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Pick A Color…

Here’s something that many of you might have some fun with…

I’m terrible at colors. Really, I am. I know I’m deaf, but maybe I have crazy color-blindness to boot.

Oh, I can see the various colors and I always pass the tests for color-blindness, but I can’t put colors together that look good. I never have been able to do that.

With clothing, it’s easy for me…I stick to a lot of black and white. Long story, so I’ll avoid more on that one for now.

Anyway, I found a kind of neat website at:


In short, you can use your mouse to slide around and get different color schemes that, at least in theory, are pleasing. What do I know about that? See above.

So, here’s the deal…

I would love for you folks to go to the above website and pick a color scheme for my website. A few conditions, though…

1. Please stick to the “Mono” option in the upper left-hand area. This will make my life easier when trying to implement your suggested scheme.

2. Next, on the right-hand side (pretty much straight across from the “Mono” option) you will see a funny looking, longish number in the form of a link. This is the “Scheme ID” number. If you click on that link, you will go to a page where that color scheme is the “default” setting of the slider. Follow the link.

3. Lastly, just above the link in #2 above, you will see the four main colors of the scheme. Below the link are the five suggested colors. It’s the five colors I’m interested in. If you have suggestions for where to use each of the fives colors you select, I would like to hear those, too.

Just post a reply to this message with the URL to the page from #2 above along with any suggestions in #3.

I’ll then play with the ideas and see what we come up with!

I know there must be someone out there who doesn’t suffer from my particular brand of color-blindness!

Keep Loving!


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Update: Make Melodee’s Banner Contest


It seems I have been remiss, so let me correct that.

The Make Melodee’s Banner contest closed for entries on January 30, 2012 with more than 200 entries received. The finalists are now being reviewed by the judges.

As a reminder, the judges are:

Gracie C. McKeever – Erotica Romance author

Morgan Ashbury – Erotica Romance author

Jamie Heppner – Author

Lt. Col. Brian Buck – USAF

I understand that the judges are having problems picking a winner…all of the entries are great!

The winners will be announced on February 13, 2012.

Thanks to all who entered, and thanks again to the panel of judges!

Keep Loving!



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Grand Opening & a Contest!

OK, here we go…

I guess this is the official opening of my new, redesigned website.

Yes, I still dislike the banners above, so the very first order of business is to have a contest for visitors to design a banner for my site.

Yeah, I’m giving away some coin in the form of StrandBucks.

What the hell is a StrandBuck, you ask? Well, read on…

A StrandBuck is a credit to buy things at BookStrand…books, to be specific. You use StrandBucks just like real bucks. One StrandBuck is worth $1.00 on your purchase. And you can buy any book you like on the BookStrand site. Easy as pie.

For all the details, see the Contests – Current page over there on the left-hand side of this page.

Oh, one thing…the contest does not start until January 9, 2012. Don’t go sending in your entries too soon!

Keep Loving!



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Mostly Just Testing…sort of…

OK, looks like I have another learning curve to deal with. Yeah, just exactly what I needed in my life right now.

I think I kind of like this set up, though. Blog and website all rolled into one.

I know it makes it easier for the web folks to maintain and share content across a bunch of sites. Well, I should say I know they tell me it does.

What do I know about that?

Absolutely jack-squat, that’s what.


Tell me what you think out there. Yeah, I know, many of you are kind of shy. For all I know, all of you are kind of shy. If you’re not comfortable posting a reply here, then drop me an E-Mail. I think there’s a link or something over to the right to do that.

Now, I have to admit that I played with the colors a little, and I am in a pink sort of mood. Pink and purple, actually. Don’t ask me why I am, but I am. Deal with it. I doubt it will stay this way very long.

And those banners up there sort of, well, suck. Need to come up with something else. There are some technical issues–so I’m told–but we’ll deal with that. I like that the banner changes, but what they change to and from right now is pretty bad.

I guess I better shut up for now.

Oh, and this really IS Melodee posting this, and I have no fucking idea what I’m doing.


Keep Loving!





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