Friday, October 27, 2006

The Times They Are A-Changin'

Don’t adjust your monitors. There have indeed been some slight changes in the appearance of Sucking on Oranges. In honor of this, my 150th post, I’ve updated to the new, more customizable format being offered by Blogger, and I think good things will come of it. For now, it’s wreaked a bit of havoc on my sidebar—namely, deleting the vast majority of information once found there. But never fear; the superfluous information will be reinstated all too soon. And if I once featured a link to your page, you will continue to receive my wholehearted endorsement. The thousands of people who visit your site purely because of the link on my page will not abandon you.

So while it is true that, for all intents and purposes, my page is “under construction,” I urge you to give it a good perusal. One of the features I am most excited about is the ability to “label” individual posts. That is, you can assign categories to a post, such as “Pets” if you wrote about your dog, or “Pests” if you wrote about Peter Gallagher. Then your readers can click on the label “Pets” (or “Pests”) and see all the posts you’ve written that also have that label. I’m still working on going back and labeling my posts accordingly, and I may tinker around a bit with the actual label names before I’m completely satisfied. But if you’re even slightly intrigued, give it a test run by clicking one of the labels at the end of this post (i.e. Blogging, Special Occasions). You can also find a comprehensive list of all the labels I’ve ever used in, of course, the sidebar.

Until then, keep checking in. Some exciting posts are on their way, and you won’t want to miss out! I’ve got tales of sexual intrigue, cosmic perplexities of the most unintelligible kind, culinary catastrophes, and all of it’s true! So continue to stop by when time permits, enjoy watching me redecorate, and know that I’m doing this because I love you.

By the way, if you’re interested in updating your own blog, you’ll have to have a Google user account. If you don’t have a Google account, they’re worth getting, if for nothing else than their superior email system (Gmail). Currently, you have to have an invitation to open a Gmail account, either by requesting one to be sent to your cell phone or by having another Gmail user send you an invitation via email. I’ll happily send you such an invitation if desired—just leave me a comment (and your email address if I don’t know it) and let me know that’s what you want. You won’t regret it, and it will make the switchover to the new blog format all the easier.


  1. I was wondering who would be the first to switch over to beta..looks like you're the weiner..ahh winner. Thanks for keeping us posted.

  2. Ah, BennyK, you crack me up. I'm glad to see you are still up to date with the latest. It's great checking in here and being so entertained! Love ya!

  3. That's funny, I just came flying over to ask if In the Key of Orange was being deleted (the horror) or if my eyes were seeing things. And here you had posted the answer. If you've been messing with Sucking on Oranges format I hope I can assume you've been messing with the other blog too. I was worried, I love Key of Orange. Although, it has been simply months and I still don't know who is really better - The Cars or Talking Heads. Oh the agony.