Hiya! Welcome to my remodeled digs! Grab yourself a cup of tea and come snoop around!
This here Wonder Farm has been begging for redecorating for a while now. Things have looked pretty much the same since I first hung my header at the top of my home page, more than three years ago. Everything was feeling a little cramped. I wanted to do away with those wide, empty margins. I wanted to shift stuff around to make it more user-friendly. I wanted to bring a little hand-written-journal love to this pixelated place.
I wanted to fill up the screen!
It wasn’t easy to make the space look like the one I envisioned. I switched from my old WordPress theme to Thesis, which bills itself as a DIY theme. Meaning that you gan do a lot of customizing just by ticking boxes, but if you know your way around PHP and CSS, you can make your website look pretty much however you want it to look. Do I know my way around PHP and CSS? Absolutely not. Which is why I’ve spent the last month or so staring at online user guides and lurking around the Thesis forum, getting help from people with screen names like Godhammer and Girlie. (The Thesis forums are amazing. You can post a ridiculous question like, “What code do I need to change the font in my fat footer widget, and how can I make each of the columns a different color?” and someone will not only know what you’re talking about, but they’ll respond with precisely the code you need. Usually within 15 minutes.)
Still in the works is a new about me/homepage. But I was getting tired of waiting and wanted to invite you all in!
You may have noticed that there’s a new Facebook link up above the header. It will take you to what I’m calling my “practically robotic Facebook page”, an indulgence for my Facebook-addled friends who miss my updates here because they never climb down from their walls. I’ll be using that page to post website updates for those folks–but don’t expect me to start friending and liking and tagging old photos of me sitting on top of a pay-phone kiosk in my cheerleading uniform. As I say on the page, if you want some interaction from me, you have to come to the Wonder Farm, or climb a tree and tweet with me.
So please stay a while and poke around. Let me know if links don’t work, or pages take forever to load, or if things just look wonky on your screen. I’m sure there’s still some straightening and shuffling to do, but meanwhile, I’m so glad you’re here. Put up your feet, and tell me how you take your tea.