Blog Birthday & Giveaway
Today my blog turns 10 and to celebrate I am holding a stationery giveaway!
Ten years ago on the 13th of May 2006, a 19 year old me registered the domain kya.nu. In my first blog post, I wrote that it had been a wishlist domain for a while. I think the greatest thing about looking at that first entry is the people who commented, a number of them are still good friends with me today!
Throughout those ten years, there has been tremendous change. I lost loved ones, helped family battle illness, struggled with my own mental health, made friendships, lost friendships, started university, wrote a book and finally within the last few years found positive influences that enabled me to finally see a future for myself. I feel optimistic about what lies ahead and look forward to sharing that journey on my blog.
Kya’s Blog Birthday Giveaway
The Month That Was: April 2016
In April 2016, I continued study with my second class at Uni, practiced website design and have still not finished the kitchen.
I didn’t finish the kitchen renovation, it has taken waaaaaay longer than planned (how is it three months already??) I am confident that I WILL finish it in May.
- Continued study with my second class, Concepts and Narratives
- Got a 82, in my first assessment, it’s a High Distinction (HD), but hoping to do better next time
- Practiced website design again and really enjoyed it
- Have not finished the kitchen… I just have ONE MORE coat of gloss and I am done, now the weather has been getting cooler…
- Purchased some cute quilt covers
- No soda, 30% towards my starting goal weight
New Theme (Orca)
Hello again! I recently took my site offline for a few days while I changed the theme and made changes to many of the pages throughout the site.
The theme is awesome. It is called Orca, created by EckoThemes and purchased via Themeforest. I love that it is very spacious and ‘clean lined’. I wanted a design that was new, fresh and squeaky clean. I had intended to create a theme of my own the next time I wanted a change… maybe after this one.
New Project + Design Update
I have decided that I am going to work on an online project that I have thought about for years. At the moment I am not going to give a lot of details away, other then it is community based and hopes to help some people, well website owners. It’s not hosting related, just something else. I am interested in finding people that might be able to give opinions on various things, so if you are please let me know. Why am I doing this? Well, I thought it might be a good idea to try and focus on something, something that can be positive.
I have been playing with the design I made in my previous post and made some changes. Mainly to the CSS and changed the header image to something very simple. I have a lot of fun playing with the colours in the CSS. Next time I want to make more changes to it, add some icons and polish it up a bit more (the sidebar menu links need to be changed, I find them annoying. ). So far I have been enjoying working on the design.
I have also been a bit slack on my other blog Moon, but hopefully will catch up on it soon.
Blog shuffling again
So I decided to shuffle things around again and now have my blog back on a self-hosted WordPress and plan on using it as a personal blog, as it has been for a long time. I was rather inspired by Liz and how honest her blog is and thought that I should really do that too. I also decided to restore all of my old blog posts (from 2003 onwards). Many of these older entries are pretty crazy, but they are mine and I shouldn’t hide from them, at least I know I have grown as a person (… hopefully).
Because I haven’t designed a website for a long time (let alone a WordPress theme) I decided to purchase one. So I brought Keilir which I think is rather awesome and should work well until I decide to make my own theme again.
I have kept the previous posts I was making of daily inspiration/creative things and moved those to moon.nu which I will still continue to work on.
There hasn’t been a lot going on at the moment, or rather nothing exciting. I am trying to deal with a lot of mental health issues, that I might address later.