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I’ve come across a lot of people who really seem to admire 6birds not because of me, but because it is a site name with a number in it. It also often creates some controversy between a few people that will literally argue against me and those that I have told. It’s really frustrating when I type “6birds” into anything that requires me to put my site name in (directories, review requests, etc.) only to see my site name become something totally different such as “6 birds”, “6 Birds” or “6Birds”. No. It’s 6birds. Kind of like Georgina’s site name, Heartdrops. One word, no space – and definitely not “HeartDrops”. It’s explained on her “Site” page.
What people (my visitors, friends, etc.) don’t know/understand, though, is that I get really tired of having a number in my site name. It isn’t as “easygoing” as it may look. It takes a lot of creativity to think of a way to make 6birds not look the same every time. Sometimes, I get jealous of those whose site names can be written in all lowercase or uppercase and be aligned together. When I feel like having 6birds in lowercase, I have that stupid, irritating 6 that always sticks out and makes things difficult for me.
People don’t understand exactly how hard this is. I love 6birds to death, but the number annoys me to the point that I’m not sane anymore, and I get tired of it1.
It’s not easy. It’s kind of like that “someday” that’s in the header. That stupid y is making the header look bigger than it should. It said “6birds” before. I might change it back. I think I liked it that way. I could always make it change to different things, but that would interfere with the different styles I’m wanting to make to this layout later on.
If I had had the patience to figure it out earlier than yesterday, I would have. Basically, the single.php would have already had a sidebar, and page.php would have had a sidebar. Of course, the sidebars would be all dynamic and fancy shmancy, but maybe later.
Hm, I wonder what will inspire me on my next layout that I decide to make?
P.S. Did any of you actually watch the music video? At least skip to the last minute… Trust me, it’s worth it. 😉
Edit 30 November 2017: RIP 6birds
- “It” refers to Fin – blogging, having 6birds, owning 6birds, etc. ↩