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This blog is now retired. My new site is at: Predictably Irrational.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dude, That Is Just Not Cool

My blog posts get posted on Facebook so sometimes, comments get posted after the status update with my blog posting.

This morning, I noticed that I had two comments on yesterday's Spell This post. The first comment mentioned the content of the actual post, but subsequently, my buddy wrote that my blog was hard to read and mentioned that white text on black was hard on his eyes.

On top of that, my other buddy added a comment agreeing to the first comment!

Um...I have had this layout for over two freaking years. It's a template -- which I am not too happy about because I would rather create my own, but I just haven't made the time to do that yet. As a template, other blogs can appear EXACTLY like mine, down to the different font colors on headings.

But that's neither here nor there. I was offended. Personally offended. It's just uncouth to point out your personal dislikes on a PERSONAL BLOG.

For one: what if *I* did create it? My blood, sweat and tears spent on creating a layout that I wanted to define me? What if I had gaudy animated faces, a comic sans font (btw, my least favorite font), and a pink background with blue text? And someone feels like they can point out your personal preferences to it?

So you know I haven't, but it is still a personal choice of a scheme that I feel defines what I am putting out there on my blog, which happens to be very personal -- the scheme *and* the writing. So to dis the blog is dissing me.

I don't know if this is written somewhere as a DO NOT DO protocol for personal web sites or blogs, but it should be. It's like someone telling you that your hair looks bad today. Or that yellow top on you looks hideous. Or your shoes don't match your socks.

It's just NOT COOL.

1 comment:

  1. In general, I'm not a fan of the color yellow, but I'm sure a yellow top would look great on you!
    ;)

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