Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Change is always bad all the time always

Looking at my archives today, I noticed that I've been blogging under The Holmes moniker for three years as of last Friday. Of course, I've been doing all sorts of other stuff as The Holmes for much longer, but most of that required little if any effort. But this blogging thing, this whole maintaining the will power to not shut down a free webpage and occasionally write stuff on it, now that takes work.

So after three years, I figure it's time to perhaps make some changes to the old layout. Gone are the black background and the title written in Olde English font. When I was younger, I thought it would be awesome to put "Holmes" in Olde English across the back window of my 94 Ford Taurus, but then I grew up a little and decided maybe that wasn't such a rockin' idea after all. So instead I tacked it to the top of my blog.

I can't say I'm super-pleased with the new layout, but it's a step. I'm glad to be rid of a lot of the widget bling. Some of it may return in time, though some I can say with certainty is gone for good. I made sure to get the blogroll back in there ASAP since I know how testy some of y'all can get. The new header may need some more work, but the picture comes from some graffiti that sprang up one day on a building near our old place. I, of course, was a suspect. As usual.


Holmes Header # 1
March 14th 2005 - March 18th 2008


Lance said...

I like the fact that you have color now. Three years of black and white is enough.

yer mama said...

I told The Holmes time and time again that a black background and white script KILLS my eyes. I am glad it is gone.

Tara said...

When I first opened the page this morning I thought your blog was broken. :)

JayMonster said...

3 years with the same layout... yikes, I couldn't imagine such a thing. (But I am weird like that).

But it is of course yours, do with it as you will... make it "you"

P.S. Hated the black on white as well... I'm just sayin'

David said...

Oh noes, change! I'm scared.

casey said...

Good work. Much cleaner looking.

Life As I Know It said...

I like the changes!

Dan said...

It was a bit of a shock to the system when I first arrived, but it's looking good.

Does this herald a new dawn of more regular blogging?

Rattling The Kettle said...

I hate the new layout, as it does not contain a link to me.

But I dig the new header.

Whit said...

I think the OE Holmes tat would look awesome across your chest.

Mm, OE.

Congrats on 3 years.

quirkee james said...

Looking good, Holmes!

btw, my blog site changed to www.daddyshack.net and is no longer the blogger address in your blogroll. Just sayin'...not being testy. :p

Karen said...

I like it! It was the first thing I noticed.

sybil law said...

Lookin' good, Holmes!
I like the graffiti.
Mostly, I just like yer blog.