Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Userbars are online signature graphics used to express the interests and personality of the writer.  Sometimes, a number of userbars are stacked at the end of forum messages, social networking site correspondence, blog comments and general emails; and, other times, they appear as a single, animated bar that scrolls through many subjects.  Their standard size is 350 pixels wide by 19 pixels high, which makes them very compact, unimposing and ideal for adding to just about any footer.  In fact, most userbars are quite attractive and improve the overall appearance of a posted message's conclusion.  For the time being, at least, everyone seems to enjoy userbars.

As many of you know, it has been said that I've amassed what might be considered a "cult following" of avid fans who want me restored to The Haunted Mansion attractions at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.  This got me thinking — which can be a dangerous and tricky undertaking, since my head seldom stays put.  Nonetheless, when I was able to brainstorm outside the hatbox, I thought, "Why not form a Cult of the Hatbox Ghost?"  Apart from relieving yourselves of your legwear and lopping off your own noggins (practices not advised for even the most foolish of mortals), what better way to show your support for and/or interest in my return than to proudly display your very own Cult of the Hatbox Ghost userbar(s).

So, here they are — the first batch of Cult of the Hatbox Ghost userbars:

By Yours Ghoully

By Redback93

Copy them from this blog article, upload them to your own online image and/or file storage site (e.g., Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa), and embed them in whatever signatures and footers your little, beating hearts desire.  If these instructions prove too confusing and/or difficult, you can go to The Userbar Archive, search for "Hatbox Ghost" and every single one of them will pop up, along with their individual embed codes.  Furthermore, to those of you who know how, I invite you to create and share your own Cult of the Hatbox Ghost userbar designs.  Simply leave them as comments to this blog entry and I will add them to the growing selection.