Thursday, August 24, 2017

Quid Novi? | Old Habits Better, New Habits Stronger

What's up this week? Well, I am currently working on an developing new productive habits and strengthening old ones. And I'm doing this in stages, first working on base routines, then building onto those already solidified as the basics become familiar and rote.

I'm doing well on that so far, but it will take many weeks at each stage of a given habit's development. That's because my experience has shown that habits often have many components, so can be complex and much harder to fully instill all at once.

So my goal is to improve what routines I need more regularity in performing, so that it will take an exertion of will to not do them, good habits over bad.

My non-psychic prediction is that this will be a net good for me, my online venues, and my output as a writer, artist, and student.

We shall see... We shall see.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Caturday's Astrophenia | 2017.8.19

I'm going minimalist with links this time, so here's a video update of goings on recently. I forgot to mention the upcoming eclipse this next Monday (Bad Troythulu!), so I'll just add here that I've bought certified eclipse-viewing glasses for my gaming group to better enjoy the spectacle. Safe viewing to all of you from the cats and myself, and I'll see you online next week! The thing on my head in the vid is a pair of wireless headphones – I've not been turned into a Dr. Who Cyberman!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cat Thursday | Eccles: Chair Thief at Large

Welcome to the meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It’s all for the love of cats, hosted by the True Book Addict! Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Quid Novi? | The State of the Blogs – 2017

G'day fine hominins! A lot has been going on on study, developing the writer's craft, and other areas, but what's going on for the blogs, more a week out of the last monthlong hiatus? What happening?

Not easy questions to answer, but here goes.

I'm currently taking and collating study notes from a course from the Teaching Company titled The Creative Thinker's Toolkit, by Prof. Gerard Puccio of Buffalo State U. and challenging my own meager abilities in the domains of the creative in service to this and my other blogs, but here's where things stand now:

I currently operate 5 WordPress blogs, 1 Tumblr site, and 1 Blogspot site for most of my publishing. They are:

The Call of Troythulu,

The Collect Call of Troythulu,

Checkerboards of the Gods,

The Exohuman Journals,

My Horrific Elegance,

The Prank Call of Troythulu,

...and my hub site currently under revision,

The Unspeakable Blogs.

I have named a 6th WordPress Blog titled Memoirs of a Cat Whisperer, which I'll make public once I complete the first weekly posts, on what what else, cats!, with each post to be scheduled for Caturday.

All blogs are currently scheduled for posting on any given day of the week once weekly to make things manageable for my work and study schedule, while keeping up a modest level of traffic for each site. 

Most blogs, save for my Blogspot site The Collect Call, have few formatted post drafts ready for long form entries, though that's in the works as we speak, and you may expect to see longer posts on these sites before the year is out. 

I've already published my first interview with GURPS writer, blogger, and GURPS GameMaster Christopher R. Rice, with more interviewees to be added when their questionnaires have been sent, completed, and gathered. 

The present theme for most of my WordPress blogs is Bouquet, though that may no longer be the case at some point, as I may update that to something more functional and minimalist in near future. 

By the time this post goes live, I'll have updated the under-construction blog pages on my sites across WordPress.

But I want to take these sites further, and that means good solid data-gathering and planning, areas I'm sadly not inclined to enjoy doing, but which are sorely needed. Over the next few months, I'll continue restructuring the Categories on my WordPress blogs to something better organized to streamline site navigation, and I'll be adding a sitemap page to each of them.

I'm doing work on new fractal tutorials for the apps I use, including Mandelbulb 3D, Fractal Domains, UltraFractal 5, and others, and those will be released on my two main sites, The Call on WordPress and The Collect Call on Blogspot.

So stay cool, for those in the Northern Hemisphere, warmer for those of you Down Under, and as the Kai'Siri would say,

Talotaa frang. Talotaa kas. Talotaa tranga suulaat.