Miscellaneous Blogging

We Have Instant Messenging!

Bless Be! We have live instant messenging!

Finally!

I was seeking a good program and all along it’s been right under my nose!

So what does this mean…?

It means you can speak to me live whenever I am online! Yay! If you look towards my left hand column and scroll down a tiny bit you’ll come across a tiny bubble that reads “Chat with theMuse”. Click it…go on you know you wanna……just be sure your pop up blocker is off!

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A window will pop up and connect you live to me! And we can chat, discuss the weather, makeup, whatever your little heart desires!

As long as the little radio button is “green” that means I may be at my computer and around for a little chitter chatter! When the button is gray it means I’m currently offline!

I’m pretty excited to finally have this available for you guys to use because I get so many questions and emails a day I think this might make things a bit easier!

Hope you enjoy it!

Cheers!

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Spring Cleaning Updates

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Good Morning Lovies!

Happy Monday!

You may (or may not) have noticed that Musings has undergone a few minor changes. One important change for me was having a new domain name setup. You can now find Musings of a Muse at it’s new address, www.musingsofamuse.com!

Yay! Exciting! If you by chance link me on your site if you could please as a personal favor to me update your link to reflect the change I’d be extremely grateful!

Secondly, you’ll notice my layout changed a tiny bit. I felt like my three columns were a bit cluttered so I now have a column on the left and a column on the right and finally my posts are smack in the middle!

Thirdly, I’ve added a cbox off to the right hand side of my column which you can use to comment randomly or just to say hey!

I have a few ads up as well! If you find these irritating do let me know and I’ll try to come up with something else as I never want Musings to be about “commercial” or “corporate”. That’s not my aim with Musings at all so if you feel overwhelmed by ads you should tell me and I’ll do everything I can to reduce the clutter so you can have the content you come here for!

I’ve temporarily moved my live chat room. I know it’s been ages since I held a live chat but I promise I’ll be adding it up soon and having a live chat icon smile

A few items that are upcoming as you know are the Musings forum and some podcasts as well!

That’s about it!

I hope you’re as excited as I am about the changes! Maybe they’ll make your life a bit easier too when browsing around here as I believe it’s better organized now!

Much Love and Hugs,

From your Muse.

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Argggggrrrrrrrrr! Comments Go Bye Bye!

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Just a quickie note!

If you left me a comment today it might have been swallowed whole by blogger. I’m missing about ten comments from the Heatherette post, about five on the Korean Cosmetics post, and a few others here and there.

I wanted to tell you guys just in case you didn’t get a reply!

I’m not ignoring you I promise! Blogger is just being pissy!

Hugs from the Muse to make up for the lack of replies icon wink

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Babblings About Digital Cameras and Musings of Change!

Hey Guys!

I wanted to share something with you! I’m about to embark on the purchase of a new digi cam in April. I’ve been using my trusty Kodak and Sony for ages and I thought I needed something with a bit more meat. After carefully consulting with my digital camera guru, Vanessa, I decided to go with a Canon. She had recommend two solid models and after a bit of thought I decided to wait a little while and go with the Canon Powershot SD1100 which is releasing in April. I seriously don’t need another digital camera as I have plenty in the “digital graveyard” in my closet where all old technology goes to rest (mice, keyboards, cameras, printers, my commadore 64, my Apple Lisa, etc…etc..). It appears, like the geek I am, that I develop emotional attachments to hardware and have a hard time throwing it away!

This particular model of the Canon looks very good. This is actually more a purchase for you guys then for me. I wanted something that would take high quality images of cosmetics, good bright photos of swatches, and close up shots. My old camera does ok with these things but I could definately use an upgrade! I normally avoid swatching because my camera takes such crummy shots and the colors appear wrong so hopefully the Canon will solve this problem and we’ll end up with some good true to color swatch pictures.

Anyway!

Thought I’d share and tell you to be on the look out for better pictures coming to a blog near you very soon! I think this will be extremely beneficial when your unable to purchase Japanese cosmetics at retail. The jacked up prices don’t give you an option to make a mistake with color if you know what I mean. So if you end up shelling out cash for Japanese Collections you’ll at least have the tools you need (my swatches and photos) to make proper color selections when purchasing!

Most of you know that a majority of my Japanese cosmetics are purchased at retail cost. I have a few friends that live in Japan and they get me what I need and I do the same for them. But when you’re purchasing online prices have a tendency to rise from $5-$10 USD or more!

A few other changes are also coming your way shortly….

Good changes I hope.

A new adventure awaits readers of Musings of a Muse some of which I think might be exciting!

I’m working on my own forum very soon so you’ll have a place to chat to fellow readers, swap cosmetics, chat about brands, etc…..

There are many, many makeup forums around but I thought Musings of a Muse deserved it’s own forum! So it shall be very soon! I’ve wanted to do this for a long time but I just haven’t had the time but know it’s in the works!

After much thought and consideration I’ve decided to start podcasting some of my posts. This should be live very soon depending on how much time I have to do it. Now you’ll not only have the opportunity to read my posts but you’ll also be able to listen to me babble about a collection, share my thoughts and opinions, and just do my normal giggle ummmm routine! Brace yourself while I try to remove the giggles and the “ummm’s” from my vocabulary!

I’ve wanted to do this for a while and I thought it would be a fun and unique way to make my posts even more interesting!

I think that’s about it for now! I hope you’ll find all these new additions as exciting as I do!

Thanks to my old and new readers because this can’t be possible without each of you!

Update: Camera is on the way! Amazon.com had listed it’s release April 15 but thanks to Taryn for showing the Muse it was available on Best Buy! So we’ll now have quality images soon! I hope it works well in low light situations and such! We shall see!

Cheers Taryn! Thanks for helping a Muse out icon wink

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Feedburner Subscriptions

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Hey there guys!

PJ from A Touch of Blusher had alerted me to the fact that my “subscribe in a reader” link could be having a problem. I was not experiencing this problem when I attempted clicking the link and subscribing to my own feed but I later got an e-mail and a comment about how it wasn’t working for a few of you!

I think I solved the problem!

So anyone that wanted to subscribe to my feed can do so by clicking towards the left hand side and entering your e-mail address!

Cross my fingers it works for you guys now!

Let me know if you experience any problems!

Cheers!

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