Miscellaneous Blogging

Just A Note, I’m Behind On Comments

Just wanted to say, I’m behind on comments (and e-mails) again. I got a rather disturbing e-mail today from a reader which could have possibly been avoided if I was on top of comments I THINK?! Or I hope!?

But I thought I’d better just do a quick post and tell you that I really appreciate your thoughts, opinions, etc…but I am behind in replying. I have a lot going on sometimes and I do my best to get through all comments and answer them.

Remember they ARE on approval so if they don’t appear right away that’s because they are awaiting for me to approve and reply to each one.

I love chatting with you guys and I wouldn’t intentionally ignore what you have to say. Just know I’m sometimes a little swamped and crazy with work, with the blog, and with my own life icon smile

Happy Monday!

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Follow the Muse on Tumblr (If You Dare)

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I’ve had a Tumblr account for a while and I just decided I might as well start using it right? Right. If you want you can follow me up at http://musemedia.tumblr.com/. I’ll be posting random beauty bits and bobs and I’m sure my fandoms will get involved in there as well somewhere….!

By the way, Happy (early) Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. I hope it’s a very special day for you!

And on a more serious note…ugh….

I’ve been having a few hiccups on Musings lately. If you experience any lag, hang ups, sluggishness, or any other drama when loading the site I would greatly appreciate it if you e-mail me or comment and let me know. I sometimes don’t catch these issues since I view the site differently than you do. I’d appreciate it SO much if you give me the heads up with any problems or slowness you experience.

Thanks!

Have a really pleasant weekend!

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Finding Content on Musings of a Muse

My “new” template is actually getting older now but I thought I’d share some tips and tricks on how to find content on Musings of a Muse today so you can have the best user experience possible on my site.

There are SO many ways to search through the archives and older posts and you might not be utilizing them.

So this is a little discussion of how you can find your fav brands, search for reviews, etc….

Clickable Categories and Tags

Search by Tag

One of the best features of my site in my opinion are the category tags. Every single post features clickable tags below the post title. See the photo above for an example as it contains tags for Asian Brands, Beauty Abroad, Blush, Japanese Brands, Majolica Majorca, Make-up Reviews, Muse Approved, Swatches…you can click any of these tags and similiar posts will be available for you to browse through!

Nifty right?

Search by Brand

Search by Brand
If you look towards the right hand side of the site you’ll see some pull down menus that allow you to search by brand. I’ve categorized these into four sections which include:

  • Drugstore Brands (Almay, Covergirl, Revlon, L’Oreal, etc….etc…etc….can all be found here)
  • Mid-Range Brands (Urban Decay, Lorac, Bare Minerals, etc….etc….can all be located here)
  • High-End Brands (Givenchy, Dior, Guerlain, etc….are all here)
  • Seasonal Collections (Spring 2007? Summer 2008? All seasonal collections are located here)

Simply drop down the menu, click the brand you want, and EVERY single post I ever did for that brand will appear in your browser.

Muse Approved, Beauty on a Budget, and a Daily Dose of Beauty

Muse Approved
Want to know some of the products that are really doing it for me? Click on the Muse Approved icon located on the right hand side of the blog and you’ll be magically whisked away to things I love. While you’re hanging out over there do check on the Beauty on a Budget and Daily Dose of Beauty tags too!

These are just some of the cool ways to search through the site!

I’ll cover more in another post soon!

Have fun storming the castle!

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Follow the Muse

Social Media

Did you hear Hello Cotton is closing up shop? Crazy! Google Reader is disappearing as of July as you already know…I looked outside and there definitely isn’t visible signs of the zombie plague as of yet but who knows, anything can happen at this point that’s why it’s important you know where you can follow me when these great services disappear. And not only to get your beauty fix but also to get the 4 1 1 on where we can meet up should the zombie plague hit!

I fan girl out on Reddit as well under my other alias but I recently opened up an account for MusingsofaMuse. I’m a little inactive using it but hope to start posting more under that account verses my personal account.

And hey it’s the weekend btw….!

I hope you have some pleasant plans for the weekend! I’m not really sure what I’m doing yet. It’s a cold, rainy day in Gotham so might call a few friends and have a movie night. I just realized after driving myself mad trying to locate a theater playing Room 237 that it’s available on AppleTV! Jeez all that work and I could have sat on my couch and watched it.

Whatever you do I hope you have fun!

There’s been a few technical hiccups around here lately which I hope you haven’t noticed but please if you are experiencing any problems with the site…slow loading issues, comments, etc….feel free to use the contact form to tell me or comment here or across any social media outlets. I view the site in a completely different environment than you do so sometimes if there is a problem I am unaware of it unless someone tells me. So if you have ANY issues at all I’d be grateful you alerted me.

TGIF friends!

Thanks for always making my week fly by with your daily blather! I enjoy your company so very much!

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Introducing Google Nose

google nose

Finally Google Nose is launching! I’ve always wanted a program like Google Nose for Musings of a Muse as when I review fragrance or a certain product that smells delicious or even candles I wanted to share that scent with you but up until now it’s been impossible to translate fragrance to you outside of the written word!

Google Nose is in beta for search but it actually allows you to search products and offer the option of smelling them right from your computer!

An Android Ambient Odor Detection collects smells via the world’s most sensible mobile operating system and brings them to YOU!

How awesome would it be to visit Musings of a Muse and see me describing a scent but not only would you read my experience with it but smell it for yourself?

Learn more below!

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