December 14, 2003


Okay, okay, due to popular demand (okay, due to the plea of one of my six readers) I have put this blog back in weblog format, instead of single entry format. Anyway, I find that I come across too many things to just put in one blog post. The restriction to post just one entry per day (or, well, no more than) intimidated me so that I had to force myself to write anything. Also, I have decided that you all suck, you lazy readers you, you are addicted to the index page, you wouldn't click on the "previous" link if your dying mother begged you to. Let's see if you've got the balls to scroll down. {Insane glare.}

Hem. Anyway, I'll post more soon. Maybe short little entries as I come across things. Maybe big long entries that I won't even bother to put in the "extended entries" box. Who knows. Stay tuned...

By the way, the "donate" link isn't broken. It leads to something. Hinty hinty. Xmas and all that. (Well, if Treacher can beg, why can't I? After all, Treacher is my hero!)

Posted by Andrea Harris at December 14, 2003 11:50 PM

Good for you! I din't want to say anything to, like, piss you off, donchaknow. Because then you just might have taken it all down for a while just to be that way.

Glad to have the old form back.

Posted by: Yahmdallah at December 15, 2003 at 11:03 AM

Hey, it's real simple. I would click on the "Previous Entries" link, and see a bunch of unfamiliar titles, and have to click on each of them individually till I found the most recent unread one. Because who, like, remembers the TITLES of posts? For me the title is the first sentence, at least effectively, as it is memorable associatively, something the actual title generally is not.

Posted by: Squirrel at December 15, 2003 at 01:01 PM

Well, maybe the blegging will pay off for SOMEBODY...

Posted by: Jim Treacher at December 15, 2003 at 06:12 PM

I'm just lazy: I can read several posts at once without having to go back to an index, deciding whether I've read a post, if I have do I want to review the comments, if not does it look interesting, go to a post, go back to the index...

Posted by: John Anderson at December 15, 2003 at 10:54 PM

Squirrel: the "previous entries" link on the side leads to a short list of previous entries. On most blogs people just have the titles on the side. I don't know why. By the way -- why would you be surprised to see a list of "unfamiliar titles" to blog posts on someone else's website? I can only guess that that means... you didn't read any of the posts. Hint: the title is the thing in bigger letters above all my posts. All my posts have titles. Learn to love the titles. I composed them myself. And -- the first sentence is not, ever, generally, a title, unless someone (I have done this, for effect) uses the actual title as the first part of a sentence.

Anyway, the "previous entry" link I was referring to was (and still is, incidentally) located at the bottom of each post, in the form of a simple link saying "previous entry." If you clicked on it -- if you click now! -- it will lead you to the previous post, and you'll see a series of links above the post that say "previous -- main -- next." There. Lesson on how to navigate my blog (most blogs, actually) over.

I am already rethinking my decision to accomodate readers. Already they are demanding, if not a mile, then just maybe another inch here, another inch there... Yeesh. (Drums fingers in irritation or would if she were not typing.)

Posted by: Andrea Harris at December 15, 2003 at 11:25 PM

No, did the right thing. You know you have more to say than will fit in that essay-a-day format. There's no good ever come from brevity just for brevity's sake.

Posted by: Scott Chaffin at December 16, 2003 at 12:31 AM

"one of my six readers"

make that seven.

Posted by: Michael at December 16, 2003 at 08:43 AM

My remark was mainly a commentary on the laziness and stupidity of a full 16% of your readers(me). I actually did read them, but never associated titles with content due to mental inability to, well, associate.

Posted by: Squirrel at December 16, 2003 at 12:10 PM