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~ 22 March 2004 ~

Comments are now open.

I’m nervous. Really nervous. The butterflies in my stomach aren’t fluttering; they’re raging like a swarm of bees.


Because this is my first post with comments turned on. I finally managed to install, configure, and faceplate my MovableType weblog. Please add my brand spankin’ new XML RSS 2.0 feed to your preferred RSS news reader. (XML RSS 1.0 is not available due to the difficulties it has with the script cap code in each of my headlines.)

I feel like a kid on Christmas morning, waiting excitedly to see the comments you’ll post. But I also feel like the kid who knows the school bully is waiting for him just after the day’s classes end, worried anxiously about what you’ll do and say—if anything at all.

On that multifarious note, please be gentle, as this is my first “live” post. But above all, be honest.

Authentic Boredom commenting is now open.



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1   Anne ~ 22 March 2004 at 07:43 AM

Personally, i think you’re worried for nothing. We DO know how to show a little class and decorum, you know. At least, the first time. After that, we may likely revert to sass and backtalk… you know, be our true selves. Have a totally scrumptious day. ~;-)

p.s. - this is exactly how i’d like my site to look when it grows up. Very nice indeed.

2   jonathan ~ 22 March 2004 at 07:56 AM

No need for nerves, this is a really classy design and (as stated on the front page) “good writin’ too”.

3   Ryan Parman ~ 22 March 2004 at 08:16 AM

Welcome to my blogroll! =)

4   Ian ~ 22 March 2004 at 09:25 AM

Been following the gestation of your issue for a while now, and its a beautiful, bouncing blog. You must be very proud…

5   Chrispian ~ 22 March 2004 at 10:34 AM

The new site looks fantastic. Good job. I look forward to harrassing you via your comments ;)

6   Travis Cripps ~ 22 March 2004 at 10:51 AM

Nicely done, sir. :)

7   sergio ~ 22 March 2004 at 10:57 AM

Yay, whee and hoopla! Been waiting for this. Too bad I missed first post. Everything’s looking sassy, so I don’t think you have anything to worry about. Good luck in your new comment-postable endeavour!

By the way, I strongly recommend you install MT-Blacklist if you don’t have it already. The way your site’s traffic seems to be increasing, it’s just asking for comment bombing. MT-Blacklist makes removing all spam comments that get through a breeze.

8   zeronine ~ 22 March 2004 at 03:57 PM


9   sean ~ 22 March 2004 at 06:35 PM

your site is magnificent. great inspiration.

10   Cameron ~ 22 March 2004 at 08:08 PM

Argh. I just noticed two typos in this post. Oh well. Fixed now.

Thanks a million for the comments thus far.

11   cabeza ~ 23 March 2004 at 05:56 AM

I love the design of the site…it’s what i’d like mine to look like if i knew anything about webdesign. but alas, i do not. i’ll be coming back.

12   Todd ~ 23 March 2004 at 08:31 AM

I know the feeling Cameron…I was nervous as hell when I installed Movable Type and started to get everything running. It’s still not where I would like it but hey, gotta start somewhere.

Besides that…this is one great looking site, one of the best I’ve seen in a long time. And your writing is fantastic. Yes…a new bookmark added to Safari that will be a regular for me.

Great work Cameron!

13   Tomas ~ 23 March 2004 at 10:04 AM

The design is fantastic, but you don’t need me to tell you that. I’ve been looking forward to that RSS feed, thanks.

14   Ryan Brill ~ 23 March 2004 at 10:41 AM

Excellent work, Cameron. No really, it’s excellent!

15   Kevin ~ 23 March 2004 at 04:02 PM

Added this to my RSS feeds right away. The site looks great and you’re really adding something to the online community with the content. Looking forward to more from you…

16   Sean ~ 23 March 2004 at 05:44 PM


17   jeremy ~ 25 March 2004 at 03:09 AM

beautiful. me likey!

18   Cameron ~ 25 March 2004 at 07:04 AM

Thank you again to all who have commented. I honestly did not expect such a warm welcome on my first “live” post… needless to say, the butterflies quickly fluttered away.

19   Jae ~ 25 March 2004 at 12:19 PM


Much respect and kudos for your site, and congratulations on the shiny-new-comment-feed!

I’ll get there sometime too… got my first blog prototype started last weekend (am I the *last* designer to get excited about this and be on the bandwagon?)

I do wish the italics were a little easier to read - but then again, I need to stop cramming 1024x768 on a 15 incher.. :)


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