Here are all of the updates that were posted in November 2019. The next post in this updates archive will be labeled as December 2019 Updates and so on to keep things simple in the future.
2019-11-NOV-25-MO @ 9:03 PM CST – It’s been 8 days since I’ve mentioned any updates on mudpix.com but I’ve been busy for the last week getting caught up on some important things. One of those things has been finally publishing MUDPIX MAGAZINE – Issue #1 and getting it up on the internet for sale. That’s right, the first official issue of MUDPIX MAGAZINE is now available for you to purchase and dive into my photography around Lake Harding and West Point Lake in Alabama and Georgia as it is intended to be enjoyed. Find out how to purchase the magazine on the Home page. Tonight I’m working on some post scheduling to keep the Photo Of The Day series going without missing a beat. Also, my Blogroll Raids page has been updated. In other news also tonight I have made up my mind to dig through my supplies and find my polymer clay cutters so that I can get around to making some more tiles for my Mosaic Therapy project.
2019-11-17-SU @ 9:40 PM CST – 30 pages have been added to MUDPIX MAGAZINE Issue #1. It’s not as much progress as I’d hoped to make tonight, but is more than was done previously. It’s going to be a huge issue when finished. It’s already up to 190+ pages.
2019-11-17-SU @ 2:15 PM CST – This afternoon I’ve come to a realization that maybe one of the reasons the first issue of my MUDPIX MAGAZINE isn’t finished yet is because I’ve been spending too much time trying to feature other creator’s content on this website. It’s something I can’t help doing. I love to share interesting things that I see on the internet. I’m going to have to change my routine a little if I ever want to get this magazine up on site and available for sale. So starting today and throughout this next week, I’m going to focus my time on finishing the magazine. Once it’s finished (and I’ve been thinking about this for at least the past hour today), I’ll be rearranging the top navigation menu links again to focus on just the most essential links relavant to mudpix.com and it’s own content. All other pages that reference off-site content will be moved so that they are only accessable from the Sitemap link, or perhaps I’ll create some sort of directory page to put links to those pages on that will be accessable in the menu. Most of the links I plan on removing from the top navigation area of the website are “under construction” right now anyway and probably shouldn’t have been placed in the navigation menu to start with (I was just enjoying watching this website grow).
2019-11-17-SU @ 11:25 AM CST – A new Art Mosaic Therapy blog category is up, along with a new Mosaic Therapy index page. These locations on site are where you can check out my studies in random mosaic grid layouts. Check those links for more info. Today if I do anything website related, it will be to work on finishing MUDPIX MAGAZINE, the first official issue (mostly anyway – at least that’s my plan).
2019-11-13-WE @ 9:05 PM CST – A new Lists page has been added to this website. It’s an automatically updated page which will provide you a list of lists I have created on the blog. These lists were already available through the Lists category link on site, however this page will make it easy for you to read the lists without having to scroll so much on the blog to find them.
2019-11-13-WE @ 8:51 PM CST – A new Credits page has been added to this website. It is where credits and thank yous will be given to people that help make MUDPIX MAGAZINE possible.
2019-11-13-WE @ 6:59 PM CST – I’ve been adding some more pages to make featured article lists on for some of my favorite websites. Those pages are Longreads, and Open Culture. These are both websites that I’ve known about for quite some time but haven’t really had a lot of time to dive into and explore. Hopefully putting these pages up on my website here will get me motivated to explore them and link to some great content for you the viewers to explore. There is a new POTD (Photo Of The Day) page which will automatically index and link to each Photo Of The Day post. So you can use that page to catch up on those posts if you miss any. I’ve added a new Weather page, and a new Listening page. These are pages I’ve set up where I can keep a weather journal about my local weather, and list what music I’m listening to daily. Those two pages were mainly put up for my interest because I thought they would be fun to update when I’m on the go since they are easily updated from my phone and the info may be fun or useful to look back on in the future, but if you like viewing them then I’m glad if you like the content. I have more pages coming.
2019-11-10-SU @ 8:42 PM CST – The Links page has been updated.
2019-11-10-SU @ 3:40 PM CST – A new Sitemap page has been added to the site. I was planning on adding this at some point anyway because it is an automatically updated list of all pages available here, but today it was added for a specific purpose. Because this website is growing so fast, and because I’ve kind of let go of any fear of creating page after page to be linked to in this websites top navigation menu, I’ve realized that at some point, the navigation section at the top of the website will become a huge link cloud at the top of the website. This may not be a bad thing, but I may at some point decide that I need to remove some less important links from the top navigation area, and having this Sitemap will allow you, the viewers, easy access to all the pages you may enjoy viewing on this site.
2019-11-10-SU @ 2:25 PM CST – A new Blogroll Raids page has been added to the site. It’s a page I built for my own personal use, but if you’re interested to see some good blogs then check the links there. I’m using the blogrolls on the sites listed on this page to discover new blogs to add to my own Blogroll.
