Wow. Have I been busy. Not only in that other world where you HAVE to do “things” physically; but in my head on how I blog from now on.
I knew I was becoming addicted. I became so tired. Fell asleep many times while typing. I didn’t want to go to bed as I might miss something. I answered every comment immediately. If someone wrote me a long email I would answer in kind. If my post was LIKED I returned the favour. I was also a Stataholic. Stats meant everything, as did the little orange notifier light.
I hoped that all my posts are original except for the Dancing Dog which I couldn’t resist posting.
So over a few weeks I had to do something. So I put my Rambo headband on, locked and loaded, I marched into my head and boy did I have a battle (not with you Marsha or Katie !!) but with my approach to blogging.
The battle was fierce but I came out victorious, for over the last few days my blogging has been so much freer and easier.
What did I do ?
I had to reduce my emails in my Inbox as every morning as I was hit with 140+. Too much. So I went into my Reader/Blogs I Follow/Edit. Some monkey from WP Staff has made it extremely difficult to do mass changes. I was following 300+. So I had a mass-delete. Clicking the X on every blog that I had not heard from, made a comment or LIKE. I am now down to just over 90 regulars and friends. (If I have unfollowed you unjustly, please let me know). I am now receiving 30+ emails, mostly unrelated comments. Wow. What a relief!!
I have given up stats. Normally by this time of day I have had over 50 hits. I have had 8 today. I don’t care. I have also given up answering long emails in kind. I write what is right for me.
So is it a ME, ME, ME attitude? Yes. In this case YES. And I am a happy chappy !!
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