The Times They Are a-Changin’

16 Nov

The blog is blue today.  Don’t freak out.

Are you okay? I don’t want you to get too worked up.  Take some time with it.  I know it’s shocking.

Today I have a pretty huge announcement.  Well, huge for me because I stay up until lets-not-kid-myself-I-didn’t-go-to-bed-at-all trying to figure out how in the hell to make a Facebook page.

I’m sorry to call upon the terms of Hades, but holy goodness it takes me a YouTube tutorial, written out instructions, and a few examples of other people’s pages just to get moving on the whole thing.  Not to mention I had to make an image in Microsoft Paint.  Let’s not forget how charming those are:

from "Plight of the Ginger Sperm"

From "Wrestling with a Poltergeist"

From "There Is No Jackie. There Is Only Mindee"

You get the point. 

Oh, I guess I kind of breezed over the whole “exciting news”. 

I have a Facebook Page! 

Like, a fan page.  Not just a Jackie page.  You see, when I wrote a post about giving up Facebook for good, I got a lot of grief from people who don’t want to subscribe but want to click on my posts through Facebook any time they please.  And since I think that’s kind of demanding and ridiculous and they think I should just take what I can get, I’ve decided to compromise by making a Facebook page just for The Jackie Blog.  Now my friends don’t have to get my blog tweets and posts and you don’t have to be my friend to get them. 

I like to think that everybody wins.

Except me, who was up all night fumbling through simplistic code and struggling with the reality that at the ripe age of 25, I’ve already passed the age of comprehension for new developments in technology.

They keep making my brain obsolete.  I have about 60 more years of that to look forward to.

Anyway, I’d be real tickled if you’d click that button on the top right of the sidebar and check out my Facebook page.  Heck, maybe you could even like it while you’re there.  I mean, if you’re feeling ambitious.  I’m not going to beg.

But there is a picture of a kitten.  And a cookie.   Listen, you should probably just go look.

At any rate, I’ve changed the background of the blog to something less… purple.  And I’m gearing up to change that header image soon.  Hopefully really soon.  You know, because I only have like… a month and a half to go before the whole gig is up.  If I’m going to give Yo Gabba Gabba the boot, I need to do it soon.

But it will be glorious, you’ll see.  And until I can make that happen, I’m just changing the background to blue and throwing a Facebook button up.  Because I want to ease you into change slowly and gently, like a compassionate lover.  I understand your struggles.  I have them too.

Which is why today I will be needing a massive vat of coffee. ♣  

P.S. If you don’t want to go all the way up there and click the button, you can just click here.  And if you’re a Twitterer, you can also follow my Twitterage here (also located in the sidebar for your convenience – remember – compassionate lover). Woot for the Interwebz.

14 Responses to “The Times They Are a-Changin’”

  1. Lori November 16, 2011 at 9:21 am #

    Taking over the internet one social media site at a time. I approve.


    • pegoleg November 16, 2011 at 10:25 am #

      I probably approve, too, but I don’t understand. Talk about too old to get technology! But congrats on your new venture, Jackie.


      • Jackie November 22, 2011 at 12:17 am #

        Peg, I can send you a handwritten version of my posts if you’d like. I think the weight you lost was necessary for your Internet comprehension. You can be a hottie or you can understand the magical Interwebz. You can’t have both. It’s not fair.


    • Jackie November 22, 2011 at 12:19 am #

      Now I just need to pay my friends to like me on Facebook and I’ll be all set.


  2. Katherine Gordy Levine November 16, 2011 at 9:55 am #

    Okay, I was a good WOO.. LLiked you on facebook and now follow you on Twitter.

    I have a facebook business page, Emotional Fitness Training that is attached to my regular page. I pretty much ignore. MY blog posts go there automatically, but Facebooks says they won’t allow that after November 22. I will have to type in a link each time. Too much trouble.

    Stay strong and get some sleep.


    • Jackie November 22, 2011 at 12:18 am #

      WOO!!! Hey thanks for following me in all the places I can be followed. That’s exciting.

      Facebook needs to stop making changes before I drive to their headquarters and spray paint rude things.


  3. Neeka November 16, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    😀 I approve as well!!


  4. thesinglecell November 16, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    So… the big announcement, the blue page and the pic of sperm that greeted me on first arrival had me thinking you were pregnant. But good job with the Facebook page instead. Maybe you can now help me trick FB into letting me have a fan page. Apparently you have to have 25 fans already or something.. I dunno.


    • Jackie November 22, 2011 at 12:15 am #

      Oh shoot. I didn’t even think about checking the featured image on this. But hey, people click on pictures of sperm. It’s Internet fact. Maybe not such an oversight after all.


  5. Jules November 16, 2011 at 11:59 am #

    Mindee is having a ghost baby. wut wut?


    • Jackie November 22, 2011 at 12:14 am #

      Mindee and the Poltergeist? gross.


  6. mandala56 November 16, 2011 at 1:05 pm #

    I’ll have to visit your FB page when I’m not working.. for some reason it’s blocked from here.
    I like the idea of a FB page, we have one, too. I don’t know what happens when you hit 25 “likes” … I never noticed anything change on that account! FB is strange territory…but fun.


    • Jackie November 22, 2011 at 12:14 am #

      Nothing changed for me. It’s a slow and steady crawl to get likes on Fbook. Very slow. I’ll have to do some sort of incentive to get people to like the page methinks. I don’t want that beautiful Microsoft Paint job to go to waste 😉


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