• Being a Planner

    It has been a while, but I am finally able to sit down and get things organized. One thing that I have found that has helped me immensely is planning. Whether that be with a digital planner or a good old paper version, it helps me and my executive dysfunction issues. I’ve always been good at organization as a teen and into adulthood. I can organize things very well. It took many years to get myself to that point, but I am able to enjoy it now. With so many things coming up, I’ve found that I’m sitting down and using those planners to outline how I’m going to be…

  • Podcast

    Podcast Plans

    I’ve been thinking about doing a podcast for years. I had started making plans back in 2011 to do so, and due to my life deciding to take a much different path, I had to abandon them. Now, a decade later (give or take a few months), I’m back to where I was considering it. So I asked if there was any of my followers on social media who may be interested in it. Turns out, yes there is. I’m also pretty sure I know who the nay-sayers were and well, it comes down to tough luck to them. They’ll probably hate listen anyway, which pays off for me in…

  • Accessibility

    Let’s Talk Accessibility

    This past weekend (July 13, 2019) I spoke at WordCamp Ottawa about Accessibility and WordPress. I had some epic nerves, in part due to some personal issues. But it was nice to see such a full room! Now, I promised that I’d talk about it more here. You can find my slides on SlideShare. WordPress & Accessibility from Amy Young One of the big things I talked about is the WCAG guidelines. The W3.org site has the official word on it. The WordPress Codex also talks about it. Unfortunately, they’re extremely technical, and as I had said, the Codex outlines child themes and how to do them, but it’s so…

  • Building Behind The Scenes

    You probably won’t notice it, but I’ve been busy building things behind the scenes. Not going to spring things on folks until later on, but rest assured that I’m more than busy on the cellular level. I’m also learning how to use software that I’ve had for a while but haven’t used because I didn’t see a point. In a world of planners and pantsers I’m a pantser. I don’t like writing out a whole map to get from point a to b to c. I always had felt that it was more constricting than helpful. Well here I am on my second book, and I see a need for…

  • Backup Backup Backup…

    Or When It Goes Horribly Awry… I’ve been in IT for longer than I care to think about. I have preached for years about the need to backup. I try to live that myself. But sometimes it goes rather awry. Right now I have at least three backups of the original copy of the second book in what’s become known as the Rock and Roll Angel trilogy. We’re not counting the hard copy print out that I have of what I managed to get done.  I’m trying to pull from those prior copies to bring it into the newer version, but considering that I have multiple copies… it’s a fun thing to deal with. While…