Sorry for the neglect!

August 28, 2010

Okay, alright! I certainly owe you guys a decent post. Since I’ll be heading out to Providence in 12 days (AHHHH! THIS IS HAPPENING IN A PAINFULLY SLOW MANNER!), I’ve been a little caught up in the hustle and bustle of preparation. Like, bed sheets? WHAT? I have to choose some and it seems so ‘life and death’ since it’ll need to keep me sane for the next 8 months. I’ll also be sobbing into them every night as I get yelled at for making bad art.

Actually, I’m pretty sure I lucked out with my professors and this semester won’t be that bad. It may never happen, actually. Let’s hope, at least.

As you guys may know, I’m into trying new things on my blog to switch things up! I’m actually interested in doing vlog posts. I think doing outfit posts in the fashion would be pretty awesome. I actually don’t have a camera that records video at the moment, but until I leave, I could possibly get a post or two in on my mom’s camera. Would you guys like to see this? Until I get used to it, I’ll probably sound stupid.

I’m also looking for a more streamlined way of posting. I’m not quite into how I format images with text, so you may notice some changes from my usual in the coming posts until I find something I’m satisfied with. I think it’ll mostly be the width of the photos that I post.

If you read my Maroon 5 post, you probably know that I consider music as another form of art. I’m thinking about including some sort of “Music I Love” segment, but I’m not too sure about it. I’ll have to think about that more.

And of course, there will be plenty more outfit posts and definitely some art. I do want to be a fashion illustrator and definitely don’t draw as much as I need to. While I’m waiting to start school in the next week and a half, I have time to get on that. I want to start off with some photos of some other bloggers, so I’ll show you guys what I have to offer when I’m done :)

Since I have a cute little cupcake party tomorrow, I think I’ll have some outfit photos! I’m tired of my backyard, but it’ll have to do for now.

With that, I leave you with a very wordy post with no images. BUT! I have a song that I’m really vibing on. It’s “Ghost” by Harvard, a really great band :)

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Jen August 28, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Don't apologize, silly. Sometimes we just get busy and that is perfectly fine. It's your blog :)

I think a video would be so fun! I actually have a youtube set up for SHE but haven't made a video yet.


Casee Marie August 29, 2010 at 4:43 am

I totally understand the life-and-death attention to detail on the bed sheets. Certain things in life really do need to be serious business!

Aw, please do some vlogs! I love getting to hear other bloggers talking and get an idea for their personality that way, too. V of Grit and Glamour does vlog posts every Friday for Friend Friday. Maybe you want to try it out with something like that? I've done videos for my Livejournal account (because it's friends-only so I don't feel like the entire ~world was going to see me being a floof, ha.) and it can be really awkward at first, but once you get talking it feels more natural.

I really need to decide on a standard size for the images on my personal blog. I don't stick with one size, but I think I just haven't found the perfect one yet. I love your formatting, though. Your blog always looks so chic and clean!

Oh, and when I first started my personal blog I used to do "Monday Musicality" where I'd post a song each Monday. The amaaaazing Pascal Grob at Fashion Bits and Bobs posts a song every Sunday, along with a picture of his ridiculously cool self. I want to get back into posting music, too. It's so important to me.

Cute cupcake party! Have fun (: And I'm sorry for the kind of crazy length of this comment, haha.


Melanie Alexandra August 30, 2010 at 5:40 am

@Jen: Haha, very true :)
Yeah, I'm thinking of setting up a channel aside from my personal channel just for videos on here. I'll probably get on that this week!

@Casee: Exactly! I'm glad you get where I'm coming from!

And yeah! I follow Grit and Glamour and I LOVE V's posts. While I'll never speak as amazingly as she does, her posts are what inspired me to want to move into that new sort of media. I've vlogged in the past (for a very short time), so I'm hoping I can dump as much of the awkwardness as possible.

I've been using 400 pixels, but I look now, and 500 seems a bit cleaner in my opinion. It's almost the width of the whole entry. But yaaaay! Thanks. I try to make it look as tidy as possible, lol.

I'm not sure if I'd want to do it on a weekly basis, but it is something that's easy to just setup as an automatic post. I'll probably try it out once I get the whole vlogging thing down.

Had fun! Thanks :) And lol, no worries for the long comment. I love long comments. I always leave essays on your blog anyway, haha.


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