Take me for instance (go on, take me, you know you want to).
I am not, by any stretch of anyone's imagination, smart when it comes to dealing with HTML and/or coding and/or programming, which is probably why I stuck to the same template for my previous blog for 5 1/2 years. I don't mind change, but I do mind when I can't change something back to what it was previously.
So I look for other ways to show off my creativity/the inner me with my blog. As most of you probably know/dread/fear/OMG, I have shown off the inner me with what I like to call organized chaos. By my definition, organized chaos is simply when I decide to go off on a tangent and start writing like a warped version of MAD magazine. The end result usually winds being something in the general neighborhood of this.
Another way I like to show off my writing chops is to have a little fun with the comment box. As you probably know, when you visit a blog, more often than not, there really isn't anything attached to the top of the comment box. You'll find lots of stuff at the bottom like, "Comments moderated" or "Anonymous comments not allowed" along with a CAPTCHA at the bottom (to prevent spammers/robo blogs from leaving comments).
Early on, I decided that just because I moderate comments (long story that I might torture you with someday) there was no reason why I couldn't leave a slice of me behind.
So with my first blog, I left something of a hokey blurb, which over the following months got tweaked and eventually became this:
Go on, give me your best shot. I can take it. If I couldn't, I wouldn't have created this wonderful little blog that you decided to grace with your presence today.It was okay, but nothing really to brag about. When I created my second blog, I decided to stretch my brain cells a little bit, so I came up with this:
About that comment moderation thingy: While yes, it does say up above I can take it, I only use it to prevent the occasional miscreant from leaving thoughtless and/or clueless comments. To date (November '13), I've only nuked six thoughtless and/or clueless comments.
So remember, all of your comments are greatly appreciated and all answers will be given that personal touch that you come to expect and enjoy.
G. B. Miller
Please feel free to say something about my book. All I ask is that you keep it clean.
Unfortunately, I stretched my brain cells in the wrong direction. So when I created my third blog (sorry, it's closed), I came up with this
Go on, give me your best shot. I can take it. If I couldn't, I wouldn't have created this wonderful little blog that you decided to grace with your presence today.
As you can see, I still wasn't getting it. So I figure, the 4th time around has got to be one, right?
Nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives of all types are greatly encouraged and always appreciated.
Close, but no cigar. So with blog the 5th, I decided to go for broke. Come apathy or drought, I was gonna hit a home run.
Originality. Is. Good. Be original. Be thoughtful. But most importantly, make me think.
Ummm....yah. I shoot for a home run, but I swing like Ike Davis (if you're not a Mets fan, you won't get it. however, to make yourself feel better, insert the name of the player on your team that can lead your team in whiffs and four baggers at the same time). So on to blog the 6th.
Once again, I sharpened my quill, opened up the inkwell, got some blotter paper at the ready, and came up with this.
These days, the written word is to die for, so please leave a comment that shows me and everyone else the real you. All kinds of verbiage will be cheerfully accepted in the spirit it was written.
Am I good or what?
So my friends, give it shot at yours. Because, as the cliché goes, you never get another chance to make a good impression. Mediocre, yes. Good, just one and done.
Our latest installment of music that don't suck features the song "Ballroom Blitz" by The Sweet.