The Brand

Much of my daily work life is concerned with developing, promoting and protecting my clients’ brand. I’m not the only marketing type to recognize that individuals have a brand and the associated brand promise, as well. The most obvious individuals are running for office.

I’m not running for office. I joked in an earlier post that I was going to change the website to align with my brand. So, I have a favor to ask. Please drop a comment with your impression of this website.

Why do you think it exists? Why do you visit? What would cause you to never come back?

I can take it. Remember, Matt Keough is not synonymous with Really.

The New Look

When I started this blog, I stated that I was doing it to play around with WordPress. I’m continuing to do this. Most of the things are “back end” administration type things. But this week I started to get more embarrassed by the default theme. So I messed around with the header. That goes a long way, getting rid of that slightly gradient blue blob up top. More changes soon.

Best day ever

Today the whole family spent the whole day together. Swimming lessons were followed by a trip to play in the air-conditioned mall. Lunch at the food court was followed by a trip to the circus and french fries Friday. All the boys went to bed easily and the Tribe has the lead. AND we saw Grandma on her birthday!

Pay no attention to the header

I’m just playing around. I realize there is a faint trace of blue border…and I really don’t think it is all that attractive. I downloaded the GIMP image editing software and played for a couple of minutes. Tomorrow I’ll put together a header that is consistent with the brand.

By the way. I HAVE been musing online since about 1997. Starting on Tripod then moving the in 1999.

*tap* *tap* Is this thing on?

Ok, I confess. I have been a slacker in posting here. I think I warned that I might be. Especially since my employer now requires me to blog weekly on our corporate blog. For some reason, I tend take that commitment more seriously than this space.

You are thinking “Waaah! One post a week!” ! know. But gosh. Sometimes I just can’t think of anything to post. I mean. I posted some pretty embarrassing pictures and you hardly piled on the mockery!

Looking Like Alfred E. Neuman

This is a side-by-side comparison. I’m the one on the right.

You can learn more about the guy on the left here. My brothers will appreciate this most of anyone. They remember me in second grade, when this picture was taken. They also read MAD.

Looking Like, Totally Eighties

This must be from about 1986 or 1987. The shadows make it look like I had a Kid ‘N Play. Not really. my hair casts a long shadow even when worn in a butch cut. I publish this for laughs, and to remind anyone of my generation just how cool we were when we combined the Wayfarers and the skinny tie. (Actually, they were cheap Wayfarer imitations.)