Monday, December 22, 2014

'Bout this blogger -Tag
Cait, the Paperfury, has startet the 'bout this blogger tag to celebrate, that she has moved to wordpress and to a new domain, and I found these questions interesting, so I decided to answer them too, because it's all the stuff I always wanted to write about anyway -though some of it migt be already answered on my "About" pages, but never mind. If you want to join the party, head to paperfury and link in. Just like every English tag I snag I'll do it only in English. Here we go:

1. Why did you start blogging?

Actually I just saw these possibilities you have, when you start a blog, that you can publish stories on the Internet, so everbody can read them. Then I read a lot of book blogs and started writing reviews and answering tags and so on, until my blogs was, well, just the way it is now.

2. What’s the story behind your blog’s name?

I think Dreamjob: Writer is a very obvious name. So hey, let's talk about my nickname. You know, I once took part at a writing contest. The story I wrote wasn't really good, but I had some fairy wind creatures in the story, that I called Windsprites. When it was to choose something for my googlemail name, I chose windsprite.haas, because that wouldn't lead to me that obviously and when I then had to choose my blogger name, that was the first thing coming up to my mind and also one of the first topics I wrote on my blog. I mean the windsprites I've made up for my stories. Maybe one day I'll finally re-write that story and oublish it here, let's see...

3. How many designs have you been through since you started blogging? (Pictures! We demand pictures!)

Too many to count! And I've got screenshots of all of them and could actually set up a gallery page on this blog, just for them. But I'll present the most markable design's I've had, all of them only in this year. Crazy, that I'm not blogging for even a year and already have improved so much in designing a blog. So, you demand pictures? Here are some:

I wasn't really consequent in translating every single shit on my blog to English. Well, at the moment I'm not really consequent in keeping everything bilingual by writing it in English directly, but it's such a huge effort of translating, that I don't have the patience for that.

That was when I did first steps in using CSS and in properly editing pictures before using them on the blog.

This wasn't the biggest change ever I had, but it's simply remarkable, because I saved the screenshot as "final blogdesign". Oh well.

That was the first time I really was proud of my design. I really felt cool, when I did this. Consider, that I used the same standard blog template that I started with, and never even tried any other template for the blog.

This was when I added the dropdown menu and removed the standard menu

This was just some experiment inbetween, that probably nobody remembers

 This is really close to what I have now. But still not quite the same.

 And this is what it looks right now. Phew, are you already startled with my load of designs?
I know, I'm re-using many elements from the beginning again and again. I usually can't easily say goodbye to the old pictures but on the other hand get tired of the design itself very often, so that's why the seem to look all the same and somehow do not.

4. Have you ever switched blog platforms? What made you move? If you haven’t ever changed…why?

I once tested, but it was only an experiment, and finally I decided to keep with blogger. If I ever switch to wordpress, it'll be a self-hosted blog, because is stupid. But as a fifteen year-old girl you don't get the budget for an own blog domain. I've thought about joining a free hoster as, but since you also only get subdomains there I'm not sure if that's the thing I really want.

5. How long does it take you to write a post? What’s your postly process like?

I think they way it works best, is when I just write from scratch in the blogger editor and just don't think to much about it. Sometimes I write posts in my notebook (the paper thing, not the computer) before I write them on the blog and usually the last step is translating everything. I don't use many pictures on my blog, but when I do, it doesn't take much time for me, just a few minutes of editing a picture I've taken, except maybe when I use a drawing.

6. Have you ever been super nervous about a post? Why?! What was it?

 When I reviewed my first erotic novel. Actually I felt a bit guilty for even having read that book. And I wondered, what my parents would think, if they read this blog. They actually know about it, but they don't stalk me and I'm glad about that.

7. Do you have a blogging schedule?

 No. Wouldn't work anyway. Also, I have to write something that fits to the time I write it.

8. Do you tell people In-Real-Life about your blog? Their reactions?

I'm actually spamming my friends with my blog. The first commenters where only my real life friends, until it started to become less interesting for them and now we usually talk about my contents in real life, at least sometimes.

