Oops, I was busy with some training for work over the last few days; I thought I had posted yesterday, but it looks like I forgot! Sorry! 😦
Last week I made my first Friday post on Sustainably North! I chose to post a quote from David Suzuki and Ian Hanington’s book Just Cool It! The Climate Crisis and What We Can Do About It. I had a bit of a hard choosing a background for the quote. I originally wanted to use a picture I have of skunk cabbage, because looking for skunk cabbage is such a spring activity. But the background was too busy to put text in front of it, and I ended up going with this lake scenic instead. I was originally going to change the background picture up monthly, but now I think I’ll probably use that background for the remainder of the spring, then maybe choose something else for the summer. I’m not quite sure if I should write more of a post accompanying the quote (like explaining why I chose the quote), or just kind of leave them like this – what do you think (or what do you do if you post quotes on your blog)?
After that, I got a few more posts for Sustainably North finished/polished/scheduled, including Monday’s post on Thunder Bay’s bike lanes. Once that was done, I went through Sustainably North’s categories and fixed them up. When I first started the blog, I made categories all willy-nilly; now that the blog is a year old, I have a better idea of the kinds of categories I want it to have. I paired them down to ten, leaving a few as-is and combining a few others. I’m hoping the categories I chose are more relevant than the ones I had before. I’m planning on reevaluating them in the future to see if they’re working or not.
Reorganizing Sustainably North’s blog categories also made me think about maybe doing the same for An Acquaintance with Letters. I have so many categories here and a lot of them probably don’t need to exist (like all the sub-categories for different writing and game projects).
Since this weekend is a long weekend, I’m actually planning on working on the story for the Make Your Way Anthology! I’m rather excited to take a break from Sustainably North (with the hope of actually finishing a first draft!) I’ll let you know how that goes next week. What are your plans for the coming week? Also, I hope you have a Happy Easter! 🙂