My friends and officemates, though, they're merciless--nagging me every time to try Multiply. “It's all there na,” they'd coo. “You can blog, store pictures, upload videos, share your music, lahat! Plus andaming celebrities sa Multiply!” Ho-hum. I decided to check it out and sign up only when I needed to share with some bloggers pictures of events they had participated in (no Flickr here, either). Even then, it was a plain, threadbare site.
So what changed? I suddenly realized my blog entries here were nearing the 400-strong mark. And I didn't have back-up copies for any of them. I'd been told that Multiply allowed for automatic cross-posting of blog entries. Aba, ma-try nga. And while at it, why not jazz up the site a bit? Couldn't be looking at a bare-bones sight every time. Of course, the OC guy that I am, good luck with the “bit” part, right?
The first time I tried importing all my blog entries in one blow, there was an error. Odd. So I clicked again, and again. Next thing I knew, the entries had duplicated themselves, messing up the chronology and flooding the site with--deep breath--931 entries. What the fuck. Worse, apparently Multiply has never thought of klutzes like me, because there was no way to undo the whole thing. I had to go through each and every double entry and delete it. That was one whole night spent mopping up, with a painful wrist as my reward afterwards. Hatechu, Multiply!
But hey, now that I'm in, I'm resolved to do a decent job of maintaining it, expanding it, inhabiting it. Karirin na! For starters, who can teach me how to customize my template? I'd like to have that luscious red apple on the sidebar to appear on my Multiply header. The free themes I've seen here (and there are thousands!) mostly don't appeal to me--too cluttered-looking. A sleek, simple design would do.
Are you on Multiply, too? Then addmeaddmeaddme! I'm here. My site's a work in progress--natch--so don't mind for now whatever weird updates or additions you might see in it. Holler, too, when you drop by. If you're feeling generous, propose to trade a whole Broadway cast album or some rare video that could fetch us both lotsa hits. Then you'll have my attention. Hohoho.
E-mail from two friends this morning: invitation to join a new thang called Facebook. Tigilan niyo na ako!