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Tiger Beatdown Sells Out (Again!): Technical Difficulties Edition

Well, hello there! It appears that it is time to address a few things about this site!

First, you may have noticed some unlovely glitches happening around the old Tiger Beatdown: fonts being formatted in a weird and distracting manner, comments being eaten, etc. This is happening for a reason. The reason is that Blogspot – how to put this delicately? – can suck it. Over the next few weeks, I will be looking to move Tiger Beatdown over to a different and better platform, possibly WordPress or something. Furthermore, I will be trying to make the site in general less ugly than it has been. Because it has been pretty ugly! Which was OK, when nobody read it! But you, the reader, deserve a less hideous and eye-scarring internet experience.

I also aim to switch a new comment system, so that your comments don’t get eaten, and also you don’t have to wait forever for them to be moderated, because I love your comments, and want them to be free.

And here is the final change that I am looking to make: NOT BEING BROKE. I will be running ads, probably, on the site! I am looking into the best ad-related options, for that reason. Hopefully they will be ads so tasteful and compelling that you cannot help but click on them multiple times, each time exclaiming, “my! I certainly wish to align my personal brand with the companies that advertise here at Tiger Beatdown!”

Why am I telling all of you about this? Simple: I get the sense that a lot of you know how computers work! Far better than I do! So, if any of you have any tips as to how I can make the magic typing box do my will, please e-mail them to

Oh, and thanks for being patient during the font-exploding, comment-eating, Blogspot-suck-imbued period. I appreciate it more than you can know.


  1. Cara wrote:

    I personally recommend both WordPress and BlogHer ads (the ones I run on my site). Don't know if they're taking new applications, but you can choose which kinds of ads to not run, and they pay pretty darn well. Much better than the other options I've come across so far.

    Monday, July 20, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Permalink
  2. julian wrote:

    I have sent you an email, sai Sellout.

    Monday, July 20, 2009 at 2:34 pm | Permalink
  3. antiplath wrote:

    I vote for WordPress. The free version is fine – it's what I use – and you can bounce your domain name to it easy peasy through your hosting company.

    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 10:35 am | Permalink
  4. Ellis wrote:

    Oh……but I only just began 'following' you on here, having found your blog a few weeks ago. I was pleased with that little feature. But WordPress does look nicer and if I could be bothered (and if anyone read my blog) I would probably move there too. The main problem I have is that the fonts go stupid all the time. Stupid.

    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 12:50 pm | Permalink
  5. Masha wrote:

    I wish I could send you some money to remedy the being broke bit, since I love this blog, but I'm very broke as well.

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 1:52 pm | Permalink
  6. Sady wrote:

    @EVERYBODY: Yay! Thankyouthankyouthankyou for all the advice! I am behind on answering e-mail related to this very important question, but I will get right on that today.

    @Scott: I am a moron, and skimmed this comment to make sure it was not a troll thing, and published it. Then, I deleted it! Because it had your e-mail in it! So sorry about that, dude.

    Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 6:59 am | Permalink