I never really had a true plan for AX.PE, like really I did not. I’ve been doing things with it for a while now but nothing of real interest.
It seems now that I have found a little pet project for it, I discovered Known. Having read up about it, and being particularly interested in the social media sharing part (since I won’t have to be stuck in the Facebook endless loop), I decided to go for it.
Which severely changes the tone of this particular post, if I can figure out how to get it to communicate with the social networks, then it’ll be a good thing. If I can’t then, really it won’t replace what’s already happening here. WordPress does all the graft and I don’t need to Tweet.
It is quite light weight on the eyes, so I’ll still give it a play around and see what happens.
One of the things I implemented last night on my site ec.je happens to be Google AdSense, I’m not going to lie, I am a broke ass bitch and the £53 I made in the past three years be staring at my sorry self waiting to hit the big £60 payment.
I already put WordAds here, since they don’t really interfere, plus I have included a DreamHost ad that shares my referral funds (which incidentally all referral cash goes to my hosting bill). And for my blog that is more than enough.
For ec.je, I can be a bit liberal, but Google has gone FULL ON CRAYLAY. Like I mean, now I understand why Buzzfeed looks like Times Square or Piccadilly Circus. Like I know not a lot of people read my blog, I don’t really write it for that reason, but if hundreds did, what Google is doing on the other site would totally drive you all mad.
I’m not 100% sure that I will keep the Google Ads up there, but I promise you dear reader, they’ll stay up until I get my hard earned 60 squids.
Although in the interim I will see if I can do anything to reign in the old banners. I did also make sure those annoying mobile pop ups will not be a thing. You can at least thank me for that.
Since I am bound to return to the world of work tomorrow, I figured I’d have a look at another wordpress theme. Going theme mad is not my normal jam, seeing as my LiveJournal has had the same look since the mid-2000s.
But sometimes reading on this theme is a bit complicated and if I have images, it does not look quite right.
But I’ve seen a few websites (such as sampsa.com) that seem to pull of a simple out of the box WordPress theme. I’ve got a few that I’ve installed and I shall see how each are pulled off, wish me luck.
I have managed to do two things in the last twenty four hours that I have been wanting to do forevers.
The first being, after many years of wanting to run my own version of the LiveJournal code, I finally got my shit together to do so. Granted, since LiveJournal has since dropped off the open source circuit, it’s a Dreamwidth install. But it’s forked off LiveJournal’s code.
Other than writing my almost epic post of last and a few odd mistaken/test posts, I haven’t done a whole lot today.
I’ve learned one thing though making a post with <a href= »http://ljcharm.livejournal.com/ »>Charm</a> and then modifying it with the iPhone client is a bit of a bad move. It took me almost half an hour to fix it. I’d normally moan, but I ain’t got anything better to get up to today!
I’ve also spiced up my journal theme, it needed a change after a year of the last one.
The only other thing I’ve done is enjoy the French diet of coffee and fags, without the fags.