Use of affiliate links

Disclaimer: Sometimes my blog posts include affiliate links. I decided a long time ago not to have adverts on this site, and used to have a little affiliate banner along the top, although I got rid of that in the latest re-design. Having said that, web hosting costs money, and if I can add a…

Merry Christmas

I had been writing a new blog post every 3 days, a pretty good streak, even if I do say so myself.  However, the last one was due yesterday. When I sat down to write the post yesterday, my website was offline!  Shock horror.  Looking at my uptime monitoring, all of my sites (hosted on the…

Blogging streak

Seth Godin (legend!) wrote recently about Streaks and how they are their reward. Streaks create internal pressure that keeps streaks going. You may have noticed, you may not, but this is the 32nd blog post in a row that has been posted every 3 days.  That’s a 3 month streak of regular blogging, the kind of…

Switching web hosting to Krystal

A little over two weeks ago I went dot-com, moving my website to www.riklewis.com.  This was in part due to the fact that I really wanted to move away from 123-Reg hosting, as I’d been having so many problems with them, especially with their uptime and support. I shopped around, heard good things about Siteground, especially for…

Added site theme switcher

I’ve been trying to carve out some time this week to update my own website, something which I always mean to do but something else always seems more important or more urgent. The feature I’ve just added was inspired by Léonie Watson’s website, and that’s to have a “dark” mode as well as the default “light”…