… needing an About page! I did make one as soon as I hopped on board here- I gave the link out from my editing screen earlier in responding to a query about it and have to catch up with apologies and correcting that.
I still need to make a new About page – and figure out how to get pages to display where and how I want them – so much still to learn! So here’s a quick-ish rambling about what I might include on my new About page when I get round to it.Soon, hopefully. (I didn’t think anyone would be paying that much attention!)
So, this is anonymous-ish me, new-kid-on-the-blogging-block at my recently new M.E. blog. Although M.E. isn’t what I’d usually wish to talk about, but I need an outlet. it certainly isn’t the only thing I wish to think about, so soon after setting this blog up, I planned a posting strategy – a routine to push myself to keep and a way of passing time gently and enjoying creating something I like to look at even if no-one else does(!) Bigger plans than that are a far-away mountain I can envision and aim for but can’t see how to get there yet, nor what lies on the journey between us, toward reaching even sight of that mountain range. So, here’s what I post here and why:
- A daily ramble about whatever falls onto the page while I’m late getting into my posting routine every day and rushing to beat the clock. not quite how I imagined doing it all. As the theme I chose has a strong visual element I select public domain elements to make it more pleasing than plain text.
- A ‘Greetings Quote of the Day’ post. This usually involves finding a well-known living person who has a birthday on the day I’m posting, searching frantically for a potential quote to use and then searching for and deciding a public domain (pixabay.com) image to apply quote text to. I’m using the very simple method of pasting a screenshot of the image file into MSPaint, selecting the whole image or a portion of it and adding the text. very basic, less distracting than swishier software options.
- Z-A-Fallback*: you can either pronounce this Z to A Fallback or za-fallback, I use both. It’s more obvious what it is if you see it from the home page. I started with the letter Z and each day find a public domain image to fit the letter, or a pre-determined word beginning with that letter if I decided one already. (I usually use pixabay.com, or unsplash.com to find images.) this is building towards something, using the word and picture as a writing prompt in the future maybe. Kind of letting a theme grow itself along the way.