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Blog Blasphemy

WinterIconI hate WordPress – because it’s so difficult to fix the LOOK of one’s blog. I might like the LAYOUTS, but do those template authors actually have eyes? Or are they COLOR BLIND?? I like color-coordination, guys!

I hate Blogger – because they show the UGLY tool box of every section of the blog page to me, the owner, if I am logged into Blogger. Looks messy, ugly, untidy and half-cocked and takes away my inspiration. That is if I use the NEW and IMPROVED themes –if I use the old themes, the tool box-shit-icon is gone, BUT nothing works, no track backs, no notifications and no – sensibility.

Switching Blog Provider is not really an option, so I am stuck with WP – for now – when I get to be a rich bastard I am gonna BUY a domain on one of the more independent providers :D

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Writing Worries

PenRocks175x175I got the Title from Hapless Dad – there’s no connection, I just liked the alliteration, and I am having a bit of writing worries…

I decided to take part in a Blog Party – 12 Days of Yule (got the idea from Ketutar) – I like the structure and I like the themes – I can easily do 100-300 words on these themes for 12 days. However, the blog owner and the blog is Pagan. I am not. Nor is this blog Pagan or even decidedly spiritual…so will I have the owner over here chewing me out for ‘not doing it the right way’ and generally pissing in my porridge, like this blog owner did?

Which brings me to a thought I have mulled over lately in connection to writing, ‘writing challenges’ and blog surfing.

Critique.

I give praise in public and give pointers (negative critique) in private. Simply because there’s no need to possibly hurt and humiliate another person by pointing out that their writing suck or that they failed to pull off the challenge ‘correctly’ to the public.

The public is fully capable of detecting any flaws and failures all by themselves, without me  (or anyone else including the ugly self-critique of the person in question) rubbing it in through the comment section. After all, reading the comments from other on a blog, should be a positive experience.

If I think I have something to give to another writer’s craft, I can just as well send them a note in mail. If I can find no mail address, I just leave it.

I cannot shake the notion that people who serve up a mixed dish of positive and negative critique in public do so to ‘show how intelligent they are’ by telling others how stupid they are.

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