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I’m Back… Sort Of…

Published October 15, 2010 - 6 Comments

Some readers may have noticed that there’s been a bit of a lull in blog activity lately.  It’s true… I haven’t done much writing, but I haven’t exactly abandoned the blog either.  You can see that it looks a tiny bit different than it used to.  Although it’s still in the very rough stages of a major upgrade, I thought that it might be a good idea to peel back the curtain a little and let readers take a peek at WhatAboutStephen 2.5.

The blog now runs the WordPress Thesis theme, which is a premium (ie cost money) theme… as opposed to all the free themes that you may or may not have witnessedover the last year and a half.  Why would I shell out nearly $200 (cha ching!) for a premium theme?  Well… that’s a license fee which can be used on any of my blogs, and not simply this one.  I consider that to be an investment, not only in the blog… but in my future.  Thesis is generally considered to be the premium WordPress theme (although there are plenty of other very capable ones out there) due to its top-notch code and customizability.  One Thesis blog can look completely different from the next Thesis blog.  That’s obviously important when setting up multiple blogs.  I wanted to standardize on something, yet I didn’t want readers to see the same thing over and over.  The backend portion that the reader does not see will look identical from blog to blog, allowing me to not have to reinvent the wheel every time.  That’s a good thing! How smart is your Theme?  How good is your support? Check out ThesisTheme for WordPress.

I had originally thought that I might like to work with Thesis myself, but after dabbling in it for awhile, I’ve now decided to outsource that entirely, and concentrate on content creation and building my brand.  It’s actually exciting to start looking at different virtual assistants specializing in Thesis development.  And it’s not very expensive either.  I’m thinking that it’s in my best interest to let someone who knows what they’re doing get everything set up for me, and focus on the things that I’m good at.  Whatever those are!  🙂

So… having said that… hopefully the next post/update will show off a completely new, totally redesigned WaS blog.  And baring some minor tinkering, I don’t expect to make any more changes to the blog for awhile.  It’s time to get the ball rolling on other things.

Here’s something that I found a few days ago that I really got a kick out of.  Remember all those Old Spice commercials?  This is a Sesame Street parody… if you don’t laugh at this… well…  (After I wrote that, I watched as my co-worker stared blankly at this video… no heart, I tell ya!  No soul…  sad…  But *I* thought it was funny!)

So what else is going on?  Hmmm…  I noticed that this is the 499th blog post!  That means that the next one will not only showcase an entirely new professional-looking blog… but will also be the 500th post!  Yes, I would have hit that milestone sooner had I kept all the Blogger posts from version 1.0 of the blog, but oh well.  Stuff happens.

Speaking of stuff happening, this is the ominous anniversary of one of those things that always seems to happen when you least expect it to.  Two years seems like just yesterday for some reason.

On the flipside, I’ve actually stumbled into a relationship that doesn’t appear to be faltering. Hmm…  Curious.   [UPDATE: Less than 24 hours after writing that, it faltered.  Somethings never change.]

I’ve decided to make an investment in my business, and really put it to the test.  The Thesis theme was the first step.  You will also notice a professional Aweber email notification system being implemented in the next version.  As well as some behind the scenes marketing stuff that should either make or break my dreams of taking Write-Click Media to the next level.  How do they put it?  Shit or get off the pot?  Well.. it’s time to shit.

That’s pretty much it in a nutshell.  I’m excited to see what the future has in store for me…  And whether or not I can pull off this winter scruffy-appearance for much longer!

Stay tuned!

What Am I Listening To? It’s Been Awhile…

Published October 4, 2010 - 0 Comments

I’ve been in the middle of recreating my iTunes playlists, so things look different than they normally do.  Some of my most favourite songs aren’t even loaded onto my iPhone to listen to!  I’ll hear something on the radio and think to myself… “Hey!  I have that song… why haven’t I heard it lately??”  Because it’s stuck on a hard drive and not added to the iTunes playlists!

I’m going to wipe the current lists and load EVERYTHING back in there… there are over 10,000 songs in the directory… That should be fun.

Until then, the Top 5 most listened-to songs in September were:

  1. Nicki Minaj – Your Love
  2. Blue October – Let it Go
  3. Kate Voegele – Forever and Almost Always
  4. Roxette – Milk Toast Honey
  5. Flo Rida – Club Can’t Handle Me

I’d never even heard of Niki Minaj until very recently, and I was quite surprised to see the song at the top of the list.  That’s what you get when you don’t have all your usual songs loaded.  It’s not a bad song… I think what I like about it is the Annie Lennox sample of No More I Love Yous.

I wrote a post about that Blue October song last month.  No surprised to see it on the list.

As for the others… well, there’s not too much to say about them…

This might be the last post for a bit.  I have some things to straighten out, and I might be without a computer for a few days or even longer.  I’ll know more soon.

Thanks for reading……