Thursday, August 18, 2011

Revivify

I think the coolest things on earth are those which are both:

1) Simple

2) Elegant 

I tried to redesign my blog to fulfill those two criteria. After a whole night tinkering around, I think this design would do. I'm also happy that I can now post uncompressed high resolution photos like the one I took up there. Guess you will see more pictures on this blog from now on. So why the sudden change? If you have been my follower since before the advent of Facebook, when Friendster was still the 'in' thing, you might realize this design is quite similar to the blog I previously had on Friendster. I missed that blog. I had a few posts there, and I had this sudden idea of reading what I wrote there again, just to see how my writings have evolved over the years. But to my disappointment, Friendster is now nothing more than a gaming website, and all the blogs written there has vanished into cyberspace oblivion. There goes my teenage memories.

I think that is the nature of social networking sites. You will never know if someday Facebook will no longer appeal to the young generation, replaced by Google+ or anything better, and all the things that you have written there will be lost. Poof. Just like that. I reckon that blogs are a better way of keeping stuff online, because even if blogspot.com is gone, I can always get my own domain and transfer the same contents into that new domain. I guess I will work more on this blog from now on. It gives me some kind of relief that my significant memories are stored here. Just in case I forget someday



7 comments:

mimiqt said...

To be honest, I was about to comment on your change of design. You had quite several (3 changes if I'm not mistaken) but I reckon I'd let it pass. Little did I know you'd actually write a post on it. :D

It reminds me how I always rearrange furnitures in my room every several months. My Chinese housemates knew me too well that when I realised the need to change my "feng shui", something bigger is going on in my life.

I hope your life is getting better from now on.

" People often say that motivation doesn't last, Well, neither does bathing- that's why we recommend it daily. " - Zig Ziglar

sahel akmal said...

Can't agree more about simplicity!

Sakinah Omar said...

Love the new design. Yes,simple and elegant. I love the red background against your black coffee.

For me myself I do make my blog as my own personel journal. A place where I can 'save' memories of things that has happened to me. With my short term memory I think I need that.

Hope you're better now. Praying for your full recovery.

miSz tUna said...

Tottally agreed with your last few sentences.

dayanaazhar:) said...

I agree that blog really a place where you can ventilate things and feelings in words, and release some sort of uneasiness. It's fun too to write and read back our experience. I am also glad that you would continue to make this blog alive. KUDOS. I will then have the opportunity to visit this blog often.

Anonymous said...

i haven't had the chance to meet you but i like your approach in things that you do in life.

if all else fails, perhaps you could use a good analog notebooks like moleskine, etc(not a moleskine-pusher here. sumpah!)

i am sorry i did not have the chance to visit you when you were ill because i am just an outside looking in stranger. but i heard through the grapevine(more like through daun lalang here) that you are already well.

selamat hari raya, may Allah bless
you and all of us.

-an anonymous black cat

Piper Lawson said...

I agree with you about simplicity...
I also love photography... I really appreciate the image you post... Thank you for sharing...


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