Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:
- This has been a particularly slow thinking week. In particular, I’ve noticed that responding to comments is slower than usual in my head. Thank goodness for emojis!
- There’s something in my world that I wish I had a why for. I’ll never get that why, and it’s not a why that I can deduce on my own. That bugs me, and it makes the thing the why would be about harder to wrap up, stick a bow on, and push out of my head.
- It’s felt like a quiet week in Blogland.
- I had been contemplating going self-hosted when my current WP business plan expires this summer, but with the new WordPress.com pro plan being substantially cheaper than the business plan, I’ve decided to go with that.
- This week’s learning and applying new things focus has been CSS, which stands for Cascading Style Sheets, a language used to make web pages look the way you want them to. I already had some familiarity with it, but I’ve finally learned enough to fix some of the issues I’ve had for a while of certain things looking kind of wonky on mobile devices.
- There is a loud and obnoxious family that lives in my building. The parents are loud and shout-y, although I’m not sure what they’re saying because I think they’re speaking Urdu. They’ve got a young daughter who is very screechy and is particularly fond of screeching in the very early morning hours. Some people really just should not have children, and I think these parents are among those people. I like trying to guess what foreign language people are speaking. I came up with Urdu for these folks because they sound Indian-ish and I’m fairly sure they observe Ramadan.
- I was noticing on Google Search Console that Saturday is very consistently (as in 12 out of the last 13 weeks) the slowest day of the week for people clicking through to my website from search results. That’s an interesting pattern—I guess people have lives and have better things to do than googling on Saturdays.
I wonder sometimes what’s going on in the heads of marketing folks who try to get bloggers to link to websites, as some of the requests I get are pretty weird. I got one yesterday via my site’s contact form, for which you have to enter a name and an email address and then the body of the message. The name was Jayson B____. The email address was jeff@____.net. In the body of the message, Jayson/Jeff was asking me to add a link to a page that’s not at all related to what he wanted me to link to. Then he signed off as Jeff P_____, with the email address email@example.com. Really? Two different names and two different email addresses in the same message? Perhaps Jayson/Jeff is drunk…
Guinea pigs like to be safely tucked in. Casper’s favourite tucked in spot is behind the hay rack when it’s partly knocked off the cage bars; she picked this up from her sister Oreo (RIP) and now sometimes Brownie will do this too. Peanut has his own little corner with a canopy where he can be tucked in.
How has your week been?