Saturday, July 26, 2008

Some notes about my new blog

Just some things I'd like to clear up about my blog, even though no one's asking :P

1) Blog Title

This blog's title is roughly based on the song "No Such Thing" by John Mayer (whose remains I'd love to buy). Mainly, the opening lines.

"Welcome to the real world", she said to me
Take a seat
Take your life
Plot it out in black and white"

I was totally going to embed a music player playing that song, until I realized that it's really hard to listen to lyric-filled music and read a blog at the same time.

The "check please" idea was just off the top of my head, thinking, okay, I sat here, I ordered, and the waiter presents with the "Real World..." and I just say "check please," because I think I'd rather have it from another restaraunt... something angsty but silly, very me...

2) Background picture

I've had this picture forever and have used it many times during this forever, as both blog and website background, and desktop background. I think I just came across it one day looking for background pictures for one layout or another, and I came across it in my photobucket while wondering what to do for my new blog, and remembered how much I loved it. The reaching for just the right key... I just kinda connect with this picture, you know?

3) Basic Layout Structure in relationship to Background Picture

I don't know if the layout translates to everyone - the internet is such a fickle thing - but I actually had a very clear idea of what I wanted to do with everything else once I had that background. I wanted to be able to SEE the background, but still be able to read the journal, hence the slight transparency of the columns. I also wanted to focus on the little guy reaching for the key, so I made it so that the columns were on either side of him. Then, I realized that I could make the righthand column big enough that, as it scrolls up (or you scroll down), it would completely glide over the key the little guy was reaching for, taking it away from him. It's a kind of visual metaphor that life (symbolized by my posts about life) sometimes gets in the way of what you want (the key). I thought it was pretty and poetic. SHUT UP!

4) Twitter?

Hey, if it's good enough for Jeph Jacques....

5) Also, Facebook

I am no longer importing this blog to Facebook. It relieves alot of the pressure, really. I just hope that if anyone from there comes here, they'll let me know.


Jessica said...

Well I dunno if I am technically from facebook, I'm from your life as your best friend forever, but yeah I check all this blog all the time. I like the new format though for some reason I can't see the background but it is the same background that you have for your abandoned myspace, right?

Megan said...

Do you use Internet Explorer, Jessica? :S I have a feeling it's only Firefox that can see it. Cuz Firefox is THE BEST!

Cory Wiegersma said...

OMG, Megan's Blog! I must add this to mah RSS soonly.

also, OMG, U CAN HAS TWITTER NAO?!?!?!?!?!

Jessica said...

yeah yeah I still use Internet Explorer..shud up! hahaha

The thing is, I don't think I would like using Firefox...I can't stand the change! :P

I'll see about downloading it though just so I can see your background :P

Cory Wiegersma said...

At least you're not being forced into Opera or Safari, those are way different. ;)

Jessica said...

Hmmm you got a point there Cory. So maybe Firefox won't be so painful haha.

Megan said...

Firefox is so awesome! It's like a black man! Cuz once you go black, you nevah go back! :P

Jessica said...

Oh goodness, now I am back to being kind of scared haha