9. Top ten blogs you read/comment on the most! Go! Go!

 Oh no! I've made this list so many times, because every second stuid tag asks them. Also dear Cait, if you read this, most of them are German blogs. But *sigh* if you really demand it, I'll do that list:
Miras wunderbare Welt der Bücher
Monstermeute und Zeuchs
Julies little Paradise
Raven's Forest
Ravens and Writingdesks
Elfi's Blog
Meintraum Blog
Fräuleins Tagebuch

These are my favorite blogs from those Bloggers who blog regularly. There are other great blogs too, but there aren't a lot of posts on them, so I don't read much of them and I don't get a lot of chances to comment on them. Well, all of them except the first one, where actually nothing happens, but it's the one blog I used to comment and read most, before Mira, the blogger started to concentrate on writing her novel instead of blogging. Also it's those, that I view so often, that me and my browser both know the domains by heart. Nevertheless these blogs are great.

10. If you could change/improve things about your blog, what would they be?

I'd start writing more interesting content instead of working off so many tags. But, you see, tags are great and easy to write...

So, I hope you all enjoyed it and that you'll leave a load of comments here for me to answer... see ya.

12 Kommentare -gib deinen Senf dazu:

  1. Ohh, it was awesome to see your blog design progression! LOVE the blue. (Blue is an awesome colour.) And it all looks so snazzy and sweet now, well done! XD And I just totally 100% admire you for blogging in English! I only speak English (and sometimes I speak it very dubiously and questionably) so anyone who blogs in two languages (or more) I tooootally take my hat off to. ;-)
    Thanks for doing the tag and spreading the word about my name change!!

    1. Oh Thanks! *blushes*
      Yes, I've got some strange spleen of colouring everything blue that I can take hold of...

  2. Die Designentwicklung ist spannend. Ich glaub, ich hätte nicht die Geduld für so was, finde es aber immer interessant, wenn Du wieder im Bastelfieber bist. :-)
    Ich sag schon mal frohe Weihnachten!
    LG vom Monster, das sich freut, dass ihr Blögchen mit zu Deinen Lieblingsblogs gehört

    1. Frohe Weihnachten Fellmonsterchen :-)
      Danke! Ich habe so eine perfektionistische Ader in mir, sonst würde es designtechnisch deutlich weniger bunt zugehen als es das tut... es gibt momentan immer noch ein paar Kleinigkeiten, an denen ich liebend gerne nochmal basteln würde, aber dann würde ich gar nicht mehr zum bloggen kommen... :P
      Blögchen? Deinen mega-monsterblog, den nennst du ein Blögchen? :D

  3. Die Designveränderung ist wirklich spannend, wobei ich diese Pixel um der Schrift drum herum auch irgendwie cool finde. ^-^
    Und finde ich echt cool, dass du Elfii, MeinTraum sowie mich in deiner Favoriten-Liste hast, hab mich sehr gefreut. c:
    Hast du das Bild am Anfang eigentlich selber gezeichnet? :D

    1. Die Verpixelung ist durch meine Experimentiererei in Paint entstanden, das war noch eine Heidenarbeit...
      Das Bild habe ich selber gemacht, jep, soll so eine Art Selbstportrait sein :-)

    2. Mit Paint? Wie hast du das gemacht? o_O
      Ganz schön langen Kopf hast du da aber. :D

    3. Also, das kann ich eigentlich nicht so genau erklären, aber wenn du die Schrift mit Farbe füllst und dann die neue Farbe daneben füllst, dann füllt sich das nicht komplett auf, sondern es bleibt ein verpixelter Rand zurück. Und am Ende machst du den Rand weiß, bzw. später mit Gimp transparent und dann hast du dein "verpixeltes" Bild.

      Ja, ist nur eine Kritzelei, die ich abfotographiert habe...

    4. Oh Gott, wer kommt auf so Ideen? Du musst ja eine Zeit und Langweile für so etwas gehabt haben. :D

    5. Nein, nur ein bisschen Zufall, denn eigentlich hatte ich nicht vor, das so zu machen. Es kam halt so heraus

  4. I actually love to read people's tag posts, especially when they're book related. :) Is that a picture of you?

    1. Kind of, yes :-)
      It's actually a scribbling I made when I was bored ;-)


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