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Friday, October 21, 2005

Housekeeping notes and congrats to Clotilde!

Today, obviously, I've been playing around with my blog. I fiddled with the layout. Added a pic! instead of just a text link to towse.com.

A few hours were taken up with formatting and FTP-ing two articles I'd written for Computer Bits over so that I could link to them [1] [2] from Internet Resources for Writers again. When Computer Bits closed up shop, they also took down their website and !there went my archives! I do have copies of everything I wrote for them for the five or six years they ran my columns and articles, but it will be a bear to get them all in shape to put online. Part of the exercise today was deciding on a basic layout for the articles and that format can (and will) be used over and over. ...

The last bit of time today was spent moving the huge set of links that had accumulated on my blogrolling Random Blogs of Interest list (where I stash blog links I decide to save) into the "real" blogroll in my template.

Mission accomplished!

And while I was clicking and moving and clicking and moving, I discovered that Clotilde over at Chocolate and Zucchini has a book deal! Congratulations, Clotilde!!

After the lengthy churn when Blogger republishes the updated blog and template, I discovered I'd forgotten to move Clotilde's [F] (for foodie) link down with the other [F] links. The alphabetizing and sorting of the template blogrolls are hand-done, you see, and mistakes happen.

But it takes too dang long for Blogger to republish the blog after updating the template so that update will just have to wait until the next time I'm fiddling with the template.

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