Insomnia struck tonight. I should be exhausted after several nights of sleeping poorly – and up too early for a 7 mile run today. (My 10 mile run turned into 7 after nagging injury.) But despite it all, my mind with all of its thoughts is keeping me awake.
So, I’ve taken advantage of the situation – trying to keep my mind off of what is really bothering me, I decided to try out Blogger’s new template designer and discovered I should probably use the Blogger dashboard more than I do. I post most of my writing via ScribeFire – a Firefox add-in that is quite handy and compatible with different blog sites. I’ve been using it for quite a while now, so I rarely go into Blogger – only happens when I run into an issue that isn’t apparent through ScribeFire. I discovered Blogger has been adding features – features that used to be difficult to do in Blogger before – and much easier in WordPress. They are clearly starting to close the gap …. finally!
I tossed out the custom template I had downloaded and tweaked. It was starting to annoy me in little ways, so it was definitely time to do it. Thankfully my few customizations that I liked were easy to put back into place. And I was able to take advantage of the “Page” feature to create some things like my “about” page in lieu of the long profile summary – and the who’s who page. Overall, I was pretty impressed. The longest part for me was creating the customer logo at the top. Had some challenges getting it the right size. It’s not perfect, but definitely a solid placeholder.
So did all of this work? Nope. I’m still awake. I’m going to go read. I was hoping to get up early tomorrow and take the picture as part of A Moment in Time project the NY Times is doing. For the West Coasters, that’s 8am. So I should try to get some sleep so I can do it.