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Pull and push

Published May 10, 2019

Pull and push

I’ve been up and running with this new website structure for about two weeks now and I’m still loving it. I don’t know if it’s just the novelty of it all or if the effort gone into simplifying everything has paid off, but I want to blog more and when I do, I write more too. The film and album review process is more immediate which means I have more thoughts and more to say.

Generate the blog that makes you feel better

Published April 27, 2019

Generate the blog that makes you feel better

It’s been a long time since I made any significant changes to my blog and the system it runs on, and now, seemingly overnight, everything has completely changed. This isn’t the work of a moment though. This is something I’ve been thinking about for at least three years. The problem I’ve used Wordpress for many, many moons now and whilst I’ve always thought it was functional in a way that would work for most people, it never quite fit my purposes.

Ten years of Film Watch

Published April 23, 2019

Ten years of Film Watch

I always start these anniversary posts with the warning that “I don’t usually like to celebrate such things but here I am going to anyway.” I have realised, though, that it’s something to do with the ten year anniversary of things. That’s the one I like because it’s a nice round number and because it seems like a long time. Ten years is the one that Film Watch is celebrating.

Wordpress helps you blog more (not wholly unselfishly)

Published October 10, 2011

Wordpress helps you blog more (not wholly unselfishly)

I’m really loving some of the features Wordpress are bringing out. I can’t remember if I already mentioned the Copy a Post feature before - but even if I have it bears repeating. I don’t quite know how I ever managed to live without it. For anyone who is not in the know, you simply find a post you want to replicate, click a button, and it brings up that post as a whole new one, so you can tweak to your hearts content.

The missing link

Published September 26, 2011

The missing link

A while back, Mr C and I went on a sojourn to the south coast to take some pictures. Actually, we went there with the specific intention to take pictures and publish them live on the go, forming a workflow as we went. I wrote more about the process we decided upon over on Sidepodcast, but we’ve now hit upon a snag. Posterous have gone through something of a revamp, changing their website and apps to be completely different.

Baby Panda Thursday #100

Published September 22, 2011

Baby Panda Thursday #100

Credit: San Diego Shooter/Flickr Today is the 100th edition of Baby Panda Thursday, and, I’m afraid to say, the last. It’s been an absolute pleasure to scour through photos of pandas every week (give or take) for the last two and a half years, but I’m determined that Thursdays will not be bad days anymore, and they will not need the cuteness to cheer me up. Don’t think for a second that this is the last you’ll see of pandas on the site, though.

The first of April - A day of fools

Published April 1, 2011

The first of April - A day of fools

I’ve never really been a fan of April Fool’s Day. The concept of fooling people doesn’t really fill me with joy, particularly when at least 70% of the tricks are not that funny. As use of the internet becomes more prevalent, it’s getting even harder to like the idea. A good percentage of my day is spent trying to figure out what is real and what is not on the internet.

The year of the race - Life List review 2010

Published January 5, 2011

The year of the race - Life List review 2010

I’ve made lots and lots of New Year’s Resolutions before, both on the blog and in my head, and very few of them have worked out. This year, I changed the concept around completely and debuted the Life List - a long-term set of goals and things to aim at. Some are crazy, some are impossible, some are easy and most will take time. I figured a quick review for the year would be appropriate, with some thoughts on what is next.

Sorry seems to be the hardest word

Published December 16, 2010

Sorry seems to be the hardest word

I must say, being back on Wordpress is just like putting on your favourite jumper. It may not be pretty, but it’s warm and comforting. The Squarespace adventure was a bit of a disaster. I have never known such unfiltered spam to be allowed through. At first I thought I was doing something wrong, missing some kind of obvious step but no. The commenting system over there just isn’t up to scratch.

There can be only one... blogging platform

Published November 9, 2010

There can be only one... blogging platform

At least that’s the way it seems. An experiment to move I Heart Franck off Wordpress led me to Posterous, which is really good, but not for blogging. It’s great for uploading a picture or some kind of media and sharing it, which is what it is ultimately designed for. As you know, dissatisfied with Wordpress I made the transition to Squarespace, and have found it mostly good, but there is a significant spam commenting problem.