Sunday, February 17, 2008

Personal Cover Art - Apology, question, meme

Apologies for the little bit of quiet - I spent a fair bit of time on my submission for You're not the only one... and so in my head it kinda feels like I gave you guys a good bit of what little skills that I have! It's quite interesting to see the list of submitters here, and according to this post there has been over 60 submissions already (and they still want more!). Chances are that if you are reading this then you are a blogger, meaning you like to write at least a little bit, so you should send something in .

I have a question for you, brought about by the idea above. I'm considering giving my blog a run through, removing references that might offend people I know, and then linking my blog through my Facebook. Thoughts? I guess the main worry would be any implication it may have on my job, being a public servant and all. That and people treating me differently... BUT I would think a large part of that would be removed if I ensured I had not offended people. It helps that I don't want to be that negative.... anyways, any thoughts would be very much appreciated.

And now, a meme that I saw and fell in love with instantly! Rachel of ThatNight did this a while ago and it's been sitting in my feeder stars for a while, so here it is:

The CD Cover Meme group has only three rules: (1) The first article title on this random wiki page is the name of your band, (2) the last four words of the very last quote on this random quote page is the title of your album, and (3) the third picture here, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

Here is mine, slapped together in Microsoft Paint:

What do you think? I'd buy it!

(Awesome photo from here)


Amanda said...

I wouldn't do it. I think there's just too many things that various people could take offence to, even if you don't think it's particularly offensive, that you never know what could come of it. I just don't think I want various work colleagues and random facebook friends that I don't know well poking around.

meme is cool!

flashman said...

Ha ha ha, awesome meme. Here's mine:

Reedy Point Bridge, "Be Arrogant About It"

Lara said...

yep, i'm definitely planning to submit at least one piece, maybe more. :)

Enny said...

amanda - so as a real name blogger, if you had your time again, you do the totally anonymous?

flashman - ah ha ha! It's like it's perfect everytime!!

lara - I cannot wait to see this book!

Desci said...

Flashy's is GOLD.

Mine is apparently a hipster metal band:

Military history of Portugal, with their killer album, 'which becomes a habit.'

Enny said...

desci - that has potential - what was the picture of?!

Jen said...

I have to say public blogging is not worth the trouble. Do you really want to only be able to write what will offend absolutely no one you know, no one at your job, and all of that kind of thing? I think it would ruin the very essence of blogging (or it would for me anyways).

Totally stole this meme, it's AWESOME!

Amanda said...

Nah, I don't think I'd bother to go completely anonymous. It's pretty hard keeping that up. But I don't think I'd link to it generally- if I really wanted to I might tell a few RL people, but I wouldn't just link to it on FB, where everyone from my bro's g/f, to the guy who sits over the petition at work, to some dude I went to primary school with and have little urge to ever actually speak to, can read it...

I've actually done public blogging, and it was fine, but I certainly wouldn't have written about a lot of the stuff I have if if was still public. Even things like my whinges about cancer- I don't know that I want people in my family reading those posts, you know?

Rachel said...

Oh my gosh!

The picture! And "he was merely stupid."


To answer your question, I've been dealing with the "website on Facebook" issue for over a year. I still haven't linked it, although I've almost completely convinced myself to just publish it and see what happens.

Desci said...

Pic was a chick with building blocks that spelled 'LURVE' incongruous.

Re: the blog, I wouldn't take it public. Rather, I'd start a fresh with public-ness in mind: just switch nicknames and urls, not necessarily anything to d with your real name, so you could post the new details here.

Sorry, I'm tired. I hope that made sense?

That, or simulcast your fave posts on FB

Enny said...

d'jen - true, true. Can't wait to see your result!

amanda - hrm, ok. I see your point...!

rachel - it's pretty awesome. I think it's got to do with the fact that sometimes I think I'm pretty awesome sometimes and would like to show others, but then again I proddly don't want them to real all the shiteous ones :o)

desci - sounds good! Hrm - will keep it in mind, I don't know if I'd be able to keep up with two... just sometimes want to share some. But then if I do, they could easily google a line and find the whole thing...