Welcome to the latest incarnation of my blog. It’s been [Enter something lame and cheesy here].tripod.com when I used the free sites on Tripod. Then it was arcanegirl.com when I was going through my “I’m so special and different” phase. Later I moved on to mostlygood.net, when “for the first time in a long time, everything was mostly good.” Lately, I’ve just been bored with my site and with blogging - everything felt stagnant and uninspiring. I also got a bit nervous about who was accessing it, so all things considered, it made sense to move on. But what to call it now?
At first, I tried to come up with a short combination of meaningful words to sum myself up as a unique individual and was finding the process nearly impossible. I also find that too many people (in my opinion) resort to some wicked cool (not really), poetic, flighty title like butterfly-nothingness.com which might mean something to them, but just sounds like romanticized crap* to me, which is not my style. Still, I wanted to do something distinctive. Then I realized that everyone tries to do something distinctive, thereby still joining the very herd they‘re trying so desperately to avoid. (See: Avril Lavigne.)
So how could I possibly set myself apart from the androgynous mass that is the blogging universe? I realized I really couldn’t . . .except to embrace myself as just another number and have fun with that. So here you go: genericblog.net.
This site is for my thoughts about the world, things I do, learn, see, hate, love, fear... It is mine in its entirely, and I have chosen to put it in a public medium. So you can hate me for what I say, love every minute of it or not give a shit less... But this is mine, and you chose to be here. A guy I loved a long time ago was famous for earth-shattering statements, both verbally and in letters, and they were always followed by "take it as you will." Apply that statement here.
Having said that, if you would still like to stay and read a bit, this might be worth checking out. And just for the record, I don't mean to sound like a jaded bitch, but there is so much mudslinging that goes on on the internet, and it gets old. Basically it boils down to the fact that you must be somewhat voyeuristic (and I, somewhat of an exhibitionist) for us both to be here. So take that into consideration and be respectful. Or don't be here at all.
As far as how it all came to be technically, I have to give props to the following, for providing instruction and setting examples (whether you knew you did or not) over the years, when I took the leap from AOL EasyDesigner and tried my hand at this HTML baloney: Becca, Casey, Broots, Rome, Webbitch and probably other people I just can't think of at the moment. Also thanks to Lissa Explains, for putting it all in a digestible form.