Saturday, August 11, 2007

Hide in Plain Site

No, I haven't had a hit called on me. And no, I'm not hiding out from the authorities ... uh, no. But lately I have been wanting a little bit more anonymity on my blog, and having my name plastered on the URL, the title, and the profile name did not offer much in the way of privacy. Maybe it's the whole moving back to the tiny hometown thing - I feel much more exposed - and not in the good way. And so I realized it was time to change. I had several choices on how to make this change which entailed hours of soul searching and ice cream consumption. I hope you can appreciate my agony.

Choice 1: Delete my blog and start all over.
This choice sucked. I like my blog. I like most of my posts. Deleting seemed too much like killing a small child to me - something I would never do unless there were copious amounts of whining involved. Which of course there was. My blog was a bitch. But killing her seemed slightly excessive.

Choice 2: Go private.
This would put an end to my Keywords and Asshats posts. Never.

Choice 3: Stop blogging completely.
Too much like Choice 1. Maybe not killing, but definitely abandoning. Not an option.

Choice 4: Stop obsessing over minor things. Leave things as they are.
Stop. Obsessing.
I'm laughing so hard at this one I've got a cramp.

Choice 5: Move blog to a new URL.
Done. I realize that my name is still all over this blog, but nobody reads archives anyway. Well, except for the perverts looking for accidental flashing. Even with that, changing the name and address will afford me a bit more privacy from local eyes, and that's all I'm really looking for.

I'll leave a link for a while on my old blog so that my few readers will be able to find me - and so the porn spammers don't infiltrate my old beloved URL. Eventually I'll just leave it be, an empty shell on the broken highway of blogging dreams. Now all I can ask is that the people who have been reading will migrate on over here with me, change my name/URL on their blogrolls, and send large amounts of money to a numbered account in the Caymans.

It was worth a shot.


44 comments:

Scarlet Hip said...

Well where the fuck is everyone.

Sysm said...

hi baby

it's the weekend.

it's lovely out.

cop us some slack.

Bill said...

I've been out chasing the dog. And then I came in and started chasing you. "Where'd she go? Oh ... over there!" So I followed the link and have arrived. Changed the name and URL on Crazy Ass.

If only finding the dog was so easy.

btw ... nice digs. Wild Rose Hip ... makes me want to have tea.

Sizzle said...

so THAT'S what you meant about "moving." jeez, i am so dense.

girl, you know i'd follow you anywhere!

Nance said...

Wow. Very spacious. Is this a "new blogger" template? It is probably what my new Dept. will look like next week when I finally do the damn thing.

Scarlet Hip said...

Sysm - I knew you'd be first.

Bill - pull up a chair and have some tea. I'll pour the coffee.

Sizz - that's why I love you so!

Nance - I think this is a "new-old" template. It's actually the first template I ever used two years ago. I thought it would be nice to get back to basics. White does create a sense of space, doesn't it?

egan said...

Hi, I took time out of my new busy schedule to check out your digs. I like the look of the place and glad to see you didn't pack things up. Have a nice weekend. I will update my link accordingly.

Kid Sis said...

Hey girl! Good to hear from you! Love the Gerard Butler post, though it may have cured me of my 300 porn obsession...temporarily.

yournamehere said...

A rug would really tie this blog together.

Vaudeville Guy said...

Try moving from the Catskills to Oshkosh. Now that's a move.

Neil said...

Hey, Scarlet Hip. I love your new identity. Did you change your hair color, too?

Tits McGee said...

Right here, baby.

Now let's smoosh boobs.

Danielle said...

funny, i have been thinking about doing the same thing soon, and have been going through the same options in my head... may soon follow in your footsteps.

Scarlet Hip said...

Egan! Can I call you daddy now? Please?

Kid Sis - good to hear from you too! And be real, a minor wedgie can't ruin the 300 image. It's too hot.

Todd - but then I'll have to get new drapes and reupholster the furniture...it's just not in the budget right now.

Vaudeville Guy - Osh Kosh! B'gosh, I'll bet it is!
Shut up.

Neil - hey! Did I tell you about that? Or are you spying on me again?

