I’ve had an account on Instagram since at least March 2013 (based on my earliest upload there I can find), but been pretty hobbled with what I could do with the place since all my devices got too old to run the latest version of the app.
The other day I finally got round to changing the wordpress theme on this blog.
I’d been meaning to for at least a year, maybe 2 years, but like many things never seemed to get round to it.
I’d already done a similar switch on some of my other blogs where I’d been using one called “Responsive” after google started getting naggy about how you make your website around 2014-2016 insisting you use “responsive web design” (shortly before they then got naggy about using AMP as well / instead of)….
As much as I like the theme when I first installed it, the creators seemed to make a bit of a hash of it through numerous theme updates.
For now I’ve gone with the “Twenty Sixteen” theme until I find something better. Still probably have a bit more fine tuning to do with it.
I started this year kind of wanting to try a bit more to push forward with the content creator thing writing my blogs here and elsewhere, as well as try and get my YouTube channels back on track.
As with a lot of content creator types who mostly rely on going outside with a camera doing things to get their content, that has pretty much gone right down the s****er.
This has also had a knock-on effect on trying to cobble together blog posts on things that don’t require me to go outside to do things to be able to put together some content.
I kind of get ideas for things I could write when I’m away from where I can actually write things down, but then when I’m sat back down here where I can actually write them I’ve forgotten most of it. Or just as I’m about to try write something, I get called away to do other stuff.
Recently, due to a lack of availability of chocolate, I decided to attempt an experiment at making my own out of what is essentially the binder mix for Chocolate Cornflake Cakes / Chocolate Rice Krispy Cakes.
It has been a while since I’ve posted on here, and a while since I’ve posted on there (until a few minutes ago).
I made my first steps blogging here on my own wordpress powered blog a long time ago under my other john-duck.co.uk domain name, then spent some time tinkering with other website and blog projects under brand names I had a crack at creating after some troll prick decided to be a pain in the arse on my personal accounts.
I dabbled a bit with my blogspot account in that time, but as I think I blogged on here some months ago, have decided to press this one back into service and switched it to my other personal domain name.
I’ve decided to try press on with this one seeing as the Adsense ads on the blogspot thing quit displaying months ago, and I have been working on the back-end of this and my other blogs the past few months.
I’ll probably use blogspot occasionally still if I need to write down blog ideas and this one has technical gremlins at some point.
I’m trying to think of ideas for an improved site banner / logo thing than the one currently in use:
Back in July I screen-recorded a bit of gaming action on my PC using the XBOX app thingy on my Windows10 based PC (windows button + G key) to test out a few things, and did it with the game Counter Strike: Global Offensive, or CS:GO as it’s also known as.
Just done more repairs to the blog by deleting 45 pages of bollocks from the membership list, and reducing it to just 3 memberships (myself and the 2 surviving least bad looking registrations that are probably still iffy)
I’m still very much alive as far as I can tell, and still trying to continue my never ending quest to try make money online.
Unfortunately as you may probably tell if you regularly pop by my online presences I haven’t been whacking stuff up anywhere near the sort of frequency required lately, and things ain’t going quite as brilliantly as I would like.
I’ll try come up with something soon, hopefully. It seems to be getting less and less easy to make money online these days than it used to be as it is without this to slow things down further.
But I have been taking another look at doing Ebay more seriously again.
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