April 14, 2004

April Flowers

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your bloggled masses yearning for MT,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, blogspot-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the MuNu door.

April 14* is the first anniversary of the MuNu blogging phenomenon, and we're having a party!

And any party needs guests. So: Bring 'em on! We all know good blogs languishing on Blogspot, or Livejournal, or Blog City, or that "Radio" thingy. We all know that they really want to be here on MuNu, but are too shy to ask.

So, nominate your favourites here. There's no shortage of space here on MuNu - another hundred blogs would be no problem at all.

What sort of blogger are we looking for?

We're looking for bloggers just like us, since the Munuvians are such a coherent group.


To join the party, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Species: You need to be human, or be at least able to converse in English. (Dual-language blogs are welcome, but although I speak 25 computer languages, Ich spreche nur ein bisschen Deutsch and less French and Japanese, so a facility with English is pretty much essential. Rabbits, cats, dogs, fish and so on are welcome as long as they speak a language I understand.)

  • Sense of Humour: Required. That doesn't mean you have to write a funny blog, just that you know the difference between taking matters seriously and taking yourself seriously.

  • Politics: Optional. As long as you can distinguish between fact and opinion and paranoid raving, we really don't care where - if anywhere - you lie in Zebriski's Seven-Dimension Polispace™

  • Technical Skills: Welcome - but not necessary. Every Munuvian is a geek-in-training, and we always welcome more geeks or geeks-to-be.

  • Subject Matter: Yes.
  • Current Munuvians - and non-Munuvians too - nominate your favourites here!

    What you get as a Munuvian:

  • A Movable Type blog, installed, tested and ready to go

  • Free hosting

  • Free email

  • Free web forum

  • Free prestige mu.nu domain name**

  • Access to the Munuviana group blog

  • 24-hour*** tech support by blog or email

  • The company of the bestest band of bloggers around!
  • But wait, there's more! During the month of April, we will be giving out prizes:
    Munuvian Underground 2004 World Domination Tour Tee Shirts will be awarded to the Munuvian with -

  • Best new blog

  • Best old blog

  • Best blog written by Susie

  • Best blog written by someone under 18

  • Nomination for best new blog

  • Nomination for the most new Munuvians

  • Prettiest blog

  • Funniest blog

  • Neatest correct entry
  • And more!****

    * Or Possibly June 8. Or June 10.
    ** Offer not available anywhere else.
    *** Almost.
    **** As soon as I think of something.

    Posted by Pixy Misa at April 14, 2004 05:03 AM | TrackBack

    So, we nominate them here and you do the e-mail and invite them?

    Off Topic: This still will not remember my info? WTF?

    Posted by: Madfish Willie at March 27, 2004 05:27 AM

    Yep. Or if it's someone you know better than me, I might suggest that you send an invite.

    Off Topic: That's weird. Um. Once you're in the comments, make sure cookies are allowed there too, because it's a different url (blog.mu.nu instead of munuviana.mu.nu). Maybe that's the problem.

    Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 27, 2004 05:32 AM

    How about Harvey at Bad Money?

    Mike the Marine?

    Lord Spatula, King & Tyrant?

    Posted by: Madfish Willie at March 27, 2004 05:42 AM

    OK I set the cookie manager to accept cookies from blog.mu.nu

    Let's see if that did the trick.

    Posted by: Madfish Willie at March 27, 2004 05:45 AM


    Posted by: Madfish Willie at March 27, 2004 05:46 AM

    I think we asked Mike once before. I don't remember the outcome (except that he's not on MuNu...)

    Harvey's a good idea, though I think he likes it where he is. But if Susie or Jen did the asking :)

    Lord Spatula is good.

    P.S. Darn cookies!!

    Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 27, 2004 05:54 AM

    Margi Lowry...please,please,please!!
    She did ask, too...in LeeAnn's comments.
    Her domain reg is due by April 8th, but she's got to/going to let it go because of a real life troll.
    Pleeeeze don't let her be lost to the blog-world.
    She's a really great lady and writer.

