Category Archives: Blog Update
So, I have decided to re-enter the blogosphere (let’s hope I don’t burn up on reentry). That means I’ll be posting around here but also on my brand, spankin’ newly rebirthed personal blog. So yeh, feel free to check it out/bookmark it! I’ll probably have a post up tomorrow; I’m super beat tonight.
It’s been a great year or two, but due to lack of recent comments from people other than ourselves and the fact that all of us have been crazy busy, we’ve talked and decided to deactivate mere at the end of next week. Sorry, guys! It’s just taking up too much of our time!
-Zach, Eric, Trey, and Riley
Yo peeps! A little sysadmin housekeeping here. I know you don’t see me much around here, but I’ve actually had a couple of things on my mind that I’d love to write about. So look for them posts soon!
Couple of questions for you guys though. In a little bit of small talk w/ our resident art buff Zachary Michael, it seems it’s time for a redesign. I know this design looked kinda cool when it was implemented back from day one, but I think it’s time to Version 2.0 this bad boy (yes, “Version 2.0″ is the verb in that sentence).
So, this is where you come in. Readers, what do you think you’d like to see for a new design? We’re talking color scheme ideas, placement of elements on the page, readability, etc. Basically.. what do you like about the current design and what would you like to see changed? We are getting some pretty good traffic but I think we could have many more new visitors accommodated for with a relatively fresh design.
So, sound off Mereaders!
Today marks the three week mark without a post from anyone here at Mere. Just so you know.
In other news, GO USA!
In other other news, I’ve started a blog series on the Sermon on the Mount, which all of you probably already know about, since I’m pretty sure the readership between my personal blog and this one is the exact same. But I feel like I should say something, even though I actually have nothing to say.
Really, the only reason I’m writing this is so it can count as activity so we don’t get kicked off the very prestigious position (which we were incredibly surprised at, but equally proud about) of being on the Thinklings blogroll. Hopefully Jewel doesn’t actually pay close attention to the “activity” to see whether it’s “quality activity” or not, or else wee might be doomed to lose our blogrollship. And that would be bad, because I think it’s probably “impossible, in the case of those who have once been blogrolled, who have tasted the joy of the Thinklings sidebar, and have shared in the exclusive membership of the Thinklings blogroll, and have tasted of the honor and power that comes from being recommended by Thinklings, and then have fallen away, to be restored to blogrollship, since they are calling into question once again Jewel’s initial judgement and holding him up to contempt”.
Hm. That might be awfully close to blasphemy. Feel free to take this post down, Riley or Zach, or JM or Brian or Eric, if y’all even remember that this exists.
Okay, that’s enough. Even I can’t take anymore. Somebody please give me an interesting topic to write about, and maybe I’ll post on it. For now, just go watch some World Cup soccer or something. It’s a better use of your time, I promise.
…and I’ll start posting real posts, that I’ve actually written, on a regular basis. Once school’s out and I can create my own schedule how I want it to be, I’ll make sure I include a slot for writing. But for now enjoy Zach’s random quotes, that are probably so much better than anything we can write, since obviously CS Lewis is so much awesomer than we are.
In other news, Old Knaves/Mere Reflections (so in other words: Trey, Zach, Riley) is/are now the proud sponsor of a Peruvian seventh grader named Johan Avalos Saravia through the organization Food for the Hungry. One of us will probably post more about it later, but know for now that we are really excited. So yeah.
Our twitter feed was temporarily taken over by tweeting people that speak a very foreign language. And by very foreign, I mean that it was a very different alphabet. And by very different I mean that the characters were quite non-Western.
I think everything’s back to normal now, but I thought it appropriate to let our readers know that none of of us suddenly learned a very foreign language in a very different alphabet and then changed our twitter names and then decided to tweet stuff. We still speak English primarily. Except for very occasionally when we may inadvertently break out into Elvish. But that’s beside the point.
Thought this was interesting. Here is a Wordle collage of all of the most used words on Mere Reflections.