>revising my blog

May 5, 2008 § 2 Comments

>While having a delicious lunch with Vanessa at my new favorite Vietnamese restaurant, Cong Ly, she convinced me, as a comrade blogger, to use sitemeter. I’ve never wanted to get sucked into the behind-the-scenes of my readership, but since commenting on my posts has dropped off, it’s nice to check if anyone is actually out there. Sitemeter allows me to find out where in the country you (the readers) are located, on average how long you spend reading my site, and how you found my site (which site you came from before arriving at mine). I have a reader in Ottawa! Welcome, Canadian!

I just wanted to be upfront about the fact that I am watching you, since the whole thing feels a bit Big Brothery. More updates to follow (if there’s anything worth reporting).

In other blog news, you may have noticed that I have removed the background colors from my blog. Explanation: I’m feeling minimal.

I’ve been thinking of splitting my blog into four sections (on the same page so that the screen would be divided into four boxes), but I don’t actually know how to do this. Polarchip, can you help? I would update each section separately. There would be one section where I would write about family/friends/social life stuff; one section for my writing and reading life; one section for Aikido and other physical activities; and the final section would be for ???? (Suggestions are welcome.) Do you like this idea? Do you hate this idea? Too fragmented? Not coherent? Or would it be easier to read?

This past weekend, Denise and I went to see The Universe of Keith Haring in the Tribeca Film Festival on what would have been Keith Haring’s fiftieth birthday. Denise received free tickets as a volunteer with the festival, which was such a strange coincidence because she had no idea that I was obsessed with Keith Haring as a teenager. When Tara and I were fourteen or so, we began reading everything we could find about Haring and the other pop artists in his circle. The postcard and all-things-pop collecting became an obsession.

Here is a photograph that I recently took of my bedroom in Florida, which has remained the same for the past fourteen years. What’s wrong with a little nostalgia now and again?

The Keith Haring movie was a bit hard to follow and had no real narrative coherence. The cool part was that Keith Haring’s family was in the audience. AND Kenny Scharf and other pop artists from his posse attended the screening. The event made me realize how much I miss being in community with lots of creative, artistic, passionate people.

In other news, my column for bookslut has been postponed due to a mix-up. So keep an eye out for my debut in the June issue.

escucho: Aurora by Pam Berry
lei: Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine (This is an excellent self-help book about learning to live after trauma. I actually stayed up late reading it, and I’m not usually one for self-help books.)
miro: Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay (Brilliance!)
ella coadjutores: Riva taught Pipo a lesson!


§ 2 Responses to >revising my blog

  • dad says:

    >you don’t need any modern widgets to know you have at least 2 regular viewers in FLORIDA. big MOTHER and big FATHER are watching you.

  • polarchip says:

    >dahlink, I love the 4 quarters idea but I don’t know how to help you bring that idea to fruition. If I see something that relates, I will be sure to let you know.Love the minimalizzm.

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