The extra long weekend and searching for a new lounge: the odd parallels with blogging

April 24, 2006 — 1 Comment

It?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢s unofficially an extra long weekend here in Australia, with the Anzac Day Public Holiday tomorrow (Tuesday) many, many people have taken the Monday off work. She who must be obeyed was one of them 🙂

So we trekked up to Mandurah today to shop for a new lounge suite. The last major purchase I?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢ll be making from what?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢s left of The Blog Herald money (there isn?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢t a lot left now, but what is left goes against the mortgage next week). We visited a number of furniture stores there looking for a lounge suite.

In the first store, we found some quite nice lounge suites. The ones that looked the nicest didn?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢t have recliners (and I?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢ve decided I?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢m old enough now to want a recliner). Indeed, the nicest looking lounge suites, at least to our liking, also turned out to be the most uncomfortable. We found a few we liked (with recliners) but we didn?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢t like the look. We found one 3 seater, 2x 1 seat recliner set which was very comfortable, but we couldn?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢t justify it?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢s look.

We then visited a number of other stores. Either too much for what they wanted, or too cheap and nasty. The last store we visited was the premium store (for people in Australia Jason/ Ezeboy). The lounges: really expensive. The best one in the place was twice what we wanted to spend. But it was fantastic. We found one lounge at our limit (ok, a little bit more) which was their base model, but well?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?Ǭ¶..not only was it comfortable, it looked great as well. 1x 3 seater with recliners, 2x 1 seaters with recliners, and these guys make the best recliners in the market.

We?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢ve decided to save a little then go back later (maybe a month or two) and buy this one.

But whats the parallel with blogging?

Sometimes the best looking blogs don?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢t feel right. They’re uncomfortable to the reader.
Sometimes bad looking blogs can be really comfortable.
And sometimes you can get both.

Of course, I?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢m not a blog snob, like I?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢m a lounge snob, so I can take a bad looking blog if the content is right. Ultimately though, it?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢s not a bad thing to aim for both good looking and comfortable, or good design and content.