Blog Bling is like eye shadow...
By lskrocki on Feb 25, 2007
...a little bit goes a long way. And right now, the Library Thing is causing my blog to push the limits both visually and page load wise. It's probably nearing the blue eye shadow with matching liner and mascara stage, but since I was a teen in the eighties, I have solid experience at this kind of thing and therefore the risk involved in this kind of maneuver is limited, but still, I rightfully aspire to become a semi blog widget minimalist when the new Roller themes roll-out.
Quick side note: The new themes are gorgeous -- Greg is building them now and we hope to roll them out to blogs.sun.com next month. I think most of them will be Sun brand-free by default, so the Roller community can leverage them as well. Sun folks who like the Sun ad widget, can still add it to their blog if they'd like no matter which theme they use.Anyway, how much blog bling is too much? Well, that's subjective of course, but if one equates blog bling to eye make-up, this dude is sporting multiple shades of eye shadow & liner, and heavy mascara on fake lashes -- think Boy George circa 1985.
On the other hand, I like the spirit of sharing that blog widgets introduce -- both by the freely distributed widgets themselves as well as the blogger information they reveal.