Sunday, September 20, 2009

HUGE update to Great Beginnings page now uploaded

Well, it's been a long time but I've been hard at work the last couple of weeks, on the Great Beginnings page. I thought it would never be done, what a job! LOL I've split the major sections into separate pages as the page was getting too long for easy browsing. The Great Beginnings index page is still in the same spot, here. The pages I've added to are the Tutorials page, the PSP English tutorials, I've added 322 new links to that section and checked the links with a link checker. I also added 1297 (that's not a typo, that's one thousand two hundred and ninety-seven!!) new links to the Scrapbooking page in the Scrap Blogs section and the Scrap-All The Other Stuff sections. The Scrap Blogs section has a subsection at the bottom for Blogs with Freebie Lists and Blog Train Stations. The link checker I used, Xenu Link Sleuth, is excellent and free! But it will only flag the link as dead if it leads nowhere, like a page not found. If it leads to one of those search pages that seems to take the place of expired domains recently, or a redirect page, or a page saying "I've closed my site down" or "I've moved my site", it won't flag it as a dead link. If you find any dead links, would you email me please and let me know? Also, if you have a site or blog you'd like to see added to my pages, or know of a good one to add, email me as well, and I'll go check it out. I hope you enjoy your surfing, I know I did (except not recently, too much like a job LOL) Once I recover from this marathon, I'll start adding to the new sections I've set up, such as Fonts, Blogger layouts, etc, also I have more links to add to existing sections. But I need a rest now. LOL I also have a number of tags that I haven't made into stationery and wallpaper yet, I hope to get to that soon. I've been buying up the tube companies so I have hundreds of copyright safe tubes to use and to replace in some of my existing stationery and wallpaper. Lots of new stuff coming up. After my rest. Take care! Hugs, Ellie

Monday, September 14, 2009

Great Beginnings page-getting there!

Hi everyone, I'm getting there with the page. I've finished checking the English PSP tutorial section, adding more as I go along with my terrible surfing addiction. LOL I'm now halfway done the scrapbooking section. I'm waiting till I have this section done before uploading the entire thing, because I split the major sections into new pages and it's easier to upload all at once. I'm glad you're all being so patient. I'll be done soon!
I did have to put a no select script on the page as I've seen that page stolen so many times I can't believe it. Rather than just send people to my page, people are copying and pasting the entire page onto their websites, without a word of credit for my site. I'm pretty easy-going about this kind of stuff but this page takes me forever to work on, as you can see. You can still right click on the page if, for instance, you want to right click and open a link in a new tab or a new window. But no more copying the entire page and pasting it into other websites or emails.
Anyway, I hope to have the page done by this weekend and uploaded, but you know what happens to all great plans. LOL Keep your fingers crossed.
Have a great day!
Hugs, Ellie

Monday, September 7, 2009

Great Beginnings page taking longer than expected

Hi everyone. I'm sorry the Great Beginnings page is taking longer than I expected to check before uploading. The job is huge to begin with and I thought the worst part was over in inputting the links. But for each dead link I find I have to check it out, see if I can find the site before deleting the link entirely, and then with my ADHD problems, I keep going off on a tangent. I may find the site or another one while looking for it, and think ok, I'll just add that one to the page too! Then of course I have to go and download kits, look up tuts and it just goes from one thing to another. I've almost got the PSP English tuts all checked, I'm up to the P's! LOL Since I'm splitting the page into various categories, as it's got too long for easy browsing, I'll upload the tuts section page as soon as I'm done with it. I hope it's worth the wait!! I think it is! LOL
Take care
Hugs, Ellie

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Huge update to Great Beginnings Page coming up

Hi everyone. Just got back from a 10 day camping trip and I spent half of it in the trailer adding over 1300 links to my Great Beginnings page, over 200 in PSP English tuts and over a thousand in the Scrap Designer's section. I've just got to run it through a dead links checker and I'll upload it in a day or two. I didn't have the net while camping so couldn't check the links as I went along. The Scrap Designer's update was so overwhelming that I kept putting off updating the page but I just took the bit between my teeth and went to work! Nose to the grindstone, and all that. LOL Checking the links and going back and forth deleting and updating is now picnic either with that many links to check!
I'll let you know when I have it uploaded. Then it's back to work on updating all of my stationery and wallpaper pages. I've bought a ton of tubes and have to make my stuff as copyright compliant as I can.
Take care,
Hugs, Ellie