I need your help, so that means I need all 10 of you to grab your thinking caps and prepare to brainstorm. It’s like a work session, only you don’t get paid and there isn’t any free coffee cooling in the back. With that said, I’m sure you’re enthusiastically rolling up your mental sleeves in preparation. C’mon. Do it for me?
First up, I need ideas. Are there any stories you’ve heard me tell that you’d like to see on the blog? Anything you want more information on? (Like yes, I did secretly yearn to be in drama and longed to become a cheerleader and dance for the drill team. I mean, that’s an example. Of course, I didn’t want to do any of that. I was soooo beyond that in high school. *cough*)
A quick guideline on that: Work is strictly taboo. I know those stories are hysterical over Mexican Martinis, but in order for you to continue hearing them, I have to remain employed. Certain family stories are off limits. Yes, I know exactly where I come from and you do, too; however, some of the family are in denial and may have a different take on past events. Also, I’m not going to shout about my political beliefs. Mine are right. If yours differ, it’s because of a tumor or brain injury on your part and quite possibly a bad upbringing. It’s not fair for me to tease you about that. (To that one person up north who just glared in my direction. You can’t actually hit me from so many states away. I’ve done the research.)
Now, I will say that Lori is a bit ahead of her time (aka Overachiever), a couple of years ago she gave me a ton of story ideas that I believe I’ve now worked my way through. So, I need more.
Seriously though, I’d love to hear story ideas or maybe even blog ideas. Maybe this blog needs to change. It’s come a “little” way in four years – it’s moved from the concept of having a shared hub of my friends blogs to being fairly me-centric (hey, I’m reasonably knowledgeable on the subject). It’s gone from a Blogger backend to now a WordPress backend (I think that was a great move). And with WordPress driving it, the blog definitely has a different look/feel. Which brings us to the second thing I need your help with.
The Big Blue Mess logo – I’m attached to it, but the original high res image crashed and burned some time ago. (Thus killing the dream of your own Big Blue Mess Chistmas mugs or that t-shirt with the image on the pocket. Now you have a better understanding of why you got a different set of crappy presents last year.) What I’m looking for is a banner for the Big Blue Mess – something sharp, something blue and something messy and I need it on the cheap. This is a HUGE thing I’m asking, which I’m completely aware of as I have a friend in graphic design who tends to make low threatening growling sounds whenever I broach the subject. Growling is kind of scary. Do any of you have any ideas? Know of someone cheap? (Feel free to send me a note to discuss my idea of “cheap”.)
Basically, after all this improv and discovering that every single one of my classmates is some sort of creative genius. (Coudn’t they have just settled for “creative talent” or “creative dabbler”?) I feel like I should step up my game and at least look sharper – maybe post once a week (CRAZY!)- and that’s why I’m turning to you, my audience of ten.
I need BRAINZZ!