    Oh...and April 14th is my Dad and Loretta Lynn's birthday!
    (Does that make Munuviana an Aries too?)

    (April 14th is also the day, in 1977, that the Garden State Race Track in New Jersey burnt to the ground, but we don't hafta talk about that...)

    Posted by: Stevie at March 27, 2004 07:18 AM

    I am humbled by such caring people.

    Thank you, Stevie. You're such a doll. As for becoming a Munuvanian -- all I have to do NOW is tell Pixy what my new "name" will be.

    I love it here, already. You guys make me all misty n' stuff. *sniffle*

    Thank you. *smooch*

    Posted by: margi at March 27, 2004 08:09 AM

    P.S. April 13 would have been the anniversary of margilowry.com

    I choose to think that I have great timing. :)

    Posted by: margi at March 27, 2004 08:21 AM

    Pixy, you is the excellentest!!!!

    Welcome Margi!
    Truth be told, I wound up in tears yesterday morning when I read you were gonna stop. I had just gotten done wondering in a post why it is we always seem to have to let 'assholes' have their way...(Tiger's troll, Rob's ex, the government...), then I read your post about stopping and was like, "Aw shiiit".
    When I tried to explain it all to Eric, I lost it for a few. (I just get so damned tired of 'them' always getting their way...)

    I am sooo far beyond glad that FOR ONCE an asshole ISN'T getting what they want (you stopping) that I can't even find words to cover it!!!

    Pixy, you have just reconfirmed your 'Hero' status! (not that I needing reminding...I love ya to pieces already, but...You Rock!!!)

    Posted by: Stevie at March 27, 2004 10:03 AM

    Off topic - you need to set the host variable in the comments to blog.mu.nu and away you go!

    Posted by: Robert at March 27, 2004 12:40 PM

    Ah! Thanks Rob.

    Thanks Stevie too. :D

    Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 27, 2004 01:10 PM


    Posted by: Susie at March 27, 2004 03:19 PM

    Conservative Grad Student is another good one. Would you like to do the honours, Ambassador Susie?

    Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 27, 2004 03:27 PM


    Posted by: Susie at March 27, 2004 03:27 PM

    Little Miss Attila is another good one. :)

    Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 27, 2004 03:30 PM

    A group political blog:

    Tim is a stage designer/constructor/contractor:

    These guys defy categori... catagoyi... slot-putting-into:

    Another eclectic techie blogger:

    Mr. Anti-Atkins himself:

    and so many more possibles... ya know?

    Posted by: Ted at March 27, 2004 03:35 PM

    k--I emailed both littlemissa and conserv grad....

    Posted by: Susie at March 27, 2004 03:38 PM

    Cool, thanks Susie!

    Ted - all good choices. I hadn't seen Sophont or Backstage before. If you know any of them well, you're welcome to invite them, otherwise I'll do it.

    Bartender, do you want to invite Lord Spatula? We should probably get one of the ladies to ask Harvey if we want results. :p

    Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 27, 2004 03:48 PM

    I shouldn't get too far ahead of myself, since next week will be a busy one for me. But from Good Friday (April 9) through to April 18 I'm on holiday, so plenty of time to set new Munuvians up.

    But one a day until then shouldn't be a problem. And at that rate, we'll have 400 Munuvians by our second birthday! :D

    Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 27, 2004 03:51 PM

    I'll work on Harvey...now where did I put my red teddy and black garter belt? ;)

    Posted by: Susie at March 27, 2004 03:56 PM

    Yay for margi! I was going to suggest her and got all caught up in stupid stuff like talking to freaks on public transport.
    Susie- I borrowed 'em. They should be back from the decontam....er, cleaners by tomorrow. Did you know how difficult champagne and whipped cream are to get out? Geez.
    In other news... YAY! for one year and I would like to say I am eternally hugely bigtime grateful to Pixy for inviting me over.

