After changing the template and futzing with the masthead, I began going through all my posts to clean out any images that were lost somehow, and to weed through the one-line, nothing posts. Because this blog is nearly 10 years old, that took me a couple of days and I still didn't throw out as much crap as I could have. Someday I'll have to do that.

I read a few posts while I was at it and I couldn't help but notice how much my "voice" has changed through the years. The change is good. I'm not the snark beast I tried to be in the past and, since I started steering clear of politics, the overall tone is much happier. This tells me that I'm happier. That negative crap never really suited me anyway. It was just a defense mechanism I'd created after coming out that last relationship. But that was a long time ago, wasn't it?

Anyway, I've spent most of tonight searching for screenshots and mastheads that this blog has worn through the years. A lot are missing, but here are a few you might remember...

This was my very first Wordpress template.
It lasted a while, but I tired of WP very quickly.
This, and a number of variations of it,
was the most popular masthead.
I always liked this one, but no one else did, so I dumped it.
I scarcely remember this one.
And I don't even remember this. I think that was
back when I was drinking too much wine.
This one didn't last long, either.
I created this one just for summer one year.
I remember this. I remember that I
grew to dislike it very quickly.
This one is pretty recent.You may remember that I changed
the items on the wall and shelf according to the nearest holiday.
And this was the last one. It's my favorite although it's pretty Goth.

I know there were others, like the pale blue one that had the cartoon of the guy with a caffeine drip in his arm. Then there was a beachy looking one for summer. My very first blog (which I hosted from my own server and built in Frontpage) was deep royal blue and had stars in the sidebars.

If I come across any others, I'll let you know.


  1. I dig the new look. And the look back...

  2. Oooh, I like it! And I can read it without trouble. Yay! Good job!

  3. Wow, I remember quite a few!
    More than 5 years, isn't it?

    Btw, I liked the counting sheep! :-)

  4. @BEE: Thanks. You've been a round a long time, dude.

    @Mellodee: Thanks, and I adjusted the font size with you in mind. Glad you can read it now.

    @Merisi: I think we met in 2006, so, yeah. five years! I remember I held a vote on a few possible banners, and the sheep came in last.

  5. I remember at least a few of those, too!

  6. Snakes and Grasshoppers! Clicked on you for the first time in a week and nearly had a heart attack and died. But it really is very nice indeed!

  7. That's what you get for nearly killing yourself in the arctic northern wilderness!



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