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Less Chaos, More Perfect (I hope!)

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Good morning, people. How are you? Ready to tackle a new week? Thankfully, mine is off to a good start. A representative of my landlord came early this morning to do some repairs in my flat. There are some fairly substantial cracks in the walls that needed filling. I know that sounds major, but the surveyor had said the damage was cosmetic rather than structural, so that was a relief, and I guess I have to trust his judgment. In any case, it’s great to have those repairs out of the way, and the guy doing the work was a friendly chap so we had a good chat. Praise God for His grace on a Monday morning!

If you visit the homepage of my blog you’ll see that I’ve been doing something of a repair job myself, albeit a virtual one rather than a physical one. I was feeling that my blog was becoming bloated with links, and I don’t want the experience of visiting Perfect Chaos to be a confusing one. I already have my website where I share my music, my YouTube channel, and various other projects, and I felt like linking to all that content from Perfect Chaos as well as my website was doubling up and probably overkill. The last thing I want is to confuse the people who kindly take the time to visit my blog. So, I have stripped things back to the bare essentials — Perfect Chaos will be focused on my written work (mainly articles related to philosophy and theology, as well as info about my books) and those who are interested in my other activities can follow me on the relevant websites elsewhere on the interweb. Is this a good plan?

I will not be too rigid in terms of posting only about philosophy and theology, as this blog is also about my life in general and it’s important to me to be able to share life stuff as well as intellectual stuff. But I think the changes I’ve made make things a lot simpler and clearer. I hope you agree.

I’m excited to be running the price promotion on my new book Big Ideas from Ancient Greece from tomorrow, so I’ll post about that in more detail in the coming days. It’s a lovely little book and I do hope some of you will read it, but I know we’re all bombarded with book releases these days and only have so much time. The book was professionally designed and edited by my superstar editor, and I believe it’s a high quality release albeit a relatively short one. For a preview of the book, go here.

What do you have planned for this week? Do let me know in the comments, and also let me know if you have any feedback or advice in relation to the tidier look and focus of this blog and the changes I’ve made. God bless you and I’ll see you soon.

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6 comments

  1. I think your site looks great! I didn’t see the old layout, because I usually read on WordPress, but it’s very clean cut.

    That’s so exciting about your book! We are homeschooling, so I would love something like that. But I am in the U.S. Will it be on Amazon?

    Just life as normal for us this week, but I’m sure it will be a great one 😊.

    God bless!

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    1. Hi Jenny! Thanks so much for the kind feedback, much appreciated!

      That’s cool that you’re homeschooling, I often come across families in the US who are homeschooling… do you follow Brackin and Lindsay Kirkland (Tiny Notes From Home) on YouTube?

      The book will be on Amazon in the US in both paperback and Kindle formats, yes!

      In fact, you can see it here:

      If you do pick up a copy I hope it’s a valuable resource for your family! 🙂

      Peace and blessings,

      Steven

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  2. Your site looks great! I see so many cluttered blog sites, and I think your strikes a balance of being minimalistic in the right ways but not so drastically that it’s plain or boring. 🙂

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    1. That’s good to hear, thanks Lily! Actually, yesterday when I was doing the ‘tidy up’ I spent some time looking at your blog, because we have the same theme I think, and because I respect your artistic eye I wanted to see what decisions you had made with your customisations. Your static homepage is great, and I considered doing that, but I like having the three featured posts on my homepage so I’ve stuck with that 🙂 I was going to keep the social menu top right as you have done, but I thought I’d go for a super-clean look and put my social links on the Contact page.

      Anyway, thank you so much, and hope everything is going well! God bless you 🙂

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