six months that flew by (another blogging anniversary)

well… I can’t believe that I completely missed my six months blogging anniversary. It must because I’m still getting back into the swing of things… waiting for broadband at home to be connected (next week apparently) so that I’m not trying to squeeze a post in here and there in the office!

I think that in honour of this anniversary it’s about time my blog got a bit of a make over. Given my incredibly meagre technical skills, this essentially means hunting for a theme that i like, that provides a great user experience (more that this one!) and that will play nicely with WordPress and, hopefully, my plugins.

I’ve got to say… I’ve had a few looks over the past few months and found the pickings to be pretty slim. Do you have any suggestions of *good* WordPress themes? I’d love some pointers!

update: i can’t believe no one told me I had a typo. Not just somewhere in the post, but in my headline! few has now been amended to flew (as originally intended… did I intrigue anyone in the meantime, or did you just think i was being v sloppy!)

in transit

apologies for the break in transmissions… well, not apologies at all really.. I’m on holidays. I was in Malacca, Malaysia today and visiting their ‘History and Ethnography Museum’ and brewing up a great post re: ethnography, but it will have to wait. In Singapore, where I am at the moment, there is a plethora of unsecured wireless networks. I’m not so sure that will be the case in Thailand, where I’m heading tomorrow evening. I’ll have a lot more time for reflection there, but possibly no access to the internet… so with any luck, whenever I next get to post, it will be a thoroughly reflected and sub-edited attempt (which will make a nice change, won’t it!)

anyways. think of tropical weather and cocktails, and I’ll be back with you before you know it!

feedburner plug-in

I just updated my blog with the WordPress Feedburner Plugin so that everyone should be directed to the Feedburner feed now, and not one a multitude of possible feeds. I think it’s working ok, but if you have any trouble with it, can you leave me a note and let me know pls? thanks!


I’m not sure if it was some kind of a joke or not… I mean, I’d just gotten finished writing about how I didn’t want to make money from advertising, when I get an email from someone who wanted to sell advertising on my blog.

they wanted to know how much advertising would cost and if I’d accept PayPal payments.

Insert quandry here. First up: I have no idea what advertising on my blog might be worth. If it was worth a lot, I might consider it… but I suspect it’s not. Second up: did I really mean it when I said I didn’t want to make money from my blog via advertising.

So I slept on it, consulted with friends. And eventually emailed back and said thanks, but no thanks.

So there you go. I’m tested and officially advertising free. Am I mad?