll be able to accomplish some of these soon.


  1. Even thought it was a lot of work I like the spreadsheet I made for my TBR pile/BEA books !

    I also see we are both reading The Raven Boys.

  2. I actually just finished The Raven Boys this weekend, and to be honest, I didn't think it was as amazing as everyone else said. Maybe my expectations were too high due to all the hype.

    Yeah, the spreadsheet is definitely turning out to be more work than I thought it would be. But I'm sure it will be worth it in the end.


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