Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A Little Housekeeping

I've been meaning to do some blog updates for a while. Months. And last week I finally found some time.

First, I'd been meaning to update my patterns page. If you're on the blog (and not a reader), look up at the top of the page. The tab used to say "Knitting Patterns" and it had links to two patterns. Now, it says "Patterns: Knit & Crochet", and it has links to all the patterns I've "published".

To be fair to myself, when I made the page, I only had the two patterns out. But as I've put more out there, I didn't update the page. It's current as of today. (You can find that page here.)

And as long as I was at it, I figured I might as well update the "About Me" page. My schedule just needed a bit of a tweak--that is, it was mostly right, but it wasn't precisely right. It's now closer to precisely right.

And finally, I managed to make the "Friends of LoG" widget work. I found this on someone else's blog (I've forgotten whose blog it was, so if it was yours, let me know and I'll give you the proper credit) and thought it was way cool. It's the penultimate thing on my sidebar (I should move it up. A blog tweak for another time).

How the widget looked when I wrote this post (in case you're still on that reader and haven't clicked through to the blog).

When I put it on the blog, I made all the required changes. (If you click on "Get this commentators widget" you'll find the code as well as the code changes you need to make.) But it still wouldn't work properly, so I let it sit until I could spend some time on it.

Turns out, the thing I had to fix was to eliminate one little character (for the record, a "/"). I thought I had it all right, so that little tip must have been added since the last time I looked at the instructions. (That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.) Once I did that, everything loaded, and it works now. Hooray!

I probably should update a few other things, but for now, this is going to do it. What do you think?


  1. thanks for the tour. I walked around a bit and found some interesting things. Let's see. I browsed in your knit and crochet patterns....that Pyramid E-Reader Pillow is cool! How'd you ever think of that? On the About Me page, I was so impressed that you actually have a "schedule" you follow on postings. That sure must make it easier to figure out what to write! As far as your new gadget, that just shows readers who have commented? For what reason would you want this? Just curious.....

  2. WOOO! Winner!

    Ahem. Anyway, good for you for updating. So many people forget and then sometimes there's a huge line of dead links you have to scroll through.

  3. cool, look at me commenting all over the place :)

  4. I didn't know you even had a schedule! I thought it was all random. And I liked the long story (as opposed to the short story) on the origin of the title. You think a lot. About big things. I'm jealous. :)


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