August 19th Update:
Alright. I finally switched my slugs (URL addresses). I read some advice saying that you should just cut out words like, “in, but, to, etc,” because the search engines cut them out anyway. If you find yourself here, because the link from the search engine didn’t work, please refer to the menu or search bar to find the article you are looking for! It might take a few weeks for everything to get back to normal.
Horribly sorry for the inconvenience!
August 18th Update:
Yay! Another post finished! I finished a new chapter to the Two Faces of Japan. I am sure there are a whole lot more points then what I mentioned, but we have to keep the posts short, right?
I also spent time correcting this post about Japanese Marriage Statistics. I’m learning how to do infographics, which can be really fun, but also time-consuming.
I hope everyone has a great weekend! Pray for Japan! They need it!
August 15th Update:
Yay! I got another post up. I’m still not done with the new chapter of the Two Faces of Japan, but it’s close!
I added some “ad” buttons at the bottom of the front page for my other blogs. It’s been really fun to create things! I’m feeling positive about the progress so far and will continue with the mindset of “slow and steady wins the race!”
August 12th Update:
I finally finished the logo!!! Aaaand the font to go with it! I would really advise fellow bloggers to be careful about what fonts/pictures/etc they use, because so much stuff is copyrighted! I’m trying to get all of this out of the way now, so I don’t run into any problems later. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get back to writing soon.
I’m almost done with a new chapter of the Two Faces of Japan and have been updating the other blogs’ formats extensively, so look forward to the changes ahead!
August 10th Update:
Still no word from The New Living Bible about copyright issues. I won’t be able to update the Bible section until then.
I’m literally making a font from scratch, (almost done!) so I haven’t been able to change around everything. I’m slowly yet surely updating the pictures and such! Thanks for checking in and have a great day!
August 8th Update:
Copyright, Copyright, Copyright.
I have to redo the logo! T_T Might as well redo the layout again too, I guess… I don’t like the photo credit at the bottom of the page. I’ll be switching over to WordPress.org eventually anyway, but boy, has this been a huge pain! I might be writing a post for fellow bloggers out there later to help them avoid so many of the mistakes I’ve made! I hate all these roadblocks! More time wasted. God help and guide us all!
August 6th Update:
I finished a new post! You can check it out by clicking on “Latest” on the menu.
I hope everybody is having a great weekend! This is the day that the Lord has made, so enjoy!!!!!
August 4th Update:
Time just goes by too fast when you have kids, no? I’ve got lots of projects to finish, but then there’s always real life. Realistically, to double check this copyright thing, update all the slugs, change pictures to my own creations, and create logos for the other sites… I hate to admit this to myself, but it’s going to take me weeks with toddlers running around. I’m just going to employ the method of “a little bit here, a little bit there” for now and hope I’ll be able to get everything looking organized as soon as possible!
P.S. The New Japanese Bible Publishers have still not gotten back to me, so I won’t be able to update the Bible verses for a bit. It’s summer vacation over here now, so it might be a while before they write me back. Thank you for your patience as I get this copyright stuff sorted out.
August 1st, 2017 Update:
Copyright, copyright, copyright. I’ve got a headache from all this copyright business. If you’re a blog owner, I would recommend you to double check what content you’ve posted up until now.
I will be going through my content over the course of the next few days and I would recommend others to do the same!
As always feedback is appreciated and I’m glad you took the time to visit!
Have a great day!
July 30th, 2017 Update:
I hope you like the new logo! I’ve removed many of the links, because the menu was getting to be too much!
I am finally finished (for the most part) formatting the new websites! It took days and days to finish! May God bless all the good bloggers out there, because it takes so much time to put everything together it’s unreal!
I’m pretty sure I successfully downsized all my images. The site has been loading much faster, so all the work paid off in the end. I still haven’t fixed the slugs yet, but I’ll get to it.
I’ve run into a few roadblocks trying to figure out what I will do with studying the Bible in Japanese. It turns out BOTH the New Japanese Bible and the New Interconfessional Version will only let me quote 250 verses on my website and then I’ll have to fork over money! Wow! At least HarperCollins in the States will let me have up to 500! Come on Japanese people, let’s get generous already!!! I just realized too that Japanese Living Bible and the Digital Daijisen Dictionary have strict copyright laws, so I’ll be looking into that this week.
I’ll be updating and moving things around for a while, so please forgive any errors.