What a week last week was!
Welcome to my weekly wrap up!
The last two weeks have been all work, work and work (like in LOTS of work) 🙁
I was too tired to write anything! 🙁
It wasn’t a writer’s block, just exhaustion. Ideas would come to my mind but I had no motivation or energy to write whatsoever. Funny that would happen the week I posted 10 ways to stay motivated. I thought… it would be pretty ironic if my own tips didn’t work for me! lol
So, I reread a few pages of my novel and managed to write about two pages more. Yup. That was pretty much it. 🙂
Then I got to the end of the list, item 10, Give up! and do something that is related to your project 🙂 I worked a bit on my novel’s plot, formatted some posts, and… of course… played with my blog design! 🙂
The low quality of the images of the bootstrap slider (the one under the main menu) had been driving me crazy for weeks now so I created new sliders. Though they are of better quality they are smaller (in bytes) so the website loads faster now.
What do you think of the new slides of my bootstrap slider???
I think I love them.. for now 🙂 The problem is I can’t go through my blog design wish list without adding more wishes! 🙂
I’m not happy with the way the post slider truncates the images either (the one that shows the most recent book reviews under the bootstrap slider). I asked for help in the WordPress tech support forum and Denzel, a WordPress developer, was very kind to give me a CSS code to resize the post slider images. Denzel also showed me how to set up more than one carousel slider (the one in my sidebar that shows “Next Reviews”)!
I seems now that I could have as many carousel sliders as I want!!! whooohooo 🙂 I’m soooo excited! So, this week I’ll be trying Denzel’s code and tips. The possibilities are endless! I don’t even know where to start! a “Want to Read” slider? a “Fabulous Covers Gallery” slider? a “Favorite Blogs” slider?… I wonder if readers will get dizzy when the visit my blog? LOL 🙂
What about you? What is your obsession with your blog design? Is it the header? The side bar? The menus? or maybe the banner and button? Amy @A Novel Start just got a new banner and button and they look great! She also got the new version of the UBB which reminds me… I’m getting it for my birthday! just a few more days and I’ll be part of the Ashley@NoseGraze wonderful world of UBB.
Also last week…
- Super fun book alert! Descendants of the Rose, by Juliette Harper whooohooo!! what a ride! if you ever heard of it, read about it, or dreamt about it, (or most likely had nightmares about it!) it is probably here! From all cultures, religions, beliefs and folklore around the world. A hilarious global paranormal encyclopedia!
- Don’t miss my eBooks deals of the week. All Freebies! Hurry before these deals end!
- Writing Checklist: 10 ways to stay motivated
- How to choose the right book title
Writing Contest – This fall, CRIME PAYS. A good crime story can capture a reader’s attention like no other genre. Submit your entry between July 1 and July 31 for a chance to win.
- Michelle @Book Briefs has a fabulous series on blogging organization “Blogging on a time crunch”. Bloggers are sharing their spreadsheets and printables. Check it out!
- Also some blogging tips from writers digest: 8 Blogging Tips for Writers to Find Success
- Meet another great blogger! In the Spotlight : Blogger Interview – Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
Coming up this week…
- Blogging tip: How to write a book review Part VI: Oh that Voice!
- In the Spotlight : author Interview – Susan Beth Pfeffer
This post is part of the Sunday Post a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.
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