I think that no matter how minor, an accomplishment is an accomplishment. Even if it’s something pertaining to the Internet, I still did it. Although I was raised that bragging is “eh” and that bragging about something Internet/computer related is even more “eh”, I think that bragging about something that boosts/boosted my self-esteem in accomplishing such deserves recognition.
1. My WordPress skills have grown.
Three years ago I was barely able to post an entry without screwing the format of my site up. About two years ago I made my first WordPress theme. Last year I learned how to merge WordPress installations into one huge blog.
2. I’ve matured blogging-wise.
Last year I realized how annoying blogs about online drama actually are. It’s okay to vent, but to vent to the point that your readers are given the impression that that is all your life is about is simply giving the impression that all you do all day long is focus on your online relationships. To find something to blog about other than online doings, you have to get offline and go out.
3. I learned that I have self-awareness, and that such is a good thing to have at my age.
At the Joyous Living Retreat, I did take away more than merely the realization that said lifestyle is not for me. I learned that I have self-awareness — that knowing and being aware of things that are wrong with me (mentally or not) is actually good, because not everyone is able to have this. Some people go years without knowing, so I’m thankful for having been diagnosed and having the ability to know that being aware of my mental health is a good thing rather than something I should be ashamed of or feel embarrassed by. Self-awareness is good, because it allows me to look at my environment in a different perspective. Self-awareness doesn’t necessarily mean that I have to be aware of my hair being out of place or my tics acting up1.
Ugh. I really hope that I’m making sense.
4. I followed a tutorial and made an update hack for MyTCG that I call Flight.
I was actually really nervous about what others would think, because actually releasing said hack put me in a vulnerable position. Fortunately, thus far people like it. I even made cute, transparent pixel emoticons to go with it, since emoticons are included in it. :3 It can work alone as a blogging script, but it’s mostly for the TCG community. 😉 You can also download them separately.
5. I don’t let everything get to me like I used to.
With this, I mean that I don’t feel as much guilt as I have in the past. To some, this is me being a heartless bitch, but to me it’s me finally thinking of myself. I also don’t fall for every sob story every single time, or take certain people as seriously as I used to.
6. I finally redid hopefades.org.
Although a lot of people seemed to like its original look, I wanted to make something that was my own, have only a few files, and work in all browsers. I did that. 🙂
7. I bought & set up abusealoud.org, a domain/site I’ve been meaning to have and set up for at least two years.
When I bought hopefades.org, I was originally going to simply have it at hopefades.org/aa, but I decided that I wanted an actual domain name for it — that way, I can make sure no one else creates something with the same name using a .org TLD.
Now that I have my main projects (HF & AA) that I’ve wanted to get up and running, I can work more on dehlu.org (and hopefully I’ll think of a domain name soon that appeases me that ISN’T dehlu.org, because that annoys me). 🙂
- They’ve been acting up more so here recently; I am aware of that. It’s not something I can control. ↩