Yeah Yeah, I’m a horrible blogger.

I don’t blog enough anymore. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, but I don’t know what to blog about. Writing about my personal life is out of the question because I really don’t like to divulge that information publicly. If I were to write a tutorial, it’s not going to be anything creative, or new. You’ll have read it somewhere else.

So my options are slim! Which eventually leads to a complete disinterest in this website altogether. I’ve opened WordPress so many times to start new entries (I have three drafts with maybe 1-2 sentences) but yet I can’t muster up the brain power to go ahead and update. But I think I’ll try to update now.

Holdfire Network‘s design has been up since June of 2007, and it’s become quite an eyesore to me. I’m sure I’m not the only person that visits her own website on a daily basis, as if she’s never seen it before. Kind of like when you rummage around the kitchen for food. You’ll look in the fridge, walk away, then open it back up again as if food has magically appeared since you closed it a few seconds ago.

Anyway, what has bothered me the most about the current design is that I have a lot of issues with the markup, and it’s just really messy. It also lacks a CMS. I’ve had a bunch of people ask what CMS I use for it, but I actually don’t. Just some includes, and .htaccess to rewrite the URLs. So along with a new design, I’ll be integrating it into a CMS. What that will be, I have no idea. I’m debating WordPress since I’m already knowledgable of the system and how template works, but I don’t really need anything surpassing storing of pages, and a template system.

So far I’ve got the initial design down; I’ll I’m doing now is just proofing through copyright, reworking what might be outdated, and of course adding in new features. Okay, maybe not features perse, but more or less just updating the pricing for things, and other items.

Well, there you have it. You get a little sneak peak at what I’ve been working on, aside from another new project that I’ll be announcing here shortly. I’d supply you with a larger preview, but for now this is what you’ll have to deal with. Though if you’re that curious, I just might let you know 😉

Holdfire Network Design Preview 2008


  1. Sometimes I find something I haven’t seen before the next time I check the refrigerator.

  2. You know, only during this layout have I realised that your website is called “at-our-worst” — I’ve always thought it “a-tour-worst”. As for me, I reckon the fridge is empty.

    Look forward to seeing the new design!

  3. Mmm.. my fridge is always empty cause i’m too lazy to buy groceries and cook.. and i know this. and yet i do that too ~_~

    your sneak peak looks awesome ^^ cant wait to see it go live.

    and even if you blog about nothing, people will still enjoy reading it. here i am after all ^^

  4. P.s. You have an error below your footer:

    Warning: Unknown(): write failed: Disk quota exceeded (122) in Unknown on line 0

    Warning: Unknown(): Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct (/tmp) in Unknown on line 0

  5. Brent, there’s a chance you’re seeing a cache of that. I’ve been too lazy to up the quota for this domain so I’ve been randomly deleting shit to have it go under it.. Otherwise when I get near quota that error shows up from MySQL.

    I guess I’ll have to actually go through to delete files that I don’t need because I’d rather do that then give myself more diskspace ;(

    And maybe I’ll look into Expression Engine. But there’s honestly more files in there then I really need for what I’m going to use it for. We’ll see.

  6. Don’t apologise for not blogging. Just… blog. 😉

    The new holdfire looks gorgeous. 🙂 Keep up the good work.

  7. Ooh! Love Holdfire’s upcoming layout! 😀 That dark blue is a great color to contrast with the flames.

    Don’t worry about not blogging often…I’ve been guilty of losing inspiration as well. What’s weird is that when I DO post it’s like a novel. 😛 I need to find a happy medium.

  8. I love that new layout preview!

    Hey, I do the fridge thing too. Sometimes it really does seem as though something new is in there.

  9. This is a problem all bloggers run into. I just post pictures when Im out of idea’s the technique works well.

  10. I’m not here to cause trouble at your site… I am not here for trouble, I love blogging and I will keep doing it.. Nothing is gonna stop me. People judge without reading/looking into it before getting all bitchy towards me about it.. Sorry If I have caused a problem, but its only a design. Everyone will come along a site and grab an idea or two. Who even cares anyway?

    I guess people love talking about me and you know what, I LOVE IT! But it comes to a shock at times, so I’m just stating my opinion thats all!

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