On Themes, CSS and Frameworks

Styling WordPress themes used to be a breeze. Ah, the Olden Days! No, not true: in the Olden Days, CSS standards were buggy as a beehive. And when we got the CSS code right, the blog pages would go berserk in different browsers. It was horrible. Then, CSS version 3 changed things for awhile. Now… Read More

More Tips about Changing Themes: Aligning the Blockquote

Yes, I’m back to The Entrepreneur (for now).   If you read me regularly, you may have seen me try on the “Heart and Style,” “Lenscap” and “Traveler” themes– but I’m back to the old theme –with some lessons learned and more CSS tricks to share. Lessons Learned Lesson One: I completely lost all my custom CSS… Read More

More Headaches Dealing with Yoast SEO

Okay, so where the hell is this alleged 24/7 Premium Support?  Back up.  The problem:  On the last upgrade of Yoast SEO,  somehow my Yoast plug in reverted to being a free plug-in.   It’s taken hours of head-scratching and  it is still not fixed.  Instead of giving out license or activation keys, Yoast SEO makes you… Read More

The Identical Twins of Triumph and Disaster

Some people are world transformers.  We choose to go headlong into the breach, to try something, to build something, to create something that didn’t exist before.  People are not born risk-takers or leaders, or innovators, or founders.   We acquire the ambition, the skills, the experience and the know-how along the way, often at difficult cost. … Read More

Patience and the Female Founder

When I lived in Thailand, I participated in yi peng,  the tradition of creating and sending up these homemade balloons (khom loy).  People often have contests–they write their addresses on it and when people find the remains, hopefully someone will contact them.  A successfully balloon goes high and far until the flame snuffs itself out,… Read More

Oh, the Wrinkles (Happy Birthday)

It’s interesting, sad, and ridiculous how we age.  For many of us, it seems to come on suddenly after years of denial, face creams, and mirror avoidance.  For me, it came early, with a shocking amount of white in my long tresses–oh,  and facial hair that sprouted, starting out as tiny white filaments,  hard to… Read More

Getting the Right “Fit” with a New Theme

I’m a little disappointed. My current  erstwhile (previous) theme, the Entrepreneur, supports a boatload of widgets. But as the Winnie the Pooh so wittily said, that honey was somewhat lacking in smack.  I’m starting to try out new themes. Today, I’m playing with the theme Heart and Style. It uses bigger images and that poses a… Read More

Where am I Going? (Female Founders Over 40)

Today, as I was going through the WordPress Reader, I stumbled on a post from a travel/lifestyle blogger that asked the question:  would you rather live abroad all the time and come home (to your home country) each year for a two-week vacation or in your home country with a two week vacation abroad each… Read More