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Question?

July 1, 2006

I’m going to add pictures to this post to make it more interesting than it already is.

I think I’m going to be having a big change to the site. I don’t think its going to make a gigantic difference, though, considering how many people actually come here…

Soon I think I’m going to be creating a real site. With a domain name, some space, and a lot more room to grow web-wise. I’ve already made a lot of plans, but before I take them and make them actually happen, I want to know what you guys think about it.

Now, if I invest money in a site ($40) I don’t want it to be a waste. If I actually pay for an actual site, I want to pull some profit out of it. But in order to do that, I need to put ads on pages. Its going to be a very small, limited amount of ads, but still, they will be there.

But in order for the ads to actually gain revenue, I have to have a continuous stream of viewers coming in. Which means my site has to become more than just a personal blog.

So I had the chance to gain visitors and some profit. But I want to know what you guys thought. You are the ones who actually come to my site, I want to know what you think about this. I have posted some very serious and in my opinion somewhat deep posts on my site. I have written things that have brought a lot of attention to the site, such as my Nice Guy post and my For Whom the Bell Tolls post. These types of posts are what bring people to the site, and while they are harder to write, they are sometimes fun.

 But then again, some other posts I write are a lot of fun too. Just random, out of nowhere things that have nothing that could possibly make people I don’t know want to listen to me. Like my Canada post and stuff. No constructive content.

So what I wanted to do was split it up. On my site I would have two different sections, a more, personal section for friends at school who know me, sort of like a xanga, with pictures and stuff like that. And then I would have a writing blog. This blog would have my poetry, essays, articles and blog posts that I write as reflection of everyday life. These are the moral values, and lessons and more “deep stuff” that I write. They would then be seperated into two different subdomains on my site. One would be at just something.com and the other would be like irob.something.com.

But then again, splitting it up is splitting it up. It wouldn’t really be the same as it is now. There would be 2 sections. Some people I’ve asked said that splitting it up into sections just didn’t make sense, because I’m one person and I have different traits (fun and serious… but mostly serious) and you can’t seperate who I am. But then again, people may not want to read something so personal with all the references to my friends and stuff if they don’t know me. And the point of the blog is to sort of get people I don’t know, because I don’t know enough people to really get my money back from the investment.

So my question to you guys. Would you like it if they were seperated? One would remain almost exactly as this page, the other would have a completely different layout. Would you rather that the site was seperated into new sections like that, or do you really resent this idea? And if I were to seperate it, would you honestly come back to the site as often / more often that you already do?

Thanks for your opinions. I really do want to have a site. I just want it to be worth the trouble.

 

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Curiosity

May 1, 2006

People, being curious every once in a while is fine. But when it has nothing to do with anything, don't stick your nose in it. If its not your business, thats exactly what it is: not your business. There would be no point to thinking about things if there were nothing holding you back from blurting them out. We have secrets for a reason; so stop with the curiosity.

Nick says that if you continue to be curious, I'll have to speak fancy at you. Don't make me go that far.

When Bad Things Happen

April 26, 2006

"Where is the moment we need at the most
You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost
They tell me your blue skies fade to grey
They tell me your passion's gone away
And I don't need no carryin' on

You stand in the line just to hit a new low
You're faking a smile with the coffee to go
You tell me your life's been way off line
You're falling to pieces every-time
And I don't need no carryin' on

Cause you had a bad day…"
     -Daniel Powter 2005, "Bad Bay"

These lyrics show only give a taste of what its like to have a really bad day. As a teenager, bad things happen all the time. It isn't controllable — there are so many things that are just so dangerous to mess around with. There are all kinds of problems to face, such as relationships, friends, homework, grades, and even family problems. It seems like one after another, problems happen. Right after one problem is fixed, another one starts up again. They seem so aggravating, but the sad thing is, they're unavoidable. Trying to make things better doesn't seem to help; it usually only makes things worse. Setting out and saying, "today will be a good day," makes you somewhat overconfident, which usually results in unfulfilled satisfaction. So what is there to do?

Forget about it. The fact that you can identify with this post ensures that you're normal — that having a bad day is normal. Don't think the world's always against you, because the fact is 99% of the teenage population feels the exact same way. Sometimes we have really bad days, and some times we don't. The important thing is that you recognize that having a bad time is normal and that although it may not seem like it, everybody has bad days; stressing out over them isn't going to help.

Neil.

April 21, 2006

Neil. What can I say about him? He is… well… Neil.

Neil has opinions. People have questions. He likes to give them answers.

Neil will be helping to roll out a new section: his section. He says that people ask the stupidest questions. Examples of these questions (according to him):

Why are we on Earth?
What if the world ended?
Why is life so bad for me?!

He doesn't like these questions. He suggests you stop. But if you persist, he will just have to give his views which he says is the truth, what he says is the meaning of life and such.

In his brain, anything could happen. In his mind, everything is twisted around, and completely different than how you see things. In his new section: anything goes.