Monday, October 22, 2007

I am no scrapbooker.


I have been thinking a lot today about a few things...

Blogging. It's so weird to think that we just put it out there... or in some cases, we don't. Like this Decorno business is supposed to be about decor, but it's really about the fantasy of perfect living, isn't it? Girls (and guys) like you and me who want to keep some kind of web log about good home ideas and how we can perfect our nests.

But there are so many really, really good blogs about decor, I have no business trying to be one of them. I have no interest in creating some kind of encyclopedic catalog of magazine clippings of perfect decor. Don't get me wrong. I *love* the blogs that do. I need these blogs, in fact, when I want inspiration or information about my next decorating project.

But that's just not me. Martha Stewart will never sponsor Decorno because I like to say "fuck" and I write about the unsexiness of zydeco.

Which leads me to the meat of the post, the other things I have been thinking randomly tonight.

Decorno is a bit limiting. I am never going to write about curtains. I, in fact, hate curtains. I am really interested in life and how we all think we can perfect it despite evidence to the contrary.

So, I am going to step out a bit and start writing about the rest of it. I have decided I don't care about traffic. Who wants traffic, anyway? I want readers.

So, on Decorno, you're still going to get the classics like "Things That Are Wrong" but you're also going to get more Jil Sander posts. And I am going to write more, and more randomly. And if you keep reading, great. And if not, I know exactly 3 of you who will follow me along as I do something different and weirder, and harder to read, but hopefully, more interesting and more unique. I've never been good at scrapbooks. I have been more of a writer the whole time, so that's what I am going to do.

29 comments:

Forever Chic said...

Bring it on!

I tend to take magazine spreads, the advice of Ms. Perfect Blogger, et. al with a major grain of salt because they are just so perfect! Personally, I have stopped trying to be perfect or to live some life that was not meant for me. Now, I find myself drawn toward the kooky, the weird, and the aged. When I see a picture of someone's home, I search for the weird personal detail that snuck into the picture. It's so much more INTERESTING!

So, please, speak for all of us not-perfect folks!

SGM said...

I'll keep reading. You had me at "schadenfreude"; your vocab is unreal! Love it.

decorno.blogspot.com said...

Are you fucking kidding me, SGM??? You have, like, the fucking BEST blog name I have ever seen. I am ready to buy it from you.

I am glad you'll keep reading. But, with a blog name like Scented Glossy Magazines, I would have guessed you're my kind of chic anyway.

decorno.blogspot.com said...

Make that "chick"...again, desperately in need of spell-check on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Most every song I learned in Hebrew School is about the unsexiest music I've ever heard.

Then there's Tracy Chapman...

decorno.blogspot.com said...

Hmm... you make a good point about the hebrew school tunes. But you know, even Tracy Chapman has something going on... "Talk About a Revolution" could get a few Howard Zinn-loving leftists (I include myself in the Chomsky-esque liberal category) hot and bothered.

But yeah, Hebrew school. I imagine the music is not so sexy. Then again, I am from Portland, Oregon originally... the armpit of American spirituality, so what do I know about Hebrew school? We will simply take your word for it.

Anonymous said...

ew! Playing that simpering Tracy Chapman during... It's like aversion therapy! (sorry)

Leah said...

You go, girl. I'll keep reading.

Leah

Pieter said...

Try "Boere musiek"...

it's Afrikaans for "Farmers music", but don't be fooled, it's not "little house on the prairie" banjo shit. Most songs are loosely based on the hits of a German group from the 80's called Modern Talking with some accordians and overweight lead singers with tight leather pants thrown in for good measure. Nothing like some Euro dance, folk trash to stir the libido...

Pieter said...

Oh yes! Bring it on! I read way too many blogs raving about zebra rugs! I live in South Africa, zebras might not walk in our back yards (shock, horror! We don't live in game reserves?)but the real deal is easy to find! My point? Umm...looking forward to the new, improved Decorno! Woohoo!

Things That Inspire said...

Nice. I like your style, and I will keep on reading!

dianamuse said...

Amen to more Jil Sander-esque posts. Now that's what I'm talkin about. You write. We'll read.

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Applause. Thank you for making me feel normal. My blog is 100% original photos/editorial and I feel like no one really cares about it...but who cares?...I'm authentic to my thoughts...random as they may be. If you like weird...come over to my blog. Life. Photos. Ideas. I love the way you think and the way you write. Bravo! (On a side note - any blog can look splendid if you use magazine pics. Let's all get real.We don't mind if the photography isn't perfect.)

Richie Designs said...

bravo...this is exactly what happened to me. You've got another dedicated following.

I decided that my tag line would be: Design, Art, Fashion and some random thoughts about being a girl.

beause that's what life is about anyway right? it pulls it all together.

Shannon said...

Woo! First time to comment, but I love your blog, and I live for random, so I'll be with ya.

I've started to have image overload anyway with all the interiors/house blogs I look at every day. And recognizing pictures I see in a magazine from a blog? Not my favorite thing.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Decorno, darling, give us a little credit. We all know we can read the latest shelter magazines ourselves. Most of us are not likely here just for the pics. As Megan at BB8 told me when I started, "you'll find your voice." And, you have. And we love it, sketchy language and all. You keep writing and I'll keep reading - I bet a lot of people will.

shelley said...

You are quickly becoming my fav blog read...writing IS your forte! I can't wait to open your blog everday. You always make me smile....ok, smirk.

designdna said...

bravo. love it!

this original challenge made me sit down and write something. i am sorely out of practice!

Suzy said...

Fantastic - just do it. I'll keep reading for sure. Especially now I know you're a Chomsky fan!

franki durbin said...

But see, this is exactly why you will succeed. We don't need another site that discovered the latest flock patterned wallpaper. We need an authentic blog where we connect with the writer - you.

I wrestle with this on my own blog. Life in a Venti Cup is about the best things in life. Life on a big scale. The best version of life possible. So though I have an inclination towards interiors (for obvious reasons) it's not solely about that.

And cheers to you for not worrying about traffic. You want readers. Not numbers What's the fun in that? :)

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decorno.blogspot.com said...

Actually, the give us credit comment from Mrs. Blandings was more along the lines of "give us credit...Most of us are not likely here just for the pics."

Also, if you re-read my post, the intent was to sincerely compliment people who are very encyclopedic in their coverage of decor. I mean that. I love that people take time to edit and present to readers the best decor ideas, especially when people see a theme running through latest publications and call out an emerging trend. There is a lot of value in that. I am just not that good at it, which is why I leave it up to you and Decor8 and StyleCourt and so many others.

My post was basically a declaration that even though I fancy myself a decor blog, truth is, I am becoming more of a generalist these days and hopefully people won't mind and may even enjoy what's to come.

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patricia gray said...

You go Girl...follow your heart!!

Cote de Texas said...

Good for you! I can't wait to read the "new" decorno.


Joni

Anonymous said...

Could we get back to zydeco sex?

decorno.blogspot.com said...

Yes, I think we do need to get back onto zydeco sex! Maybe I will declare every Friday Zydeco Sex Friday. Stay tuned.

Anon, who are you? You need a blogger account. We want to know more about you.

Anonymous said...

Just a prurient old zydeco man, honey.

laure is at home at home said...

Amen. I can't tell you how tired I've felt recently of seeing so many ROOMS! I just want to be at home and laugh and have some dust bunnies and talk about...stuff. Not just decor like I tend to do, so DEFINITELY looking forward to whateva you want to talk about. You do it well!