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Running a blog ain’t easy.

Running a blog ain’t easy.

For the past few weeks, perhaps even months, this site has been pretty much inaccessible. I have no idea what caused it in the first place but I was getting errors in my Jetpack plug-in after a WordPress update. It was driving me nuts! I poked Jetpack. I poked my webhost. I was like a human-sized porcupine to those brave folks. I deactivated all my plug-ins. I removed my browser extensions. Finally, just tonight, I figured it out, and with…

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Playing around…

Playing around…

I was tired of the old theme and decided to change it up a bit. I hope you like it! Also haven’t been writing much, either. We’ve had a death in the family, illnesses, and accidents, including one involving me and our now-totaled truck. (I miss it!) The new SUV is okay; it’ll hold the whole family for a trip north when necessary. My plan is to try Camp NaNoWriMo again to get me writing anything. On alternating days, I’m…

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Linda, you’re famous!

Linda, you’re famous!

A good friend said that to me when I posted a link to a blog post I’d written for NaNoWriMo! They do a “Road to NaNo” series leading up to the start of NaNoWriMo and ask Municipal Liaisons from a variety of areas to write them. I said I’d be willing and they picked me! Here it is! My co-ML and I are getting things ready for the 2018 season. I’ll be writing a sequel to my superhero novel of…

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A bit of site housekeeping news.

A bit of site housekeeping news.

After a bit of finagling, I’ve managed to make my domain name, tikatu.com, redirect here without, well, the redirect. So, no more starting out on my old homepage; this WordPress build is now the official homepage for my domain. If you have my site bookmarked, you might want to update that. Still working on my fanfic when I have the time and energy. I’m on Chapter 3, still, and need a bit more dialogue before I move on to Chapter…

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Yes, a new theme.

Yes, a new theme.

I’m trying out this new theme as it seems 2014 (even with the added child theme) is used a LOT around the Web. There’s a lot I like about this one: it’s already optimized for various devices, the menus and widgets are hidden until they’re needed, and the custom header has that sort of muted overlay. On the other hand, I don’t like the fact that all the headers seem to be uppercase, despite my specifying “Capitalized” on the theme…

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Putting meat on the bones

Putting meat on the bones

Edits and additions from this post.  I put some meat on those bare bones but I still don’t know if Lady Penelope lives or dies! The prompt is again in blue. Feedback is very welcome. “As one of the hundreds of people who have tried to kill you at one time or another, I can attest to your tenacious refusal to die, milady.” Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014 Linda BennettAll Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Read OnlyLicense Abstract:You may read the…

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Wrote this in response to a prompt on Tumblr’s WriteWorld blog.

Wrote this in response to a prompt on Tumblr’s WriteWorld blog.

The prompt is in blue. I’ve made a few tweaks and come up with an ending since first posting it there. It just seemed to cry out for a Thunderbirds twist. Word count:  650. Any feedback welcome! “As one of the hundreds of people who have tried to kill you at one time or another, I can attest to your tenacious refusal to die, milady.” Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014 Linda BennettAll Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Read OnlyLicense Abstract:You may…

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Finally found an answer!

Finally found an answer!

Seems that one of the plugins, Stealth Publish, is broken and responsible for removing my menu! Maybe now I can go back to Sunspot or use the Awesome_2014 child theme without worrying about losing the menu. Back to the salt mine!

I really wish I knew CSS!

I really wish I knew CSS!

Or actually thought before I acted. First, my primary menu disappeared again. I have no idea why; I’m working in a child theme and all but just like the last time, it went poof! I’ve had to rebuild the verdammt thing all over again! Maybe styling it would help? Might have to try that. Then I stupidly did a bulk action of delete spam to some comments that a non-functioning Askimet dumped in with the real comments. So now I…

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Updates

Updates

I’ll probably come up with a static updates page on the home page for such things but, for now, this will suffice. Today I finished putting up all the drabbles for my first drabble book, Coffee, Tea and More. If you have no idea what a drabble is, it’s a little story of just 100 words. Not an easy thing where every word has to count! These were written for the Livejournal community 30_beverages and each takes a new prompt…

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