So the blog you all know and love,
(or at least tolerate,)
is going through changes.
First, as mentioned in the last post,
I am forgoing the use of lower case letters, (except in the titles,)
if only because spellcheck is too tiring that way.
I would also really like to experiment with fonts and text colors,
and I just figured out how....
Apparently I have been in HTML mode, where there is no option to change font, as opposed to "compose" mode.
I knew it could be done folks.
One of my favorite blogs,
The Zen Pretzel Trick
has so many different fonts and colors of text,
it is almost seizure inducing at times.
Now that my inferior intelligence has mastered the usage of this blog thing, ( I feel like an idiot,) expect more colors, links, fonts, and general whatsit.
Another change is going to be more important.
I, from here on out, am going to stop mincing words.
Hey! Quit laughing!
Seriously, some of my best writing hasn't been posted.
A few reasons:
1.) It is too personal
. Yes, that's right,
I have been editing myself for fear of my "real" identity being discovered.
As time has passed, I find that I give out the site address to anyone (remotely) interested. They know who I am, so why should I care if any other yahoo figures it out? As eluded to in the disclaimer, read at your own risk.
Now don't get too
excited. My sex life, (or lack therof,) will be pointedly not discussed. First of all it isn't any of your business, second, my parents/professors may read this, and third, it really isn't that interesting. (plus I could do without the pervy comments that more my more candid fellow bloggers put up with.)
2.) My thoughts may at times hurt other people's feelings
I started out not wanting to write about some things,
mainly because it could be hurtful to someone.
This reason isn't specifically pointed at any one person,
(no, not even you
but it is very limiting to not be able to discuss something merely because the person involved may or may not bother to read it and be offended.
Not only that, but after my split with SU, I began to think it is more worthwhile to express feelings that may be hard to take, than it is to suppress them.
3.) It is time to make this blog what is is meant to be
. A web journal.
And if it is going to be interesting at all to major publishers, than it has to be real, honest, and most of all, raw. If, for what ever reason, you prefer the blog to be whitewashed, you may as well erase me from your bookmarks now.
Expect to see pre-dated entries also, posts that never made it online for these same reasons.
There are to be other changes as well:
I am going to removing most of the pictures of myself, for personal security, and since I am going to be ranting on about more personal subjects, I would prefer that those reading this who do not
know my real identity, stay that way. I know that for those of you up north, who haven't seen me in a while, like having the pictures availiable. Well, sorry.
I am, however, considering a psudonym for myself, so I can post pictures of me without coming out and saying, "here is a picture of ME..."
It is really a non-issue anyway, since the digi camera belongs to SU, and I doubt he will be loaning it to me. (Primarily becasue he will most likely be using it to take photos of his new prospects... You go boy!)
I am looking into a different template for my blog. The reason for this is that so many other bloggers share the same unimaginative template (one choice of, like, eight on blogspot,) and I hate conformity. I want this blog, with its other massive changes to stand above the rest. That said, I am HTML illiterate, so it will take me forever to a.) decide upon changes I want to make, and b.) actually figure out how to make them.
3.) Comments and guestbook
For a while, I disabled outside access to my site, but now that it is going to further conceal my identity, I am now making it availiable via WWW again. So anyone, anywhere, can happen across it. You are still able to post comments, (and I GREATLY ENCOURAGE comments, positive or negative,) And my site does allow for anonyomous comments. If you post a comment anonomously, fine. I prefer that you don't, because I like to read the blogs of those posting, and maybe link to them. But, if you do choose to comment on the site anonomously, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE at least sign my guestbook. To date, more than 2000 people have come across my site and I have what, 14 guestbook entries?
It takes VERY little effort to let me know how you feel about the site, just scroll down the left side of the page and click on "sign the guestbook." It makes my day when I get a new entry. Feedback is the only reason this thing is still online. I can type a private journal anyday, it is the thoughts, ideas, and enjoyment of others that I post online for, so comment on individual posts all you want, and comment on the entire site by signing the guestbook. It is much appreciated.
Well kids I have some work to do.
More to follow shortly...