Tits - you don't have to tell me twice.

Danielle - it's really quite freeing. If you need help with it let me know. It was much easier than I thought it would be.

egan said...

Mais oui, you can call me Mack Daddy if you want. Eat your heart out.

All Mod Cons said...

I think it looks very cool!

How'd you do that redirector thingy wotsit? I'd kind of like to do that with mine as I want to change the URL.

Scarlet Hip said...

Egan - awesome! Now you can say to me, "Who's your daddy now?" and it's not at all inappropriate.

AMC - thank you! I need to relink you immediately, apparently you did much the same thing.
Redirector thingy? You need to be more specific with your technical terms.

All Mod Cons said...

I've managed to not only change my url again, but set up the original page with a link to my new site. If that makes any sense whatsoever!

And yes, link me link me link me! Please!

Princess of the Universe said...

I'm very loyal, and will follow wherever you go!

Nick said...

Can you, like, summarize this post in two sentences or less, for me, please?

You don't have to make a new post or anything just tell me on YIM.

/\ said...

CHOICE #6: OIL YOURSELF UP AND PREPARE TO BE GROPED IN PHILLY, DOLL.

Sysm said...

You have two daddies?

Progressive!

Scarlet Hip said...

AMC - you've been linked. Don't be too excited, I can't make them read you. I can't even make them read me.

Princess - your loyalty will be rewarded.

Nick - no.

Brandon - I have missed you! I hope this means the stalking will begin again.

Sysm - I'm a modern girl with needs.

Justin said...

Answer the Wild/Scarlet question?

Scarlet Hip said...

What's the Wild/Scarlet question?

Übermilf said...

Who are you? where am I? How did I get here?

I'm scared.

Miss B said...

So glad you've decided to stay in the Blogosphere :) My blogroll has been updated!

ChickyBabe said...

I brought some sticky date pudding for a housewarming. Can I come in?

naynayfazz said...

Nice new digs I must say. I have been thinking about going private too actually. But I am too lazy to make the move. Maybe you will inspire me?

Bizarro-Flounder said...

Is "scarlet hip" what one gets while getting spoon-fucked on a berner carpet?

Scarlet Hip said...

Ubie - it's me it's me! Don't be scared!

Miss B - thank you. And hang in there, we'll both get jobs soon enough.

Chickybabe - you can do anything you want if you have sticky date pudding.

NayNay - it's really very easy. I can help you if you want.

Flounder - God, I hope so.

Bizarro-Flounder said...

That was supposed to be a berber carpet, but I think that you got the point.

Scarlet Hip said...

I realize that commenting here is a very exciting endeavor, therefore spelling errors are to be expected.

Bone said...

I'm glad you didn't decide to go private or password protected. I hate when people do that. It feels like parental controls or something to me. Too much effort.

Think Frustrated said...

I made it here...

Scarlet Hip said...

Bone - I can't do that. I love my keyword searches. They provide much entertainment.

Jacob - yay! You made it! Oh, I love your new digs.

Bizarro-Flounder said...

I'm craving a White House special.

My parents want to come and visit this weekend.

I don't really feel like being bothered by them right now.

Do I suck it up and have them bring subs or tell that this isn't a good time?

Or do I just have you come up and bring subs?

Decisions, decisions.

Hypersonic said...

Ooooohhh!1 Cloak and Dagger shit! I lurve it.

Gets me SEXXXEIAHH!!!

Scarlet Hip said...

Flounder - have your parents come and bring you one. Then you can make them babysit and clean the house.

Hyper - I'm all about the sexxxeiahh!

jamwall said...

Where am I?

Does anyone have GPS?

Justin said...

The question is why you are scarlet while the site is wild rose..

Scarlet Hip said...

Jamwall - yay! You made it! Don't be afraid. We serve snacks.

Justin - Scarlet Hips and Wild Rose Hips are the same thing - the fruit of the rose plant. If you'd like I could change the title to match my name.

Scarlet Hip said...

Happy now? I did it just for you.

jiggs said...

I was wondering who this "scarlet hip" character was.