I Need Guest Posters

Yes indeedy, I need guest posters. I have a multitude of projects which I’m desperately trying to get off the ground but don’t want to launch as empty websites; I also have a couple I want to boost with traffic before I go back to work (as I’m expecting Nov-Dec to be bloody busy). As… read more →

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Favourite Layouts in July

After posting about my favourite layouts in June I figured this is something I could keep doing! And so here we are, my favourite layouts this month… Rainbow Stuff Ashley has added a personal touch with her cartoon representations of herself, husband (I think!), and cats. Skylish I love the splash navigation detail in this… read more →

OMG Ninjas in my Layout!

So, here it is, finally all coded up and polished and pretty. My shiny new layout, which is totally awesome and 99% down to Ms Bloody Awesome Lilian. Yes, I have given her new names. I say 99% because I tweaked the titles and made them not-italic because I have secret feelings of dread when… read more →

Favourite Layouts in June

Towards the end of 2009 it seemed like I was seeing the same premade WordPress themes over and over and over again. Bloggers were too bored / busy to create something fresh and new? Who knows. It was pants, though (from a visitor perspective) and didn’t do much to inspire me to make over my… read more →

Happy 1000th entry, and 8 years too!

I was just gearing up to write an entry on the best of jemjabella as it’s 8 years since it was created on the 29th, so I logged into my dashboard and saw that I’d written 999 entries, making this number 1000! Strictly speaking there’s been many, many more than that. For starters, my early… read more →

I have so much to blog about

…but no patience to type it. Why? Because when Izz is asleep or feeding — laptop time — I normally have her in one arm or the other, and am therefore reduced to typing using: Note, in fact, the pressed keys: ALT + PSC (print screen) Also, the typo, in the URL of this entry…… read more →

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Favourite Habari Plugins

One of my favourite things about Habari is the fact that it’s super lightweight (unlike WordPress which ultimately serves hundreds of bytes of old code that powers functionality I don’t use). As such, anything beyond the basic blog — write, read, comment — requires a plugin, enabling me to have total control over my site.… read more →

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Betraying Myself

I’ve had something to blog about several days in a row since new year, and each time I’ve decided against publishing because at the back of my head is a little voice telling me “some readers won’t like that”. And so I delete my entry and go back to hiding in a private blog. I… read more →

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I’ve Converted to Habari

I recently asked for recommendations for a blogging script through .net forum to fulfil the requests of those wanting something more professional than FanUpdate, but without the relative bloat of WordPress. @otherniceman was kind enough to point me in the direction of Habari and not only was I impressed enough to have used it as… read more →

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