On the first day of every month, I publish a post for goals I plan to reach over the course of that month. This is the first post like this, so I hope you like it. I’ve had trouble in the past with consistent blogging, but I’m thinking this is a good motivator for me.
Since starting this blog, I have been so excited. I’m slowly adding content, but I’m already starting to get the hang of blogging on a regular basis. So far, I haven’t seen much traffic to the site, but I’ll be sticking through it at this slow time. You don’t get anywhere if you don’t try. I already have awesome posts lined up, but I’m not going to spoil anything. All I’m going to tell you, is this month will have the highest post count I’ve ever had. And it’s not just a bunch of short posts so I can set a record, they’re all filled with great content.
Moonloop Design Studio
After redesigning MoonloopDesign.com during mid-October, as well as working on two client projects, Summers Carpet & Tile and Asparagii.com, I still have to do more. I didn’t write any new content for the site, but that’s about to change. The plan for November is to have at least one new client project completed, and to post a few blog posts. Topics will be focused around improving your WordPress site, using SEO tactics and security enhancements.
The original intention for this product was going to be an open-source CSS framework, but I have now decided to have it be a monetized platform. It has gone from being a simple CSS stylesheet to a full-fledged WordPress framework. Creating child themes for it is extremely easy, and most of the hard work is done for you. Just add a little styling and you have a completely unique design. Of course it doesn’t stop there, you can go all out and build upon it any way you like.
Check it out at http://flexile.moonloopdesign.com/
I have two other projects that I have been wanting to work on, but just haven’t had the time lately. They are Designers’ Insider, an upcoming podcast with news on web design and development, and Freelancers’ Project Manager, an easy to use site that helps you keep track of all your projects. Both projects are very important to me, but right now they just need to take a backseat while I get the other projects on my plate in motion.
To Sum Up
I have a lot of work to do this month, but I have complete faith in myself to get it all done. To be honest, all of what I want to get done, looks like a whole lot of fun to me. Getting a subscription-based website off the ground, find a new client or two, and lots and lots of blogging. Bring it on! What about you? What are your plans this month? Share some of your upcoming to-do’s and let’s see how excited you are about them.
After years of playing the Xbox 360, I’ve made it to 30,000.
My beautiful girlfriend back in April 2013.
One day short of 15 months into our relationship, my girlfriend and I finally saw our first sunrise together. It was one of the most magical moments of either of our lives. We were out at a friends house who lives right on Lake Michigan, and things couldn’t have been more perfect.
Sunday, June 16th, 2013, was a sad day for me. As soon as I got out of bed, I went into the kitchen and made a pot of coffee. This is my usual Saturday or Sunday morning ritual. I hit the power button, and everything was working normally, until about two minutes in. I could smell something burning, but I didn’t think much of it. I drank the pot of coffee, but it didn’t taste any different. The smell continued to fill the apartment, and I continued to ignore it, thinking that maybe the burner was just dirty. But I was wrong, very, very wrong.
Later that night, I placed a new filter into the brew basket, and I added just the right amount of Columbia House Breakfast Blend coffee. I filled the water reservoir to the top, but stopped there. I almost forgot about that damn smell. So I quickly cleaned the burner, and decided to replace the coffee-filled filter with an empty one so I could run some clean water through it. I hit the ‘clean’ button, and nothing happened.
My coffee machine was dead.
I was sad, disappointed even, that the coffee maker I got from my dad only two short months earlier, no longer worked. So for a couple days, it just sat there on the counter. It taunted me. It teased me. It was saying, “Ha ha, I’m right here before you, but I do nothing! I’m useless! All you can do is look at me and weep.” And weep I did.
Then, Wednesday the 19th, it finally hit me. What does a coffee maker do? It heats the water and pours it through the filter. AHA! Just boil some water on the stove, and pour it in slowly. It works, and I felt like a genius.
This may seem like something obvious to most people, but I was sad, and maybe even a little depressed. I was broke at the time, so it’s not like I could run out and get a new one, or spend five bucks at Starbucks every day for a mediocre cup of coffee. This is the best I have for now, and it works. So maybe I don’t have coffee before going to work, since the process takes a little longer and I can’t seem to get out of bed early enough, but at least I can still have some on the weekend.Stock photo from SXC.hu.
I'm a web developer based out of Lake Geneva, WI. I've started many different websites, based on a bunch of random topics, hoping to bring in multiple forms of passive income.