It’s the first Sunday of 2015–no better time to announce my news for this blog!
I have been working on a novel for the last five years, and I have less than 25% of the plot left to write. Thus, I want it to be ideally finished, edited, and published by the end of 2015. But in order to focus on my novel, I need to limit how many writing-related tasks I have otherwise.
Currently, Crooked Glasses has over 1,000 posts, so I’m comfortable in saying that it has enough content for now. I may putter around and fix up a few articles here and there as I have time, but there won’t be daily updates for a while.
Crooked Glasses WILL be receiving a much-needed visual facelift in the coming year, since I have finally learned Bootstrap and can make this site much more mobile- and search-friendly. I’ll also adjust some WordPress settings, add a page for all my article series (because there are quite a few!), and research ways to make my general archives MUCH easier to search. (HALLELUJAH, right??? LOL!)
Will I Ever Come Back to Daily Blogging?
Honestly? I’m fairly done with blogging for now–it’s been more stressful than I would have liked for the last year, and other than feeling accomplished about publishing posts, I’ve gotten very little out of my (overwhelming) time investment. Not to mention that I’m apparently horrible at engaging my (possibly nonexistent) audience, either on actual blog posts or on social media. With few comments, no fellow bloggers who are interested in my work, and mostly spam messages coming in on Twitter, I have felt increasingly alone on this blog…and after 4 years, I’m tired of feeling like I’m working so hard for nobody to care.
But because I’ve put so much time and effort into this blog, I want to leave it up for people to read while I work on my novel. I want to continue revising and editing all my various posts, too–but I’m not going to keep my novel on the back burner any longer. I can’t keep being A.D.D. Kid and scattering my energy everywhere but where it needs to be, after all. xD
Check Back for the New Site Look!
I’m excited about the new site look and setup, and I hope it will showcase my written works much better. Keep an eye on this space and see what I come up with next!no comments December 26th, 2014 by Robin, in Friday around the Web
An Old Cherokee Told His Grandson…
Great proverb about the forces of good and evil in all of us.
Drive-Thru “Invisible Driver” Prank (video)
What happens when you make it look like no one is driving a car, and then drive up to various drive-thru windows? This video! HILARIOUS xD
Amazing Places to Experience Around the Globe, part 1 (pics)
What gorgeous pictures! WOW!!
Get inspiration for any and all home projects with this site! It’s like Pinterest Lite for home design.
Whether you’re an accomplished pianist or have never put your fingers on the ivories, I suggest you try “keyboard musing.” Click the link to find out what this is and how it can transform your musical practice into fun and a little enchantment!no comments December 19th, 2014 by Robin, in Friday around the Web
8 Tax Terms You Should Know
I NEED THIS so much. In fact, we can all use this article!
Sledding, the Doggy Way (funny GIF)
These dogs have got the right idea!
Arrange these nine tiles on a board so that any two of the adjacent numbers on the tiles match. Mental challenge alert!
Making Your Small Bedroom Look Bigger
Lifting curtain rods to the ceiling, using light wall colors and mirrors, minimizing clutter, and many other ideas are in this pictorial list!
A list of philosophical problems we still need answers to, a giant fantastical techscape, a hilarious article about how having a toddler is like having a frat party in your house, and a file-decompression utility, all behind the click!comment (1) December 18th, 2014 by Robin, in Thursday in the Zone
Today we’ll look at the last part of “porting in” a strategy–testing out cards before you officially buy them! Here’s how to test a deck using both paper proxies and virtual proxies so you know what to buy!no comments December 17th, 2014 by Robin, in Wednesday in the Word
Even today, many people still do not understand “what the fuss is all about” when it comes to Jesus’ crucifixion. This post is my attempt at explaining why and how Jesus’ sacrifice means so much to us, even 2,000 years later.no comments December 16th, 2014 by Robin, in Tuesday on the Soapbox
I completely redid this old post, transforming it from a text-heavy writeup to a pictorial review of my style, with more Pinterest links than you could shake a hairbrush at! Click to see the amazingness!no comments December 15th, 2014 by Robin, in Monday in the HTMLab
Don’t think music and webdesign really go together all that well? This post might just change your mind!no comments December 13th, 2014 by Robin, in Saturday with the Spark
If you have ever thought that your talents weren’t good enough to be considered “art,” prepare to be pleasantly surprised by this blog post!no comments