Mein WordPress Kampf, part two: Every Damn Day and Afterwards

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So where were we?

Sometime last November I noticed that just about every blog I looked at was in the midst of NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. The goal of this exercise in sadomasochistic blog-flogging is to write a thousand words of a novel every day while also blogging daily about the experience. Continue reading

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Mein WordPress Kampf

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So, prior to last summer, I’d never blogged on the internet before. I knew I wanted a website for my writings, and this train of thought led me to wanting more web savvy in general. Since I was going to teach myself Web Design and Production anyway, I decided to go back to school and work towards a degree in the field.

Summer quarter 2013 came along, and I started at Clark College in Vancouver, WA. I decided to take English 101 during my first quarter to help me get comfortable going back to school. (And it’s required for pretty much every degree.) Yeah, I’ve taken 101 at college before, but so long ago it seems another life. Continue reading

Let’s Meetup!

So this is for my fellow pacific northwest bloggers.

Monday night the 17th, there’s a meetup in Portland for WordPress bloggers. And I’m going to be there!

Not as the speaker. Still merely an attendee. If you buy me coffee, I might sign an autograph for you though!

Yeah, ego aside this should be a good meeting. The topic of the night is How to Optimize Your WordPress Site for Content Marketing Conversions. My nipples are already hard.

The tickets are free and I hear that there’s sometimes free food. Or, remember the South Park movie?

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{By the way, I know I totally suck at blogging right now. Man of Steel part two is only half done and I’ve got nothing else. I’ve got no explanation except maybe I’m still hungover from EveryDamnDayDecember. It’s a disgrace. But I’ll be back someday full force!}

Anyway, if you’re a WordPresser, and you’re in the Portland area, cruise on over. I’d love to meet you! Follow the link below and down the rabbit hole.

Click this sentence to go to the RSVP page.

WTF WordPress? Damn.

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So I thought the fish story went up before my preview post, and somehow it didn’t. WordPress is sometimes a cruel mistress.

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Everyone, just pretend you read the damn fish story first and then the preview. Now it makes more sense, yes?

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Now that I have you here, though, there’s another item I could have mentioned in previews. I’ve been playing the NBA 2K14 game for PS4, specifically the MyCareer mode and it’s awesome. You create a player, he gets drafted, and you work your way through an NBA career. I’ll probably post about my dude’s stellar career from time to time, too. (Until I get tired of the game, I guess.)

This post is a disgrace. Please don’t like it.

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T of V Preview of Coming Attractions

Happy Friday!

So winter quarter has begun at my school. Also, I have a PS4 now. Therefore, my dear readers get this excuse-laden post for why my blogging has slowed down.

sorry brother

sorry jack shepard

sorry thranduil

sorry neil patrick harris

It’s not an apology, ‘cos I’ll blog when and what I want to. Just thought I’d let you know a little bit of what’s up.

I put up the first part of the three-part Fish Tale earlier today. Mainly, I did this because I had nothing else good enough. Certainly, I planned to put this story up at some point. I think it’s pretty funny, but a lot of the jokes won’t completely come across because it’s an inside story. In other words, the three characters represent actual beings who exist in the world. It still mostly works on its own as a trippy allegory, so there you go. Parts two and three will go up Monday and Tuesday, I think.

Meanwhile, I’ve been working on an epic Man of Steel post that will attempt to answer most people’s criticisms of the movie. I think it’s a classic, but many don’t. So that post is going to persuade you that the movie is awesome, and a classic. But it’s not ready to go yet. I should have it up next Friday. Spoilers will be prevalent, so see the movie first.

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My film is as awesome as I am handsome.

Meanwhile meanwhile, I’m also working on a second post of random facts about myself. I’d like to open it up for questions. If there’s something you’d like to know about moi, please put it in the comments. Won’t promise an answer, but questions will be appreciated. Nothing’s really off limits, but you can expect sarcasm.

Meanwhile meanwhile meanwhile, I have another award post to do. But it’s not for the big one that I really wanted. Should anyone feel moved to do so, just give me the goddamn blog of the year bullshit already! I probably haven’t earned it, but come on! Would it kill you to toss me one? The fuck do you care?

I hereby award every blog on WordPress the Blog of the Year.

See? It’s simple. Now give me one. I’d just do it myself, but that’s onanistic. (Google it.)

I’ve got three courses going at Clark this quarter. Algebra, Web Design and User Experience Design. I’m thinking of blogging the UX class like I did WordPress last quarter. Does that sound like a good idea? Would people prefer I blog about algebra? If so, weirdo, let me know. Web Design is a tech class, but UX has a lot of content that could be of interest to bloggers who would like to maximize their site for usability. So look for that post-series to start in about a week and a half, I think.

Other than that, I’ll just post what I want when I want. There’s no strict theme on T of V. Does anyone think there should be? Are there things you would like me to do more? Or less? Again, I won’t promise anything. But I will listen.

And notice how sneakily I got up two posts in one day? Pretty slick for a blogger who’s slowing down, huh?
Now, ‘scuse me. It’s not that BC and I don’t love you, but

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We’d rather be on the PS4…

Happy Hiddleston New Year

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Happy New Year from Treatment of Visions

{Yeah, that drunk Cumberbatch is nowhere to be found today, so Tom Hiddleston stepped in to help me out.}

So just a quick post today to wish everyone a Happy New Year and to thank you. EveryDamnDayDecember was really successful (in my eyes, anyway). I gained a solid amount of new and regular readers and also found hundreds of blogs that I don’t have time to read! Time will be made….

I want to thank those mighty few who also took up the challenge of EvDaDaDec and made it their own:

  1. Myas – A Tragic Lady But No TB
  2. Lindaghill
  3. More At Forty (Five)
  4. Container Chronicles
  5. THE WRITE PLACE.
  6. Chasing Rabbit Holes

Thank you guys! Hope I didn’t leave off anyone…

What’s next for T of V? Funny you should ask. I am no longer going to post every damn day.

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What? Noo! Noooo!

I know, I know. But life will spin on, Taylor.

I will post every Friday as usual, and during the week whenever the mood strikes me. I’m sure it will be more than I was doing prior to EvDaDaDec because I’m just in the habit now.

So thanks once again, have a great new year, and I’ll see you Friday….

Update and Confession

Thought I would post another of my periodic updates and explanations today.

Starting Monday, I think I will have some gos at the Daily Prompt. That’s over at the aptly titled The Daily Post WP blog. We’ve never done those over here at T of V. So I’ll do Daily Prompts for a few days, or less if I can’t stand it.  And that’s not because I have run out of ideas, I assure you. I just want to do something different this week. My posts will be a bit later in the day than I’ve been putting them up, since I now have to wake up and do the writing, but I will still fulfill the terms of EvDaDaDec.

What about Sunday? Well, that’s mainly what I’m here about. Let me come straight to the point: I have a lot of stuff going on this weekend (who doesn’t?), and I don’t think I can get up a good post for tomorrow.

So I’m digging back into the archives and I’m going to repost something that didn’t get viewed much when I first put it up. I feel just as sorry about this as I should.

dr, evil sorry

wrestler sorry

picard sorry

tennant sorry

puppy sorry

I’m even going to pull back in my big gun here.

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So check in tomorrow for something that will probably be new to you, and I’ll be back live on Monday with the Daily Prompt! Have a great weekend celebrating the holiday of your choice.