Blogging And Planning

I read a blog post yesterday from a WordPress “expert” that I follow. I’m not going to link to it here because I just don’t want to send any traffic to it. This blog post PISSED ME OFF TO NO END! It made me want to shut down all my websites and give up blogging FOREVER. It was by far the stupidest stuff I have ever read on the internet. I find it quite interesting that in all my reading about WordPress and blogging, that I have NEVER run across these “laws” about websites. Wouldn’t someone have mentioned them – at any point?

A couple points that jumped out at me:

  • It’s ILLEGAL to have a link open in a new window if you don’t warn your readers that it will do so? “Why?” Apparently this frustrates people that know how to use their back button. HUH??? Oh I guarantee it pisses ME off MORE to have to back track my way through the internet when windows DON’T open in a new tab. More often than not I have to go out of my way to actually make it do just that!
  • The alt text is required by LAW when you are inserting an image? Ok, so then why the hell doesn’t WordPress default that text when you first upload your image? Why do I have to go out of my way to do that if it could just be automatic?   (NOTE: as I learned with the pictures below, it apparently IS automatic. It’s just not obvious when you first upload the picture – only when you insert it.)

Ok, I’m done now… biggest bunch of bullshit I have ever read in my entire life. If the internet is going to be that controlled, I don’t want to be here anymore!!


In other, more important, news…

planner notebook 1


I am trying to make myself write things down to plan my time out a little better. This is in the VERY early stages and my planner pages were just not working for me. I felt too restricted with the daily sections and I just needed a place to WRITE stuff, that’s all.


planner notebook 2

Back to my “Brainstorming Area” for now! Yes, I really do love the Boopee font so much – I use it on my planner pages! 🙂

So, what’s written down for now? In no particular order:

  • Product comparison chart to place on a website – very specific to that site. To be done using Amazon affiliate links.
  • Downloadable document for readers of that site – again, specific to the niche.
  • Clean around my desk – this area is NOT conducive to working. 🙁
  • Start over with my web development class I was taking *gulp* a year and a half ago. 🙁

Not sure yet how to best work the class back into my schedule. I need to put some thought into that.