New online home, come see me

I may not always be consistent with blogging.

But when I DO blog, I just can’t be satisfied with doing so on wordpress.com! I need more control over it all. ¬†Does that make me some kind of snob? Probably.

Anyway, I spent a long time mulling over domain names, web hosts, and all those other important first steps to creating a website and lo and behold, KristieSays.com was born!

 

 

I invite anyone reading to come visit me there, and if you have me linked, please update them! ūüėÄ

See you there!

Wrapping up NaBloPoMo

Today marks the end of NaBloPoMo…thank GOD.

It’s not that I don’t enjoy blogging…I do, and I have for a very long time. ¬†But I’ve discovered that blogging every single day can become a mundane chore very quickly if you let it. ¬†It’s very easily done.

Nevertheless, I have SUCCEEDED! I successfully blogged every day for the past month and that makes me feel all special and stuff. I started this blog specifically for this project and I didn’t give up on it. ¬†Even though there were certainly times I wanted to. ¬†Ha, listen to me go on about my imaginary accomplishment.

Below, a list of all NaBloPoMo posts here on A Fine Reflection, starting with the most recent.

Wrapping up NaBloPoMo

Sauce packets

Some A’s for your Q’s

Sunday nights are for TV

Ask me anything!

Where milk comes from

It’s Thanksgiving and stuff

Wordless Wednesday – Candy corn mittens

Where I was a year ago

You girls and your nail polish photos

Cheese punch

Some unfinished business

Recipe: frozen chocolate banana bites

Google Reader – I’m probably doing it wrong

Wordless Wednesday – Pretty Pomegranate

The perfect cat bed: an illustrated guide

Yeah, I’m blogging about apples today

Not what I had planned

Mario mushroom toes!

Some of my favorite things – part 1

Epic couponing fail

Wordless Wednesday – Canon fan

Tuesday tidbits

Time to weigh in

My handwriting…looks much worse when photographed

It’s Saturday night and I should be asleep

I successfully made my own Febreze!

I have to find my groove

Wordless Wednesday – Autumn reds

Rushing to get started

After this, I plan on taking a freakin’ break for a few days!

I made a deal with myself that if I made it through NaBloPoMo without missing any days, I would reward myself for my commitment with a new domain and a self-hosted WordPress blog. ¬†Just like the good ol’ days.

Problem is, it’s been a long time since I’ve done any of that. ¬†And I have some questions for my fellow blog friends! Your answers are greatly appreciated.

Which company did you choose for domain registration?

Who is your host? Would you recommend them?

Are their prices reasonable?

I’ll have to think it all over some more, but I think I’m gonna do it soon.

Google Reader – I’m probably doing it wrong

I only recently started using Google Reader to stay up to date with the blogs I enjoy reading. ¬†I’m somewhat of a simpleton when it comes to stuff like this, because it doesn’t take much to impress me. ¬†Subscribing to blog feeds and having them listed neatly in alphabetical order is so much more practical than trying to remember to visit each individual site. ¬†I like practical. ¬†So what if I still have useless papers and old Wal*Mart receipts from when Bush was still president strewn around various places of my house. ¬†Dammit, I am ORGANIZED on the internet.

The thing about Google is, they rule the internetz. ¬†So of course every day when I log in to Google Reader there’s all kinds of stuff displayed from one end of the screen to the other, detailing all the super awesome features and gadgets I have access to for using it.

In essence, it’s like Google is telling me ‘hey you girl, look at all this impressive shit we got going on today’.

‘Over here we have helpful tips & tricks for its usage! ¬†Did you know you can press the space bar and slide the page to the edge and to the right and if you press F8 + Insert + Page Down + Num Lock + Shift, all of your USB drives will dispense a complimentary unicorn horn!’

My mind boggles with what they’re capable of.

But regardless, even though I know Google Reader is supposed to be used for a bazillion different things apparently, all I really care about is the ‘Subscribe’ button. ¬†Oh, and the alphabeticalness!

I’m always on the hunt for new blogs to add to my neat little list, but currently, this is what it looks like…

 

And now to show a little blog lovin’ with a clickable list!

Balance and Blueberries

Blisters In May

Caity.nu

Cammie.me

Habitually Uncool

Mom Burnt Dinner

Oceans Away

Off With Her Head

One Starry Night

Sassyray

Velveteen Mama

Go visit these guys if you’re looking for some great reads.

What are some of your favorite blogs?  Help me grow my list!