|Current mood:|| curious|
Oh Brave New World...
Apparently, I've been on LiveJournal since May 2000. Originally, I was going to reserve it for all the happy fun "grown up" stuff that I couldn't post in my Virtual Pet Journal, or various other forums on my website.
Ironic, then, that nearly three years later, I find myself on the threshold of joining a journal service explicitly aimed at the over-18 crowd.
Of course, LJ experience has taught me that being over 18 does not immediately necessitate a profound and philosophical approach to life. Many times, I've read a journal and recoiled in horror to discover that I wasn't reading the adventures of an anime-obsessed naive teenybopper, but a university grad who's still living at home and channeling hundreds of dollars a month into collecting kewl azn stuff.
And, of course, I'm sure that many intelligent people see my public LJ posts and scratch their heads as to how I can spend all day just posting quiz results, polls, and links to images and websites that I find disturbing, funny, or worthy of remark.
I hope to use this journal in a different manner than my LiveJournal, though. Maybe the more thoughtful, quality posts can go here. Or maybe I can share my never-ending Letter To My Unborn Child.
I must say, though, the layout and coloring of Blurty's interface is very soothing. All earth tones, mustard and sage and a kind of smoked salmon color. I hope I can come up with a style or layout that complements all this, and makes me feel more... thoughtful.
Through the help of Mari's Iro Enpitsu and the cut/paste function, I've created a color scheme, of sorts. Very moody and blue and hideously distracting when one clicks a link and is transported into the warm shades of Blurty.com proper. I have found some warm tones that look like they might work, but they'd make the journal look perilously like Refried Paper.
Around Feb. 24th, I went from soothing blues to the Penguin Farm motif.