Second “S” stories voting reminder . . . and let’s talk fonts

Because the Alphabet Challenge “S” Stories voting round is off to a very slow start, I decided I’d do a few more reminders. I suppose it’s to be expected, what with the Big Scary Day approaching . . . and just a few days before that, Halloween.   

If you are a reader of our stories and someone who votes, thank you in advance for casting a vote for your favorite of the three despite all that’s probably occupying your mind. Links to the stories and the poll for voting for “Alphabet Challenge S-Stories” are HERE.<<<Link Votes will be accepted until noon on November 8th.

I redid the voting post so that it looks more like what it used to look like. Perhaps that was the problem and not the possibility we might suck as writers.

And now, a horse . . .

That’s a photo captured on the first day I owned my Nikon D200.

Anyway, in case no one noticed, the fonts in the blog are different. Until last week, the Adobe toolkit was available to us bloggers . . . specifically, we could set what fonts to use on the title of the blog (above the header photo), what fonts to use for the menu and post titles, and what font to use for the body of the post. Now . . .

. . . well, now I can choose one font for both the title of the blog and the menu, so gone is my font that looked as if made of pieces of wood (which, after so many years, few people probably noticed) and replaced by a boring font driven by my desire to make the menu readable.

Really, the title and menu don’t bother me as much as the fonts for the body of the post. The font you see now is a bit larger than what I would like. That’s because it’s the “large” version of the font I chose. That’s because the “normal” size is — in my opinion — too small to comfortably read.

In fact, all of the fonts offered by our WP overlords are — again, in my opinion — too small for comfortable reading. BUT . . . and this might not make sense, if I chose those fonts and make them larger, they are even larger than the one I picked.

Here’s the thing; fonts vary in pitch, might or might not have serif, and might or might not be proportional (something like courier has each letter occupy the same amount of real estate, whereas the one I’m using now proportions the width based on the letter (meaning “i” uses less real estate than “m” or “w” . . . imiw. . . see how the letter have the same space between each other?)

Anyway, here’s another horse.

OK, it’s the same horse, but this time it’s not in the shade. And, in case you’re wondering, that’s some sort of branding or other identifier on its neck. It’s not something I added. And, yes, it was white, so probably some type of paint?

Anyway, back to fonts . . . I’d appreciate a comment or two about the one I picked. Not so much for the titles and menu, but for the body of the post.

Specifically, is it easy to read? Over the next few days, I’ll try a few other fonts, but unfortunately, I can’t do multiple fonts in one post when using the Classic Block.

I can do a bit more if I use paragraph blocks, but that means I need to redo my template to incorporate multiple block before the beginning and end of the post. I’ll probably do that, but not on this post.

Yes, yes . . . WordPress is making it easier for users to create amazing content that doesn’t look like what the users want it to look like.

Oh, well . . . Adapt and Overcome, I’ve heard it said.

. . . hmm . . . it feels like I should have a photo here, but I ain’t got none ready. How about a video? I went to rinse a cup and . . .

The Gallery for these and other photos from “reminder posts” is HERE<<<link. The photos are almost twice the size as if you click on the above, and the details — and quality — are better in SmugMug than here.

A few people liked the John Deere Model-B photos in the previous post. Well, there’s a photo of the same machine covered with snow HERE.<<link That links also has a quick dragon story. It’s one I enjoyed writing and still enjoy reading from time to time.

The Model-B also makes an appearance HERE‘s<<link where I explore the Monochrome Madness theme of “In the Open“. If you want to see lots of monochrome photos trying to fit that theme, that’s a post for you. There’s even a poll at the end!

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