The above photo indicates one of the many reasons Bossy and her talented design team are working around the clock to launch I Am Bossy’s new look—where around the clock equals those few minutes out of every day when Bossy is not glued to Tabatha’s Salon Takeover.
Here’s the deal: when dinosaurs roamed the earth and Bossy chose TypePad to host her blog, TypePad didn’t offer “pages”—so for instance, when Bossy wanted a Guess and Press daily photo, she had to stick that photo in a regular post and then backdate that post so it wouldn’t show up on her front page in place of the actual day’s post. Post post post.
That’s why all of I Am Bossy’s features—like Bossy’s Family Tree and Bossy’s Favorite Things—are assigned an arbitrary date in 2004. And it’s the reason there’s no way of paging back through Bossy’s previous Favorite Things posts. Post post post.
Over the years, Bossy learned how to manipulate TypePad’s early limitations, but it’s less than ideal. For instance, every morning Bossy transfers her Guess and Press photo into Flickr, and then she erases that information from her backdated post page and replaces it with a new photo—and then she erases all of the comments that were left for the previous photo.
That’s one, two, a million steps too many. Bossy’s new blog design will allow Bossy to archive her own Guess and Press photos and maintain the comments for each.
Besides photo storage, Bossy hasn’t decided what role Flickr will play in her new blog design, since she will be archiving her own features.
Speaking of photo archiving, Shutterfly is like Flickr in that it is a social networking website that provides free storage for digital photos.
But it also offers other services, like share sites, where you can collaborate with friends and family, and printing. And those prints can take many forms: memory books, posters, mugs, ornaments, and playing cards are just a few of the things you can get through your Shutterfly account.
So today Bossy would like to give away four $25 Shutterfly gift certificates to be used in whichever way you choose. Just leave a comment below, and very late this evening—where late equals after the conclusion of Tabatha’s Salon Takeover—Bossy will employ her friend the random number generator to select four winners. Good luck!