For The Love Of December

It took me two years, but I finally have paid hosting. From this day on, I won’t have to worry about stupid unexpected downtime. I don’t have to worry about forum posting.  I don’t have to ask for stuff. I have everything I want with my $24 a year hosting plan. The site is still in the process of changing. There’s a lot of things that have been taken down: PSDs, tutorials, pre-made css-based layouts, Myspace layouts, quote banners. Most of the things that I don’t need. I wasn’t going to waste all of my space hosting things that I no longer planned on updating. They weren’t that much of a help anyway. I will continue to make free WordPress themes, textures, patterns, wallpapers, brushes, and my color palettes on COLOURlovers.  I have 537 palettes and 617 patterns on there. Okay, so colors are srs bzn to me. 

This site is about to become less “omg I’m 18 and I have a blog and I’m going to talk about stuff that bugs me and get plenty of interweb friends. ilu all hehe.” and more inspiration/resources/and article posting. I still have a big mouth l but I want to cater towards design. I am a graphic/web/interior designer. I would love to start posting some interior design stuff here. It’s very inspirational to graphic design as well. I want to post interviews from other designers, articles and reviews from different WordPress-related things, and just be busy. David is officially paying for all of this site now so I’m going to put it to use. I’ll probably update once a day. December is VERY inspiring so I hope to share a lot with others. If you haven’t already, you may want to subscribe to the RSS feed

I am no longer accepting affiliates. It’s kind of lame. Blogrolls are kinda 2005. It’s almost 2009. I don’t need to fill out a form for you to put my link up. Instead, let me inspire your arse until your body can’t handle the creativity and you put my link up all over the site. Plus, I hate 88×31 buttons. I hated going to people’s sites that I obviously could care less about, reading about their school life (because they’re special hardcore!), and be all fake. OMG ilu, ur layout is kewl, even though I can’t read it in more than one browser. Yeah, if a site inspires me, I’ll put it on my sidebar. Otherwise, I’m not very interesting in link-begging. I’ll still return comments to everyone who visits but posts will be more frequent so I’m not expecting 45-50 comments per post. I never was really but you understand!

I think this post is just an update to let you know what’s going on. Gratitude will be back in beginning-mid January. I decided to change it around a bit. It didn’t “flop” per-say but since the host died, it took Gratitude with it. I’m going to work on some serious designing and get it back up. I will be doing a 12-days of Christmas but there shall be a post about that later on today. I hope you guys aren’t super pissed at me (as if I care. ILY!). Good things are happening. Happy Monday!

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Angelica Yarde
My name is Angel Yarde. I am a designer, front-end developer, and speaker. I am the editor and designer of Studio 404 whic was founded in December 2006. In January 2014, I launched Studio 404 Paper, a paper shop which includes type-focused greeting cards, note cards, and prints. I currently reside in Celebration, Florida where I co-own a branding strategy studio, Sevenality, with my husband.
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  1. Wow, I’ve been absent from the internet for a few weeks now and am already way behind on everything…

    Congrats on getting paid hosting 🙂 I’m sure it will make your online life MUCH easier.

    By the way, I am in LOVE with this theme… and most of your palettes on Colour Lovers! :biggrin:

    Ashleys last blog break!

  2. Thanks so much! You should get one. After writing that we set it up and watched Iron Man in BluRay… the picture looked so good! I still think it was an unnecessary expenditure, but it was well worth it.

  3. $24 a year? That’s really good!

    “omg I’m 18 and I have a blog and I’m going to talk about stuff that bugs me and get plenty of interweb friends. ilu all hehe”

    Haha, that’s funny, I’m glad you’re being more inspirational with your blog and that you got a domain! I think affiliates is not really about just linking each other for the heck of it so you’ll get more hits, but to be friends with that site knowing that they’ll help you if you need any help and vice versa. Plus, it’s always nice to just click the names on your sidebar instead of typing it on the top address thingy lol 😛

    Julias last blog post..snow

    • lol I’ve had affiliates who were my “friends” for 3 years on and off. It was kinda tiring, usually resulted in a bunch of drama or no contact.. Most of the sites I have linked now don’t have me linked back. I just feel as if I’ve moved on.

      I wish I could vector that well. I got it from Dapino-Colada.

  4. Thank god to not have to depend on other things to bring your site down, right? haha. I hated it. I even hated being hosted too. So, being in that situation – I understand. Good luck with all of your updates. I can’t wait to watch SR growwwww. THat’s the best. ily girl. :love:

  5. Girl I swear you’ve read my mind…I’m doing exactly the same thing too! I’m going into Web design & Programming in Uni so therefore that should be something I should be concentrating on!

    I’ve taken down some things aswell and made a new theme, just re-vamping like you are, it’s about time things change on the web scene!

    As to the comment you left on my site, I need to get into more Japanese stuff as well, lol. You have no idea how much I love 200 pounds of Beauty! and there’s this new one called Baby and Me, it’s really good aswell.

  6. $24 is a decent price for hosting and all, congrats on finally getting paid hosting 🙂 At least this time around your host is reliable since you’re paying for it anyway. The host wouldn’t have an excuse for your site to be down or something. Haha.

    I’m not fond of hello kitty but seriously that kitty with the peace sign looks SO cool! Plus your layout’s LOVELY!

    Gels last blog galore!

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