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Kind of flailing here.

Yesterday I got an email wanting to know about advertising. I get a lot of spam for HDJM and debated replying with our rates, before thinking, eh, go ahead. Well, am I ever happy that I did because it was a rep from Lacoste. So I'm waiting to hear back from them about which option they're going for. *cries* Also, I'm now in need of someone that could show me how to add a banner under the existing banner in my Coraline Theme on wordpress. I need to insert CSS code, I'm pretty sure, but I'm not sure how. I can always look it up, but GOSH it would be great if anyone already knew how?

THEN. THEN!! For those of you that watch SouthLAnd, Shawn Hatosy (Sammy) - his DAD contacted me this morning, thanking me for our recaps, and specifically because we have fans that discuss the show in a positive way. That we're the only recap site he's found that does that. *grateful sobbing* Also, a whole mess of new folks came out of nowhere yesterday and brought up some AMAZING discussion points in comments. I love how smart our readers/commenters are.

TODAY! I have a gaggle of things to look into to get this business to actual make a profit, enough that I can do more than just sustain the site's costs, but pay the wonderful women that write the recaps. (Like that alliteration?) You can always drop a l'il something in the tip jar, or visit our advertiser's websites - which is also a HUGE support to us. (They see we drove you there, they stay with me, I can charge for more ads, etc.)

Also, Top Chef Texas, the Penultimate Ep's recap is up, and I'm not even going to act like I'm not slap happy and went bananas in the recap. :D

Excerpt:
Sarah made Five Greens-filled Pasta with Garlic Chili and Spice Sformato/Gin, Kumquats, Mango cocktail (Again, I'd be all over that drink, but that's definitely a summer sip. The Sformato is frozen solid in most cases, and that pissed Gail off. She rolls up her sleeves and threatens Tom with a knife when Tom says, “Well, we said ice!” Gail presses the dull blade to Tom's neck and says it should still be edible. Two security guards pull her back and give her another drink. Emeril is on his fourth and looking rosy-cheeked.)


WHEE I AM HAVING A GOOD DAY, FOLKS.

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stoney321
Feb. 23rd, 2012 04:24 pm (UTC)
OMG, I need to make sure I can accommodate the ad Lacoste wants, which would be AWESOME because they have money. And will give it to us. \o/

How wonderfully thoughtful are some of those comments?! (Pfft, you are smart, don't be intimidated!)
poshcat
Feb. 23rd, 2012 05:12 pm (UTC)
Holy crap, no kidding you're having a good day! I can't believe his DAD contacted you. That is so great. It almost makes one think that famous people are actually real human beings or something.

I'm stoked about Lacoste. My kid balked at having an ad on your site, so it's a good thing you weren't depending on us to gain some credibility! LOL! I'm very excited for you (and us!).
stoney321
Feb. 23rd, 2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
IS THAT THE CUTEST?? Aww, proud dad!

Hahaha, tell your daughter I still think she's aces, even though she is shunning everything we stand for. :D (I'm fairly positive I can get the ad up right under our banner, which means Big Bucks. Well, for us. And if I can keep that steady, paychecks for everyone!!)
flaming_muse
Feb. 23rd, 2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
I am so proud of you and so happy for you. <3

BECAUSE OF THE LAYERS.
stoney321
Feb. 23rd, 2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
JUST LIKE THE SONG, FM. Just like the song.

<3 <3
parthenia14
Feb. 23rd, 2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
Where should the banner go? My guess is that you just need to work out the required size for the banner image, upload the correctly-sized image and then insert it in your theme as an image which doubles as a link (assuming it will link out to their corporate site). There shouldn't be any need to touch the CSS.

So, your current huge HDJM banner image is 990 x 180 pixels, and your small text-widget-based advertising spots are 212 pixels wide.

I don't know the Coraline theme, but does that help?
stoney321
Feb. 23rd, 2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know how to do all of that, but my particular theme doesn't grant you access under the HDJM banner - I have to go into edit mode (which is CSS) and add it in that way.

I just don't want to bork my site if there's a particular way/line of code to make it work.

(And you are so sweet to respond to my query, btw!)
parthenia14
Feb. 23rd, 2012 07:28 pm (UTC)
*G* Sorry if I was teaching my grandmother to suck eggs.

*squints* So, just figuring out what you're trying to do. Do you cut down the HDJM banner(to half-size) and then add the banner on the right? Or add it underneath the site banner?

Depends on the theme as to where it goes, but the obvious place would be in header.php, right after the code for the banner. You might need to specify a new div, so you can style it with the right padding/margins etc.

Edited at 2012-02-23 07:30 pm (UTC)
stoney321
Feb. 23rd, 2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
Hahahahaha, no, you're fine. I was happy someone responded!

No, I don't want to have to cut my banner down, if I don't have to. I just want to add another image (say, 700 x 60) under it and shift everything else down, too.

How to do the coding is where I'm stuck. I can see the file I would edit, I'm just trying to figure out what the code is to jam in there. :)
parthenia14
Feb. 23rd, 2012 07:54 pm (UTC)
OH SHIT OOPS.

Forgot about hmtl! feel free to delete, LOL!
stoney321
Feb. 23rd, 2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
Ha! No worries! I really appreciate all of your efforts, though, it's VERY SWEET. I need to dig up all of the
foreverfoxcat
Feb. 23rd, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
Aw, you're so cute when you're happy.

stoney321
Feb. 23rd, 2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha! *pulls a face* :D
fishwithfeet
Feb. 23rd, 2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
Not sure if you've seen this... but I get the feeling you'll get a kick out of this website.

Insert your favorite Mormon of choice here!
rocketlaunching
Feb. 24th, 2012 01:10 am (UTC)
I friggin love Shawn Hatosy. Unf. Even when he was that dickbag who killed that kid in Alpha Dog, so fucking good. You are SO LUCKY.
zyrya
Feb. 24th, 2012 01:55 am (UTC)
I have the BIGGEST SMILE on my face. You're my hero! Your energy and dedication are awesome!
kseenaa
Feb. 25th, 2012 10:49 pm (UTC)
It is amazing how far that site as gone... Really amazing. :-)
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