Stripping down

I’m parring things down on my blog for a bit. I’m returning to the default theme and removing/deactivating (most of) the plug-ins. I’m going to take a look at WP 2.5 soon, and I want to have a bare-bones(ish) site to install it to. Once the upgrade is complete, I’ll take a look at what my choices are like plug-in wise.

Cleaning Up the Archives

There are some schools of thought that one should never (or almost never) delete old blog posts, or even create substantial revisions without providing notice of the change (and access to the original text.) I do not really feel that way. One of the things that can make publishing on the web (a blog, a video, a plain old web site) is the fact that it is a living thing. It’s easy to make changes and improvements.

Of course it’s not as easy to hide those changes as one might think. This is also a good thing. It helps keep people accountable.

Ease of updating is one of the most powerful things about the web.
That power should not be wielded indiscriminatly.
If nothing else one should be accountable to oneself.

I’m going through the archives and cleaning things up. Fixing spelling errors, adding titles to entries, (There are over 100 that just have a time-stamp as the title. An artifact of the port from g-blog to WordPress. I had a bad habit of not entering a title when posting.) fixing broken links, and removing some of the useless cruft.

For example: there are entries that are marked private that are never going to see the light of day. Nothing bad, but I had another habit of leaving notes for myself in the blog (One example was birthday gift ideas for my step-father) that the rest of the users (or the general public) didn’t need to see. I don’t need them anymore, so out they go.

I’m tired. I’m up too late to be writing about this coherently. I suppose I could save this as a draft and come back to it later, but whats the fun in that?

Look What Daddy Taught Me!

Look What Daddy Taught Me!, originally uploaded by Hooloovoo.

I was making faces at him the other day. He started making this one back.

I’m playing with ideas on incorporating photos into this blog. I tried posting an entry from within Flickr. It worked, but I’ve come back and edited it quite a bit from within WordPress. I think I can find a better way. (I guess it’s time to dig into the plugins again.

Does anyone think I should stop blogging about setting up my blog and start blogging?

K2 Ramblings

I’m still playing with the the K2 theme, trying to wrap my head around
the new sidebar widgets functionality. So far I really like it. I’m
pretty happy with the color scheme I found.

I still need to fix my syndication pages. Maybe I can find a K2 plugin
for that (instead of hand coding the php on new page templates like I
did last time.)