2019-11-10-SU @ 1:20 PM CST – A new link has been added to the Blogroll.
2019-11-10-SU @ 12:52 PM CST – A new Disclaimer page has been added to the site. Up until now, the Disclaimer has been showing in a widget in the site layout. I have re-written and expanded the Disclaimer and felt it was time to give it it’s own dedicated page. This has allowed for removing a block of text from the site layout to a place that is more appropriate in the site’s main menu.
2019-11-10-SU @ 12:14 AM CST – A new Ink Pens page has been added to the site. That’s right, a page dedicated to good writing ink pens, because who doesn’t appreciate good writing pens? As of this update, the page has no info on it. It’s currently under construction. In the near future I will be adding some photos with models of my favorite ink pens.
2019-11-10-SU @ 10:50 AM CST – A new Cures For Boredom page has been added to the site. I will update this page periodically with ideas for things you can do to cure your boredom or take a break from your busy life.
2019-11-10-SU @ 9:53 AM CST – A new Quotes page has been added to the site. I’m a quote collector. I will update this page with new favorite quotes as I come across them.
2019-11-10-SU @ 8:35 AM CST – A new Popular Mechanics page has been added to the site. I enjoy reading articles at Popular Mechanics. This page is where I will provide links to some of my favorite articles at Popular Mechanics that you may find interesting.
2019-11-09-SA @ 9:50 PM CST – A new Fonts page has been added to the site. This page will in the future provide links to some of my favorite fonts at 1001fonts.com plus any other font and typography links I may wish to share.
2019-11-09-SA @ 9:42 PM CST – A new Art page has been added to the site. This page will contain links to anything art related on this website. This would be my own art (as soon as I started putting some up on site), my self art, and art I like that I find on museum and galleries websites.
2019-11-09-SA @ 8:59 PM CST – The Index page has been updated. If you aren’t aware, this page is automatically updated with lists of content on the blog. Not all categories are listed. Only the ones I feel are the most interesting ones. For other category content, choose the category you wish to view from the category menu on site.
2019-11-09-SA @ 6:14 PM CST – My new Wishlist page is up. If you’re feeling generous, check out some items on my Amazon Wishlist that you can purchase for me. It’s a great way to make a donation and get me something I could really use. I’ll be adding a donation link to the site as well soon.
2019-11-09-SA @ 5:27 PM CST – My new Project S.O.A.R. page has beeen added on site. This page will provide upcoming news about a sunset photography ebook project I have in mind to put together. It’s a project I started in 2012. I should’ve finished that ebook a long time ago if I was actually going to ever do it, but it’s still on my mind to do so that project isn’t dead yet.
2019-11-09-SA @ 1:07 PM CST – I’ve moved the Latest Updates onto a dedicated page now. I think I mentioned it a few days ago that I was thinking about doing it. We’ll I’ve decided to give it a try to see if putting the updates on a page, instead of a widget is a better process. You’ll need to click the “Updates” link in the top menu for updates until further notice.
2019-11-09-SA @ 1:07 PM CST – I’ve added a new Galleries page to this website. In the near future this page will provide links to photo gallery pages I’ll build on site. Look for an update there through the coming weeks.
2019-11-09-SA @ 1:07 PM CST – A new EscapeHere page has been added to this website. It’s a link page providing links to some great articles at escapehere.com that you might find interesting. More of these types of pages are going to be added on this website over the coming weeks and months as I work on indexing favorite links on some of my favorite websites. The top menu will be growing large. That won’t be apparent right away if you are browsing mobile, but if browsing on a computer, then you’ll see a bunch of links in the top menu. The idea is to keep easy access to my most interesting content at the top of the website. Things could change in the future however if I decide to move things to the blog instead.
2019-11-05-TU @ 11:40 PM CST – A new Relax page has been added to this website. This page is intended to become a guide to the best nature themed relaxation videos on YouTube.
2019-11-05-TU @ 8:32 PM CST – I’m considering to create a specific page for the latest updates. It’s something I’ve considered for awhile. The only thing holding me back from doing that however is that I like listing the latest updates in a widget so that they can be viewed with each page load, however I’ve been taking into consideration that the latest updates news takes up a considerable amount of space in the widget area when displayed on screens and I’m always concerned about the amount of scrolling people have to do in order to see the most relevant content. Putting these updates on a specific page made for them would definitely clear a lot of space in this website’s layout, but it would mean that people would have to go to that page if they want to see the latest updates each time I write them. We’ll see what I decide soon.
2019-11-05-TU @ 8:29 PM CST – A new LiveCams page has been added to this website. There you will find links to livecams that you might enjoy viewing. As of this update, the page only has one link. As time goes on the page will be updated with links to more livecams.
