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I refuse to dye my hair!

In years past, when I got tired of how I looked, I would dye my hair. It’s been just about every “natural” shade from platinum to black. But I gave that up. A couple years ago, I decided to let it go truly natural, gray though that may be.

I’ve transferred my former obsession to my blog. I’m tired of how it looks. I switched themes not too long ago, but I’ve had the same banner photo for so long I can’t remember when I started using it. It doesn’t have any particular significance to me. I chose it because the colors look good on my monitor.

I used to use a scene of the surf where the majority of my novel The Brevity of Roses takes place. Then, it occurred to me, I will be writing more novels—not set seaside. Plus, when Brevity is published, it will have its own little virtual place and I can use that photo again, if I like.

I’m saying all this as a heads-up. Don’t be alarmed if you come here one day and everything looks different. Or everything looks different than it did the day before that. Change is afoot. After all, eventually you just have to change into different writing pajamas. You know?

And speaking of changes … In the next few months, or sooner, I will be setting up a website and connecting this blog to it. I don’t anticipate disaster when I do, but that’s what I said every time I installed more ram or a new soundcard or whatever and those ventures usually turned into bigger deals than I planned. Worry not! I will give notice when the move is imminent, so if the blog temporarily disappears, you’ll know I wasn’t kidnapped by aliens or something.

In other blog matters, if you hadn’t noticed, WordPress has now given us an easy way to add a Tweet button to our posts. Just go to your Dashboard to activate it under Appearances > Extras. However, it appears the WP button only shows up on the actual post page, not the Home page or in the Feed, so I will continue to use my TweetMeme button as well because some people just don’t give a fig about clicking through.

Sorry, not such an exciting post today. If any of you have any tips—or warnings—about mapping a blog to a new domain, or switching over to a self-hosted WordPress blog, do speak up. The sanity you save may be mine. 😀

Kaleidoscope photo credit: Song_sing – Song_sing’s photo stream at Flickr

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26 thoughts on “I refuse to dye my hair!”

  1. I recently changed the look of my blog, and I gotta say, it felt good! Sometimes you just have to change the scenery a little. Good luck with merging yours with your website! That stuff always goes way over my head…


  2. I changed mine a few months back and I already feel like changing it again! good luck with the new site, I’m hoping to do the same in the near future though will probably do the easy thing and just use a domain name for the blog rather than sorting out a site on my own – not enough time or brain power for that yet!


  3. Like you, I have dyed my hair from platinum blonde to black and every single shade in between. Then, I stopped completely in 1994 and didn’t dye again, until one day in January 2009 when I had the itch to dye it black and did so. However, I got sick of dyeing it and longed to see my own natural haircolour. Now, it’s back to its natural light brown and I am happy to say, I’ve only got a few grey hairs and that’s pretty good for someone who is past the big 40 🙂

    Good luck with the new website, looking forward to seeing it and I have changed the look of my blog about 5 times, though I’m pretty happy with how it is now (I do love your blue background though, very soothing)


    1. I confess, Alannah, I have moments when I almost decide to dye again. Then I go the other way and think about putting a pure white streak in the front.

      Thanks for the good wishes on my venture. You know, as I was looking at web design yesterday, I found myself being drawn to the blue ones. It’s not my favorite color, but it does look good on the web … and TV.


  4. “After all, eventually you just have to change into different writing pajamas. You know?”

    I almost snorted coffee all over my keyboard. Too Funny! I’ve changed my blog look four times in one year. Fortunately I’ve grown a bit attached to my current theme. So it may be a while before I change again.

    Good luck with your blog transfer. I want to do the same thing as I would like to set up a website that is under my actual pen name and begin to start that branding process you mentioned a few blogs back. I’d love to hear the details once you make the transition.


    1. I’m so happy I amused you., Trista. 😀

      This morning, I’m wondering if I even have enough reason yet to set up a website. And don’t worry, I expect I’ll blog about the process when I do it.


  5. I’m snorting with DS over your different writing pajamas.

    I guess my hair is grey — actually it’s almost white but I call it platinum blonde.

    It’ll be fun to see your website! Looking forward to it….


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