Today I had the sudden urge to spring-clean my side bar – it would count as a win ter me, and I thought I autumn do it even if it should fall some, er, time beyond spring.
I tidied and eliminated nasty gaps (that took some doing!) and sorted music, books and badges into neater categories.
What do you think of the result? I like the theme I have had from the start, and have got used to it. Or do you think I should go more modern?
Then, I was recently entranced by having had a visit from a blogger in Norway with a built-in translate button, so that with just two clicks I was able to read her blog in English! I determined to get something similar on my scene. Alas, it seems that the free WordPress version has built-in A-version to this, and the best I could do without messing about with iffy plugins was what you now see.
It works well enough, though. All my foreign visitors have to do is to copy the URL of my site, click on the translate logo, paste the URL under ‘Website’ in the page that comes up, choose a language, and jab the ‘Translate’ button. A new tab pops up with the entire blog in the other language of choice. I tested it with Afrikaans. The result was rather quaint, but one could certainly get the sense of what it was all about. Far better than sticking a fish in one’s ear, I would say.
Anyone who wants to copy my method for presenting it is welcome, and of course if you know of a better way, please shout!
It will be noticed that I have created a set of links for the Darx Circle segments so far posted. I have been in two minds whether or not to continue posting Chapter 1 and beyond, as I know from experience novel extracts have rather limited appeal. I think I will, though; but not overdoing it. Even if only a few read and enjoy them I get pleasure out of the fact that they have, and feedback is always useful – as long as it isn’t of the husband-response-to-how-do-I-look-in-this-dress type! Frank but constructive is ideal.© Colonialist May 2013 (WordPress)