Need a little help?

This will give you a quick walkthrough of how to best view this site. It’s all pretty basic, but not always self-explanatory. This help section is broken down into these main parts:

1. The main page
2. The sidebar
3. The Calendar
4. Leaving a Comment
5. Becoming a registered user on this site


1. The Main Page

This is usually the first page you get to when you arrive at my site. It has the 10 most recent posts displayed from newest to oldest. Just scroll down for older posts. At the bottom, here is a link labeled “Next page.” This will take you 10 more older posts until you reach the first one. If you want to get completely caught up on the site, it’s best to go all the way back to the first post and start reading from there.

To view a post on a page of its own and to see its comments, just click on the title of the post you with to see.

If at any time (like now) you find that you’re not on the main page, and want to get back to it, just click on the big “Stevish” at the top, and it will take you back to the main page. Pretty handy, eh?


2. The Sidebar

If you look to the right side of the page, you’ll find a blue bar called the “Sidebar.” This is the basic navigational supercenter of It can pretty much take you anywhere you want to go.

Every post is categorized to help you find a specific type of posts. Here are the categories and what they contain:

  • Updates: Posts with new information about my life, website, work, etc…
  • Serious: If you’re looking for comedy, don’t look here.
  • Babblings: Ususally something I just go off on for fun. Probably more entertaining.
  • Web Design: Stuff about internet programming…

Clicking on any of those links in the sidebar will take you to an archive for that category (Pretty much like the main page, except that only posts that are tagged with that specific category are listed).

Just like clicking on one of the categories, only this one will show you all of the posts I wrote in that specific month.

There are 4 categories here: Blogs, Links, Members, and Meta. These links will take you to a different page on my site (like “My poetry” or “IFAQ”), perform a member-related action (like logging in or registering), or take you to a page somewhere off my website. I do moniter all of these links to make sure that they are “safe” for the whole family.


3. The Calendar

At the top of the sidebar is the calendar. But this calendar will do more than help you figure out what day it is.

As you can see, there are some numbers in blue, and some in white. The blue numbers indicate a date when I posted at least once. Clicking on any blue date will take you to a list of all the posts I made on that day.

You can also switch to the previous month. his will allow you to browse all the posts made that month, or you can click on a specific date to see the posts for that date.


4. Leaving a Comment

If you would like to leave feedback, make a comment or suggestion, or discuss any post, you may leave a comment on that post. These comments will be visible to everyone that views that post.

If you want to leave a comment, you must first get to the “permalink” for the post you wish to comment on. To do this, simply click on the title of the post. Once there, scroll to the bottom where you will see several white boxes. You must fill out all boxes (except the website box) in order to leave a post. If you are a registered user, you will not have to fill out the name, E-mail, or website boxes.

The authentication image is to help protect the site from spambots that like to leave whole commercials on my website. Simply type in the number that appears in the image. If you can’t see the image, or have any trouble leaving the comment, you can simply E-mail me the comment you want to leave and I can post it for you.

Please do not use any vulgar language or links to bad sites in your comments or they will be promptly deleted. If I get too many of these types of posts, I might just have to make it so I have to manually approve every comment that is posted. And I don’t wanna have to do that. 🙂


5. Becoming a registered user on this site

Registering on is actually a very quick process.

After clicking on the ‘register’ link in the sidebar, it will ask you for a login name and your E-mail address (Don’t worry, the E-mail is for verification only. I will not give it to anyone else or use it to send any kind of spam… I promise).

Once you’ve filled out those to things, it will E-mail your password to the address you provided. Once you’ve checked your E-mail, click on the login button. After you enter your username and password, it will bring you to your account management screen.

The first thing you should do is change your password. Simply scroll to the bottom of the account management screen and type in your new password in both of the password feilds, then click on ‘update profile.’

Now you can click on ‘view site’ at the top of your screen and continue browsing my site as a registered user. The only benefits I can think of are 1. the fact that you are a registered member of (It’s like having 50 free coolness points), and 2. being able to post comments without re-entering your information every time. So go ahead… make a user. It’ll be fun.


Alright, that’s all I’ve got. Head back to the main page and have fun browsing.


2 Responses to “Need a little help?”

  1. Mariam Dalley Says:

    Hi, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam comments? If so how do you protect against it, any plugin or anything you can advise? I get so much lately it’s driving me mad so any help is very much appreciated.

  2. Stevish Says:

    Mariam, I use Akismet, which is made by the same company that makes WordPress. It’s a really great spam filter. I get tons of spam comments daily, and akismet catches all but about one per week. It works great and is free for individuals.

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