this is me.

this is me.


Rachel Bjerke is a writer and mother in Portland, Oregon. She has an English degree from Portland State University. You can also find her on her photo blog,  Mostly Pics.

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    • Hi Lana! I did that “about” page before I really had a clear intention for my blog. Now I know I want to be more serious, so I figured it was time to change it and delete the pictures 😦 I liked that page though, and it’s still on my photography blog, but it just doesn’t fit with my writing blog anymore. Thanks for the note though! And thanks for stopping by Mostly Words! 🙂

  1. Hi Rachel—I like your blog and have a question for you: How do you like this Hemingway theme? I am going to change mine and have narrowed down my choices to this one and 2014.

    I have tried this theme on a test blog and the only thing that I don’t like is the way that Hemingway does Pullquotes. I have been unable to insert them in the sides of posts, they just end up centered between paragraphs.

    Thank you in advance for any insights that you care to share,

    • Well I don’t know what pullquotes are to be honest (I’m fairly new to wordpress/blogging), So I can’t comment on that, but I do like the Hemingway theme.
      I really only have one complaint, and that is when I view my page on an iPad, my top post and the side widgets overlap for some reason, so it looks jumbled and messed up. I’ve been considering changing to a new theme because of it.
      But I do like that I can choose a background color and my own header photo for free; that’s one of the reasons I haven’t changed yet. That and I like how the Hemingway theme is arranged and haven’t found one I like better.
      Don’t know if this helps you any.
      Good luck with the theme change!

      • Hi Rachel,

        Thank you so much for your feedback. Your idea about checking the theme on a mobile device is a good one and something that I will definitely do in the future.

        As for pullquotes—they are the ones that are inserted into a post on the edges, or centered in the text, and the main body wraps around them. It is something that I like to do from time to time.

        I setup a free test blog to download and try out various themes. I copied some of my favorite posts into it and added a few new ones to try out the editing styles. That was when I ran into the pullquote situation—minor stuff in the long-term.

        Thanks again and good luck with your theme search,

  2. OH Pwetty lady!!! And, having come here from Friday Fictioneers of May 30th ( 2014 ), I am delighted to see that you are indeed following your heart to that English degreee!
    Go go go, tay.

    • Well, thank you !!!

      Yep, following my heart… still don’t really know what to do with my English degree, but I’m not sorry I chose it.

      Thanks for stopping by my page 🙂

    • Still working on a B.A. Although everything is on hiatus right now since we currently can’t afford daycare/preschool for the kiddo so I have had to stop taking classes until she gets into first grade (next year).

      And as a student with loans, I would take any career advice I could get!

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