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Monday, June 28, 2010

[Obscure, strange movie references FTW!]

So, this isn't going to be a "real" post, per se...it's mostly just taking care of business (and workin' all night NAH NAH NAH NAH).

First, I've finally opened up my Twitter to be public.  I wrote about it here, but to sum up that rambling mess, I am basically "forced" to because of the field I work in (or will hopefully work in).  When you apply for social media jobs, they apparently want to see that you understand social media--who knew?  Therefore, public Twitter.  If any of you didn't want to go through the process of requesting my approval to follow me, it is your damn lucky day!  One-click following, at your service!

Second, I've been wanting to change my layout for a long time now. It just...bothers me to look at now. I still love it, love the design, love the fun little scrollbar as pagemarkers, everything.  I'm just incredibly indecisive and restless and feel a change coming on.  So, bear with me in the coming week or two--there may be some scrambly coding bits going on.  If you do happen to find a problem somewhere on my page, I would very much appreciate it if you let me know! (Tweet me or e-mail me: prickslikethorn[at]gmail[dot]com)

Lastly, and most importantly...I think I'm changing the name of my blog.  NOT the URL, that will remain the same.  So no worries about your Reader feeds or anything of that sort, it won't affect how you follow.  The only thing it will affect is if you were so kind enough to have me on your blogroll--as soon as I launch the new name, I would be incredibly grateful if you could update your blogrolls.  I will keep the fact that I was formerly "You're the Charlie Browniest" on my page for awhile so you'll have some time to do it, but I just wanted to give a heads up.  I should be making the change sometime within the next week or two, when the new layout happens.  I battled for a long while about doing it since I hesitate to make major changes, but I trust my lovely readers can handle it. Plus, it is for the best.

Oh right, reasons why.  Don't get me wrong, I will love Charlie Brown and Peanuts and that line from A Charlie Brown Christmas for always.  There's just been...concerns...about copyrights.  Not actual legal problems, its just that I don't want to take images of Charlie Brown without knowing I'm ok to, or if for some reason I were to end up making money off the blog (I don't think that would happen, but handle the hypothetical with me, ok?), I just don't know what it would mean having the blog name be the ownership of someone else.  Plus, I've found the name to be a bit creatively stifling, so...change is good.  Right?

Yes.

Anyhow, busy week with the redoing of the website and the applying of jobs and the reworking of some personal things, plus participation in the 20sb Blog Carnival coming up!

Happy Monday, all!

2 comments:

Melissa June 28, 2010 at 6:31 AM  

Happy Monday to you too! Excited for the ch-ch-ch-ch-chaaanges (sung in the vein of, you know, David Bowie)!

Stephany June 28, 2010 at 3:01 PM  

Blog changes are fun! I'm starting to get the itch to change mine around, too. Good luck with it all!

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