Official Maintainance of Blog and Blogroll

This was probably due a few months ago, though, really, you could say that about any of my posts.

I toyed around all morning with how I wanted to fix my blog to make it easier to navigate and less orangey on the right. In the end, I decided that it’s probably best to leave it as is for now. Maybe if I wake up one day and start oozing guides all over the place I’ll create a separate page for informative-type posts, but until then, we’ll have to do with orangey. This blog theme isn’t great for extra pages and changing to another theme meant resizing my header and, yeah, totally not worth it.

The orangey side bar got a new section for “Other Games”, just so I had somewhere to stick my Mass Effect ending guide (which, of course, will be outdated this Tuesday). The About page got an addition that I’d been to put in for a year.

I also redid all my categories. Back when I started the blog, I really underestimated how useful categories are. I just made a bunch of random ones, which most of my posts ending up in “General WoW”. But more than 3 years and nearly 250 posts later, I felt the need to offer something to people thinking “I wonder what she’s written about topic x”. Not that anyone really wonders that – my once a month posting schedule has likely bored most of my readers away. But, you know, just in case someone finds the blog through a search engine, happens to want to find more on the topic… A girl can dream.

The Blogroll

I’d been meaning to add Megacode’s Healing Spec for ages! My apologies to him for taking so long! His blog is most excellent, and even now, so close to MoP, he continues to provide solid, useful content, making him one of the very few bloggers, all classes combined, doing so.

We also have a holy paladin blogger who left awhile back, but has returned to us! A warm welcome back to Ruhtra and Holy Shock! He writes on a variety of topics, including holy paladin MoP coverage, which is very appreciated by those us who haven’t dabbled in the beta yet.

In other changes, I added a link to WoW Insider’s paladin category in the “General Paladin” section. I’m not sure why I hadn’t done it before. It only occurred to me as I sadly moved two of my favoritest blogs, Righteous Defense and Haz Mace, Will Raid, to my “Inactive” section that, wait a minute, I could just link all the Paladin goodness happening at WoW Insider. So yes, new link on the Blogroll.

Speaking of links I should have added ages ago, the “Your Enjoyment Guarenteed” section was missing the awesomeness that is Orcish Army Knife. I am happy to say that it is not missing anymore.

The Search for New Blood

I miss the old days of blogging where new pally bloggers would just introduce themselves to me and I could add them to the blogroll. Nowadays it’s like everyone is hiding. Or just doesn’t exist. That makes me sad.

Anyway, if you’re a pally blogger, or know a pally blogger who’s not listed here, let me know, as I would love to link to you. My general criteria require at least one post in the last month, and a couple of months of blogging (just so that I don’t set up a link to a blog that stops existing).

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13 Comments on “Official Maintainance of Blog and Blogroll”

  1. Thanks for the link Ophelie!

  2. Clark Kentucky Fried Chicken Says:

    Great blog, I just discovered it and istantly bookmarked!
    Keep it up, greetings from Italy! 🙂

  3. Ruhtra Says:

    I just wanted to say that I personally appreciate your blog, especially during the time that I had stopped blogging. It doesn’t matter if it is once a month or once a day, I promise you have at least one reader. Now let me thank you for the shout out. I appreciate that and I agree with you in regards to missing the old days of seeing new bloggers popping up all the time. Oh and I completely understand where you talk about wanting to tidy the blog up. I think I end up trying this and usually have to spend a week trying to undo what I did. Alright, and I have written way too much for a tiny box… so I am going to simply end with a thank you for being you.

  4. theerivs Says:

    I’m concentrating on my PvP Holy Pally. I still suck though.

  5. saif Says:

    Three posts in a week!? It’s like you’re back, baby, BACK! 😉

    It’s funny. I feel like old blood. O_o Is that even a thing?

    • Ophelie Says:

      We are the veteran bloggers now! Doesn’t it feel weird?

      I’m making no promises about my posting schedule, but, for some reason, Mass Effect has woken up my brain and imagination. I’m rusty and writing isn’t coming easier, but my motivation seems to be there more than before. Unfortunately, that probably means this will turn into a Mass Effect blog, haha.

      • saif Says:

        I’m kinda stuck for topics in this end of expansion rut. Or have been for like weeks and weeks and weeks.

        But hey, it’s less the topic and more the writing, isn’t it? It’s good to hear from you, even if it’s about Mass Effect.

        Try Dragon Age? I enjoyed it a lot, but my wife is absolutely crazy about it and has played it through a dozen times by now.

        • Ophelie Says:

          I own both Dragon Age games but I haven’t played them yet. I fully intend to though!

          I have a lot of ideas for topics, I just can’t seem to muster the energy to translate my thoughts into words. I feel like I’m overcoming this year (!) of writer’s block, though, I’m hoping this motivation stays with me!

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