I am writing a blog post every day from December 1st to December 24th, 2021, about a blogger whose writing or site I follow. My aim for this series is to help you discover new blogs and to help get the word out about content creators whose blogs I appreciate. You can read more about this series in the inaugural Day 1 post.
I first discovered carol.gg from Ana Rodrigues' blogroll. I enjoy going through blogrolls and clicking on links to see what new sites I can find. At first, carol.gg, owned by Carolina Gilabert, was a relatively bare-bones site. Carol was rebuilding her website and worked away on carol.gg as it was published. Thus, I, and other readers, were able to gain a good insight into what it's like to build a site from scratch. Seeing this project evolve has excited me.
Through the "Rebuilding my site" series, which I admit I still need to catch up on, Carol has documented the changes she made to make her site what it is today. I remember the site when there were many default HTML styles. Now, there are so many creative touches across the website. Headings and subheadings have coloured underlines. The top of the site has a lovely SVG banner with eye-catching shapes. Emojis are used liberally across the website, such as in headings. This is a nice touch. I find emojis help break up a page and make its contents more readable.
carol.gg's Uses page inspired my own page. On this page, Carol shares the hardware, software, and other technology that she uses or owns that relates to working. There are some amazing mechanical keyboards to see on the uses page. Upon seeing them, I could not help but wonder how one makes a mechanical keyboard so colourful. Uses page such as this one are great places to discover new software (or, at the very least, to have some fun learning about how other people work with computers).
Carol shares regular life updates on her blog. These often contain links to many places on the web, from teleivion shows to interesting books and articles. There are posts on other topics for you to explore as you look through the posts on the blog archive page.
If you're looking for a place to start, I would recommend Carol's "Rebuilding my site" series that I mentioned earlier. Carol talks about various aspects of building a site, from using the Eleventy static site generator to writing CSS styles and adding SVGs for design.
I looked at my calendar and could not believe today is the fifteenth of December. Christmas is ten days away. This means there will be nine more posts in this series before I conclude. If you have enjoyed reading this series so far—whether you are reading it in December as it is written or at some other time—please do let me know by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I shall see you in tomorrow's blog post for the sixteenth(!) post in this series. And, to take inspiration from Carol's blog, I will add an emoji to end the post 🚀
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