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I got a dog!

I got a dog and his name's Samson. I'll post more about him later.

Seinfeld Kristen (Labels)

I wanted to make a Seinfeld replica but replace it with Kristen's name so I made this: http://usmanity.com/labels/kristen-seinfeld

Labels - Ceramidin

So last night, I had this urge to work something simple and fun so I decided to create a label in CSS that looks just like the real life version. My inspiration was Kristen's lotion that she had sitting by her and I picked it up and started working on the page. The end result is here: http://usmanity.com/labels/ceramidin It's pretty simple and the original looks like it here: http://www.sephora.com/ceramidin-liquid-P382355 I am going to create more labels like this one so I've created a labels homepage here: http://usmanity.com/labels/ceramidin

Adding posts from the UI

This might seem like a given for a blog but for the past month, I didn't actually have any way besides the command line (or going into the DB) to post a blog post! Now I am able to post through the UI so I am looking forward to posting more often!

Average posts per week

I'm starting to think of ways to get more out of this blog. The primary focus of this blog is to share what I'm learning and to accomplish that, I use the blog itself as a place to learn. Working on features for the blog is fun, isolated, and pretty much under my control since I have no real users besides myself on it. I want to start measuring how many posts I'm doing per week, as an average to see if this average will go down or up over time.

Now page and favorites page

I've been updating my homepage every few days to keep adding details, fixing some things, and getting closer to "done". Yesterday, I was on Derek Sivers' website and I noticed instead of an about page he has a "now" page. I really like that, it like a middle ground between an about page and a twitter feed and that's something I would like to have. I'm also adding a "favorites" page which I want to add things like "my favorite movie right now" and "my favorite song these days" because some things you want to keep around for 1 week, 1 month, or even a year but they don't need a full page, maybe some shared real estate. Still, it'll be an experiment.

Setting up simple routes

Tonight, I setup simple post id based routes. Now posts can be clicked on and each has its own "url". There are many things I have to do next, one of them being pretty URLs but before then, I'm going to work on getting this blog looking like a real blog and not just a bunch of unorganized text. <<<

Moving to my own blog

So this is it... After years and years of having unmaintained blogs on various different platforms, I've decided to just build my own blog. Here's hoping this will keep me interested, fingers-crossed 🤞. One of my main reasons to run a blog is to keep some thoughts I have out there but I have run into one problem over and over. I am always unsure on what to share and what not to share. And these things I'm afraid to share aren't controversial or outrageous things, they're mostly things I think aren't important enough to blog. So, hopefully some of my blog posts are useful to someone out there!