Jun 272012
 
Happy Humpday!
 

Some of the sex/relationship blogger memes are interesting, focused, and well-organized. Some are not.

Something Saturday! Post something — a story, a limerick, a photo, a recipe, or artwork. Posts must be in by Saturday at midnight — no exceptions! (To be fair to those in different time zones and to those who eschew the patriarchy of traditional calendars, we keep submissions open for seven days before and after the official deadline.)

Happy Hump Day! Post something about being happy, about humping, or just something random that happened during your day! Be sure to put this tiny-dog-humping-a-stuffed-animal .gif on your site and link back to Happy Hump Day.

Fuckday Friday! Submit anything related to sex. Or, submit something unrelated to sex and write about it in a sexy way. Or, just use the word “sexy” in a sentence.

Want to know a secret? I don’t participate in memes, but not because of the quality of their descriptions or submissions. The real reason I don’t participate is because some of the badges are fucking ugly.

They’re so ugly, I don’t want them on my site.

They’re in blurry Chaucer, pixelated Comic Sans, and ill-aligned Impact. They’re thrown together in such dissonant color combinations as blue and red, and neon green and shit brown. They’re unreadable, haphazard, and animated.

Yes. I’m a bit of a design snob. So?

 (Of course, none of this refers to N. Likes’ Frisky Friday meme badge. Whoever designed that is ah-maz-ing!)

  13 Responses to “fucking ugly”

  1. Ooh, I love it when you talk typography!

  2. Ha. I don’t let websites choose their own fonts. What is this, a free country? ;)

  3. Like hell would I put any of that artistically-mutilated crap on my page either.

    Oh, did I say that out loud? Oh well.

  4. I like how the first one states “no exceptions” except for where they leave it open for 2 weeks.

  5. I’m not a Domme, but if a blogger can’t please me visually, they don’t get the pleasure of my read.

    Personally, I don’t like:
    Virtual Vegas seizure inducing rotating gifs
    Garage sale of sex toy ads chaos
    Weird-ass hardly legible fonts
    Dark gray burst-an-eye-vessel type on black backgrounds
    Just really bad make-me-feel-greasy photos

    And yes, I’ve got the plain jane basic blogger yawn of a design blog, but boring is better than bad. No?

    • @DDD: I HATE .gifs, passionately. And boring is WAY better than bad. Lots of people junk up their online spaces by doing too much–I’ll take boring and well-designed any day.

  6. 1. You’re right about my badge. It’s fucking awesome, and the designer is amazing. I wish I could remember who did it for me.

    2. I never heard of Fuckday Friday. I feel bad for having competed with Frisky Friday. I’m sorry, Fuckday Friday people, whoever you are.

    3. Since my badge is so sweet, will you be participating?

    • 1. The designer is awesome. You’re right about that.
      2. I made “Fuckday Friday” up, but I’m sure someone is doing it.
      3. No. Honestly, I don’t see the point in “Frisky Friday” as it’s been outlined. Aside from “sex,” there’s no theme, no guidelines, and no requirements. So… bloggers do what they usually do (write, photograph, draw, or whatever)… and post a link to it on your site. What’s the point?

      • The point isn’t that the meme gets anyone to do anything different. It’s that it allows readers of one blog to discover another that they hadn’t known of. It is, for example, how I learned of several blogs that I like. The interconnectedness of the web makes memes a nicely efficient way of discovering like-minded bloggers. (For example, a lot of my readers are happy to discover “Hubman’s Hangout,” and a lot of his readers are happy to discover me, but our worlds hardly overlap. Except my meme.)

        • I’m not criticizing, it just isn’t something I’m interested in right now. Maybe some other time. :)

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