State Of The Rita Address: The New Me Edition

Well hello there boys and girls! Are we LIVE? I sure hope so.

Can you believe it?

I can’t, but it looks like it is true. The brand spanking new RawhideandVelvet.com is finally here.

I die!

rawhide-logo

Soooo…this really smart team of computer nerds have put up with my ridiculous “demands” and my crazy ideas of this vision for months and after we all compromised and I gave up any ideas of a hot pink old western whore house filled with zebra print and a Tiffany’s box had a baby, this is what we have come up with! It is so over-the-top and ridiculously self-indulgent. I effing love it.

Let me just walk you thru how stuff is now organized.

Are you ready?

Here goes nothing!

If you look at the top, right now I have FIVE major categories: Ballou-views, Ballou News, Rita-alitation, Socialite and the Junk Drawer and each of the major categories will have a designated color. (Because that is cute, right?)

Ballou-views
-Music Reviews-self explanatory
-Rita’s Road Trip-event, concert, venue recaps
-State of the Rita Address-my random bullshit ramblings
-The Ballou Tube-everything Tx/Red Dirt from television
-Video Reviews-self explanatory

Ballou News
-New Tunes-my plan is to post “new” music stuff here…
-Save The Date…big annoucements
-Any/Every other thing Tx/Red Dirt related–basically the majority of what is going on in the scene

Rita-aliation
-Hate Mail, Hate Tweets, Hate DMs–I just wanted a place to showcase the negative stuff I get in response to some of the things I post. My therapist thought this would be a good idea!

(MORE about this later!)

Socialite
-Everything “Social Media” related…
-Ask Rita–this is also going to be a work in progress. I get some pretty funny/informative/obscene/quirky questions from y’all sometimes and I just wanted to share these along with my answers.
(MORE about this later!)
-Ballou Boom Room–Google Hangout interviews, You Tube video stuff…basically my You Tube channel
-Rita On The Radio–audio snippets, etc.
(MUCH more about this later too!)
-Tweets Of The Week–self-explanatory

Junk Drawer
-Bump It Brigade–back my popular demand!
-Chicken Dinners–lots and lots of artists, radio stations, blogs, etc are always having contests and giving shit away like tickets, merch, trips…whatever I find I will post here.
-Good Karma–since I talk so much shit, I wanted to have a “keep Rita out of Hell” category. I will post all of the charity stuff people send me about shows, auctions, etc.
-Tiddy Bits–my daily “links”

Ahhhhhh…does ANY of that make sense? I hope so. IF not, don’t sweat it because any/everything that I post will all still be posted on the HOME page and listed under the “The Latest” section.

I THINK I got everything from the old design and even the design before the old design tagged and transferred over and if not, there is always the “SEARCH” bar on the tippy top too. Don’t worry, I didn’t get highfalutin and start taking myself seriously…Ritaville will still be the same as far as the content, it is just going to be cuter. It is still me posting everything and it is still just my asshole’ish commentary.

I really wanted to type up some really heart-felt soliloquy jibber-jabber thanking everyone yada-yada, but honestly…ain’t nobody got time for that. I am ready to knock off my whiney ass bullshit and get back to blogging like I used to do “back in the day”.

Here goes nothing!

~Rb

13 Comments

  • Reply August 9, 2013

    Crystal Moore

    Yay!!! I’m so happy you’re back up. Been checking all day. I can carry on with my life now. :)

  • Reply August 9, 2013

    Rita

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!

    It is still a work in progress. These ‘Puter Dudes are so amazing and creative! This is just the “soft launch” to test the stuff out, but I think things are going to be so much more fun, MUCH more organized….and damn it….just cute! I love it and I am so proud.

  • Reply August 9, 2013

    Billy Oliver

    The new site looks GREAT! Even on the cell! Love the colors and the logo! Good Job!

    • Reply August 9, 2013

      Rita

      THANK you! Stay tuned for more stuff too. It is a happy little work in progress. :)

  • Reply August 9, 2013

    Deb Black

    You did good … Pat yourself on the back!

  • Reply August 9, 2013

    Jeff Williams

    Looks wonderful. Great job!

  • Reply August 10, 2013

    Tambo01

    Looks great girl….

  • Reply August 10, 2013

    Dillon Steen

    Looks great Rita!!!

  • Reply August 10, 2013

    Swamp Donkey

    Bout time women!! Site’s looking good on my phone, I’ll check it out later on a puter! Welcome back bizznitch!!!

  • Reply August 10, 2013

    Don in Huaco

    It sucks. I hate it.

    • Reply August 10, 2013

      Don in Huaco

      Just kidding of course. There’s some code transfer glitches that are slightly annoying. For instance, “In Memoriam” Award. On my end? Your end? Whatevs.

      • Reply August 10, 2013

        Rita

        Don, that happened WAY back the first time I went from a blog spot to website…way back. I never got around to fixing them, but nothing I’ve posted in the past 2 years should have those things.

        • Reply August 10, 2013

          Don in Huaco

          Coolio. Guess I didn’t catch the date on that post. No worries. I liked that article format, you could bring it back annually. Or was that back in the days of snarky Rita that I’ve heard about?

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