I Am Excellent at Wasting Time

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This morning I have truly just wasted hours. I got up determined to do a few things. First on the list was deciding on a new theme for my blog.

There are things I like in theme format:

  • Flexibility
  • A sidebar
  • Responsiveness for mobile devices
  • One that does not require use of featured images
  • Free

So I spent a good amount of time looking and sampling themes. I have done enough web design to know that each theme may require some tweaking on my part, but if the layout is hinky to start with, I stay away from it.

More themes are moving away from sidebars which make me wonder if I want it more for myself than for others. I need to think about that a little longer.

I also want to change the title and goal of my blog and there is still the task of moving to my own domain so I can eliminate the ads the free version requires.

I am happy to report I made no decisions. I just made my decision harder on myself.

I also spent some time looking at a few odd comments which had no Gravatar or blog associated with them. I know those could be from non-bloggers, but I did not approve a couple of comments that may have been okay, but they could also be lightweight spammers. Moving on…

Then I started thinking about a class I want to take at John C. Campbell Folk School. When we were at the Folk Art Center on the Parkway, I saw some beautiful kaleidoscopes. I have always had a fascination for them, so taking a class to learn to make my own sounds amazing. I spent a lot of time researching the instructor, looking at YouTube videos and researching buying my own kit. Bottom line, the quality is really only achieved by learning the precise steps in making my own. I am talking about a brass tube with high quality mirrors and beautiful glass. Now I am intrigued.

I have also been mulling around ideas for my NaNo novel. I am late in the game for outlines and such, but I am usually a fly by the seat of my pants writer anyway. Just realized taking a kaleidoscope class in November is a bad idea. Maybe January,

This is how my disjointed Monday thinking has been so far. Good thing I did not have a job to go to.