Layout is important ~ whether it’s the mats in a yoga class or the graphics on a blog ~ you want an effective and meaningful set-up to enhance the experience. As you may have noticed, I’ve been playing around a bit with this idea over the past couple of weeks and have made a few changes.
Announcing the New Site
Pam-oirs: My Life in 6 Words ~ The post at the top of the page is static, but changed daily. (Think: An electronic “Post-It” note.) Its purpose is to capture what “went on” for me the previous day. It may be a catch phrase to record a memorable moment or simply a reflection about something on my mind. I’ve changed it so that you can no longer post to it. I did this because I got tired of moving comments from there to the 6-Word Diary page every time I updated it, but more on that later.
The six word memoir started as my own personal challenge to make a daily post for one year. I have now set up a site dedicated solely to that. Believe it or not, I have heard from people who only read THIS blog for that entry! I’ve been working on the other site for the last month, and I’m ready for its official debut. There are three pages … drum roll, please:
- Home: Chronicles the daily memoirs along with an occasional photo or related graphic and that alone makes it worth checking out. From THERE, you are able to comment on any entry you’d like, and I hope you will. (Hint, hint!)
- The Project: Gives the background for the exercise, where the idea came from, yada, yada.
- Monthly Review: A once-a-month summary of the themes and insights that I’ve gleaned from looking back. Obviously perhaps, it is updated monthly.
Initially, I had toyed with the idea of occasionally elaborating on the individual memoirs, kind of a Paul Harvey-esque “Rest of the Story” but decided that pretty well defeated the whole point of the exercise. The “I wonder what that means?” intrigue gets completely uncloaked. Which reminds me …
We were talking the other day about the 6 words that started this whole phenomenon. Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway was challenged to write a complete work of fiction in 6 words. His response: “For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn.” Where does YOUR mind go when you read that? Now most people wonder, “What the heck happened to the baby?!” My friend Sarah? Well, that’s another story. She walked in on our conversation midway and interjected, “Was that on Ebay? I bet they’re ugly.”
For those of you who could care less about reading ALL my memoirs ~ GASP ~ I will still continue this site as is with both the static post and the 6-word diary page updated, so you never have to leave our little home (page) here! Meanwhile, back to the changes …
On the Side (Bar)
Top Three Posts ~ Reflects the 3 posts with the highest “traffic” over the past 48 hours. It is automatically generated.
Feeding You ~ Shows the most recent posts from three sites: My Pam-oirs, Christina Sell’s blog, and The Happiness Project. You can see what’s new just by glancing over there.
Post Dated ~ Calendar showing dates I’ve posted an entry
Search ~ To go WITHIN this blog (Get it? Potential Within???)
Stay Connected ~ How to email me, get to the other site, or follow me on Twitter which I’m still not quite sure about.
- Check this Out! ~ Useful sites that I enjoy
- My Kula Collection ~ Blogs of my friends, mostly yoga but not all
- Yoga ~ Self-Explanatory
- Yoga Journal Anusara Instructors ~ Sites of the presenters from the Estes Park 2008 Grand Gathering and Main Conference. This will be changing to reflect the presenters for the upcoming San Francisco conference in January 2009.
Alrighty … that’s it for now. Hope you’ll give the new site a once over, and better yet, make a COMMENT or two on ANY of the posts. (If you want to read them all, there’s only about 3 pages, won’t take you long, and they’re fun!)
As Thanksgiving approaches, know that I count each of you among my many blessings. Seeing that little blog counter rise each day gives me juice, and I’m grateful that you continue to come back to read more. Y’all have a fabulous weekend!
Pammy the Blogini
(with credit to Anne for the moniker)