Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

I used to think of myself as someone who really hated change.  Things are tolerable, why change?  I don’t think I’m really like that anymore.  While I may not embrace change like some, I think I’m pretty open to doing things differently now and then.  Particularly when it makes a lot of sense to change things up and the only thing holding back the change is sentimentality or tradition.  Not that the latter two things aren’t important, but I try not to overvalue them and instead focus more on function and purpose.  Though not always.

But here’s one thing I don’t get: why are websites always changing?  I know I am guilty of that somewhat with my blog — I change the layout from time to time — but I don’t think I’ve done anything that ever creates any confusion.  It seems that facebook makes weird layout changes weekly and I just noticed that wordpress, the host for this blog, has gone on and changed things up and I’m trying to adjust to it.  And don’t get my started on flickr’s latest changes!  The thing is, there are things I’d really like to change about all of those sites and they all pertain to function and making things more intuitive.  But these are not the changes that have been imposed.  No, no.  They just seem to be change for the sake of change.  Something I really have trouble supporting.

But, on the other hand, here’s a change I can really get behind.  It feels like the tide is really turning.  And that is something I support.

And, finally, on a lighter note: a shout out to Terry with oodles of thanks for sharing this. I didn’t think the first ones were all that funny, but as I paged through I had trouble containing my laughter and admit to doing a spit-take or two.

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6 Responses to “Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes”


  1. 1 Kristin August 9, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Whoo hoo!! I haven’t even had time to absorb this news since I was away all last week and not accessing the webs, or TV really, at all. So happy.

    I hate Facebook changes too. What I hate the most is that I can’t even remember anymore what I don’t like about the last time they changed, and the one before that, etc. I just know that I was very angry and put out when they changed. Tricky, tricky, FB.

  2. 2 gracieandkate August 9, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    I know! I can’t remember what the old one even looked like, but I remember thinking, “Oh, for crying out loud! What’s better about this?”

    Anyway, Fee, did you click on the catalog link thing? I just about died a second ago…It gets so awesome about pages 5-6. You have to check it out. I think I prefer it to the cake blog. Eeks! Did I say that? I did!

  3. 3 Kristin August 9, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    I’m not allowed to look at it for some reason, my work computer is blocking me. Is it the blog where they put captions on the catalog pages? I love that!

  4. 4 kateandgracie August 9, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Yes! Yes! Oh boy, so funny. Your firewall makes me sad. Speaking of which, has Rose disappeared behind the firewall again?

  5. 5 Raoser August 9, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Hooray!!! You’re back and blogging!

    Hee hee. “Stacks of Books.” I love it.

    As for changes, I am very particular about the changes I like. Frankly, I don’t understand all the website changes at all- especially facebook. I mean, what ever is the point? In what way are they making it more user-friendly? I suppose most of their changes really have to do with giving the advertisers access to our information, and making it an even more social network, but I’ve never been all that interested in any of that. It just forces me to take time and re-learn all the privacy settings and how to re-set them. Dumb.

    As for Judge Walker’s ruling, a change that was much called for!
    Go Vaughn!

    I haven’t gotten through all your flickr pics yet, but I’ve very excited because your pics always rock.

  6. 6 gwendolyngarden August 12, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    I was looking at a catalog yesterday, and thinking of that hilarious blog. Thank you so much for passing it along!


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