Tea Time


Useful tools for blogging and maintaining a website

While I don't use a lot of images on this blog, I do make art that I sometimes like to share online, and think it is important to make sure that images are optimised properly, so they don't take up a huge amount of space.

Krita – the app I use to make art – has its own web optimisation settings, however it is TinyPNG that provides the best results.


A new home for my blog

I have been blogging for ages, my first blog being on LiveJournal back in the days it was not only the popular option, but the only option. After LiveJournal, I moved to Tumblr, then Wordpress, Medium, then back to a more basic blogging platform with GitHub Pages. However, I've never really blogged consistently, even though I have set that as a goal for myself every year (and failed every single time).

So many things have happened in my life since I last blogged, that I would need to write a separate post just for that, and I might be doing it, but right now I am taking advantage of my newly found stability (well, “kind of” stability, since I am currently without a home of my own), to pick up blogging again, and really make it a habit this time.