Thoughts and ramblings of an ageing, music loving, Sci-Fi geekā€¦

New Year – Exciting times ahead

Another year starts. Welcome to 2016 and a Happy New Year to you all. I’ll start by admitting I’ve not done as much updating to this blog as I thought I would, mostly because it doesn’t have a particular theme, I’ve been busy and not had anything I’ve felt the need to really write about but lets start with a bit of a roundup.

Since my last post in October there have been multiple convention trips involving mad journeys just for the day to Cardiff and Brighton, which were actually two of the most fun days of the year (more…)

rockstar6662 / 5th January 2016 / Books, Cinema, Conventions, Music, Photographs, Signings, Thoughts, Travel, TV Shows, Updates / 0 Comments

A year on….

September 15th 2014. No that’s not a typo and I haven’t entered a time warp, that was the date of my first post on this blog. A year on, where are we? For a start I’m glad I’m keeping this going. True I haven’t been as regular in my writing as I hoped and it’s gone through some design changes, not all positive but got to something I like in the end. I still haven’t really settled on any kind of theme, other than I write about things I’ve done that I think might interest people and anything I just feel the need to comment on. Most importantly though I like doing it when I can think of something to write and as I said at the start, it’s mostly been for me. A few more readers wouldn’t go amiss though lol. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 15th September 2015 / Thoughts, Updates / 0 Comments

New Year, New Site

Welcome to my new domain. Wow, that sounds like I’ve become overlord of a kingdom or something.

I’ve decided to move the site to a new hosted domain with a more memorable URL which I feel will be more appropriate, easier to remember and find and will also give me the flexibility to do more with the site. The standard wordpress.com site is great but has some limitations.

Those familiar with the old site will find this is very similar but here’s a quick run down of the basic features and changes:

  • The theme has changed. While I liked the previous one, this I feel is cleaner and more suited to what I have in mind.
  • New posts will still appear on the home page as they are added.
  • You can choose to view posts just matching certain categories using the selections on the sidebar.
  • I’ve added a Contact Me page. This is just for general feedback or questions. Any comments you want published can still be posted on the form under the relevant article.
  • There’s a new Search box on the right.

This is all still very much a work in progress as I learn what I can do with it all but please explore and feel free to let me know if you come across any problems, especially missing images or broken links.

To be continued……

rockstar6662 / 24th January 2015 / Updates / 0 Comments

New Year, new things coming

Maybe a bit late but welcome to 2015. I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year if you celebrate those.

Personally I needed the break, had a great time with friends, relaxing and learning some new games (X-Wing Minatures and Fluxx being particular highlights) and although some of the changes I was hoping to be making at this time are not now going to happen, I start the year in a much better place than I did last year with some exciting things to look forward to.

I’ve also given a lot of thought to what I want to do with this blog. I want it to develop and keep going and therefore I’ve decided to move it to a new host so I can do more with it and customize it more. I’m currently working on it, probably keeping the same basic design but making a few changes and restructuring it so it’s easier to find the specific posts you’re interested in for example.

I’ve got no specific timetable but hopefully this will be live at the end of January, maybe earlier and I’ll post a further update when it’s ready.

If I get it right, all subscriptions should transfer over so those of you who are following it should still follow and the current URL should be redirected but keep an eye on 7thdimensionblog.co.uk which will be the new blog specific URL. Just a holding page there at the moment.

Thanks again for being part of this, more updates are coming.

rockstar6662 / 18th January 2015 / Updates / 0 Comments