***I'm a firm believer in keeping the meta-blog posts, (i.e., blogging about blogging) to a minimum, (unless that's the express topic of one's blog - a blog about blogging), because I think that the boring, techy stuff should remain behind the scenes whenever possible, mainly because it's really not all that interesting to readers who are not bloggers, (and even to many who are). And it's not the main topic of this particular blog.
It's like when NBC news does a story on CBS news. Or People magazine writes a story about Us magazine. Or the Washington Post writes a story about the New York Times. Meta-news. Meta-copy. In my opinion, it's cheating. Newswriting about newswriting is non-news, in my opinion, and the gratuitous creation of copy just to pump up one's own industry feels slightly underhanded to me. Granted, a knitting blog is not network news, but you get the idea, (I hope). Not many folks really care about the printing press -- they just want to read the paper.
I will make an exception on occasion, however, when I, as omnipotent creator of this blog, deem it appropriate. (Sometimes it's good to be Queen!)
And all of that is to preface the following statement:
Bluebird Blogs is having a blog redesign contest, in case anyone is interested in updating their blog's look. Mine could probably use it, so I'm entering! :-)
And now back to our regularly-scheduled programming.