Sunday, April 15, 2012

It's Always Saturday In Suburbia

I got bored the other day, and more often than not, that usually means I do one of two things:

1} I perform my duties as a writer.
2} I perform my duties as a blogger.

Since I wasn't quite in the mood to write, I decided to blog. However, being chest deep in the throes of familia chaos since the night before Easter left me woefully unprepared to blog about something, I decided to do the next best thing.

I tidied up my blogs.

For this one, I tweaked the appearance by eliminating a few links and shuffling a few widgets around. In other words, nothing that would severely traumatize you the reader.

However, I got to thinking about my adult oriented blog. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that the blog needed a severe overhaul. So overhaulin' I did go.

I cleaned up the appearance and made it more user friendly, but I didn't go so far as to change the template or the address. Instead, I went as far as not only changing the title of the blog but changing the purpose of the blog so that it would more accurately reflect my current state of being, which for the moment, is in a severe state of flux.

The new title of the blog is called It's Always Saturday In Suburbia, which to me is a more accurate barometer of what most people do on the weekend, which is recovering from the trials and tribulations of their Monday thru Friday existence in the stupidest way possible.

I also changed up the blog description as well, because quite frankly, the other one wasn't really doing it for me. So the new blog description is thus:

Where Patience Is A Sin, Bad Language Is The Norm, And A Bald Moment Is A Thing Of Beauty

The last major change that I did for the blog, was to change the purpose of the blog. No longer would it be strictly a home for my stories, with the occasional rant thrown in for good measure. Now it would be a home for some of the more pointed rants that I don't feel comfortable putting on the main blog, which is as you know, is basically PG-13.

Hopefully, this new version of my adult blog will serve a dual purpose: One, a place where I can really let loose without worrying about whether or not someone would find what I have to say offensive; and two, a place where I can possibly discover new topics to eventually explore on my main blog.

Or not.

I'm not sure what the future holds for Cedar's Mountain, but I'm hoping that by making these changes to my adult blog, it will somehow kick start me into writing new stuff for this blog, which after almost four years, it's quite possible that this blog has become, shall we say, a little stale.

In any event, look for a new post this week on "It's Always Saturday In Suburbia".

9 comments:

  1. A lot of us have been spring cleaning our blogs. While I was on my month long sabbatical I made a lot of changes but did not announce them as you have done. So far no one has noticed or mentioned a thing about the changes. It will be interesting to watch the new look of your blog evolve.

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  2. Granny Annie: Because I work for the guv'ment on the state level, more often than not, the only way we found out about changes being made is when we went to do something and inexplicably found ourselves locked out from doing what we used to do.

    So because of things like that, I always announce whenever I decide to tweak the blog or tweak the content.

    This one won't be tweaked much, and I think there's a few more tweaks that can be done to both my adult blog, my picture blog and my book blog.

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  3. As you've probably noticed, I change the look of my blog all the time. I do it for me really, in an attempt to keep things fresh and current. I tend to view the pad as a kind of on-line magazine, and even if I haven't written a new post there's probably something new on the side bar anyway.

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  4. Joe: Even though I don't say it much, I do enjoy seeing what new things you've done to/added to your blog.

    I try not to change things too much on mine, other than to make it less cluttered. Can't tell you how many blogs that I've examined just once and not returned simply because they were so incredibly cluttered.

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  5. I seriously need to make my blog look more interesting, but that's one of those projects always put off until another time.

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  6. I'm not a very tidy person...at home or on my blog. My pages need updated and my sidebar is becoming a cluster!

    I might have to get some spring cleaning done myself!

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  7. Lynn: I can certainly sympathize about putting things off until another time, but I do this whenever I hit the ultimate roadblock with my computer: too annoyed to think of something to blog about, and too tired to tackle my current writing project.

    So I spend time tweaking my blogs. Kind of fills a need in that it keeps my brain occupied until someting comes along to (hopefully) jump start the creative juices.

    Dan: Sometimes you just can't avoid the inevitable. Instead of tackling everything at once, try just concentrating on one particular item until you get it the way you want it, then move on.

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  8. I love, love, LOVE that slogan. Just love it.

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  9. M: Yeah, I thought you might. :D

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