|You can't see me blog!
||[Nov. 18th, 2010|06:07 pm]
You can't see my blog. Not right now. Sorry about that, but I am changing hosts. I've been on Yahoo! for years, but I'm finally getting out from under the dying early Internet empire. Can you believe the founders once thought that the Internet could be organized like the Yellow Pages? With teams of real people putting sites into categories nested into categories.
Whoever thought that would work?
Yahoo! has continued to limp along, despite itself, and I paid money into the behemoth for the privilege of them hosting my little blog for far longer than I should have ever been willing to. That era is swiftly come to an end, but, man: has Yahoo! ever fought it! They have been as unhelpful as possible as I have worked to leave them. I guess I can't blame them, but it just illustrates why I am so glad to move on.
OK, wow, four paragraphs in and I haven't even gotten to the point of this post. Nice. That's the luxury of keeping a LiveJournal account that no one reads. I can put my thoughts down here. I once again want to revamp my blog...
For a long time it was just sort of about me and ... like, whatever.
Then it was about, like, the arts and stuff. And creativity. And whatever. The Philadelphia creative scene. Doing that well was honestly a lot harder than I thought it would be. And I wouldn't say I was totally into it.
But this whole host shift has led to a pretty hefty shift in the site. I've already successfully moved some stuff in ways that I have wanted to for a really long time. You can't see any of this yet, because the internet still believes my site is at Yahoo. If you go to it now you see a very old school html page with a little message at the top saying, "Hey, things are changing" and some links to sites that I used to like when I made an old-fashioned links page like 4 years ago.
So I was thinking about this, and I have a few ideas:
1) It's kind of in the name. I could change the site to "This Too Will Pass: because some things must end" and talk about things I want to end, be over, go away. I could really get snarky. I could start with Skinny Jeans. that would definitely be my first post.
It would be really negative, but that's sorta me.
2) A friend of a friend just started a blog about how she really wants to be in a music video. I love the concept. It's got a clearly defined goal and yet it's narcissistic enough to be satisfying and can potentially lead to very exciting real life experiences. I kind of want to steal exactly this concept.
Or write about how I want to be an action movie.
But the odds of either of these things happening for me are remote enough that I probably wouldn't stay interested.
3) OK, did you know there are forums on Craigslist? Here's the eco forum. A part of me kind of wants to go on here and just pick on conservatives. For example, on a thread about Global Warming, one fellow wrote the following:
11/16 14:25:45 outside the US they are socialist and
they bend over and take it up the rear on everything. YOU want to pay 75% taxes??? You want to live and work and play within 25 miles of where you were born, FOR YOUR ENTIRE LIFE???
So I wrote this in reply:
11/18 14:53:03 It's true. It's all true.
I went to Europe recently. It's so true. Everything is grey and miserable. People walk down the street and say: oh my God! My life is so hard! All I can do is eat baguettes. The Government makes me!
It's the worst in France. People in France are the most petrified.
You ask people, "Why do you let the Government push you around so?"
And they say, "The prime minister's wife."
And you say, "What about her?"
And they say, "She's just so hot. We are very afraid."
This would probably be a lot of work. It might be fun to find one satirical thing to say to one of these guys every few days. That's what I'm into: fun.
There's also a haiku forum on there. Dig it:
Wild Horses Can't Keep 'em Out < buffalohorse > 11/18 13:31:16
Mustangs penned up wild
The grazing units roam free
Helps the economy
It's really the last line that makes it. I've never been too into forums, but if I were doing it as a way to keep the blog going, it might be good.
Actually, I could do a mix of both. Write up the things I need to end and then post it on Craigslist to see what sorta reaction I get.
You know what? I'm going to go try that with Skinny Jeans.
But I still rather like the idea of something that yields me having some sort of adventure. Like the guy who traded the paperclip up to the house.
Or getting in an action movie.
Or even just in a play.
Umm... or a porn?
Okay, not a porn.
Here's the thing: I honestly think the idea is right there in my URL. I just have to find the truth. Hunt it out.
This Too Will Pass? What are these four words trying to tell me.