WordPress has some neat features (much more so than Blogger or, God help us, Myspace, both of which I’ve used). My favorite, besides the chart showing me how many readers I have, is the “referrers” tool. I’m not sure how this is different than “incoming links;” if someone knows, please explain it to me.
Anyway, I find a lot of new websites and blogs, thanks to this tool. I also get an idea of who’s reading about me, which is always fun.
For instance, there’s David Schulman’s “something for the kids.” It turns out there are many aspiring writers who blog out there. Who knew? (By the way, David, I’m not a part of the film industry bloggers. Their PA posts sporadically, and has a picture that implies she wants to do strange things to me with her coffee.)
Lastly, I’m starting to get tagged on Facebook, which is kinda cool. I guess now I can get that, “I’m famous on Facebook!” T-shirt I’ve been eyeing. Thanks, Summer and Jennifer! (I know I’ve asked this before, but seriously, why does someone in San Fransisco or West Virginia care about this page?)
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On an unrelated note, Halloween is coming up this week, as those of you with calendars may know. Like every year, I’m having trouble coming up with a costume.
I’ve really only had two clever ones in my life. One was Clark Kent, which basically involved putting on a glasses and a suit, with a Superman T-shirt underneath. Everyone once in a while, I would pretend to hear something, rip open my shirt, and run away.
The other was Lenny, from Memento. A friend wrote all over me with a sharpie. Then, I walked around the party with a Polaroid camera and introduced myself to everyone over and over again. One guy got the joke, and gave me a different name every time. I still don’t know what his real name is.
I did come up with a funny one for a friend of mine. She’s Mexican and her boyfriend’s white, so I suggested they dress up like a a Minuteman and an illegal immigrant, with her as the Minuteman.
Anyway. If you’ve got any cool ideas, please let me know, so I don’t have to go as an anonymous blogger.