Had a busy week last week, so thought I would do a quick wrap up post.
Finished the Bloggiesta last Sunday, but hadn't completed all of my goals. Spent Monday tweaking my background and coming up with a new header. Took awhile, but I'm pleased with the results. And I now have a test blog so I can play with the design in the future without worrying about messing up the code somehow.
Had a few people ask about the tabs I have under my header. The main site I used was a post I found at Markandey's Blog, but I remember tweaking the code and constantly previewing the results until I was satisfied. I changed the background color for the tabs and made it an open box instead of closed. It's been awhile since I added the tabs, but I do remember being amazed that it actually turned out!
Am trying to embrace my Google Reader. To be honest, I wasn't even aware that I had a Reader until I took a look at it for one of the Bloggiesta challenges. Who knew? While it does make reading all of the new posts easier, I still prefer going to the blogs directly. I like seeing the blog designs and the fun sidebar information and all. Did get rid of two blog rolls and set up separate categories on my reader, but it's still a work in progress. Find myself going to the blogs anyway in order to leave comments, but it has cut down on my overall time spent blog hopping.
Finally caught up with my followers and commenters. I like to visit everyone's blog who is nice enough to comment on mine, but was surprised by the number of people who have a blogger profile but no blog of their own. I try to follow everyone who follows me whenever possible. Apologies if I've missed anyone, but if there's no link... On a side note, went into shock when I saw that an author of a book I am lusting after is now following my blog! Julie Kagawa is following my blog! *fans self* She has an awesome book coming out next month called The Iron King, and I've already pre-ordered my copy. Can't wait to read it!
Still working on the whole balance thing. Twitter has suffered, as I've been catching up on the blog posts I missed reading during Bloggiesta, as well as working on my TBR pile. Then I got sucked into Farmville after months of mocking it. *L* Find it's easier not to sign into Twitter as I tend to lose track of time whenever I tweet, but I miss the instand connections. Guess it's still a work in progress.
Let's see...what else? Finished an awesome book called Three Days To Dead, but still need to write my review. Everyone who raved about this book was right! Highly recommended! And my 100 Follower contest ends tonight. Love all of the haiku poetry submitted! I'm really impressed with the results.
Not as short a wrap up as planned, as I tend to ramble. So...how was everyone's week? :-)