Friday, March 24, 2006

I've only scratched the surface

I was reading a friend of a friend's blog and apparently he blogs with something called Word Press. I know that to many of you, that sentence was not unlike "I was talking to a friend of a friend and he drinks something called soda." It's not like I haven't heard of Word Press, it's just that I started blogging in August 2004 with Blogger and I never looked back. Between Blogger and The Planning Shop's server, I've always had everything I've ever needed to blog, post pictures, songs, videos (sort of), links, etc. Sometimes I'd like to customize the look of my blog a bit more, but I have acute codephobia. HTML, HTM-anything. That stuff is like gobbeldy gook for the most part. Whenever I start to wonder what Word Press could do for me, or Movable Type or any of those other way cool sounding platforms, I take little peek at their websites then go running post hast back to the warm and safe arms of Blogger. So what if my blog looks a little, erm, un-customized? And so what if I basically only have one page of blog? If I had access to more than one page, there would be a page for each pet, at least page for wedding stuff, a page for travel would just get out of hand. This is exactly how it works when I have a grand idea for an art project: "Oh, it will be great. I'll use the shadow box and that freaky dollhead I found in college and that glitter glue I borrowed from Alene and the pictures from that weekend we went tot he beach..." And then I make a mess and the project never actually gets done. But when I take a nice photo, put it in a frame and simply hang it, it only takes 5 minutes. And it looks lovely. And it gets done.

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