    Posted by: LeeAnn at March 27, 2004 04:12 PM

    Thanks, LeeAnn! Btw, I promised Harv that you, Jennifer and I would do the Naked Munuvian Happy Dance of Welcome for him if he came over to the dark side...and yes, I DID explain that Victor is the lead dancer and that Ted does back up, so we'll see how that goes over....`

    Posted by: Susie at March 27, 2004 04:40 PM

    I second Tim from backstage! (See dad's comment).

    And April 14th is my mom's b-day too.

    Posted by: Mookie at March 27, 2004 05:06 PM

    (I got Tim from BAckstage's email if ya need it)

    Posted by: Mookie at March 27, 2004 05:09 PM

    I would like to nominate A.E. Brain an excellent blog that should be rescued from Blogspot with great dispatch.

    Posted by: Stephen Macklin at March 27, 2004 05:15 PM

    I actually invited Alan last week, but didn't hear back from him. I don't like to nudge people, but I'd be delighted to have him here at MuNu.

    Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 27, 2004 05:18 PM


    Posted by: Susie at March 27, 2004 05:45 PM

    I'll email Sophont, Backstage, Triticale, and the boys from Llamabutchers and Anticipatory Retaliation.

    Posted by: Ted at March 27, 2004 06:23 PM

    Oh, by the way, Pixy you're the bestest. In a manly guy-slap-on-the-back kinda way.

    *lowering voice* Yay!

    Posted by: Ted at March 27, 2004 06:24 PM

    *thinks real hard*.... arn't I the only one on Mu.nu under 18?

    Posted by: Mookie at March 27, 2004 06:42 PM


    Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 27, 2004 06:57 PM


    Posted by: Mookie at March 27, 2004 07:40 PM

    It remembered! It likes me! It really likes me!

    I'll get with Lord Spatual this afternoon and give him the invite. I'll give him your e-mail so you guys can take it from there.

    Thanks daddio!

    Posted by: Madfish Willie at March 27, 2004 08:28 PM

    WooHoo... Mardi's in da house!!!

    Posted by: Madfish Willie at March 27, 2004 08:29 PM

    D'oh! Margi's in da house!!!1!

    Mr Pixy: Do you think I could install the expanding comment script here on the group blog? I (just a personal preference here) really hate to open another window to read the comments. Thanks!!

    Posted by: Madfish Willie at March 27, 2004 09:03 PM

    How about Key Issues? Go check her out.

    Posted by: Madfish Willie at March 27, 2004 09:47 PM

    Check out There's One, Only! too.

    Posted by: Madfish Willie at March 28, 2004 12:00 AM

    I'm honored, flattered, and not particularly Anti-Atkins. What do I do now, and where do I find an intro to working with MT?

    Posted by: triticale at March 28, 2004 12:35 AM

    Pixy will contact you and get your blog all set up and ready to go.

    In the meantime, here are some links for the MT User Manual, the main MT site at Six Apart and the MT Support Forum. I don't know if any of this will make any sense to you yet, but they are good sources for any future questions you may have.

    After Pixy gets you set up, I can help you with your stylesheet and templates and get your site design up and running. Drop me an e-mail when you are ready.

    After you get set up, if you have any questions you can always post here and you'll get as much help as you can possibly stand.

    Welcome to our world!

    Posted by: Madfish Willie at March 28, 2004 12:50 AM

    Hey Pixy,
    Tim from Backstage said he'd join.

    Posted by: Mookie at March 28, 2004 01:38 AM

    Cool and double cool. I'll get triticale and Backstage set up and email them.

    MW, I'll install the comment thingy right now. Then I'll check out Key Issues and There's One, Only.

    Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 28, 2004 03:17 AM

    Thanks again my friend!

    Posted by: Madfish Willie at March 28, 2004 03:32 AM
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