Monday, October 27, 2008

I can has banner?

So. Here I am, at 1:30 am, my roommate is sleeping restlessly about five feet away from me, and I'm not the littlest bit tired. So, in addition to sending rapid-fire emails back with a fellow blogger, I've updated my blogroll, written my O lessthanthree your blog post, and have been contemplating my next post. I'm thinking it'll be about hypocrisy. Regarding relationships and sexuality, specifically. Shocking, I know. But it's been getting to me lately. I'm trying to give it a day so that it isn't just an angry rant directed primarily at my roommate. Somehow, I'm upon midterms again (what genius decided to give TWO midterms AND a final in this program? NOT. COOL.), and am up against a deadline for the magazine here, so I'm a little bit extra-high stressed. So what am I doing? Messing around on blogger.

Anyway, in updating my blogroll and just generally stalking all of you awesome, awesome bloggers, I noticed the particular presence of sweet banners. I started writing this blog as basically an extension of my sex column, but it's become so much more important to me, that I'd like the layout to reflect that, at least to some degree.

And I've been having some shitty body-confidence issues as of late, in no small part due to some unknown bugs that feasted on my body a few nights back, making me feel all... yucky and covered in red spots. So (in addition to more hydrocortisone than any person should ever use) this is what I've decided to do. I'd love to make a banner with some lovely photo of my body as the background for my blog title. Think something along the lines of Jake and Marianne.

Here's the catch... I don't have any kind of photo-editing software on my computer or here in Spain. Also, as a writer and less of a designer, I'm not overly savvy in said programs. (Proficient, sure, but that's about it.) So since you all have been so wonderful, I'm asking for your help. I need a new banner. I'm open to it saying/having just about anything on it... You all read me, you know what I like.

While I don't have cool sex toys to give away like Essin' Em does (dammit), I can offer you my undying appreciation, shameless linkage here on my blog... oh, and pictures. I mean, you gotta have something to work with, right? Just like HNT, they won't exactly give me away, but past and future (and some unpublished) HNT photos are all full-game. Maybe even taking requests?

So all this boils down to: Do you like reading my blog? Do you know how to work some kind of photoediting software? Do you have too much time on your hands? And do you want to see more of me?

Then comment here or send me an email at sashasappho at gmail dot com and let's get this thing going.

Besos y suenos dulces.


Wilhelmina said...

Ahh this sounds like an interesting endeavor. I wish I had Photoshop installed right now but I don't... only got Picasa. Might be able to get Photoshop from someone here though.

But yeah, def. interested.

Anonymous said...

hmmm well I’m no help here. I gotta get someone to do most anything that happens on my blog.

Someone will help you out though.
Good luck

Jake (of Facts and Friction) said...

I don't know, I mean, I only design my University's news, magazine and radio website...

Haha I'd love to have a go, show me what you've got!


Roland Hulme said...

Essin' Em doesn't just have cool toys - her site is looking awesome these days.

I've got a great freeware editing program I did all my graphics on - and I'm ham-fisted on the computer. If you want, I'll send it to you. It's pretty easy to master.

Amalthea said...

Ohmygooses! I do some small web design, whenever I can get my hands on it. I LOVE photoshop, and in fact just finished playing with it! Send me an e-mail with some sizing ideas and photos for what you want and between jake and I, I'm sure you'll come out with something you love. Female vs. male perspectives? Fun! Weee!

Merlin said...

Sounds like you have some candidates already, but yes, I have the software too and must, out of necessity, heavily edit the photos we show of ourselves on our blog.