Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Changes ‘a Comin’

Not sure if all the dust in the air around here is from the new construction — or if it’s just from a lack of activity over the past several months, but I'm happy to say that I'm fixin’ to stir things up quite a bit here shortly.

You may have noticed, but with the upgrade to the “New Blogger” things look a little different. I spent the lion’s share of last weekend tweeking the new and improved template and testing some of the new features that the overall Blogger.com upgrade has afforded. The look isn’t really different right now, but may change soon, after I've had a little more time to experiment with the CSS code (yes, Dylan, I’m finally doing it).

But then again, I may just decide to leave it as it is. Actually, I’d like to enlist the opinion of whomever is still out there (yeah...all six of you); those of you who continue to check faithfully each week to see if there’s anything new to read around here. Tell me what you think in the comments for this post. I’ve always considered readability my utmost concern, hence the white background. However the title of my blog was never intended to be anything that relates to its content, so it’s a little tough to do any kind of motif in that regard. I’m open to suggestions, so lay ’em on me.

Okay, and now the juicy part. I’ve started another blog; a private one — private, at least to the point that it will mostly be a one-way conversation, and it will not be listed as a public blog. The link will never be posted here, and I will do everything in my power to make it non-searchable.

Why am I doing it? Mostly to keep what has happened to this place over the past year from ever happening again. I want to have a place to tell the stories that nobody but me really needs to hear. I want a place to amuse myself with things that are important to me, but likely a bit on the boring side for those in my normal blog readership. And almost as importantly, I need a place to cut loose and be as non-PC as I want to be. I want to rant; and I really can’t do that here. There are too many people who visit this blog who might take something I say in a particular vein out of context, because they don’t really know me. And I guess that’s the gist of it.

Specifically, I’m referring to this current series, with which I’ve been laboring for well over six months now. It should have never been posted here in the first place and I’m sure that most of you have been absolutely poking your eyes out waiting for me to finish the damn thing. Believe it or not, It’s almost done, and I will finish it — but not here. I don’t want to hold things up any longer, so I’ve decided that I will pull it once again and move it to my other blog. I've got a half-dozen other stories already started that I can finish must faster and finally get back into a more frequent posting mode here; stories that are fun and important to me, without being the soul-sucking chore this current In Limbo series has been.

So where does that leave you, you may be asking? Well if you're interested in getting an invite to read my rants and boring personal shit, I’d love for you to join me. I never had any intention to have this other blog be a personal diary, although I have yet to decide whether or not to enable comments on it.

So here’s my proposition: If you want an invite, drop me an e-mail. If you don’t have my e-mail address, you probably don’t care anyway. I will be sending out invitations to the people I know read and care about this blog, so those who fit that description — and you know who you are — don't worry about it; I will contact you. If you’re a new or more recent reader, and want an invite as well, then by all means, let me know in comments.

I’ll certainly be interested to see the response. If my recent Site Meter logs are any indication, there won’t be a lot — but being the self-absorbed moron I am, I had to throw it out there anyway...

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