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Saturday, March 18, 2006

Today I am a man...

I got smacked at I Talk Too Much yesterday. I got three smacks. I got some props for content and took some knocks for my template and blogroll. I agree with what they said. I have never totally been in love with this new template. It was better than the old one, but it never felt quite right.

And it never quite made sense. Gainesville ain't near the beach.

I do have a very specific vision and concept of what I want it to be. And I agree that the blogroll is all over the place. I mean, the six catagories mean something to me, but it is a little confusing for everyone else. And it just seems as if it could all be a little...tighter, somehow. If anyone can recommend a good designer to work with, please do. I'm gonna want more than just a stock template, I'm going to want someone who can tweak a whole lot of stuff.

I'm happy with the review.

Although some commenter called me an old pervert. Gee whiz, organize a few lemur orgies, jack off a pirate, hump a refrigerator and masturbate in a parking lot and I guess you're marked for life.

Well, if the shoe fits. Next week on Pointless Drivel: cunnilingus and rim jobs for everyone!

I'm not gonna change it to a pirate theme, though. Pirates? Billy's the only pirate around these parts. I wouldn't be fit to swash his buckle.

That wasn't dirty, was it?

Although as far as the name...I like the name "Pointless Drivel", but they are right about one thing: it's not exactly unique. And I really wanted to get the .com domain name for it, but it's taken.

So the question is, do I get a .org or a .net for it? Does that have the same cachet? Or do I pick a more original title that I can get the .com name for?

I picked "Pointless Drivel" on a whim, back before I knew I was going to get so serious and involved in blogging. Maybe a really cool name will appear to me in a bust of inspiration. Seems like it would be a lot of trouble to start calling it something else now, though.

And "Pointless Drivel" really seems to fit the content. I mean, this isn't exactly heavy stuff, folks.

On the other hand...

I guess I'm looking for some advice.


Blogger Sherry said...

My advice...
Leave it.
They would probably chew mine up and spit it out but it's mine and this is yours and we are us!

I haven't had enough sleep.

7:32 AM  
Blogger marty said...

Who are these people to "judge" your friggin blog? Do they have degrees in blogging? Do they write for "The Journal of Blogging?"

They are nothing more than a bunch of assholes like you and me.

7:45 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

I love being juicy prime rib on the blog roll.
And you are The Man!

7:55 AM  
Blogger Gary J. Wood said...

If you could change only one thing, I'd suggest the dotted border that appears around links when hover over them. It doesn't look so good in FireFox.

As for the rest: It's your blog, dude. Don't let 'em tell you what it should be.

7:56 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Congrats on the smacks!

8:43 AM  
Anonymous dreamwalker said...

I think your blog is great, but if you're not happy with it...

"...organize a few lemur orgies, jack off a pirate, hump a refrigerator and masturbate in a parking lot and I guess you're marked for life."
Don't let the crazy conservatives get to you. Looking forward to next week!

8:46 AM  
Blogger cherish said...

I love your blog! It is great and I enjoy very much! I think it is unique and fabulous just like you!

8:50 AM  
Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

I don't even want to think what they'd do to mine. So if you feel like changing anything, then fo you, not for others.

9:36 AM  
Blogger CrankyProf said...

I like your blog. I tend to think the IT2M reviewers talk smack to inflate their own hipness factors. Getting your blog reviewed and critiqued by them is sort of like having your ass sniffed by a dog.

I mean, I've seen some of their blogs, and it's obvously a case of, "Do as I say, motherfuckers, not as I do."

But this is YOUR space -- do what makes you happy.

10:12 AM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

I appreciate the comments, guys. And I have decided that I WILL keep the name and just get a different domain name than .com.

And I would never change something because of what someone said. However, I HAVE been thinking about making some changes anyway, as I think I've discussed with a couple of you in emails previously.

I am actually a lot happier with the review (good content-bad template) than I would have been the other way around (good template-bad content). I can always redo the template. But this is as entertaining as I am capable of being :)

10:28 AM  
Blogger June Cleaver's Revenge said...

I happen to like that your blogroll doesn't make sense to anyone but you. That's the charm of it.

Is taken?

I hope they don't discover my blog. They'd rip it to shreds. I don't have cohesive content, I am not a writer, and I don't have a good design. In fact I don't have ANY design. LOL

11:00 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

MORE cunnilingus and rim jobs for everyone!


11:05 AM  
Blogger Fantastagirl said...

I agree with Sherry - if you like it - leave it. I could never have them "judge" mine - I know it sucks... but I like it so there.

It's just a blog.

12:47 PM  
Blogger beadinggalinMS said...

Is it next week already?? ;)

1:50 PM  
Blogger Trinette said...

But this is as entertaining as I am capable of being :)

Somehow, I really doubt that's the case. :)

And I think you should do what you like with your blog. To hell with the critics.

3:06 PM  
Blogger Ginnie said...

Who are these guys anyway??? I had never heard of them before, so do I ever feel in the dark!

Guess that's another way of saying Who cares about them? YOU'LL the one who's Fabulous, not them!

3:47 PM  
Blogger Saur♥Kraut said...

I like "Pointless Drivel" as a title, and I think the design is just fine! What do they want, bells and whistles? Granted, it shouldn't be beachy, but you're not all THAT far from the beach. Maybe you could have a background of UF cheerleaders instead...

6:27 PM  
Blogger sari said...

Fie on them!

Do not change a thing unless you would have changed it anyway. I like the title of your blog and I think you're funny.

7:01 PM  
Blogger Nobody said...

I like your blog just the way it is.

Cunnilingus? I am so there. Rim jobs? I think I'll pass on those..

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Heather said...

Are you going to buy a domain and webspace to host your own? How about Is that taken? Or you could do what I did and hyphen it like

I like your blog and I think the blogroll catagories are cool. It breaks it up so it's not a long boring list.

As far as the template, I just got a stock template and went from there. I completely changed ti to make it my own. I think that's easier than starting from scratch.

I think you're worth five smacks! I haven't been smacked yet, but I submitted my blog for the hell of it. I'm sure they'll rip it apart.

8:45 PM  
Blogger Big Ben said...

Don't change the name, orgininality is overrated.

10:12 PM  
Blogger Dramedy Girl said...

I like your blog and the CrankyProf is right, sometimes you can't take what they say to heart. But 3 smacks by them is awesome! LOL

If you do want to make some changes, I recommend Stephanie over Mystickal Incense. She does web work and so far the people I know who have used her are really happy. And best of all, she's reasonable with rates.

11:07 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

I like it, don't change a thing. Other than the life preserver thing - I agreed with them on that one.

And I still don't understand the food categories in your blogroll...

When did you say the orgies were commencing?

1:10 AM  
Blogger Chelle said...'s good jsut how it is. :) Change it if YOU dont like it...but I think it's cool :)

1:41 AM  
Blogger Spider Walk said...

I like your blog just the way it is. Even if it was a blogger template I would still stick around. It's content that matters after all, right?

11:44 AM  
Blogger Dixie said...

Hey, you don't get smacked unless you ask for it. You submit your blog to them, they'll give you their opinion, nitpicking as it may be. If anyone has taken more than ten minutes to read the it2m website they'll know what they gripe about and it's always the same stuff. I took their button off my blog because their site bores the shit out of me now.

It's the "review" websites that pick blogs at random to slaughter that irk me. They do it out of just pure evil.

Don't hate me because I got four out of five smacks last fall... heh!

5:20 PM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Dixie--You deserve all the smacks you can get! :)

5:25 PM  
Blogger Jozee said...

Content, content ,content. And readership. You got it! ;-)

8:19 AM  

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