Welcome to Tits International 2.0!

Realizing that this site had been stagnating lately, I decided to implement a new design and purpose, giving it a much needed booblift. During the time this was written, I was taking a walk around Belltown sometime around 2am. This is something I think is worth mentioning mainly because the vast majority of my time throughout the past month and a half has been spent in Fremont, living with Elle at her Dad’s house, while my own apartment has remained more or less uninhabited. Thankfully, all of my plants are some species or another of cacti, and so, require little to practically zero upkeep. While I haven’t closely observed them (making a mental note to make the rounds and assess the situation, as soon as I conclude this entry), a quick glance around the room and everything seems to look healthy and green (amongst other shades which don’t seem out of place or otherwise negative). Anyways, that’s not really why was making this post, so I’ll get right into it.

Something I might write more on in coming posts, but I just figured out a system for formatting and setting out this blog, which is kind of (or more honestly/realistically a complete departure from the traditional limitations of what Write.as makes accessible out of the box. This is veering a bit off topic, so as I’d said before, I’ll keep it brief and save any further, more extensive rumination on the subject for a dedicated entry or entries down the line. Before signing off, I will say that one of the things that can be somewhat frustrating about this platform is also the same thing that makes it so cool to work within at times. Sure, there are myriad other blogging sites out there, many of which feel a bit less confined or restrictive (although this restrictiveness is also in adherence to Write.as’ guiding principles — something I neither want nor especially feel the need to elaborate on here), but those same principles are the thing that makes this place so appealing.

Either way, I don’t see myself leaving here anytime soon (especially considering I just renewed my pro subscription for the year). Anyways, if you think outside the box, and with a little custom code, you can do some pretty cool things. I think that I’m going to make these posts appear as a list, which will be part of a single, introductory post — that which already exists on here. Something more along the lines of the Essay theme, offered and widely used throughout the Blot.im community. This, I’m thinking will be possible by using a workaround I’ve already built into the custom code of the site, though have been implementing in a kind of random, directionless fashion.

Currently, any pinned posts I made are hidden, and only accessible by manually typing in the post slug, so I want to pin all my posts, save for the main post, and link them via thier respective URL’s, using markdown to link only the title, along with a date (I’ll have to play around with the specifics formatting, but I’ll probably just reference other sites for guidance on what is considered standard; see: Blot.im essay theme. I’ve also always wanted to find a way to password protect certain posts, and this would be a perfect way to do so. For instance, one idea is that I could make a subdomain, let’s say for example: no.tits.international, which would be password protected (doesn’t solve the issue surrounding inconsistent typefacing, but that’s a problem for another day and another post), link whatever post I want to from there. This goes for articles from any other blogs I maintain. Guess that’s all there really is to say about that, and I hope it turns out looking good.

As the little blurb on the main page alluded to, my most initial/immediate reasoning for purchasing tits.international was largely rooted in humor — while I can’t recall my exact thoughts, I really don’t know that I’d had any concrete plans for the thing, aside from just wanting to own the name and port an email address through it. Something that seemed low-risk enough in terms of money spent, seeing as how I think it came out to about $5 for the first year. In fact, while purchasing it, I had to ask Elle to spot me the cash for a few days, as I was waiting on a check. Now, after sitting around acting as the most minimalist landing page (barren might do better to relay the essence of what I mean), I’m hoping that I might actually start putting the thing to use. While I really like anxiety.fun, there’s something about the way this new system of organizing and cataloging posts looks and feels, which makes the homepage seems as though it’s beckoning for fresh entries to be added to the (as it currently sits) pretty tiny list.

While I’m sure this is in part due to just how set apart it is from all the other blogs I’ve seen on the Write.as platform, I think that as I’d just stated, it feels much cleaner and more organized, and also, lends a sense of privacy for posts — even if these posts don’t require hiding or a passcode. There’s something comforting in knowing that to see certain things, you need to click a link first. Anyways, I know I’m completely rambling at this point, but again, since it’s only going to be a link on the main page, I feel more open to writing more freely. That last paragraph wasn’t even something I had planned on writing, so I’ll probably just end it there. One last thing, however. I think I got the main page, as well as the ‘information’ and ‘works’ pages, drafted out and looking like I want it. Might go back and add a small synopsis to each of the projects in the works page, but I guess this is to say, after only deciding upon/stumbling across this idea in my head last night, I’d say things are coming along pretty well.

Guess that’s it for the time being!