(from the blogist formerly known as SPUDLETS)
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e-mail for Spud: msv0828 at yahoo.com
I started this whole bloggin' thang over 4 years ago on Blogspot. After 2 years I was not satisfied with what Blogger had to offer (they've since gotten better, but not good enough to go back!), so I moved over here to Bravejournal.
My main desire was the ability to include pictures with my posts. I did that for awhile, but including pictures with posts here is not as easy as it should be. While this site is good for keeping a journal, it has its limitations for blogging, particularly if you like to tweak the design.
You also have the omnipresent ads at the top, but you can't expect a free lunch. I toyed with the idea of paying for this particular site but could not justify the expense, plus there were things about Bravejournal that did not make it worth the money.
So now after 2 years here, is it time to move on, or just "fuhgeddaboutit"? I don't seem to get many folks dropping by here anymore. That's partly due to my posts and lack of writing prowess, partly due to my lack of promoting the site. I blog to help let some ideas air out, to practice the "craft", and for the camaraderie.
Should I stay or should I go? Ya gotta let me know ...
Time to go ...
to my own domain!!
Yes, that's right, I spent the money and am now the proud owner of:
Actually, I don't "own" it. Netfirms is hosting me for cheap for a year, and they have a Wordpress application already built in. I'm going to learn pHp as I go and hopefully all some other junk like RSS, tags, tagbacks, syndication and other junk, so please go to the new and improved Spudlets for all of your tater wisdom needs.
I had planned to let the American Idol finale go by without comment, but the show was so good that I just gotta post something. It felt like we had been rewarded for following the show this season, and the two hours went by very quickly. It was the most entertaining show I've viewed in a long time.
Congrats to Taylor and the B-hammians/Soul Patrol. I still don't think he has much of a recording future, though he'll tour for many years. Having the rest of the AI contestants up on stage last night confirmed to me that Katherine did not have the strongest voice (maybe #4?), but hey, vocal talent isn't everything. Here's my running diary (not necessarily in chronological order since I'm doing this off of the top of my head):
And then there's Kelli. Kelli, Kelli, Kelli. Last night gave even more evidence that she NEEDS to have her own Hee-Haw show. You knew once the escargot went into her mouth she was going to find some way of spitting it out. I'm surprised she didn't tell Puck: "I'm a grown woman and I'll decide what goes into my mouth!" I liked her comeback after she spit it out: Mmm, that was delicious! The lobster thing was funny too.
Anyhow, her show should be more family-friendly, as the original Hee-Haw could get a little raunchy. It should include characters resembling Junior Samples, Granpa and Minnie Pearl. They can get that Army guy from AI season 3, the one trying to have a country music career, and then include a special salute each show to the military. Finally, get the Brokenote Cowboys and have them form a goofy crime-fighting crew (like the A-Team) for a weekly skit. I hope they can get-er done while they're still riding the publicity wave of popularity.
It was a good season, and they will be hard pressed to top it next year. It's the only network show I watch, so I'll be back watching in January.