Angel’s birthday is this weekend. About a dozen parents confirmed that they will be bringing their children to Chuck E. Cheeses in Fairview Heights on Saturday. I think it is really cool and Angel is very aware that his birthday is near. Can you believe it? He can write his name and he is proficient in numbers and letters! He is also very artistically inclined. I believe a couple months I had scanned and presented his flower drawing. Well, he is pretty good at drawing Spongebob Squarepants. He also has this characters that is simple that he has called ‘Ha
sh’ (not sure why he calls it that.) On one side of the page you can see Hash’s front and on the back side of the paper, Angel conveniently drew Hash his own back pack. How kawaii is that!!!
Someone asked if I was still designing layouts for money. I always am, but I believe I will be changing my design site, domain name and style. I do charge $20 to $40 a layout, as they do take time. There have never been any complaints from past clients about it. As for the person who asked, thank you for asking.
Anyway, as of site news, I did fix the broken links and images in the Downloadable Smilies page. Did anyone notice at the bottom of of the page and to the left that Blondish.net (at least this skin so far) is XHTML 1.0 (Transitional)? Well, I am happy to have gotten off my fat butt and did that. I am sure Jem will be breathing happier.
I still have a lot of tweaking here and there, as well as some additions. I am not really one for getting rid of things on my site as other webmasters tend to do. I think it is nice to see some of the older stuff and see how a person’s site has progressed. I have taken some dead links down and I have yet to fix and update my pictures. Sheesh, I have not been a tidy webmistress. :sheepish:
Oh, I have two special interest sites that caught my eye this past week. One is a simple website that is called Japanese Word of the Day. Since I am studying some Japanese, I thought it was really neat. Another site is Hey Nounce. It seems to be a bit of a fad, but not harmful. The site professes to help sites grow by helping them get the traffic. It seems to be new and still have some kinks, but hopefully with more webmaster dedication, it might prove to be a great idea.
Okay, onto something more holiday style… :snowflake: :gift:
If you would like to exchange Christmas Cards with me, leave a message in my blog or email me nile AT blondish . net . I really love to exchange and have gone out and bought cards I thought were simple yet cute.
Also, I am still looking for more link exchanges. I believe there is never a limit to how many a webmaster can have, and in the end it is great for all. I believe a lot of people have a lot of misconceptions on how rankings in Google Page Rank and Alexa work. Some of it has to do with who you link to and how many you are linking. However, think about this, if a person visits a site you link exchange with and clicks on your link, it brings in traffic, another good thing. I do visit those I link exchange with (though not as much as I would like) and that helps with their traffic as well. There are several other factors that do tie in with ranking as well. Do a search and I know you will find how others did it. Also, read both Google and Alexa to help guide you if you want to learn more.