12 October 2011

Project Wonderful and HTML Trouble

Today I was approved for publishing ads on my other blog, which is something I have wanted to do since the beginning. (But I couldn't because Project Wonderful requires 30 posts and I had.. like.. 3.) I found this reasonable as I really didn't know how reliably I could update at the start, either. Plus, 10 pageviews is really not something to brag about. Especially when they were all mine.

Set up was all going well enough until it came to adding script to a section of the HTML after the <body> tag. I could not find it. After searching the template and then, finally, google (which should've been first, honestly..) I discover it's written in the script as <body. Yep. The stupid > prevented the Ctrl+F search from picking it up. Well, now that I've lost those precious 15 minutes...

On the plus side, it's currently Free Advertising for Everyone. (That's a hint, by the way.) And hopefully that, too, will bring in a little more consistent traffic. (I can dream..)

I've been working on a few ideas for getting more views, and while things are improving it just doesn't seem to be enough. I am hoping that, as my writing improves, that in itself will help. I know that I work far too much right now to really devote enough time to make a difference. (To my writing or in my quest for more readers.) I've tried out ads Project Wonderful in the past, but that was at the beginning and there really wasn't much to offer on my other site. I am sure I will go place some ads up again, though... after I come up with a few that are more appealing than my previous bland and boring ones.

6 October 2011

World of Warcraft or Waste of Wits

It's really no secret that I play World of Warcraft. I picked up the game when it was on sale late last year, just before the latest expansion, Cataclysm, became available. It hasn't been a year yet since I have started, and have yet to really have a full grasp on all of the content, but it is an enjoyable way to waste my spare time. And I knew it would be. I have spent the last few years playing Ragnarok Online (International server, though it's been ages now), and then Guild Wars (which I still check out from time to time) after that. GW is still a favourite, but WoW is something new for me while I wait for GW2 to be released. I know where my loyalties lie.

When I began playing WoW is was difficult for me to really get into the game. All of my friends that played were rushing me to catch up with them, to be where they were. Hurry Up! Just two more levels. 2 more and we can do these dungeons, 3 more levels for that, 5 levels for this.. it was endless, and really not so much fun. (And really, who wants to be nagged? About a game, of all things!)

I was new to the game and could not enjoy it. I had to stop playing when work became hectic this spring, and due to a lack of real interest in it all. But I got back into it again as more time became available to me. Still, an hour or two in the evenings is all I can really manage - working more than a full time job will do that.

At least, now, some changes have been made and with a new server and guild, things are going considerably better. Still, there's never enough time in the day to get done what I'd like, in-game or otherwise. Perhaps that in itself is for the best - I would not want to spend all day playing a game, mmo or not. My attention span had never been that good. xD!