I’ve Gone Responsive

TERIN.ME has gone responsive! I’m excited. It wasn’t as challenging as I thought it would have been. I’m glad that my site was previously using valid CSS.

Why I Made The Switch To Responsive

I’m spending a lot more time on my portable devices.1 I can only assume that the majority of my readers spend the same, if not more amount of time on portable devices. I want my blog to be easily accessible to everyone.

Not only that, but I’m ready for a change. I love writing and I want my personal space on the web to reflect that love. So here’s to 2014… A new beginning.

What Framework Did I Choose

A great framework makes life so easy. I decided to go with _s. It’s a mashup of pretty much every starter theme out there, and was a great starting point for me to rewrite my base theme.

How’s the responsive theme working for you? Any issues?
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  1. Mostly my Moto X. []

Goodbye Google Reader

I’ve used Google Reader for as long as I can remember. Imagine my shock when I saw the news that it is shutting down in July. It has been a while since I’ve used the web interface of Reader, though. I viewed my feed through Pulse. I still love Pulse, but I decided that maybe it was time for a full change.

Enter Feedly. Feedly was recommended to me by Brit. I have to admit that I have zero regrets about installing it. I love that Feedly has extensions for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. The app looks beautiful on Android and iOS.

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I didn’t have my Reader feeds organized, but Feedly makes it easy on both the phone and the web. I was able to set categories easily. If you have categories already [in Reader], they sync over to Feedly. Feedly was originally based solely on Reader[1. Yes I do my research…], but they had a feeling that Google would shut the service down and started working on their own backend solution. With that being said, Feedly should still work perfectly after July 1st.

My other choice[2. I only use it for personal blogs that I comment on.] is Bloglovin’. They have a web version that looks great on Internet Explorer, as well as other browsers. It is also available on Android and iOS. They are not based on Reader at all, but are offering a way to import your feeds.

So there you have it. Two options to check out. What app/site did you decide to use to read your feeds?

Keeping It

6:44pm. So…after doing some “soul searching”, I’ve decided to keep my Samsung Galaxy S III. I was tempted to switch back to the iPhone, but after spending more time with the S3…

I’ve decided that I can’t part with the simultaneous data/voice. I also enjoy being able to customize the phone without having to root it. LOL! I spent some time designing a wallpaper; choosing icons that would match perfectly; and finding a case. The end result? A phone that I can’t keep my hands off.

Samsung Galaxy SIII

Elago Breathe

I’m letting my sister-in-law have my upgrade, so I can only hope and pray that I’m making the right decision. I’ll also be getting J his iPhone 5…hopefully by the end of the year.

27th Birthday & Etc.

I haven’t really been feeling up to blogging, but here I am. I’m currently 12 weeks pregnant and happy to be at the end of the first trimester. I’m hoping that I start to feel better. Some days are good..others are not. But all that matters is that I’m healthy and so is the baby.

I turned 27 last Sunday (July 22). I didn’t announce it like I usually do. It was a quiet weekend with my family. BBQ, the beach, and church. I ended up having to wait until Monday to get my gift, but it was totally worth the wait…

So meet my new baby, the Samsung Galaxy S 3. It was a hard decision leaving the iPhone, but I’m so happy with my choice. Who knows what will happen when the next iPhone comes out, though… I have another upgrade available, just in case. LOL.

Okay, moving on… I finally got the pictures from our session at Olan Mills at the end of June. We didn’t have any family photos with our son, so it’s way past due. (Click the thumbs for a bigger size.)

JJ had his tongue out in the majority of his photos. So we did get a few good ones out of the 50. Well…I think that’s about it for this update. I’ll try to get back more often… Unfortunately, this is the end of my 10 day vacation.