Archive for March 24th, 2014
Well now that I’ve spent a week writing about both sadness and paradise lets shoot for somewhere in between. I would like to spend one more week talking about the five month break before getting back to my usual nonsense, so I’m unofficially declaring this as wrap up week. Today I wanted to mention a planned change here at Captains Quarters.
I spent a couple of weeks before my return tinkering with some behind the scenes updates on this website. It provided a great opportunity to reconsider what I enjoy about my blog and what I do not. I still enjoy Friday 5 posts, but not always. I still love #WaybackWednesday even though all the kids have moved on to #ThrowbackThursday for some reason. “Wayback” sounds like a fun trip to me, whereas “Throwback” sounds like an overpriced jersey. So yeah, I’m sticking with WW.
The big change I’m making concerns #2ForTuesday and its specifics. A couple of years ago I came up with #2ForTuesday as a way to document the process that goes into making my yearly Modern Rock discs. I spend a lot of time listening to new music and I thought it would be fun to include updates on this progress throughout the year. I also thought it would generate feedback that would help me select tracks for Modern Rock. Well, I was wrong on both accounts. It was not enjoyable on my end, and I received little to no response on the music that I posted. So I’ve decided to keep #2ForTuesday but not to use it specifically for Modern Rock. Just two random things that I happen to be enjoying at the moment.
Besides these changes to content I also tweaked a couple of small things. I added a new Twitter tracker, a new Flickr badge, and I deleted a couple of unused icon. I have a couple of other small changes in mind as well, as I continue to work at making the homepage to look as clean as possible. Any suggestions are welcome.