Friday, 19 August 2011

Ranting, Raving, And General Lunacy

Someone who used the email widget to email me (yes someone actually did that, I'm as shocked as you are) and they said to me that they like to use their blog to vent, to get things off their chest, it's one of the joys of strangers. I would do this myself, but I made the fatal flaw of sharing my blog on my Facebook, which my family and co-workers have access too. In essence the people I could moan about are the ones who can read it lol.

I could go into details of how I'm not that great a person despite listening to the problems of anyone I just met, and never giving up on them even long after everyone else told me to. But, again, these are usually often intimate things that I don't want people I know to know, if that kind of makes sense. Though I do like to get my heart out there, to build up a better sense of connection and comaradary. I feel that you'll be more willing to be constructive in your criticism, and support me better, if you knew me better. I guess if it's any comfort to me at least, when I've been a dick I generally tell myself "Look, you're being a dick" and stop it. Or at least admit to what I'm doing.

I know I've bitched and ranted about other things, and good of me for that, but eventually I'll run out of things. I also don't want to become the very thing that put me off blogging in the first place. I've always wanted people to know my opinions on some things, but I've also seen a lot of people who didn't really need their opinions heard. You know, the kind of blog run by a 13 year old girl and it's essentially "OMG WHY DOES EVERY1 SUCK BUT ME! SERIOUSLY LOOK AT MY ASS, LOOK AT IT! I WILL YOU TO LOOK AT MY ASS AND AGREE EVERYTHING BUT ME SUCKS! EXCEPT FOR WHEN IT COMES TO MY BOYFRIEND LAWLS IM SO RUDE".

I really do loathe becoming everything I've always hated, and that kind of person is something I refuse to become, despite already becoming several things I've already hated already. Just because I have an opinion on something (and I have a lot of opinions) that doesn't mean people want to hear them, or will appreciate having to read them.

I've read some blogs I genuinely love to read, even if it amazes them that people do like it, and there are people who genuinely like my blog, but I've seen too many trash blogs, and I have too much fear. But I've also come across a lot of trash blogs that I haven't held too much interest in.

This post ended up being about many different things lol. In short, I don't want to bitch about the people in my life because there's a chance they'll read it, I don't want to bitch about myself, again for the same reason, and I sometimes don't want to offer my opinion on other things, for it may not be wanted, and I'd hate people to think of me what I think about most teen girls on the internet.

Okay that sounded wrong on so many levels, enjoy that thought, and I'll see you next time!
Oh and for some reason I made a little reddit button appear that now I can't disappear despite removing the script for it. So I haz a question. Is there a way to get the reddit button to appear on posts on it's own, or do I have to copy and paste the code each time? Which is a somewhat annoying task.

34 comments:

  1. You could put the Reddit button in the sidebar and it will work for whatever page it's on. You could probably edit the html of the blog theme to put a reddit button in every post, but that's not something I know how to do.

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  2. Hahaha, sorry I know this was a serious post but that teen girl remark caught me off guard, I had to laugh :D

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  3. "LAWLS LOOK AT MY ASS"
    I can't stop laughing. :D

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  4. @Shaw
    I tried putting one in the sidebar, and we all know how that turned out, but I did just get an idea, so thanks ^_^ I can get it done.

    To everyone else, it was my intention to make you laugh with the teen girl stuff, I like to entertain, I can be serious when I have to, but I found myself thinking "God, being this serious will alienate everyone, and those girls are like that."

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  5. Yeah, you can make it appear automatically, if you go to "Design > Modify HTML" and check the "Expand Widget Templates".
    Then find "data:post.body" and paste the reddit or SU or whatever HTML bellow that.
    Here's a guide: http://www.blogger.webaholic.co.in/2011/01/reddit-button-for-blogger.html

    I still don't get, how you added it outside of your post. :/

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  6. Oh, maybe I do now.. whatever, I'll try it and come crying here if it won't work.

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  7. @Bob Sorry I never explained how (thanks for the guide btw!) the first, rather unsuccessful attempt was a widget called Addthis or Sharethis, it's one of the ones in bloggers database when you change the widgets on your blog through their interface. The second, and much more successful attempt (though it's only a Reddit button) was another widget, that lets you put in HTML or script, so I just copied the script that would have let me put it in posts, or in the design, in an empty widget box and thus the button was born. I hope that was legible, normally I suck ass at explaining things.

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  8. @Bob LOL Good luck, either way, I've now given a rough, very rough, guide :)

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  9. there are a lot of bad blogs but there are the few gems that make it all worth it :)

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  10. great post. Glad to see you added a reddit upvote thingy to your posts. I'll be sure to give you all my upvotes

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  11. @Timothy Bowen Thanks for the support :) I've got it in my sidebar now, so I'm not likely to stick another one in my posts.

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  12. Nice post dude, I enjoy your ramblings :)

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  13. You gods that made me man, and sway in love.

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  14. I am offended. I have never once made my readers stare at my ass. It would cause blindness by shear awesomitude and sexifiness

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  15. yeah, it sucks when your coworkers, friends and relatives know your blog. I used to make the same mistake and had to delete my former blog. However, do you know that Google and Facebook are trying to destroy anonymity on the internet ?

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  16. But..but 13 year old girls have well informed and unbiased opinions that need to be heard! >_>

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  17. I know the feel. I worry sometimes that my blog gets too depressing and begins to sound whiny instead.

    Also, I change a lot of names in my blog and haven't shared it with people I know in real life so I can complain about them as needed. :P

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  18. Well, you sure succeeded at making me laugh with the teen girl stuff 8D

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  19. @Generally Disgruntled As far as I know you aren't a teenage girl, and if you are, you're a very well informed one, the kind that wouldn't insist people stare at their ass.

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  20. @Linux and Life I do know this, which is why I hate more and more that I have a Facebook account, even though all I use it for is to talk to Jesse. I'd create a new blog but in order to get traffic to it I'd have to advertise it on here, so there's a chance they'll read it lol.

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  21. @DWeiChanging names sounds like a good idea. To be honest I doubt any of my co-workers actually read any of this, and my family have admitted that they are way behind in the archives, and that was back before I updated every day. Changing the names though doesn't really change the situation, they could just recognize that :)

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  22. Mark: So I finally got around to try it and I don't know ho to do it properly. Could you please post the HTML, that you used for that reddit button?

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  23. Damnit it won't let me actually post it as a comment. That sucks. http://www.reddit.com/buttons/ Is where I got it from but my guess is you've already been there.

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  24. Hmm, you just copied one of those codes and it works with that? It's kinda buggy in my case. When I click on submit it automatically wants to submit the "Think your day sucked?" post for whatever strange reason.

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  25. Did you add the blog url somewhere in the code?

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  26. @Bob If you add a html javascript gadget in the design page or layout or whatever it is, and paste it into there it should work fine, I didn't edit the script at all :/

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  27. Well it doesn't for me, but thanks.. hopefully I'll fix it somehow.

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  28. @Bob I don't get why it isn't working, that sucks. Hope you can get it fixed.

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  29. So I've fixed it. The reddit code, that I had inside the template html was somehow intervening with the new "button".

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