I was dorking around with sans-serif typefaces when I ran into another article on typeography by “Expurts” (ha! ha! ha!) telling me that serifs are alright sometimes if they are big enough on-screen and the one that most of the “Egg-Spurts” (ha! ha! ha!) agree on is ….. font-face, “Merriweather.”
So here, then, for your amusement and entertainment —- and maybe better readability —– is “Merriweather” at 20-pixel size.
Serif Or Not? —– I have been reading up on what kinds of fonts are easier to read online and I have discovered that the “Experts” in online typography are recommending that I use a “Sans-Serif” font (Typeface) because the serifs on serif fonts are not as easy to read on a computer screen as the typefaces without the small curls known as “Serifs” on the serif fonts.
So, until somebody leaves a comment and tells me differently, I am trying out a sans-serif font called “Open Sans” to see how it plays with my wonderful and most sincerely appreciated readers — and if they like it, then I will go with it (for awhile anyway) and if they tell me they don’t like it, I will change it yet once again.
WHO NEEDS HEADLINES?
I have noted, over the period of the Seven years that I have been writing this blog, that there are a dozen or more other blogs out there on the Internet who do not expend the effort to create the kind of “Catchy” headlines for their blog posts that most of the blogging “Experts” (a.k.a. “Egg-Spurts”) keep on harping about.
In point of fact, one of the most-read blogs on the Internet (A blog claiming to have “Thousands” of readers every day) never used to bother with writing headings for their posts but presented them in exactly the same way as I am presenting the one that you are reading at this moment.
I have discovered that by the judicious (and sometimes ‘Creative’) use of “Categories and Tags,” the need for headings on blog posts seems to be totally unnecessary.
I have also discovered that when I do not create “Catchy” headings for my posts, my numbers go up dramatically.
I am wondering if there is some lesson I should be learning from all this?
THE NEW WORDPRESS.COM EDITOR
No, thank you ….. I am not interested in trying out the new editor to “Level up my layout” because I find it confusing, cumbersome and confusing. I like the old editor and as long as it is available, I will be using it.
I just want everybody to know that I do not personally like the new “Gutenberg” editor thing that WordPress.Com is offering because I find it clunky, confusing and hard to work with. — I wish people would just leave things alone when they are working well. The “Classic” editor works just fine for me!
I have been working on this blog for more than 7 years now and so far, I have never gotten it exactly the way I want it and I have been messing with the format for all those years. Call it “artistic license” if you prefer.
I should have known that presenting the blog in the form of an imaginative fantasy newspaper would probably be the best bet, but I am not the sharpest tack in the pack so some of these obvious things do not occur to me easily.
So now, being very much advanced in age, I am of the deteriorating mindset that calls for inventiveness and unashamed audacity in manipulating these words and these pages to please my most eccentric intellectual palate and to appeal to the more intellectually adventuresome among my readers and potential readers.
Therefore, we shall now endeavor to re-do our categories to match those of the ordinary daily or weekly newspaper found commonly in the small communities scattered across the face of America and see how that sticks to the wall where I like to bounce things off of.
The one thing that will probably remain missing is the comic page. I have to offer my own particular form of nightmarish mental mendacity in lieu of the comic pages and I am fairly well convinced that most people (the ones who are not offended at my often virulence) will find me funny as hell.
So bear with me while I work on this thing and thanks for your patience and continued patronage.