2019-11-05-TU @ 8:10 PM CST – A new Essentials page has been added to this website. It’s currently under construction, and will soon be updated to provide links to the most relevant content specific to this website only due to how fast this website is growing with outbound links to off site content.
2019-11-05-TU @ 6:26 PM CST – Daily has been updated with a new link. Also I forgot to mention in the last update that I began putting together the first official issue of MUDPIX MAGAZINE last night. I completed 100+ pages. I had planned to work on that project again tonight however I decided that if I do anything related to this website or my magazine tonight, that it will just be adding some new pages to this website or adding updates to existing ones. In other words, I’m kind of in chill mode with productivity tonight… but that isn’t a bad thing. It’s giving me a chance to see things that I need to get up on this website that I hadn’t thought of before. Rest assured however that the first issue of MUDPIX MAGAZINE will be available for sale soon. Tonight I just want to chill and maybe enjoy a little time outside tonight to enjoy the cool fall air for awhile.
2019-11-05-TU @ 5:37 PM CST – A new Daily page has been added to this website. It’s a page created mainly for myself to house links to websites I like to visit on a daily basis (or as time permits). It will highlight the websites I’m digging the most lately. It’s currently “under construction”. I will update it soon with some links that you might find interesting.
2019-11-03-SU @ 6:15 PM CST – Making progress with some more site cleanup this evening. I’ve moved all current Instagram lists I have onto one dedicated page located here. This allowed to remove several list widgets from the footer area of this site which will help decrease scrolling on mobile devices (until I start adding more widgets again evil grin). I will have at least one other IG dedicated page coming soon for hashtags I follow there, and possibly a page for IG Locations I’ve discovered and want to link to. The links in the top menu are growing, but I think I prefer that over endless widgets at the bottom of the website. Also one more thing, I’ve decided not to keep a widget on the website that pulls post content from other websites/blogs. It’s not that I don’t want someone else’s post links showing up here (I mean I do follow other sites to enjoy their content), I just found that right now I don’t have the time needed to schedule sites into rotation for this. Plus there’s the whole keeping visitors focused on my own content from the front page first thing.
2019-11-03-SU @ 4:25 PM CST – A new Links page has been added to the website. Similar to the MMBD (Blogroll), it is where I’ll be placing links to websites I find interesting, and that you may want to explore. It will be updated regularly as I discover new websites.
2019-11-03-SU @ 3:28 PM CST – A lot has been going on lately. First there is the changing of the clock back one hour today, and I woke up around 4 a.m., and have been up working on my website all day. I’ve been working on scheduling new posts for my Photo Of The Day series that started today. You can check out the latest post for that under POTD 2019 on the blog. I will soon be adding a new index page for the Photo Of The Day series also which will have a top menu link to add another way to access those photos. For the rest of this afternoon I will be working on some site cleanup. So some things in the layout are going to get moved to their own pages. This should “shrink” the site down some while keeping the same content.
Important Site News, Updates, and Info:
See below for important announcements you need to know about at mudpix.com – MUDPIX MAGAZINE.
Mudpix Magazine Demo 1 Now Available
MUDPIX MAGAZINE – DEMO 1 has been released and it is now available for downloading. It’s absolutely free and will give you an idea of what to expect in the premium issues. This issue is 290 pages and is 71.7MB in file size. This demo issue features photography by David Thrift that was shot on Lake Harding, and West Point Lake during the weekend before Labor Day 2019. Use the following links below to download or preview this magazine: DOWNLOAD your copy now, or Preview On Issuu If You Would Like Before Downloading.
MUDPIX MAGAZINE Issue #1 Is Available To Purchase For Just $12.00 At Gumroad. Get Your PDF Copy Today.
The first official issue of MUDPIX MAGAZINE has been released and is available for purchase. Head over to the Home page for info on how to purchase your copy on Gumroad, or click here to jump straight over to MUDPIX MAGAZINE’s Gumroad creator’s page for more info and to purchase your digital pdf copy today. It contains over 750 photos shot by David Thrift on Lake Harding and West Point Lake in Alabama and Georgia, is 792 pages and 162MB.
This Website Is Growing!
The month of December 2019 has been a little quieter in terms of site updates being posted. That doesn’t mean that work on the site and the MUDPIX MAGAZINE project has slowed down any. It just means that a lot of things have been getting put together to be brought out in Issue #2 of the magazine and on the website itself. Mudpix.com saw much growth in the amount of pages added in November, and during the month of December, more work was put on getting content in order to be edited for the magazine. The Photo Of The Day series has been on hiatus since December 2019 started and may continue to be on hold for at least through January 2020.
Head over to the Updates page to see what all the new pages are that have been added recently. Keep your eyes peeled throughout the next few months. There’s bound to be tons of pages new things added to the site for you to check out.
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