and now for a word from our author

Ok, I think I just about have this blog to where I want it. I'm actually pleased with the look I have so it shouldn't change too much....well until autumn shows up in the next few months!

Anyhow, you'll notice a few additions and changes. Some will be staying for a while and one or two, well they'll be on their way out the door at month's end.

I've got a new profile pic up. There's this cam sitting on my monitor that I haven't used so I was playing around with it a bit last night (early this morning). I liked some of the effects it did, especially the one that's in the profile pic. It kinda reminds me of Hula's profile shot. Does anyone else miss her? I do. Alot. Anyhow, if ya reading this...that pic is a tip of the hat to you, my dear.

Since I changed my profile pic, I knew Pop N Ice would be going thru withdrawals so I reposted the pic of the kids. I may put a slideshow up of them later just so she can get her Dharma fix in.

The pictures I've been posting that I took are also over in my Flickr account. If you look to the right, you'll see a section called Styx Clyx (originial, I know)... click over there and it'll take you to the account. Feel free to poke around and check the other Clyx over there out. Some pictures have notes and descriptions and in some cases, additional stuff that I don't mention in the entries. I'm trying to decide if it's going to be worth my money to go pro there. It depends on the traffic and if I'm clicking enough to make it worthwhile.

Oh...I found out last night, while going through my brother's Flickr that he'd done a shot similar to my banner one. And here I thought I was being original. Sheesh. Anyhow, that'll change in a few days because I think I found a better shot (I was aiming for the words on the mirror) of it.

Some of you have noticed that I added an email to the profile. Well I'm here to say that I absolutely hate the fact that I caved in to those that clamored for it. Sorry y'all. Why? Because all the updates of comments on my blog go to my main account... it's the account I check multiple times during the day because I generally have a certain IM service running. The yahoo account that the account sends you to, well I don't check it as often so sending something there doesn't always guarantee that I'll get it in a timely manner. I've had a few emails show up and I'd completely forgotten why I left the comment I did. I'm really kinda pissed I caved and NO, I'm NOT about to change it to the main account I check frequently. Most of you know why. The year 2012 is coming fast and I need to make sure the hatches are battened tightly. Anyhow, I'm leaving the email hooked until the end of July, at which point it will be removed again. I figure by that time anyone who really WANTS to contact me will have been given the other email addy. Either way, the fastest way to get a response is to drop a comment here.

I've mentioned some weeding. this will happen sometime this next week I think. I'm following about 50 blogs and only have 24 followers... well 23 that I can see, someone is obviously following as an anonymous because I can't see them (wuss!). Anyhow. Since I've been following everyone's blogs and have been more or less faithful on leaving a comment or three daily and I'm getting so little in return, I have to venture a guess that the bloggy love is only going one way and to be honest, I aint up for a one sided friendship. I've got many other things I could be doing than following all these blogs and not hearing anything back. I've got a pretty good idea on who is leaving the love and who aint but I'll be watching and tracking back a month or so to check out the pattern. Anyone who is following me, is pretty much going to be kept in my "must read" area. Those that comment but don't follow, well I'll be keeping you around too. Those that don't bother? Pbbbbt! If this means dropping a couple that I enjoy because they don't visit...ah well. I've done it before and after a few weeks I simply won't miss 'em.

As for the invisible reader... please drop a comment otherwise I'll take this puppy private and you won't be invited. I'd rather lose readers and keep those that really give a damn to keep the friendships going than to be over stressed and cranky because I have little to no time for anything else (painting, needlework, READING!). I have no clue how those with many more followers manage to keep up with everyone but ya know, I'd be much more than willing if I was being shown the same in return.

NYBro, if this goes private, I'll email you the blogs so you don't miss out.


Intense Guy said...

I like the profile picture - cool effect!


AliceKay said...

You know I'm not a "follower". I've never done that "Follow" thing and don't really plan to. But you also know I'm a faithful reader of your blog. Don't drop me...I break easily. *hugs*

Dorkys Ramos said...

lol @ AliceKay!

I hadn't visited your flickr page til now, but just wanted to say your flower pics are so vibrant. I think they hurt my eyes a little ;)

And your profile pic caught my eye as soon as I popped on over! I like it!

Anonymous said...

Your blog is looking great! I too need to weed through my bloggy responsibilities. I've got way too many blogs I follow and I know I don't get reciprocated.

junyah said...

If i was t oweed my blog all i'd have is the space to write anyhow . here iam a reading though. love your site hun. you know your good.. Jr

Pop and Ice said...

I'm glad you kept the *kids* pic on your blog, although Dharma is always on my PC so I can never lose her :) And I like your stylized photo - it is cool indeed!

My hubby says there's nothing to that Mayan calendar thing in 2012. He says they would just be starting their calendar over again, so no worries, ok?

Wendyburd1 said...

I like the new profile pic!! And the page is lookin good! I get the need to weed but I still can't do it!! I like the people I follow which is like 90 I think...oy...and a lot do not comment on my posts, I keep hoping they will! I always read my stalks on my google reader at least, if I have nothing witty to say I still just read.

Wendyburd1 said...

Okay so I am back on your site...what am I looking for? I have checked it all out, what am I missing?

Liz Mays said...

I think you've tweaked this pretty darn well and it looks great! Is that you in the profile pic, ya big cutie!

As per the email, stop being a baby! Just have it forwarded to your main account and filtered into a folder. Do I have to kick your butt over this?

Shan G said...

LOL @ blueviolet! Now I have been following you for a while, but maybe when you changed the name of your blog it got dropped from your follower widget? I dunno.

I always read, I just can't always comment. I am a Google Reader Stalker. LOL

And how about you put the name of your blog on your header? Might stop some confusion. As it stands now, it looks like the title is "Objects in the mirror are closer than they appeear".

That's MY 2 cents.

Shan G said...

Oh LOVE the pic. At least I know what you look like now. Kinda.

Grand Pooba said...

Love the new profile pic however I am certain you are doing this just to confuse me even more.

Melissa B. said...

I really like the new look, although I have to say I was at first thrown when I didn't see the cute kitty attached to your profile. Love the profile pic, though. You'll just have to figure out a way to integrate Pop N Ice into the mix, oui?

Toriz said...

I don't blame you for wanting to clear out some of the people not bothering to return the visits to your blogs. That's a lot of blogs to keep up with.

Dawn Parsons Smith said...

I love the profile picture! Your blog looks fabulous!

ChicagoLady said...

I love what you've done with your blog.


It's not a big deal, honest.

And maybe it's just me, but...

With the light variations in the clouds, sometimes the words in your blog are hard to read. I don't know if bolding it would work. It's like the background is wanting more attention than the actual post.

Understand? Or am I talking in complete riddles tonight, and should just go to bed? LOL

$.50 (since I complained, lmao)


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