Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Yesterday

... I had the almost overwhelming urge to put up a post that read:

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That's it.
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I quit.
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Why? Eh. Who knows. Most bloggers seem to go through that every once in a while. Some more than others. Some quit. Some take extended breaks. I decided that I would do a bit of revamping. "A change is as good as a rest." To be honest I'd become mighty sick of looking at my site. It probably started way back when I changed my header, but over time that change wasn't enough. We'll see if this is enough.

Currently I'm reworking my "assload" of links, since they all got cleared out when I changed templates. I'm trying to make the list a bit slimmer. It's not a good sign when you links extend between three and seven pages past your last visible post. It's tacky.

As you can see the two main categories of links so far are "They Link Me" and "They Link Me Not". If you find yourself missing from "They Link Me", and you do in fact link to me, leave me a comment here and I'll add you to the list. The same goes for anyone who might be on the "They Link Me Not" list when you really belong among the cool kids in the better and far more popular* "They Link Me" list.

*With me at least.

That leads me to comments. I've disabled HaloScan and will only enable commenting through Blogger on certain posts. Again, you may be wondering why. When I told Derek why he laughed at me. Dick. Anyhow, the reason I've disabled comments for the most part is because I love to get comments. Stay with me now; it should make sense shortly. I am a comment junkie. Sometimes I'll put up a post with great anticipation of reading what my visitors would have to add to it, only to get somewhere between none and one. It's depressing. So, by eliminating the possibility of comments I should eliminate that depression. Stupid, huh? Anyhow, I figure it's worth a shot, and if I'm not writing in a misguided attempt to generate comments, I might start to come up with more interesting posts. We can certainly hope.

For the time being, in the posts that will have comments open, I've turned word verification off because, even though it seems to work, it's annoying to have to mess with as a commenter. I'll leave it off until I start to get a lot of useless spam.

That's all for now. Back to link weeding.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Rod

Pat Angello said...

Must be a good day to change blog templates!

Anonymous said...

I have nothing to say to you. Now cry.

Derek Knight said...

I'm sorry that I laughed. It was just...Funny. I know, I laugh at inappropriate times...Why, just the other day, during our 401-K meeting, I had to work very hard to stifle myself, lest I burst out laughing uncontrollably.

And, sadly, I cannot remember why.

Collin said...

Pat: I noticed that. Yours looks good!

Derek: For me it was looking out over all those zoned faces. I wanted to mumble "braaaaiinnnnsssss."

Anon: What are you talking about? You already tried to sell me a candle making kit.

Heather said...

Ohhh...at least you have some way to comment to you. And I like the new look.

foxymama said...

I can relate to comment depression. I sometimes leaves posts up for waaay too long just hoping someone will wander by and take pity... Well, this is cool. I bet you rearrange the furniture in your apartment often too. Do you? ~;^)

Collin said...

Heather: Yeah, at times I will. Like this post. And the next one. There will come a post where I won't though. Yay and verrily.

Foxy: Actually, not really. I hate moving furniture and for an artist I have next to nothing on my walls. I'm an odd one, to be sure.

Kathleen said...

What if I promise to comment on every single solitary post? Would you leave comments up then??

I was quite distressed yesterday when I couldn't comment and all previous comments were gone. So sad.

copygodd said...

(in my best nelson voice) ha ha!

"Boring a hole in the patient’s head creates a door through which the demons can escape, and - viola! - out goes the crazy."