Cydniey Buffers (cydniey) wrote,
Cydniey Buffers

Learning my place at Place

I told you about, a project brought to us by the creators of Lady Gaga's "Little Monsters" social media site. I have atarted a "Place" as an admin. I dropped in a header, and a profile pic and made a user account to post to it as a "Disaster", as the users of my Place are called, and thought all was well.

I clearly did not get the concept.

I got an email from one of the site babysitters, subject: "It Seems You Need Help Setting Up Your Place." In the email, she offered me more direction. Letting me know that they were interested in me creating an extension of Fabulous Disaster, in it's intent and purpose. They wanted me to build a community of like minded folk (those who broadcast their personal lives on the web in various ways) to bring people like me together to discuss our wants and needs and goals and concerns in a safe place, especially for those who are LGBTQA and mentally ill, but pursue this constant revelation of selves with no ulterior motive, none the less.

So, I'm designing a header more appropriate to this course. I have to design a logo as well as a user pic. It has to be pretty and clear enough to be interesting at 300x300 pixels, but simple enough to be read at 16x16 pixels, as it will also be the tiny icon in the address bar of the browser when people visit my place. And let me just say, with all honesty, I suck at logos. And I really suck at simple but interesting. So we shall see what I come up with. Once I decide on a font for the header (I've narrowed it down to 6, from 800), I can then work on the logo.

Once I get those done and uploaded, I need to go to the "Inner Circle" site and see how I've done. Also to suggest that they incorporate a tagging system into our Places for easy searching purposes, if they don't already. When I changed the description last night, I didn't see anyplace to add tags, and I looked around quite a bit.

So I'm setting up this free haven for people like me, who "just want to be seen and maybe understood, a little" (that's my Place's tagline, BTW). Now we'll see if anyone comes.

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