About Us

Hello,

I am Dead Cockroach, DC for short.

I am here to share with you how my online moniker, "Dead Cockroach" came about and of all things, why a cockroach?  

(OK, I get that question quite alot so I thought I might as well share my story here once and for all!)

It all happened years ago when I was signing up for a blog account. I was asked for a username and my mind was a blank.

Now, what should I call myself?

Something macho like TheMuscleGuy? Or something cute like TheFlabbyTummy?

To spare myself the agony over which nick to choose, I decided to just select whatever image that pops into my mind first and if you guessed it correctly, it is a cockroach.

To be frank, I am rather terrified of this filthy little thing myself. So much so I wished they were all dead!

Hence, "Dead Cockroach" was born.

~ END OF STORY ~

Yup, that is the story of this blogger and how this blog gets it's name.

Whoa? Do you expect me to write a twenty chapters novel about that? LOL!

But... if you wanna know why this blog hops over from Xanga to Blogspot, read on...

I first began blogging on Livejournal and Diaryland before making home permanently on Xanga in September 2003.

At that time, I knew nothing about HTML.

Everything I knew now was self-taught through the hard way of trial and error.

Through the years, I have had quite a few major revamps and I have spent endless hours sitting in front of the computer, forgoing  my sleep, tweeking and fine-tuning the codes before achieving the template you see today.

Everything was well and fine until one day, Xanga decided to make us all go Premium by restricting the use of javascripts and certain codes.

Alot of functions like a simple drop-down menu and chatbox could no longer be used.

Despite that, I have not thought of changing host.

Even when queries to the helpdesk went unanswered and suggestions to the Xanga team were unheeded, I remained faithful still.

However, the last straw came recently when the folks at Xanga decided to take up an obtrusive ad space on my blog!

Well, mine may not be the best template around but still, it was my fruit of labor!

How could they do that to me?

The ad not only messed up my layout, it also spoiled the whole aesthetic look on my blog!

ACK!
This time, I tolerate no more.

It is a painful decision but I would rather change blog host than to give in to their demands!

How low can they get just to make us go Premium?

The transition was not easy though (and I am not referring to the physical aspect).

Other than obtaining a new Feed, I also have to relink all my social networks. It is like pulling the plug of the life support system!

That is EIGHT years worth of bittersweet memories I am talking about and do not even remind me about my page ranking which I have painstakingly built up over the years!

Here at this new blog, I have to restart everything all over again; to learn new codings (Blogspot codes and Xanga's are different) and also to rebuild my online identity.

Do you know that Xanga did not even allow access to the HTML page where the < head > and < body > tags are? This means that you cannot insert meta tags or any other codes for that matter.


There is just so much limitations if you are going to use Xanga for free!

That is why, I have decided to leave them for good.

I have chosen this day of great celebrations to officiate my new blog's opening as it bears a very significant meaning for me.

It is my birthday!

So now, my new blog and I actually share the same birthday!

A new chapter refreshes a new beginning. (I hope!)

Oh, subscribe to my new Feeds [here] please!

I wish the lovely friends whom I have encountered through these years of blogging will continue to give me their unwavering support here on this new blog of mine.

But, do not forsake the old blog though!

You could still dig up my dirty secrets at the following address [here].